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The Five Best Scents For Summer

June 2017Words by Mr Cillian O’Connor

Just as certain fabrics weigh too heavy in high heat, so too do smells. “A typical English summer tends to bring this very muggy heat, which makes scents smell stronger,” says Mr James Craven, fragrance archivist at London perfume boutique Les Senteurs. “If cold, dry weather tends to shrink scent, then warm, damp weather makes it swell.” Which, he adds, means it’s essential to sniff out exactly the right notes to ensure you don’t spend the next three months losing friends and alienating people.

From refreshing citrus accords to adventurous fougères, here are five scents worth a spritz this summer.