Perfectly rosy perfumes

Maria Fitzpatrick selects the scents of high summer

Maison Francis Kurkdjian l’Eau à la Rose, €150 for 70ml EDT
Maison Francis Kurkdjian l’Eau à la Rose, €150 for 70ml EDT

We’re yearning to get back to nature, so the world of fragrance is putting on quite the garden party this summer. And this time, everyone’s invited. In the past, rose-inspired fragrances tended towards the too literal or slightly saccharine – but just like the blooms themselves, there’s now an interpretation for every olfactory persuasion, personality and mood: from heady, ornamental, sophisticated scents that belong on a manicured lawn to the lightest, petal-soft wisps-in-the-wind that impart a dab of innocent romance (think evening amble along a country lane). There are even edgy “tough-love” takes that are wholly unexpected. All are totally intoxicating.

Tom Ford Rose Prick, £520 for 250ml EDP
Tom Ford Rose Prick, £520 for 250ml EDP
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Goutal Paris Rose Pompon, €150 for 100ml EDP
Goutal Paris Rose Pompon, €150 for 100ml EDP
Jimmy Choo Tempting Rose, £175 for 100ml EDP, harrods.com
Jimmy Choo Tempting Rose, £175 for 100ml EDP, harrods.com
Diptyque Eau Rose Limited Edition, £98 for 100ml EDT, selfridges.com
Diptyque Eau Rose Limited Edition, £98 for 100ml EDT, selfridges.com

Givenchy Irresistible, £73.50 for 50ml EDP, launches next month
Givenchy Irresistible, £73.50 for 50ml EDP, launches next month
Jo Loves Rose Petal 25 Shimmer Fragrance Paintbrush, £40 for 18ml
Jo Loves Rose Petal 25 Shimmer Fragrance Paintbrush, £40 for 18ml
Graff Lesedi La Rona III, £270 for 100ml EDP, harrods.com
Graff Lesedi La Rona III, £270 for 100ml EDP, harrods.com
Miss Dior Rose N’Roses, £94 for 100ml EDT
Miss Dior Rose N’Roses, £94 for 100ml EDT
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