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Posted by Kelly Andrews on 10 July 2020
Despite not being able to travel right now, we can use fragrances to take us on an offactory journey to the places we all love, from the French Riviera and the souks of Morocco, to the top Ibiza hangouts. Here are the best scents, and notes to transport you to sunnier, happier climes.
DREAMING OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA
Look to Coco Chanel and Guerlain, synonymous with French glamour. The Cote d'Azur is known for the freshness of the sea and floral bouquets. Coco Madamoiselle begins with an overdose of patchouli, warmed by an ambery accord of vanilla absolute and tonka bean. A heart of rose and jasmine and the contrasting freshness of citrus transport you straight there. Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noir Couture Eau Fraiche take you into sunny French evening and offers sparkling mandarin, rose petals and biting pistachio.
Chanel Coco Madmoiselle, 35ml, £56.50
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Couture Eau Fraiche, £54.50
DREAMING OF IBIZA BEACHES
Feel transported to Ibiza beaches before you can say Cafe Del Mar. The naturally fresh scent of Michael Kors Turquoise will send you beachside with the top notes of water lily buds opening to reveal a dewy floral fragrance, enchanced by cucumber and lime.
Fresh, floral and fruity, Loewe Solo Ella will remind you of poolside cocktails thanks to the combination of its orange notes, with green apple, white flower bouquets and woods.
Michael Kors Turquoise, 30ml, £28
Lowe Solo Ella, 50ml, £74.50
DREAMIING OF MOROCCAN SOUKS
Immerse yourself in the scent of spices, oud and sandalwood. Korloff's woody unisex fragrance works harmoniously for both men and women with its impactful combination of exotic ouds, spices and florals.
The freshness of a newly opened rose is spiced delicately with nutmeg and united with hints of smoky inscense for Paco Rabanne Pure XS. It's a distinctive scent with base notes of sandalwood and salty-sweet popcorn, with top notes of jasmine.
Korloff Royal Oud, 88ml, £73.50
Paco Rabanne Pure XS For Her, £50
DREAMING OF SPANISH CITY BREAKS
The fragrance to take you to the land of Gaudi and Sangria is Givenchy Live Irresistible, which smells like a floral and fruity cocktail, sparkling and juicy. It opens on notes of crisp pear, fresh green apple and juicy raspberry, and the tantalising rose and energising pimento berries unite to add a decisive touch of happiness.
Taking you to salsa nights in the city, Carolina Herrera Good Girl is the perfect party fragrance. Fun and frivolous, it blends alluring jasmine and tuberose with dangerously addictive notes of roasted tonka beans and cacao.
Givenchy Live Irresistible, 75ml, £64
Carolina Herrera Good Girl, 50ml, £73.50
All perfumes available from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk and in The Fragrance Shop stores.