Fragrances For… Carnival! – The Fragrance Society

With the Notting Hill Carnival on the summer season occasion horizon, and the climate (contact wooden and crossing fingers) at the moment superb, we’re feeling relatively overcome by a necessity for sultry, sassy scents which echo the Carnival spirit. So some ways we might go together with this, however let’s plump for perfumes that are constructed round a ravishing rum word.

Now, slip on these spangled and feather-bedecked costumes and sashay your method to sniffing a few of these…


An surprising mixture of piquant, spice-infused bergamot and plum with a ‘your-skin-but-so-much-better’, creamy leather-based dry-down, the heat of the rum will get jiggy with a tingle of amber, then simmers for hours. The roller-ball bottle makes this particularly helpful for travelling (should you’re fortunate sufficient) or touching up your scent, even should you’re shaking these hips in a Carnival parade!

Malin & Goetz Darkish Rum Fragrance Oil £29 for 9ml



An irresistible mixture of rum, leather-based and tobacco is sprinkled with a candy frisson of vanilla and a tingle of warming cinnamon – the impact fairly spellbinding. The rum-enriched woodiness is each reassuring and playfully addictive whereas the wealthy spiciness instills confidence and daring. The general impression? Those that observe your (feathered) aromatic path can be left enchanted…

Initio Parfums Privé Facet Impact £230 for 90ml eau de parfum





‘Outlined by an exhilarate rum distilled from sugarcane and aged in oak barrels’ the get together actually will get going when that silky easy booziness is joined by the unique glam of passionfruit. A vivaciously glowing scent, the rum coronary heart is moreover glammed up with gardenia, all resting on an amber wooden base that melds with the warmth of your pores and skin, and making this a veritable cocktail get together in a glass to samba with.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP £53 for 30ml eau de parfum





Paying homage to English gentleman and pirate Sir Francis Drake, Pirates’ Grand Reserve places an intoxicating spin on an Atkinsons perfume with accord of tremendous cask rum. Paired with cocoa bean and cedarwood, this one virtually swaggers out with each spritz. Topped with an ideal posy of floral notes and rounded off with a deep, darkish vanilla pod and patchouli, it’s by no means too heavy but completely character-filled.

Atkinsons Pirates Grand Reserve £158 for 100ml eau de parfum



The colourful attract of a bootleg after-party in a wood-panelled membership is evoked right here by way of a fizz of pink pepper, the brightness of neroli and lemon slinking to the rum-infused enjoyable of the wealthy coronary heart. There’s a shadowy coolness of vetiver oil from Java, a way of refinement from the tobacco, and a sensually resinous vanilla base; but it surely’s the sort of night time that may linger lengthy in your reminiscence, and your secret smiles…

Maison Margiela Reproduction Jazz Membership £115 for 100ml eau de toilette


Written by Suzy Nighingale