Memory and scents are beautifully connected.
Whether it's the nostalgic smell of salty sun-kissed sun, or the heady smell of tropical gardens at dusk from a faraway land, fragrances can transport you to those magic moments in an instance.
Here are a few of our favourite perfumes that takes us back down memory lane - perfect little reminders of sunshine, fun times and happy places.
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Bobbi Brown - Beach. £99 for 100ml Eau de Parfum. www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino. £142 for 50ml Eau de Parfum. www.harveynichols.co.uk
Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt. £40 for 50ml Cologne. www.jomalone.co.uk
Tom Ford - Neroli Portifino
The classic reinvention of the cologne - crisp and delicious citrus oils, delicate florals and amber. It's inspired but the Italian Riviera - with cool breezes, sparkling clear water...and it takes me right back to my childhood - memories of carefree endless summers.
Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt
The brief was to bottle up the British seaside...they totally nailed it! Think sea air, salty breezes and mineral scents reminiscent of cliff top landscapes and woody headlands. (Mine's already on order!)
Bobbi Brown - Beach
In a spritz or two, this gorgeous one takes you beachside in moment. Filling the air with jasmine, sea spray and mandarin, it's the perfect antidote to a long week in the office - and a perfect reminder to get planning for your next coastal adventure. Tick.
What are your all time favourite sunshine scents? Answers on the black of a postcard please - or leave a comment below ;-) .