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 citrus and the gin-like juniper berry, it fairly explodes out of the bottle like a freshly opened bottle of Schweppes Indian Tonic. If you are not already shivering with the pleasure of anticipation, then see a doctor.
But I also love the sophisticated French take on the divine scent of cognac, as seen in the wonderfully rich and boozy 1270 by Frapin. Although its richness makes me think more of winter, it is also lovely on a cool spring evening. Another cosy pleasure is Ambre Narguile by Hermes, which bathes its dried fruit and amber in a pool of honey and rum. Mmmmm, just delicious.
In a more tropical vein, a spritz of Virgin Island Water by Creed on a hot summer's day is just perfect for a casual trip to the beach - its pina colada vibe always make me want to slip on a sundress and a pair of Greek sandals!
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