Be it the way it accentuates one’s identity, evokes memories, or turns heads in a crowd, fragrance fascinates us and changes our entire frame of mind. Here, Playing Fashion picks ten of our favorites this summer - each unique in its own way, yet all intrigues and empowers us as each note unravels throughout the day.
One of the reasons that makes a perfume special is its power to transport us spiritually to a different place and inspire us. Transporting us to a warm seductive place are Prodigieux le Parfum by Nuxe and Harmattan by Roads. The first is born from the iconic fragrance of the Parisian brand’s top seller, Huile Prodigieuse; whereas the latter encapsulates the “scent of the wind as it crosses the Sahara desert” with sandalwood, bourbon, frankincense, and myrrh. Headed by the junipers that grow in Sardinia, Acqua di Parma’s Ginepro di Sardegna invites us on a carefree voyage cruising through the deep blue Mediterranean waves; while the magical scent of the vibrant midnight sun, which never sets in the Scandinavian summer, is bottled up in Solaris by niche Swedish brand Agonist.
Perfumes are, of course, also an indulgence. This summer comes a new interpretation of Thierry Mugler's iconic perfume - the one that caused a stir when it was first launched in the ‘90s for its uniquely super sugary formulation. With red berry sorbet, caramelized meringue, and vanilla, the new limited edition Angel Eau Sucrée is pure gourmand pleasure.