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6 New Must-Try Scents of Summer

Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura. Photo: Courtesy 

It’s the perfect time for a fragrance wardrobe refresh, with intriguing new summer-ready fragrances hitting counters. These new season perfume launches hit all the right notes, from uplifting citruses, to sultry summer night scents.

Penhaligon’s Babylon. Photo: Courtesy 

Babylon, Penhaligon’s
A heady mix of spices and wood, this intriguing fragrance is inspired by the mysteries of ancient Mesopotamia. Notes of coriander, saffron, and nutmeg over a base of vanilla, sandalwood, and cedar create a timeless partner for dry desert climates.

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau Neroli Ambrée. Photo: Courtesy 

Narciso Eau Neroli Ambrée, Narciso Rodriguez
Sunshine in a bottle, Narciso Rodriguez’s ode to orange blossom pairs the signature floral with tropical frangipani, soft amber and sandalwood. The result, a feminine and sensual fragrance that won’t overpower.

Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura. Photo: Courtesy 

Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura, Acqua di Parma
The long name belies a short and sharp notes list, featuring a quad of citrus in a limited edition porcelain bottle – a first for the Italian maison. Bright bergamot, grapefruit, orange, and mandarin notes are highlighted by green ferula and geranium, in a vivacious combination.

Ex Nihilo Exalt Sublime Perfumed Mist. Photo: Courtesy 

Exalt Sublime Perfumed Mist, Ex Nihilo
Leave a delicate trail of scent, with Ex Nihilo’s sophisticated perfume mist a subtle option for the depths of summer humidity. Exalt combines Asian touches of white tea and rice powder, with Parisian musk and orange blossom.


Loewe Paula’s Ibiza EDT. Photo: Courtesy 

Paula’s Ibiza, Loewe
The party-inspired limited edition by Loewe has returned for a second season, partnering with the brand’s annual beachy capsule collection. Made for poolside posing, Paula’s Ibiza combines coconut water, Madagascan mandarin, galbanum, driftwood, sand lily, and frangipani.

Aesop Marrakech Intense. Photo: Courtesy 

Marrakech Intense, Aesop
Capturing the intensity of Marrakech’s souks and traditional dishes, this EDP delivers a woody oriental blend. A heightened take on the original 2005 release, Marrakech Intense adds jasmine absolute, bergamot, and neroli to the clove and cardamom spice notes.

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