This new, limited edition, collection of light fragrances from Caudalie is a perfect trio of light, cooling and sensory scents made to wear in the heat of the summer. I’m so impressed with the glass bottles, designed by Benedicte de Lescure, that manage to indent the shape of the grapes into the glass so it feels very tactile.They’re £25 each.
The Des Vines (purple) This one is lightly musky, sweet and flowery and possibly my favourite. It is the lightness of the aroma that is beautifully enticing – I can imagine spritzing it several times a day just for the lovely mellow feeling it induces.
Fleur de Vigne (green) This one is a bit too green for me, but ultra refreshing and made to be calming and peaceful. Does it tick that box? Well, kinda, but if you don’t like the fragrance, it’s hard to get in the zone. It’s got hawthorn and white rose with a green, aquatic dry down. If you don’t like florals and sweet scents, this one could well be for you. If I was say the first thing it reminds me of it would be a gin and tonic!
Zeste de Vigne (yellow) A mood boost for the height of a hot, sunny day, this yellow bottle of ultra zesty scent packs a punch despite its lightness. Lemon, sweet orange, mandarin and bitter orange are all sized down by a dose of patchouli and moss. It’s a true energiser and again, I can imagine keeping it in my bag on a sultry hot, London day, and getting a real buzz from using it.
This collection is just lovely to my mind: not overwhelming, infinitely freshening and totally in the summer zone. They’re kind of non-commitment fragrances in their lightness – you’ll never scare the horses wearing any of these and their gentle touch also means that they settle into your own skin smell beautifully.