They say your sense of smell is key for evoking powerful memories; so choosing the right holiday fragrance will compliment your Caribbean experience as well as ensuring you don’t have to leave those blissful Aruban moments behind. From fruity to floral, coconut to musk, the island is awash with tropical aromas that can be perfectly enhanced by your choice of perfume. Rather like your wardrobe; there are fragrances for every occasion; heady summer mornings through to breezy beach days and balmy evenings. Let us take you through a perfect Aruban day with our guide to some of the best summer scents.
Why We Like It – With a blend of flowers and fruity notes you will start the day off feeling refreshed and revitalised with this scent. With notes of jasmine, bamboo, apple and rose, the perfume will suit your mood as you enjoy breakfast alfresco with a warm breeze and panoramic views of turquoise waters. Dolce & Gabbanna Light Blue, £48.50
Why We like It – The perfect scent for a day at the beach; this is a light, happy and nostalgic scent; evoking feelings of sunshine filled days with suntan oil melting on to the skin, sea mist mingling in the air and a hint of mandarin orange, white flowers and jasmine. (Also try the Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil, £25. A luxurious body oil with warm spice amid white flowers and mandarin orange; it’ll leave your limbs soft and beautifully scented). Beach by Bobbi Brown, £49.50
Why We Like It – Whether you are lying by the pool enjoying some Aruban cocktails, or soaking up those last rays of sun from your own peaceful hammock, Balenciaga will compliment your slice of Aruban paradise perfectly. This floral and fruity fragrance, turning the classic rose scent into a green and summery delight, will leave you feeling energised for the evening, and whisk you away to your warm island paradise forevermore. Balenciaga Rosabotanica, from £56
Why We Like It – As the sun sets on another beautiful Aruban day, pamper yourself with this delicious, tan enhancing and hydrating body mist. The mist is copper-gold tinted and deepens the look of your tan, whilst leaving behind a lingering fragrance. The scent is Tiara flower, highlighting the senses to your idyllic island where jasmine and exotic flowers float in the warm evening breeze. Terracotta Eau Sous le Vent Body Mist, Guerlain, £34
Why We Like It – As night falls on your warm summer evening, this is the perfect fragrance to take you into the night. Inspired by the beautiful moonflower, a rare and precious flower known to blossom and flower from the light of the moon, and with strong notes of orange blossom; it also has base notes of vanilla and tonka bean, which add a sophisticated yet island-esque feel to your evening scent. Code Luna by Armani, from £34