Scents Inspired by Cities Around the World
Travel around the world may not have fully opened up yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired without leaving your dressing table! If you’ve been longing for a trip to a vibrant and exciting city this year, let your fragrances take you there.
From destinations close to home to further afield, here are some of the best scents that are inspired by cities around the world.
Perfume inspired by London
When you think of London, there aren’t many brands that spring to mind quicker than Burberry. The inventor of the trench coat, the Burberry brand often epitomises quintessential British style inspired by the streets of London.
Burberry Brit furthers this notion, with a sleek and sophisticated bottle adorned with the instantly recognisable pattern. The perfume embodies modern day British style, with notes of lime, almond, pear and peony. Finishing with a smooth base of mahogany, vanilla and amber, Burberry Brit is fresh yet warming.
Perfume inspired by Rome
Often referred to as the Eternal City, Rome has been a powerful city over the centuries with many citizens believing the city would go on forever. It is a place that holds so much history, full of memories and wonder.
No fragrance captures this better than Gucci Memoire d’une Odeur; a new unisex fragrance launched in 2019. It uses Roman chamomile for the first time in perfumery, teamed with jasmine, cedarwood and sandalwood. The bottle itself is inspired by a column from an ancient world, with a vintage and imperial appearance.
Perfume inspired by Paris
The city of love, Paris is a place of romance and luxury. It is often also known as the City of Light, thanks to the city’s reputation as being the centre of education and ideas back in the 18th century; and more recently, the glittering Eiffel Tower.
Transport yourself to the leafy avenues and Parisian café culture with Guerlain Champs-Elysées. A tribute to the city’s most iconic avenue, the perfume is created with a fruity-floral blend of blackcurrant, mimosa, lilac and rose. The base notes create a balanced finish, with soft almond tree wood and hibiscus.
Perfume inspired by New York
New York has always been an inspirational and ambitious destination; a place where many go to follow their dreams. It is a city of confidence and attitude, with an exclusive party scene when the sun goes down.
Pretend you’re an NYC VIP with Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, a glamorous perfume that was inspired by the new, young generation of the bustling city. Have fun and party with a modern fragrance, with notes of gardenia, rum and vanilla; perfect for evening wear.