The Experts' Choice: 33 Best Fragrances For Summer

The Experts' Choice: 33 Best Fragrances For Summer
The Experts' Choice: 33 Best Fragrances For Summer

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Solid perfumes that won't spill in a suitcase, a travel set, a holiday fragrance, a cologne with notes of jasmine in a blooming garden and a perfume with notes of freedom that Coco Chanel loved so much - the experts chose the fragrances that will make this summer special.


Eau de parfum Tea Rose, Perfumer's Workshop

The big American hit Tea Rose was released back in 1977, but we got it less than two years ago - one of the best, according to Frederic Mull, perfume roses was brought to Russia by Cosmotheca. This, among other things, is perhaps the most inexpensive fragrance in her portfolio and, moreover, the most popular on a global scale: about 60 million bottles have been sold in forty years. Why is Tea Rose good? The one that ideally matches the collective image of the country rose in our childhood memories - it smells of honey, dew, currants and something green and pungent.

Price: 3 900 rub.

Eau de parfum Cape Heartache, Imaginary Authors

The American brand Imaginary Authors devotes its fragrances to fictional books: for example, the best perfumery strawberry Cape Heartache is inspired by the adventure novel of the nonexistent writer Philip Sava and his relationship with a woman from the Tillamook Indian tribe. "For those who are looking for the pieces of their broken heart," Sava writes, "I advise you to run your fingers into the forest's needles and twigs." But he himself finds there only wild strawberries and fragrant amber - frozen drops of spicy fir resin.

Price: $ 95 for 50ml, Imaginary Authors Online Store

Perfume Qom Chilom, 777 Stéphane Humbert Lucas

Unusual, as is often the case with the brand, a combination of edible and industrial: the tart smell of the first cherry is mixed with the strong spirit of tanned leather and eucalyptus. The overall effect is almost pharmacy: at times, Qom Chilom smells like Swiss herbal cough drops, and sometimes - berry tonic tincture. If you like the gourmand and bitter camphor Une Nuit à Doha of the same brand, the strange Qom Chilom will come in too - without knocking or warning (if you like sweeter perfumes, check out the selection of dessert scents here).

Price: 22,000 rubles. for 50 ml, Perfume boutiques

Eau de toilette Play Red, Comme des Garçons

Red Play is the most prominent fragrance in the BASIC collection launched by Comme des Garçons in the mid-2000s. As good as Mint Green and Peppery Black, Red's sour cherry stuffed with cinnamon and brutal chili beats any card. More precisely, it explodes - in the Plants vs Zombies universe, it would be a Cherry Bomb hand grenade.

Price: 8,000 rubles. for 100 ml, Rive Gauche stores

Eau de parfum J'Suis Snob, Jacques Zolty

Jacques Zolty brought to Russia two new fragrances, Private Session and J'Suis Snob (I am a snob). The latter, contrary to the name, does not pretend to have exquisite tastes and high intelligence - it is just a very good black currant without the characteristic sulfurous aspects reminiscent of a cat's tray, but with a strong dose of watercolor hedione, due to which this currant bush both breathes and shines in the sun green dew.

Price: 7 700 rubles. for 100 ml, Molecule Project boutiques

Cologne English Oak and Redcurrant, Jo Malone London

Good start last fall - red currants in the company of Givaudan's new natural material, heat treated oak chips absolute. This substance smells like smoked wood, caramel and pipe tobacco, giving the berries the same spice and natural sweetness that barrel aging is wine. Those who are looking for the conditional freshness of a young Beaujolais in red currants can recommend Grain de Joie by Eau d'Italie, but lovers of Malbec will like English Oak and Redcurrant.

Price: 7 600 rub. for 100 ml, Rive Gauche stores

Eau de parfum Mûre et Musc Extrême, L'Artisan Parfumeur

This year the classic water Mûre et Musc turns forty, and its "extreme" version is twenty-five. It is not yet clear whether the company will celebrate the double anniversary with a special bottle, for example, a re-release of the very same crystal blackberry, which collectors snatched up in a matter of days. But we note - with a jar of blackberry jam, cooked, as is done in the French province, with basil and lemon peels (you can read more about green flavors here).

