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Top 5 Summer Fragrances

  What are the best fragrances to wear when the heat of summer arrives? Many people prefer to remain unscented during summer or to wear a simple eau de cologne straight from the fridge. But for me personally, a day without fragrance is like going out without my keys or my wallet, so when hot weather strikes, I opt for a perfume that is light and fresh, but still performs like a perfume – in other words, it doesn’t disappear in under an hour! My top 5 summer fragrances are therefore all scents that are fresh enough to provide relief against the heat, and contain enough complexity to develop, change, and keep me interested throughout the day. First up, we...

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Top Ten Rose Fragrances for Men

And also for women, of course - we don't discriminate here at Art de Parfum! Our motto is: if you love it, wear it. Don't let a label put you off.   That said, we know that men can be a bit wary of wearing rose-based fragrances, so this list is curated specially for them.  What is it about the smell of roses that make men categorize it as strictly for women? In truth – nothing. There is nothing gender-specific about the smell of roses per se, and if you study rose oils carefully, you will see that the rose aroma is made up of several different facets that should be easy for a man to wear – roses are simultaneously...

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What is your favourite fragrance based on a drink or cocktail? And Competition!

Personally, I'm not much of a drinker - but I have always loved the scent of a good Gin & Tonic. Its aroma of bitter quinine and spicy juniper berry is indefinably British - and always spells summer to me. In fact, that's what inspired me to create Gin & Tonic Cologne. It's one of the most popular of the Art de Parfum line, especially in the UK, and it's easy to see why - with the tennis season fast approaching, people are starting to think of the pleasures of watching Wimbledon while quaffing an ice-cold G&T. This fragrance is a time capsule of these classic English traditions. The opening is as refreshing as taking a long sip of that ice-cold G&T – teeming with peppery...

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