Life bottled: scents for your staycation

By Lauren Carbran

Newsflash: You don’t need a beach to have fun. And if you’re staying in the UK this summer to enjoy the countryside, coast, city or even a spa break (we’re jel already), you’re in for a treat! Enjoy your staycation even more with these beaut scents…

countrysideFor your countryside holiday

Luckily for us Brits, we can’t complain about the countryside. Fresh air, fields, flowers and farms – beat that, the Caribbean! To match the gorge landscape, you’ll want to smell floral and subtle with Elie Saab Rose Couture for her, which blends peony and rose, or Montblanc Legend Spirit for him – an aromatic scent mixing lavender and musks. Lush!

COASTFor your coastal vacay

Ah, the seaside. There’s nothing better than fish and chips (and an ice cream with a flake – duh!) overlooking the shore. Whether you’re heading to Cornwall, Brighton, Devon or Kent, we’ve got the fragrances you need to smell fruity and fresh. What do you get when you mix apple and lemon notes? Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for her. You’ll love the way it stays on your skin, even if you decide to have a dip in the water. Our pick for the guys is Ralph Lauren Polo Blue, which we know you’ll love. It smells of watermelon and tangerine – can you get any more summery?

spaFor your much-needed spa retreat

And… relax! It’s time to chill out, celeb-style. Jacuzzi, massages and reading mags all day long? Sounds like a plan! And we know you’ll want to smell as calm as you feel. Cue the new Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure for her, which smells like heaven, with notes of jasmine and orange blossom, perfect to complement your spa treatments. Or for him, Michael Kors Extreme Blue is ideal if you just want to sit back, relax, and smell incred – thanks to notes of bergamot and juniper berry.

cityFor your city break

Whether you’ve planned a weekend taking in the culture or enjoying the night life, you need a standout scent this summer. For girls, Thierry Mugler Angel Muse is the only perfume you need. Just when we thought perfume couldn’t smell any better, Angel Muse hits the spot with notes of hazelnut cream-cocoa and red berries. It will be an OMG moment when you smell it, so just imagine the compliments you’ll get. For the guys, we recommend Lacoste Energized, an energetic smell created by citrus and mint. That’s your night out with the boys sorted then.

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