Luxury summer scents

Whether you seek a classic fragrance or prefer summer scents, a luxury aroma awaits you.

This week we are looking at luxe, the fragrances that have been classically reimagined to bring your olfactory discovery to new heights.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Parfum (RRP €382) is an invigorating, transportive fragrance evoking the lush citrus gardens of the Italian Riviera.

This effervescent perfume is a masterpiece of bold citrus, featuring an increased concentration of vibrant neroli accord, superior quality bergamot, sfumatrice lemon, and sparkling Italian blood orange. At its heart, rich florals meet effervescent citrus with jasmine, sambac and clary sage. This is accompanied by an intensified pittosporum blossom accord. The addition of neroli bud essential oil, distilled from barely opened flower buds, amplifies the citrus garden sensation. Sensual amber-musk notes add warmth for an elegant finish. A citrus masterpiece, Neroli Portofino Parfum is a scintillating escape to the Italian Riviera. If you loved the original, you will be utterly addicted to the new iteration.

Estée Lauder

The Estée Lauder Legacy Collection is an exquisite reinvention of five iconic fragrances, originally created by Mrs Estée Lauder herself. Perfume editor Frédéric Malle collaborated with Estée Lauder to breathe new life into these classics, infusing them with his creative vision and contemporary sensibility. Familiar but modernised.

Let’s explore the fragrances in this remarkable collection (€270). Azurée Legacy - A warm and sublime fragrance with Mediterranean-inspired notes, including aromatic herbs, cumin, and patchouli. It’s a second-skin perfume that accompanies a sensuous woman day and night. Private Collection Legacy - This reimagined version of the classic scent allows the floral green notes of the original to shine. It’s a contemporary perfume with a strong signature, featuring rose and sandalwood. White Linen Legacy - Bold and sensual, this fragrance combines lush jasmine, musk, and vetiver. It’s like fire under the ice—a seemingly classical woman with an air of mystery. Knowing Legacy - A rich tapestry of rose damascena, blackcurrant, and orris concrete. It’s all about skin, fire, and a long night—a warm fruity gourmand that captivates the senses. Estée Legacy - An intoxicating floral musk fragrance with notes of sandalwood, honey, and jasmine. It’s magnetic and quietly addictive, capturing the essence of timeless allure. These masterpieces, reimagined by Frédéric Malle, pay homage to Mrs Lauder’s legacy while embracing the spirit of the 21st century.

Giorgio Armani

My Way Nectar Eau De Parfum by Giorgio Armani offers a sweet, fruity, and juicy interpretation of the signature scent, featuring notes of juicy pear, sparkling rhubarb, and dewy violet leaf.

The fragrance opens with fresh, juicy pear and green, aromatic rhubarb, complemented by zesty bergamot and orange blossom. The heart reveals a white floral bouquet of creamy tuberose and luminous jasmine, enhanced by a crisp violet leaf.

At the base, white woods, sensual cedarwood, vanilla bourbon, and white musk create a powdery, soothing second-skin effect. Crafted with sustainably sourced ingredients like Egyptian orange blossom and Indian tuberose, My Way Nectar Eau De Parfum reflects Giorgio Armani's commitment to sustainability.

The vanilla from Madagascar adds a luscious touch, ensuring high quality and minimal environmental impact. It is housed in the classic shape bottle from €78.