Lemon Scents from The Mediterranean: Nine fragrances as delicious as a gelato

@ Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Cologne Absolue; @Parfums de Marly Greenley Eau de Parfum; @Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole Eau de Toilette

These summery scents invite you to discover the treasures of the Mediterranean.

If you’re not tucking into a lemon sorbet, you may as well smell like one.

The idea of a journey lends wings to fragrance, providing an endless source of inspiration and expression. Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Cologne Absolue is a lemon cologne with creamy vanilla notes to balance out the sharp tang of citrus. For a more savoury fragrance fix, Parfums de Marly Greenley Eau de Parfum is a wood perfume with a flourish of Italian bergamot for levity. Native Italian bergamot also grates a whole lot of zest over Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole Eau de Toilette – it’s a honey perfume with a green finish that’s as delicious as any gelato.

If floral perfume is more to your taste, Frederic Malle Lys Mediterranee Eau de Parfum submerges fresh lilies in sea water with orange blossom and musk notes acting as a fragrant sundowner.

Escape to sun-drenched, azure oceans with the Mediterranean Honeysuckle eau de parfum from Aerin. Sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit fuse with sun-warmed Italian bergamot and mandarin oil to impart a long-lasting citrussy freshness, complemented by a lush floral trilogy of gardenia, jasmine sambac and lily of the valley.

@ARMANI Cyprès Pantelleria Eau de Toilette (50ml), @CULTI MILANO Mediterranea Fragrance Diffuser (500ml), @Dior Escale à Portofino Eau de Toilette (125 ml)

Culti Decor fragrance diffusers enhance your home with invigorating fragranced oil, blended by luxury perfumers and presented in a fine glass perfume bottle with natural rattan reeds. Firmly rooted in the Mediterranean, Culti Mediterranea scent is refreshing and woody with a spicy note of ginger and the elegance of a touch of cedar wood.

For this escapade in Italy, the first part of Dior’s new fragrance odyssey, François Demachy, Perfumer-Creator for Dior, imagined Escale à Portofino Eau de Toilette, a fragrance characterised by freshness but offering a more robust structure than a cologne.

Citrus notes were a natural choice, and one can distinguish a beautiful Calabrian bergamot, Italian citron and Sicilian petitgrain. They create a vibrant, sparkling, soft freshness, a perfect backdrop for the familiar almond note, which leaves a gentle, long-lasting trail. Citrus cultivation is highly popular on the peninsula, where excellent quality essences are made.

@ACQUA DI PARMA Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia Eau de Toilette; @Estée Lauder Azurée D’Or; @TOM FORD Fleur de Portofino Eau de Parfum

Estée Lauder’s newest fragrance, Azurée D’Or, was made to reawaken senses. The magnificent splendour of pink pepper, clary sage and succulent plum mingles with opulent jasmine absolute, rich vetiver and luxurious leather for a luxuriously warm, floral scent.