What's Your Summer Scent?
I don't know about you, but the past couple of years of Covid lockdowns, social distancing and limited face-to-face interactions meant I went for months without putting on makeup or using perfume. Thankfully, that's no longer our reality and life has returned to its somewhat usual end-of-year programming comprising of dinners, evenings out, and Christmas parties. But after so long doing without, I've been left scratching my head as to what my signature fragrance actually is (other than Rexona and shampoo!).
I'd always had a favourite scent when I was younger - Ralph Lauren's Romance when I was in high school, Christian Dior's J'adore for a reeeally long time while I was in my twenties, and then YSL's Parisienne when I was in my mid-late twenties getting married and having kids. Now I'm in my late thirties, navigating the shitstorm of divorce and slowly putting myself back out there, so I'm sure you can all understand why I want to smell really, really good, but even more than that, I want to find a scent that's just "me".
Gone are the days when I had all the time in the world to casually peruse the perfume aisles of DJs or Mecca (hello three kids, a house and a job), so when the girls called in a bunch of beautiful fragrances to shoot for our summer content, I was stoked because I think I've found my new scent... Can you guess which one it is?...
Vitality, Freshness, Firmness. This is the first eau de toilette that combines a perfume with the treatment power of plants in accordance with the principles of aromatherapy and phytotherapy. In a single step, this eau de toilette perfume hydrates and tones. As a sign of continuous progress, the fragrance bottle and its cover have been designed with the environment in mind. The bottle can be refilled and its components come apart to facilitate waste sorting. The cardboard cover is recyclable and has been made from paper obtained from sustainable forests. The total mass and number of components have been reduced.
Aromatic Treatment Fragrance that revives your inner strength. This Treatment Fragrance envelops the skin in a floral and fruity scent, revives your inner strength and awakens your senses in a single step. Made of 95% natural ingredients, it combines the comforting scent of essential oils with the softening and stimulating properties of plant extracts to restore comfort to the skin.
Chloé’s modern woody rose returns to full bloom in Chloé Eau de Parfum Naturelle, a new addition to the Chloé Signature collection. Chloé Eau de Parfum Naturelle is vegan and formulated with 100% natural origin fragrance, naturally derived alcohol and water. It contains neither filters nor artificial colouring – just high-quality materials selected with care.
The emblematic rose of Chloé Signature radiates from the heart of this new perfume for her, created by Michel Almairac. It joins neroli in a velvety bouquet while lifting the fresh and vivid citron and blackcurrant buds. Soft and sunny mimosa absolutely blends its sensuous floral spirit with distinctive cedar base notes for a powerful, lingering woody signature. ( Heidi's favourite )
Woody. Amber. Floral. It is the little black dress or navy suit of your fragrance wardrobe. You can wear it anywhere & everywhere, to the office, on a romantic date night or simply to the grocery store. It’s versatile yet complex, but most importantly, NOMAD never fails to deliver. NOMAD is the fragrance that turns heads.
EAU is a radiant & sexy scent, that perfectly blends notes of Pear Stems, Green Leaves & Bergamot on the top, Black Fig, Coconut Milk & Italian Iris in the middle & Wood, Tonka, Musk & Moss at the bottom. This fragrance has no gender, nor any boundaries. This scent will capture the hearts & skin of those forever chasing the sun & the freedom of a summer romance.
Earthy. Musky. Floral. From the boardroom to the bedroom, wear me to the office followed by after-work drinks…like your favourite leather jacket, instantly embody your most confident self. A subtle scent, that leaves a less-than-subtle mark.
The sensuous freshness of just-ripe pears is wrapped in a bouquet of white freesias, and mellowed by amber, patchouli and woods. Luscious and golden.
Escape the everyday along a windswept shore. Waves breaking white, the air fresh with sea salt and spray. Alive with the mineral scent of the rugged cliffs. Mingling with the woody earthiness of sage. Lively, spirited and totally joyful. In a snowball etched bottle, topped with a frosted cap.
(Answer: They're all incredible, but Who Is Elijah NOMAD is the one for me.)
WORDS | Emma Douglass