Price: 11 200 rubles. for 100 ml, "TSUM"

Eau de parfum PG17 Tubéreuse Couture, Pierre Guillaume Paris

Grapes, orange blossom, tuberose and strawberries - all these wonderful things (which, in addition to aesthetic value, are united by methyl anthranilate, a substance with a recognizable fruity-floral scent), you will find in Tubéreuse Couture. But especially strawberries - mashed with a spoon, drenched in heavy cream, infinitely far from the Soviet strawberry soap, which in perfumery we are often offered instead of real berries. And at the same time completely inedible: the greenish poisonous glow of tuberose in the background takes this picture away from the gastronomic area.

Price: RUB 9,000 for 50 ml, Aromateka boutique

Eau de parfum Bergamote & Rose Sauvage, 100Bon

Pay attention to the brand of perfumery that came to Cosmotek: natural (even organic alcohol), inexpensive (2,950 rubles per 50 ml), replenished - you can go to the store for refills. The compositions are collected by Robertet perfumers, a company whose weight in the natural fragrance industry is difficult to overestimate. All ten compositions are cute, and the most interesting is Myrrh and Frankincense, spicy and pungent like pepper, with rich balsamic notes and lemon tones.

Price: 990 rub. for 10 ml, Cosmotheca stores

Eau de parfum En Passant, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

Perfumers like to refer to the theme of rain, which is certainly very attractive, but difficult to work with: often the result is either something pale and inexpressive, or, on the contrary, harsh and unnatural. There are exceptions, for example, En Passant, Frédéric Malle - greenish-white disheveled hats, from which Edouard Manet collected his "Bouquet of lilacs". The rain has just ended: warm steam is rising from the ground, pollen is nailed to the leaves and I want to take and enter the lilac bush, like in "Narnia" - maybe, at least on the other side, spring lasts a little longer.

Price: from 3 550 rubles. for a travel spray of 10 ml, Rive Gauche stores

Solid perfume Karma, Lush

They appeared in the mid-1990s, but they still remain one of the main bestsellers in the Lush perfume line. Love "Karma" and perfume critics - for the fact that its whole is more than the sum of the parts: the perfumers took an orange, lavender and patchouli, and got - London of the 1960s (or Rishikesh 2018, where the store for kefir for - still walk with flowers in their hair). Lush recently changed the design of the bottles, and the old Karma can be purchased at a discount.

Price: 750 rub. apiece, Lush stores

Eau de parfum Lankaran Forest, Maria Candida Gentile

Lankaran Forest translates as "Lankaran Forest": Lankaran is a picturesque stretch of the Caspian coast in Azerbaijan, a former Soviet resort. The Lankaran lowland is pressed to the coast by the Talyshinsky mountains, and the slopes of the mountains facing the sea are covered with forests - iron wood, oak and hornbeam. The iron tree, according to Gentile, is the main figurant of the fragrance, but not literally, but figuratively: it begins to branch almost at the very ground and intertwines with branches with neighboring trees - this is a ready-made metaphor that formed the basis of the structure of Lankaran Forest. All its notes - citruses, tea, wild herbs - are linked in a lace fabric with many air loops.

Price: 2 850 rub. for 15 ml, Cosmotheca stores

Eau de parfum This Is Not a Blue Bottle, Histoires de Parfums

Histoires de Parfums is known for its baroque, sophisticated opera-inspired fragrances. This Is Not a Blue Bottle, on the other hand, is a real "casual" perfume - a simple but effective ambergris with a viscous spruce resin and a drop of orange juice.

Price: 3 200 rub. for 15 ml, "TSUM"

Eau de parfum Yes I Do, Etat Libre d'Orange

Yes I Do is either a flanker or a bulkhead of Don’t Get Me Wrong Baby in 2007, an aldehyde-floral bouquet of lilies of the valley and orange blossom, squeezed by a baby's hand sticking with chocolate. In the new version, the flower section was strengthened - the lily of the valley just rang, but the cocoa with patchouli was muffled, leaving only an echo of wet spring earth.

Price: 1 950 rub. for 7.5 ml travel spray, Cosmotheca stores

Eau de parfum Tau, Onyrico

The Onyrico fragrances are like beautiful cards from a happy Italian childhood.Here you went out on the balcony in the morning, and behind the bars there are magnolias, figs and tangerines - green and sour, you are already flattered by one (Michelangelo). Here is the dry, dusty, wooden scent of an orchestra pit with rosin for bows, a trace of mother's powder on her cheek and a solemn sip of adult champagne during intermission (Rossa Bohème). And here you are walking with your parents along the alley of the monastery in Assisi and picking off young sticky twigs of cypress - this is Tau ', one of the most soothing aromas of modern perfumery.

