I love hearing about fragrance inspirations as I find it fascinating how a scent is designed to portray a particular moment or experience, and a good example of this is Sisley’s newest fragrance launch, Eau Tropicale, which is inspired by the atmosphere or a post-storm tropical forest. Sisley Eau Tropicale is a Chypre fragrance with an impressive array of notes, including Bergamot, ginger, hibiscus, frangipani and passionfruit at the top, violet, Turkish rose and tuberose at the heart and patchouli, cedar and Ambrette at the base.
Eau Tropicale is the most perfect name for this fragrance as it is like a holiday in a bottle; on first spritz I’m instantly taken back to recent balmy holidays with cool seas and palm trees in my immediate view. The burst of fresh, tropical fruit is intensely refreshing to start off with, but this settles down into a floral fragrance at the heart which works really well as a summer scent.
I don’t love the bottle as I think the sticker on the front makes the overall design look a little cheap, but I like the purple fading base on the glass as it’s a pretty effect. I’m surprised with how well I got on with this fragrance as I tend not to respond too well to Chypres in general as the woodiness doesn’t appeal unless it’s well complimented with other notes that I find more personally appealing, such as the florals. This is a mega impact scent at first as the tropical fruitiness does hit you quickly, but it really is a lovely, fresh experience that I definitely rate; I’d describe this as a fruity fragrance for die-hard floral fans and a generally lovely summer scent. It’s available now starting at £63.50 for 50ml from Sisley here – link.