7 Ways To Get that Holiday Feeling Without Increasing Your Carbon Footprint

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It’s May. Summer is officially (nearly) here. For those who didn’t manage to jet off this bank holiday (like me, sob) and your summer holiday still seems way off in the distant future. There is an easier, not to mention cheaper and quicker way to get that holiday feeling. And, you can remain smug in the fact that your carbon footprint is still squeaky clean.

HOW? I hear you cry. How do I pretend I’m lying on a tropical beach in the Maldives/ trekking through the Atlas mountains/ standing under the Cherry Blossom in Japan. That would be courtesy of one of our fresh summer fragrances. Perfumes inspired by destinations from all around the world. Spritz on and be transported to an exotic location no airport queues needed.

1) Bhutan

L’Artisan Parfumeur Dzongkha Eau De Toilette £68.50 Take a journey through Bhutan, nested in the mountains of the Himalayas with Dzongkha. This rich fragrance captures tanned leather, sweet chai tea and burning incense. Top notes of fragrant flora such peonies, lychees and iris a summer fragrance that works fro day to night.

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2) Ibiza

Miller Harris Figue Amere Eau De Parfum £46.50 Jet off to the Mediterranean with Miller Harris. Inspired by the azure shores of Ibiza, perfect for colder months as a fragrant reminder of the summer heat. Top notes of bergamot and mandarin are blended with narcissus poeticus, rose, green violet leaves and angelica. Once warm the base notes of cedar, amber and seamoss hit your skin you will go from desk to beach bar in the sultry evening air.

3) Sicily

Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Eau De Parfume £14.99 A particular favourite summer fragrance of mine, and has been gracing my dressing table for years. Sicilian bergamot, jasmine, black pearl rose and hibiscus and blended with musky sandalwood and you can imagine relaxing with family in a Sicilian Olive grove, wearing something fabulous with a glass of Nero d'Avola in hand.

4) Tahiti

Kai Eau De Parfume £57.50Jet off to Tahiti with an intoxicating blend of white flowers & gardenia. Who wouldn't want to be sunning themselves on a beach in the tropics?

5) Amsterdam

Byredo La Tulipe Eau De Parfum £140.00 Breathe in the scents of fresh tulips and imagine the wind in your hair as you cycle along the canals of Amsterdam on a spring day. Fresh, clean scent with top notes of rhubarb cyclamen & freesia, tulip, with a dusky base of blond wood & vetiver.

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6) Almalfi Coast

Penhaligons Orange Blossom Perfume £57.55 A classic scent that has been around since 1976 and there’s a reason it’s still going. Take a walk down the beach with top notes of neroli and bergamot, amalfi lemon and orange blossom. The uplifting, fresh aroma of Italy.

7) Shanghai

Tom Ford Shanghai Lily Eau De Parfume £145.00This perfume is a slick as Tom Ford himself. That man can do no wrong, especially in the style and beauty stakes. The oriental, floral scent transports the senses into a world of opulence, from the ingredients historic silk road, warm spices, elegant florals and delicious notes of vanilla and frankincense. For those who like heady scents, this will be intoxicating to you.

So there you have it. 7 ways to heaven. Or Tahiti...or Ibiza...spritz on for your own slice of personal heaven, The only hard part is which to choose first.

If you'd like to discover the fragrance collection from Tom Ford click here.

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