To see me through summer 2018 there are several essential products that I simply can’t be without; a fresh, summery scent, some fabulous shades, super-sexy beachwear and a bikini that no one else will be wearing to name but a few! Here are my favourite top 5 summer essentials that will be accompanying me on my luxury travels this season…
Éclat Merhis perfume
Luxury fragrance brand Merhis Perfumes produce a niche perfume line with a range of high-end scents designed to appeal to high net worth individuals that are perfect for the discerning luxury traveller and even better; perfect for summer. My favourite of their 6 fragrances, which I’ve chosen especially for summer, is Éclat. Like a breath of fresh air, the heavenly aroma is reminiscent to me of long days pool side and heady nights on a trendy rooftop bar. A unique floral scent with sparkling top notes of pear and cherry blossom coupled with a breath of rose and vanilla; gorgeous. In collaboration with their French manufacturer, the fragrances are created and then presented in sensational, opulent glass bottles that look great just on my dresser. Merhis create their range from their base in Dubai and it’s available at luxury hotels, resorts and spas worldwide including Park Hyatt Dubai, The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort and Shangri-La Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi.
Merhis Opulence Carbon Fibre Sunglasses
It’s not just perfumes in the Merhis range either, they also produce a chic eyewear collection. Their sunglasses are all made of carbon fibre so are lightweight, look on trend and are super strong too. My pick for summer 2018 is the ultra-stylish Opulence, they are made from thick layers of 3K Carbon Fibre sheets and are hand finished for that personal touch. Each pair feature high quality UV400 protecting polarized lenses. Their smart hinges help reduce breakage so are helpfully sun lounger proof in my case!
Heidi Klein Ready to Wear Beachwear
Heidi Klein’s latest range of ready to wear beachwear is simply stunning. I always love Heidi’s bikinis as the styles are flattering and made with substantial material; the kind that does not go see-through in the pool! As well as bikinis, Heidi Klein also do a gorgeous range of kaftans perfect for keeping my shoulders warm as the sun sets on a long day at the beach. Their Resortwear range also features maxi dresses and jumpsuits that will see me through many a summer day and late into the night too.
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto Di Liguria
To help you smell gorgeous all summer long Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo fragrances provide a range of scents and lotions. When you’re back home, the scent will instantly take you back to your days on the beach and you’ll feel as if you’re back on your holidays. Acqua di Parma boasts a heritage of Italian lightness, style and craftsmanship. The latest Blu Mediterraneo fragrance special: Chinotto di Liguria weaves its own magic with the extremely rare chinotto fruit. Even the briefest encounter with its enticing bittersweet notes whisks you lightly away to sunlight, blue waves and a warm breeze.
Lovegrove Essentials Luxury Skincare
I am a self-confessed sun worshipper and like nothing more than relaxing in my bikini poolside, however, my skin doesn’t always thank me for it. Well, now I’ve found the solution so I can get back to enjoying that beautiful sunshine all summer long worry-free! If you love the sun as much as I do, check out the fabulous range from Lovegrove Essentials; luxury skincare designed to rejuvenate sun damaged skin. Several of the products are tailor-made for us luxury travellers, my favourites are their Lovegrove Essentials Toning Mist and the Lovegrove Essentials Healing Touch Serum; adding these to your skincare routine will see your face through the summer beautifully.
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