I love a dedicated summer scent – exotic blooms, like Tiare flowers, combined with watery notes are my favourite, conjuring up images of French Polynesia and mystical lands.
I was thrilled therefore to spritz open the new summer fragrance from Carolina Herrera. 212 Surf, £36, is fresh yet sensual. Aquatic accords are mixed with woody notes to give the airy feel of the scent some musky grounding.
As the name suggests, it is inspired by the sea and a surfy vibe. Think sea salt on a balmy ocean breeze – and you’ve got the gist.
Love the tropical blooms on the bottle, too, and its two mini vessels at either end. It’s young fresh and sassy, oh, and limited edition – so snap it up quick.