August is the holiday month par excellence, the time for the evenings spent watching the sunset on the beach and of the dives in the crystalline water. The smell of salt imprinted in the skin, the sea breeze, juicy citrus fruits, all enclosed in fragrances that evoke memories, and the sensations given by those magical places such as the Amalfi Coast or the Sicilian land. 15 salty and maritime scents that, thanks to their unmistakable aquatic notes (but also thanks to the packagings and their colors) lead us directly to the sea, ready to lie down to sunbathe!
Air di Gioia, Giorgio Armani
Not by chance, we say “sea air” when we want to indicate that particular scent that remains attached to our skin, that smells of saltiness and freshness and that is immediately perceived, as soon as we set foot in a seaside resort. Air by Gioia is an ethereal fragrance in which the sea accord in the top notes reminds us of the wind in our hair as we walk along the shore. At the heart of the perfume blossoms the refinement of peony that fades in the final notes towards the watery note of patchouli.
Ocean Di Gioia, Giorgio Armani
Ocean Di Gioia is a tribute to that force of relentless nature that is the ocean.
Created for all those spontaneous and unstoppable women, it is a floral, crystalline fragrance opening with a fresh sprinkling of energy, which comes through juicy pears embellished with crisp vegetal and citrus notes, which then blossom into a bouquet of jasmine, lily of the valley and rose, up to the enveloping base notes of sandalwood and musk.
Sun di Gioia, Giorgio Armani
We mentioned the sea breeze and the hypnotic sea waters: now all that is missing is the warm sun on the skin. This is why we have included in the list Sun di Gioia, the new Eau de Parfum by Giorgio Armani, a warm and luminous fragrance inspired by the energy of the sun. The top notes open with bergamot, and then warm in the heart with the spicy note of ylang ylang, up to the most “creamy” part, made of vanilla milk.
Eau De Soleil Blanc, Tom Ford
A space for warm, sunny fragrances, reminiscent of the beach and the sand that burns under the feet: Eau De Soleil Blanc embodies a reinterpretation of Soleil Blanc, but more brilliant and sparkling. The warmth of the notes of amber, bitter orange, bergamot, and petitgrain, the seeds of cumin, pink pepper, and cardamom, anticipate even more the pistachio opening. In addition to that, Moroccan orange blossom, jasmine nectar, tuberose, and Comoros Ylang Ylang infuse warmth, while coconut balances the effervescence of the fragrance along with vanilla and amber.
Sole di Positano, Tom Ford
“The water manages to capture an even brighter and brighter expression of the heavenly beauty of Positano.” – Tom Ford.
Among the fragrances of Tom Ford’s Acqua Collection, there is also Sole di Positano, floral and citrus, whose top notes include mandarin, lemon, bergamot of Calabria, bigarade, and petitgrain, a mélange of citrus fruits ripened in the sun that come in stark contrast with the heart notes, that are shiso, orange blossom, neroli, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley and jasmine and finally the base notes leave room for green moss, which leaves on the skin an intense sensation of sensuality, the emblem of Tom Ford.
Mandarino di Amalfi, Tom Ford
Citrus fruits are the symbol of summer fragrances: Mandarin from Amalfi interprets the aroma that characterizes the Amalfi coast. The essence opens with the fresh scent of mint, ripe citrus, in particular mandarin, wrapped in the juice of Amalfi lemons, expressed through a rare essential oil of native citrus with slight shades of basil, which simulates the liqueur-like odorous effect of limoncello, to move to shiso and jasmine leaves on a base of musk and amber. A delicate and refreshing fragrance, perfect for summer evenings, evoking the calm tranquility of the Amalfi cliffs.
