Summer is the perfect opportunity to experiment with fragrance. Not only because it is the perfect season for sweeter, more citrus-based scents, but because the turn of a new season kind of marks the turn of a fresh start when it comes to fashion and beauty. Say goodbye to the heavy scents of winter, and opt for something a little more summer-friendly this season. Here are some that we adore…
1 Musc Noir Rose For Her Narciso Rodriguez
Who said that musk-based scents were just for winter? If you’re a fan of oud or musk, this is the perfect summer offering for you. Super feminine and ultra-expensive smelling, this fragrance is packed with Italian bergamot and pink peppercorn which bring out its sweeter side, along with oriental vanilla to give it that perfect creamy finish. Not to mention, the luscious plum extract that creates a sense of mystery – a perfect go-to for hot summer evenings.
2 Parfums De Marly Haltane
A unisex scent from the brand that oozes sheer luxury, this fragrance is a sensuous woody aroma with a subtle floral finish. With notes such as saffron, cedarwood, praline and elderwood, along with top notes of bergamot, lavender and clary sage – the only way I can describe it, is that this smells like a forest during the peak of summer. Delicious.
3 Amouage Overture Woman and Man
Ever considered trying a ‘his & hers’ scent with your partner? This Amouage combination is the best way to give it a shot. They both have a spicy twist, but the women’s version has a beautiful floral and fruity finish, thanks to top notes like bergamot, rose and apple.
4 Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
It’s not often that a scent can transport you straight to a sizzling hot Tuscan vacation, but this one certainly can! With notes like green mango, lotus and sycamore wood, along with a subtle hint of incense, this fruity fragrance will leave the lasting scent of summer on your skin – even after the sun has set!
5 Sisley Izia La Nuit
Fresh yet impactful, the Izia La Nuit fragrance epitomizes luxury perfume. With blackcurrant and mandarin for a summer zest, mixed with cardamom for a hint of spice and rose and freesia for a floral twist, therefore this scent awakens the senses in the most beautiful way.
6 Veronique Gabai Ready for Rose
I can only refer to this scent as ‘a French summer in a bottle’. The perfect fragrance for a dinner date, this sexy scent is full of feminine notes such as magnolia, jasmine and rose, along with cedarwood and musk for a serious dose of sensuality.
7 Parfums de Marly Delina La Rosee
One for the rose lovers – this super floral but summery scent gives real ‘grown up’ vibes. With Turkish rose and peony as top notes, along with lychee, pear and bergamot middle notes, this powerful perfume will be sure to turn heads at any elegant summer event.
8 Chantecaille Le Wild
For something floral and not too overpowering, Chantecaille Le Wild is your best bet. With notes like gardenia basil, Casablanca lily, tuberose, jasmine, amber and musk, this floral concoction is a flirty fragrance that settles down to a light musk on the skin.
9 Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Cologne Forte
Bergamot is a beautiful ingredient for summer scents, and this fragrance has it as its sweet top note. It’s the perfect scent to take on vacation; after settling on the skin for a few hours, it has a beautiful and addictive musky citrus dry-down.
10 The Harmonist Yin Transformation Eau de Parfum
Floral and powerful, The Harmonist has totally nailed it when it comes to floral fragrances with a slight hint of spice. The star of the fragrance is an extremely rare scent used in fragrances called Calypso Orchid. Full of mid notes such as bergamot, matte tea, mandarin and orchid, all topped by white musk and pink peppercorn – this is the best offering for summer florals.
11 Krigler Villa America 220
A classic and classy scent, first introduced in the 1920s. It’s brimming with notes that stand the test of time in the perfume world – like magnolia, lemon and amber, but also has aquatic notes for a modern vibe.
12 Ostens Rose Oil Isparta
If you tend to steer clear of roses for fear of them being too floral, let this one change your mind. The rose in this scent is combined with blackcurrant bud and pink peppercorn, thus giving it a lovely fruity uplift and peppery finish.
13 Roja Elixir Pour Femme Essence De Parfum
If you just can’t put your finger on which type of fragrance you like most, this Roja offering is a safe option. It’s the most beautiful combination of notes such as lily, geranium, rose and jasmine, with fruity flavours such as raspberry and peach. As it dries down, the smell of cinnamon, sandalwood, vanilla and musk starts to emerge. Stunning!
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