Likewise to anyone else, I often indulge in the thirst quenching delight that is a gin and tonic. Now, as a long drink on a hot summer’s day, there is nothing quite like it – but how about as a fragrance? Yes, it seems as though the age old tipple has suddenly influenced a wave of new fragrances, with fashion favourites such as Thierry Mugler and Yves Saint Laurent climbing on board.
Mainly focusing on its citrusy notes and summery freshness, various designers and fashion houses have produced a unique fragrant twist on this berry based beverage. In an attempt to balance gins signature dryness and somewhat bitter burst, a range of ingredients have been added to the juniper base – ultimately developing the scent and giving it a floral edge. These include acetic tea, black pepper, cardamom and Arnalfi lemon. All of which add diversity and depth to the fragrance, producing interesting notes and original qualities unique to the brand.
In a year that is focused on all things British, celebrating the G ‘n’ T seems to fit perfectly. However, selecting the right fragrance is both personal and defining. Both you and your scent leave a lasting impression. Whether or not it is from one of these zesty numbers, you can decide.