8 refreshing new scents for summer

Looking to change up your scent for the new season? We’ve rounded up eight of the newest fragrances on the block for you to try – and with everything from fresh florals to intense leathers, there’s a scent-sational pick for everyone.

Jo Malone London

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Inspired by quintessentially British summer fetes and delectable picnic spreads, Jo Malone London’s latest limited-edition Marmalade Collection features five truly scrumptious scents – and our pick of the bunch is their Elderflower Cordial Cologne.

Using specially-created natural fruit extracts, this delicate fragrance features soft, clean elderflower blossom combined with unusual notes of summer-green gooseberries, hawthorn and dried fruits – a light and breezy countryside dream, in a delightfully vintage-style bottle to boot.

Available from Jo Malone London


Photo: Penhaligon’s

Heritage British perfume house Penhaligon’s are serving up aces with their newest limited-edition launch – Racquets, a sparkling citrus scent tailormade for sunny days and balmy nights.

Delving into the Penhaligon’s archive to create a modern interpretation of an old favourite, Racquets blends uplifting lemon essence with elegant Gaiac wood and refined leather for a summer scent that’s equal parts playful and invigorating… Game, set, match.

Available from Penhaligon’s


Photo: Floraiku

Treat yourself to a dose of flower power with Young At Heart, the new scent from independent French fragrance house Floraiku – who compose an original haiku to accompany each of their perfumes.

Part of the brand’s Enigmatic Flowers collection, it’s inspired by Japan’s traditional ikebana ceremony – the art of arranging flowers, leaves and branches to create a new form of beauty – and features an exuberant medley of sweet fruity florals that include jasmine, osmanthus and watermelon water.

Available from JOYCE Beauty

Atelier Cologne

Photo: Atelier Cologne

When life gives you lemons, wear Atelier Cologne’s new Lemon Island fragrance for an instant escape to ocean paradise.

Featuring 92% natural ingredients, Lemon Island showcases vibrant lemons ethically sourced from the beautiful Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean – used here for the first time in perfume. This bright, salty citrus pairs perfectly with warm Indian jasmine and soothing Madagascan vanilla, creating a scent that transports you to pure beach bliss… without the travel restrictions.

Available from Atelier Cologne


Photo: Byredo

A tribute to the experience of travel, Byredo’s newest limited-edition fragrance Open Sky may well be the closest many of us get to holiday jet-setting this summer.

Hoping to capture the “abstract allure of an infinite horizon”, this striking scent from the cult Swedish brand delivers an electric blend of vivid pomelo fruit and hemp leaves, spicy black pepper, woody palo santo and earthy vetiver. Destination: divine.

Available from Lane Crawford

Kilian Paris

Photo: Kilian Paris

If you thought rose fragrances were old-fashioned, think again. Edgy perfume house Kilian Paris has brought the flower firmly into the 21st century with their latest scent, Kiss From A Rose.

This thrilling fragrance features a heady rush of velvety rose and jasmine blossom contrasted sharply against sensuous musks and biting green notes for a daringly different perfume with just a hint of danger. Plus, any scent that gets us singing this Seal classic is a winner in our books.

Available from Kilian Paris


Photo: Diptyque

Take a trip back to 1960s Paris with Orphéon, the latest release from très chic Parisian perfume house Diptyque, created to celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary.

Named after a late-night jazz bar located near the perfumer’s original boutique in Saint-Germain, this enthralling scent evokes an intimate atmosphere of tobacco smoke and burnished wood with an intoxicating mix of rich tonka beans, deep cedar, and vivacious juniper berries.

Available from Diptyque

Malin + Goetz

Photo: Malin + Goetz

Forget watermelon sugar… this season, we’re far more interested in splashes of strawberry. Minimalist New York line Malin + Goetz has just launched their new limited-edition Strawberry eau de parfum – and it delivers a refreshingly deconstructed, unexpected take on the traditional summer fruit.

Combining tart strawberry notes with sparkling bergamot, pink pepper, jasmine petals and warm musks, it’s a fresh, dynamic fragrance perfect for perfume lovers looking for a more unusual take on summer scents. Side serving of strawberries and cream optional.

Available from Malin + Goetz

See also: The 5 Best Scents for Men and Women

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