Life bottled: evening scents for your holiday

By Lauren Carbran

Think summer holidays are all about sunshine? Wrong. As the sun sets, the party starts! And that means one thing: it’s time to smell your best. Whether you’re a beach-party type or prefer a fancy dinner, here are the perfect fragrances for those night-time activities…

For a beach party

Partygoers, take note! If you’re heading to a full-moon shindig, beach bar or club on the shore, you’ll need a lush tropical scent. You can’t go wrong with these two beauties, so say hey to Jimmy Choo Exotic for her and Paul Smith Sunshine for him (aka a match made in heaven). You’ll love the blackcurrant sorbet notes in Exotic to keep you cool, while the starfruit accord in Sunshine is for all you fruity fans.

2For dinner at the hotel

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than letting yourself go at the buffet… we’re totes guilty! But what you really need to match your dinner attire is an elegant scent. And with an injection of florals (which are making a major statement this summer), you’ll smell incred, too. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Florale for her oozes rose and magnolia (oh – and mimosa cocktail!), so we know you’ll be a fan. For guys, invest in Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Unlimited – a strong blend of violet leaves and rose. You’ll be thanking us later.

3For drinks in the city

Perfume smells even better when cocktails are involved, so for your evening drinks in city, you’ll want to smell as gorge as your drink. Think fragrances can’t smell like cocktails? Think again. Armani Acqua di Gioia for her blends mint, lemon and brown sugar – just like a mojito! And have you heard about the new Abercrombie & Fitch fragrance for men? Well, First Instinct oozes notes of gin and tonic. Enough said.

4For a trip to town

Who says sightseeing has to be done during the day? We’re big fans of exploring the local town at night. To heighten your senses, make sure you pack a gourmand fragrance. At the moment, we’re loving the new Thierry Mugler Angel Muse for her, which is a delish combo of hazelnut cream-cocoa and red berries. For him, try Thierry Mugler A*Men, which smells like chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Not convinced? Smell it for yourself.

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