Each year, fragrance houses produce wondrous new scents to tempt us into dreaming of sunnier climes. How they manage to distill a pure sense of summer into a single bottle is a mystery to us, but our stand-out favourites certainly aren't. Below, the top 10 women's perfumes for 2017:
Le Parfum Resort Collection editions evoke the sea and summer sun reflection above the water.
Top: Italian mandarin, frangipani
Middle: Pomegranate, orang blossom, jasmine sambac
Base: Indonesian patchouli
L'OCCITANE - EAU LEGERE CERISIER PASTEL
Cerisier Pastel EDT mL, ??, L'Occitane en Provence
JO MALONE - BLOOMSBURY SET
The Bloomsbury Set EDP 30mL each, £46.00 each, Jo Malone
Inspired by the English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists known as The Bloomsbury Set, Jo Malone London's new fragrance collection shares that same bohemian spirit. Garden Lilies is perhaps the most unabashedly spring-like, with notes of water lily, ylang ylang, white musk and vanilla.
perfumer Juliette Karagueuzoglou who explains: “Jimmy Choo L'Eau captures the scent of a delicious thirst-quenching hibiscus flower blended with barks, fruits and vibrant woods, to create a radiant feminine sensuality.”
bottle is elongated compared to the previous editions of the line, inspired by the Venetian Murano glass.