Price: 2 250 rub. for 8 ml, Articoli

Eau de parfum Angel, Mugler

Last year Angel, and with it the whole perfumery genre, celebrated an important anniversary - a quarter of a century: it was with the release of Angel in 1992 that the so-called gourmet compositions were singled out into a separate family. The scent, built on the sharp contrast of cotton candy and patchouli, did not immediately “shoot” - the company wisely let it rest on store shelves, and as a result it not only provoked a gourmet boom, but also became the only scent in history to outstrip Chanel 5 in sales.

Price: 1 800 rub. for a travel spray of 10 ml, L'Etoile stores

Perfume set for travel À la Rose, Maison Francis Kurkdjian

À la Rose resembles either a Dutch still life, which was illuminated with neon, or the work of the fashionable artist L.C. Armstrong: all its flowers and exotic fruits luminesce in the deep sea of ​​musk, like Glowsticks in the darkness of a nightclub.

Price: 15 550 rub. for a travel kit with an atomizer and five refills, Articoli stores

Eau de parfum Hibiscus Palm, Aerin

This is happiness, gentlemen. Happiness is different, for me in this bottle with an orange lid is vacation happiness. This is the smell of gardens on a searing noon somewhere in the Italian province, and you walk through them and eat grapefruit sorbet. It smells like leather bought in the sea. And the warm wind dancing in the white curtains. And a bouquet collected by children in a wild meadow near the beach. Well, if without my fantasies, then this is jasmine, tuberose and tiare. Sweet women, we shower and wave!

Price for 50 ml: 9 600 rubles.

Cologne Jasmin Sambac & Marigold, Jo Malone London

In my entire beauty life, I have tried at least 20 "Jomalonians", and not one - NOT ONE! - did not disappoint me. But this … this … this … * freezes with enthusiasm and frenziedly rolls his nose * … this is not just not a disappointment, it is a jasmine ecstasy. This is jasmine in bloom, all white and sweet, like thousands of pieces of refined sugar, and not in dew in the morning, with petals still cold after the night, but at sunset, all in red sunlight, stuffy, spicy, filled with warmth and happiness on a summer evening …. I exhaled! And she went for a walk with the Wagneri team.

Price: 6 100 rubles for 50 ml

Eau de parfum Bal d'Afrique, Byredo

"African Dance" is a dedication to the black dancer and singer Josephine Baker, the star of the Foley Bergere variety show and the muse of Baudelaire and Le Corbusier. One of Baker's most popular acts was The Banana Dance, which she performed in a banana-rag loincloth and was usually topless. Nevertheless, Bal d'Afrique is doing well with the “top” - it is violet greens with a drop of lemonade, and rag bananas have turned into banana jam, passionfruit syrup and other tropical fruits. For me, this fragrance is the most "vacation", therefore, in order to enhance the effect of relaxation, I take it with me, and upon arrival I use it for at least two more weeks and remember the beautiful sunny days at sea.

Price for 50 ml: 9 750 rubles.

Eau de parfum Proposal, HFC

A few weeks ago, a young perfumer of the Vincent Ricord brand came to present the novelty: the event took place in the luxurious Spiridonov mansion in the center of Moscow. Rose petals on the front staircase, artificial cherry blossom trees - elegant, tender and fresh. This is exactly the new fragrance of the brand - despite the abundance of fresh notes of bergamot and jasmine, it opens very easily and gently. Sweet (but not sugary!) Accords of almond, lychee and black currant complete this sound. I associate Proposal with summer Paris (and not only because the famous illustrator from New York Megan Hess came up with a picture for a bottle, where a young girl in a lush pink dress with an open back with a large lush bow stands in front of the Eiffel Tower): a novelty mentally transfers to the blossoming Jardin du Luxembourg."

Price: 22 800 rub.

Fragrance Paris-Deauville, Chanel

We all remember the beautiful and tragic love story of Coco Chanel, which began in Deauville (by the way, it was there that her first boutique appeared).The free resort of Normandy was the perfect place to instill in Parisians (and then girls all over the world) the spirit of freedom - the creator of the brand forgot about the corset and rode a horseback in a blouse with an open neck.

