I Wish I Could Capture the Scent of Summer

Aaah the scent of summer evenings.


Walks caressed by warm air, perfumed with roses, honeysuckle and jasmine.

In the distance, the smokey aroma of charcoal – in preparation for a barbecue and just before being in contact with food.

Memories of Mediterranean pine trees from my native Italy, mixed with sage and mint releasing their oils as you brush past their tender leaves.

A slice of refreshing watermelon, a little lemon balm. A chunk of crunchy coconut.

Inhale, savour the scents and the flavours. You are transported.

If I were a perfumier, I would mix Penhaligons’ Peoneve, Quercus and Elisabethan Rose.