Fico di Amalfi, Acqua di Parma
If until now we have focused on lemon, bergamot, orange, or Mandarin, as the common thread of all those scents that remind us of the coast, we also chose something different but equally summerish: the fig. Fico di Amalfi is a perfume from the Blu Mediterraneo collection by Acqua di Parma, which evokes the colors, scents, sun, and energy of the Italian Mediterranean area (in fact the collection is divided between Mirto di Panarea, Bergamotto di Calabria, Arancia di Capri, Chinotto di Liguria, Cipresso di Toscana, and Mandorlo di Sicilia). Fico di Amalfi is characterized by the vitality of citrus scents (inevitable Bergamot, Lemon, Grapefruit, and Cedarwood) that flow into the heart, where the Fig dominates. Finally, aromas of Pink Pepper and accords of Jasmine petals are added, while in the background, again Fig, Cedar Wood, and Benzoin stand out. A delicate fragrance, slightly sweet but extremely refreshing without being pungent.
Mandorlo di Sicilia, Acqua di Parma
If we saved some space for the fig tree, we cannot but save it for the almond tree, as well, just as surprising as a choice but which, we assure you, will take you directly to the Sicilian lands. Sweet, but not cloying, sensual, and warm, Mandorlo di Sicilia emits sparkling top notes of Star Anise, Bergamot, and Orange; in the heart, the notes of Green Almond and Ylang Ylang are intertwined, to finish with Cedar Wood, Vanilla and White Musk.
Storie di Seta, Salvatore Ferragamo
Storie di Seta is the new collection of 4 Eau de Parfum pieces inspired by the imaginary worlds of silks by Salvatore Ferragamo: 4 unique fragrances, but linked together. The one inspired by the charm of the sea is Oceani di Seta, which comes in a bottle adorned with red corals and marine elements from the textile heritage of Ferragamo. From the salty tones in the top notes to the final notes of Magnolia and Eliotropio, this aquatic fragrance is just the olfactory portrait of a deep abyss.
Dylan Turquoise, Versace
In Dylan Turquoise the master touch is the balance between the effervescent mandarin and lemon fir flower and the aromas of wood and moss, the fruity accents of black currant and guava, and floral accents of jasmine and freesia. In addition to that, the packaging, of a crystalline turquoise shade, recalls a Greek amphora and takes us right to the point where the sky and sea meet on the horizon.
Omnia Coral, Bulgari
The most fascinating part of the sea? The red gold of the Mediterranean: its corals! Red, sparkling and bewitching, they have inspired the fragrance Omnia Coral by Bulgari, which combines floral notes with the freshness of fruit, evoking the sun, warmth on the skin, the beauty of nature, and the immensity of the sea. Its olfactory pyramid begins with notes of Bergamot, continues with the Hibiscus Flowers, clean and velvety, and ends with the tantalizing smell of Pomegranate and Goji berries that give it a juicy and exotic touch. A fragrance designed for those who are looking for a fresh and lively scent that reminds us of the feeling of the sun on the skin during the hottest hours of the day.
Light Blue, Dolce&Gabbana
A tribute to the sensuality of the Mediterranean, with its turquoise and beautiful waters and the encounter between a man and a woman, who is a charming contemporary mermaid with absolute beauty and wild, like an exotic flower, that fascinates those who meet her and expresses her femininity with naturalness. A floral-fruity scent that encloses the vivacity of the Sicilian cedar, the crisp freshness of the apple, and the bouquet of jasmine in full bloom combined with white roses. Moreover, fragrant cedar wood intertwines with amber and musk, for a delicate and captivating fragrance.
Light Blue Forever, Dolce&Gabbana
A new interpretation of the historic fragrance, which opens with the iconic and fresh top notes of Light Blue + a mix of the sparkling aroma of Granny Smith apple, Calabrian lemon, (extracted according to the technique of “cold pressing”, which allows maintaining the essence of lemon in its entirety), combined with a floral heart and orange blossom notes that then fade into a trail of cedarwood of Virginia, cashmere and white moss.
A tribute to the luxury hotel par excellence of the French Riviera: the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The olfactory notes of the salty fragrance are like a dip in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, while the floral and woody notes, given by a vegetable and mineral composition made of white flowers and aromatic agreements, evoke the earth.
The perfume is characterized by three colors: blue, like the sea and the transparent waters of a swimming pool, yellow, like the sun that directs its rays on the rocks and the languid bodies and green, like the freshness of the pines present in the majestic garden of the hotel.