Olivier Polge, in turn, wanted to give the townspeople the opportunity to escape from the stuffy city and show what freedom can be.

The aroma is permeated with notes of greenery like the rustle of grass in the morning - the notes of orange peel are mixed with basil. This is followed by a note of orange tree oil, merging with jasmine, the floral heart of the fragrance. And the patchouli note gives the fragrance a vintage touch (recalling how Coco Chanel herself loved freedom).

Price: about 12,000 rubles.

Eau de toilette Mon Paris, Yves Saint Laurent

Eau de parfum Mon Paris fell in love with all its amber undertones and bright musky shades that fit perfectly at any time of the year, and in June Yves Saint Laurent will present the eau de toilette of the same name, based on the perfume version.

Three bestselling authors - Olivier Cresp, Dora Bagrish and Harry Flemont - have teamed up again to make the fragrance even more sensual. To do this, they combined notes of white jasmine, tuberose and white peony with a bright accord of bergamot, raspberry and black currant. The perfume turned out to be fresh, like the first summer days, and light, like a flying chiffon dress in tune with a pale pink bottle.

Price (50 ml): 6 337 rubles.

Eau de toilette Solo Origami, Loewe

The Loewe perfume house has released a novelty for real samurai - the men's fragrance Solo Origami, inspired by the ancient Japanese legend of a thousand paper cranes. Geometric and architectural forms of origami are also read in the bottle - the combination of glass and a white graphic cap is reminiscent of paper. The fragrance itself turned out to be fresh and sensual thanks to interspersed woody notes, but it was also not without fresh accords - lemon, Italian bergamot, basil and lavender harmoniously combine with each other and fit perfectly into hot summer days.

Price: 5 900 rub.

Mademoiselle Azzaro L'Eau Trés Florale toilet water

For some, real spring begins with picnics and walks in parks, for others - with a novelty from Azzaro. This year, the third version of the bestselling fragrance was released, inspired by the spring in Paris, and perfumer Karin Dubreuil has traditionally worked on the novelty. A floral-fruity scent, dressed in a glass bottle with an elegant silver bow, sparkles with a combination of quince and rhubarb. Sour-sweet notes like fizzy lemonade are exquisitely combined with hazel leaves and tea rose, while lily of the valley, ambrette and white musk are hidden in the base.

Price (50 ml): 5 299 rubles.

Eau de toilette CK One Summer, Calvin Klein

On the eve of summer, Calvin Klein traditionally released a limited edition of the iconic CK One fragrance (already the fifteenth, by the way). The perfume composition of the novelty sounds like a real ode to summer - there are notes of mojito, juicy lime, guava and pineapple, and even tender coconut milk as a base. And the cedar accord is associated with the setting of the sun and the last warm rays of the day.

The color of the bottle was not chosen in vain - turquoise glass is so similar to a clear summer sky, and you can dilute this minimalism with stylish stickers that come with the kit. Photos of Connor Franta with ocean landscapes and geometric images of Raf Simons turn the bottle into a stylish accessory that you will want to take with you everywhere.

Price (100 ml): 2 990 rubles.

Eau de toilette Be Delicious Flower Pop, DKNY

The history of Be Delicious began almost 15 years ago, when perfumer Maurice Rochelle released his first famous “apple”. Many had love with him from the first breath. Freshness of cucumber and green apple with woody and floral notes in the base - the scent is recognizable from the first seconds. A few years later, the Be Delicious line was supplemented by other novelties: Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau So Intense, City Brooklyn Girl, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious. And this year, there was a replenishment in the “family” of the legendary fragrance: a purple “apple” appeared on store shelves in 2018. This fruity and summer perfume is ideal for summer terraces, cotton dresses and sea sunsets.Plum, nectarine and mandarin in the top notes, jasmine and apricot in the middle, sandalwood, amber and musk in the base notes. Opening one after another, they create around you a sweetish, barely perceptible cloud of purple "happiness".

Price: 4 299 rub.

