Theo Fennell, jewellery designer “I’ve worn Dior’s Eau Sauvage since I was 18. And a few years ago when my wife, Louise, and I were at Galeries Lafayette in Paris I found a bottle of Dior’s Patchouli Impérial. I love the smell; it reminds me of Kensington Market in the 1960s.” Dior Eau Sauvage, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Patchouli Impérial £165 for 125ml EDT; Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009 (+3319-6939 7575; www.galerieslafayette.com).
Pierre Hardy, shoe designer “In winter I wear Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur during the day, and Guerlain Jicky at night. In summer I swap to Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, which reminds me of Corsica.” Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, £66 for 100ml EDT, and Jicky, £203 for 30ml extrait; www.guerlain.com. Comme des Garçons Monocle Scent Two: Laurel, £75 for 50ml EDT;www.monocle.com.
Jacques Garcia, architect, interior designer and garden designer “I’m never without a light fragrance called Habit Rouge by Guerlain. I love its combination of citrus with something leathery.” £68 for 100ml EDT; www.guerlain.com.
Antonio Sersale, owner of Positano’s Hotel Le Sirenuse “I never travel without a bottle of Eau d’Italie. My cousin, Marina Sersale, has produced a series of fragrances associated with Le Sirenuse from her perfumery in Rome; there are 12 of them now, all with stories, but this is the original. I would describe it as earthy and utterly distinct. It’s fresh, young, and very summery.” £85 for 100ml EDT; www.eauditalie.com or www.emporiosirenuse.com.
Giambattista Valli, womenswear designer “I have worn Blenheim Bouquet eau de toilette from Penhaligon’s every day and night for the past 20-plus years. It smells fresh and healthy and puts me in a good mood.” £85 for 100ml EDT; www.penhaligons.com.