Eau de parfum Les Unfusions de Prada Mandarine, Prada

The entire INFUSION collection is centered around mono fragrances that concentrate on one ingredient or another. In this case, we are dealing with a pure bright tangerine. In 2018, author Daniela Andrie created Infusion Mandarine for Prada, which has bright notes of orange, green mandarin and its leaf, orange peel and orange blossom, as well as a fresh accent of neroli, which is complemented by the base sound of warm spicy-balsamic opoponax. As conceived by the author, the aroma recreates in memory the bright taste of an orange, its mouth-watering fruit under a bitter peel.

I would like to give the highest rating to the bottle of Prada Infusion Mandarine - massive, made in light colors, it is adorned with the Prada family crest of heritage, created in 1913 by Miuccia Prada, and topped with a bright orange elegant cap. It is incredibly pleasant to hold in your hands and enjoy its view on the shelf. According to my personal feelings, the aroma is better revealed in warm weather at temperatures above 20 degrees.

Price: 6 270 rub.

Eau de parfum Breath, Sergey Gubanov

If you are not yet familiar with a niche perfume brand, we’ll tell you: actor Sergei Gubanov, together with his partners, founded the company in 2015 and began to produce high-quality Russian perfume from components brought from Grasse. This is how we got aromas with simple names, but a rich and complex perfume composition.

Breath evokes a cool summer morning: notes of greens, orange and mint are mixed with a warm accord of coconut and nutmeg, and it seems that from somewhere you can hear the subtle scent of freshly cut grass. When the citrus notes subside, a light, sweet base of caramel and almond milk remains - you just want to go and make yourself a cup of coffee to start a new day.

Price: 2 500 rubles.

Eau de parfum Flavia Vanilla / 82, Parle Moi Parfum

Vanilla, ylang-ylang and magnolia are the recipe for the youthful memories of perfumer Michel Almairac. As a boy, he was fascinated by a girl named Flavia, whom he met on the street of a small Italian town. He tried to recreate the scent of her skin and hair after forty years - the composition turned out to be very feminine, and the perfume was dubbed in honor of the beautiful Flavia.

Flavia Vanilla is not buns from the nearest coffee shop, but fresh and crisp vanilla. It is this note that reigns in the composition, and it is complemented by the absolute of Madagascar ylang-ylang (a well-known aphrodisiac), notes of Mikelia and peach flowers. Do you also want to be imprinted in the memory of your beloved man? Try it rather.

Price: from 8 500 rubles. on the website

Eau de Toilette Daisy Love, Marc Jacobs

Back in April, we admired the advertising campaign of a new fragrance in the Daisy line: Kaia Gerber frolicked in the ocean and wondered about chamomile - “loves, does not love”, and we wondered when the eau de toilette would appear in Russia.

The first Daisy fragrance was released back in 2007, and now it is a real calling card for millennials - fresh fruity and floral notes are associated with summer, chiffon dresses and chamomile meadows. The large white flower on the lid of the new Daisy Love is not without reason: chamomile reigns in the heart of the fragrance, and the pyramid also has an accent of scalesia, a rare tree from the Galapagos that blooms with yellow fragrant buds. Maestro Alberto Morillas also added a cool and sonorous note of crystallized cloudberries to the composition - it is she who gives the fragrance freshness, which is important in the heat.

Price: 3 589 rub.

Fragrance Paris-Biarritz, Chanel

The history of this perfume began in Biarritz, where Coco opened a second store. She arranged long walks, picnics and summer parties with Russian emigrants. But the center of this society was not Coco herself, and not even the Spanish Queen Victoria-Eugenia, who was a regular visitor to her boutique.The center of this small universe was the sea, the salty spray of which was saturated with a new scent.

Astringent notes of grapefruit and mandarin are mixed with delicate accords of lily of the valley, enveloped in vetiver and white musk. Perfume is a real breath of fresh air.

Price: about 12,000 rubles.

Fragrance Paris-Venice, Chanel

In 1920, Coco was inconsolable and very depressed by Boy's death. She went to Venice. The Italian city with its endless canals and bridges was able to revive her thirst for life and inspire her to create, teaching her to laugh and wonder again.

Olivier Polge was inspired not only by the magical city, but also by the journey on the Orient Express from France to Italy. The long road refers us to the romance of travel and the anticipation of new experiences. Tart floral accords with cedar and a slight hint of amber help to imbue this spirit.

Geranium and iris with an invited note of neroli harmoniously set off notes of sweet vanilla and oriental spices, which will warm the soul on cold summer nights.

Price: about 12,000 rubles.

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