I have a few much loved, favourite scents – but not really a ‘signature’, I’m much more of a wear-what-I-feel kinda girl and love to change fragrance for different events and especially seasons. I have certain fragrances in my collection then that immediately take me back to different memories or holidays or just feelings and I love that! So with the idea of switching things up for Summer – here’s a little round up of five fragrance that are perfect for warmer days…
Starting with the two Eau De Toilette’s from The Body Shop – Pink Grapefruit* and Moringa* (Available from The Body Shop – these are a bargain summer scent as only £8.50 each). Pink Grapefruit for me will always be a Spring/Summer fragrance of choice (and drink…love fresh pink grapefruit juice) it’s light, citrussy and really fresh. Moringa is a little sweeter, and has a real ‘clean’ feeling to it – so nice you like that ‘fresh sheets’ sort of scent but maybe want the freshness soft rather than crisp.
Then there’s Guerlain’s Petit Robe Noire (Little Black Dress) in the Eau De Toilette* version(Available from Escentual). The original – Eau De Parfum – launched last year and this is the lighter little sister version of it – personally, I much prefer this version, it’s much more me. The original is nice, but more of a strong, nighttime fragrance, where this is light enough for anytime for me – I prefer every day fragrances over heavy night ones generally. The Eau De Toilette is a combination of floral top notes (rose, jasmine, orange blossom), the heart notes (the signature cherry, apple, blackcurrant and green notes) then the base notes of white amber and musk. I love the combination of the ‘typical’ girly floral combined with the sweetness of cherry and fresh touch of apple and the green notes. It really lightens the fragrance overall and makes it feel very different to the parfum version. Much lighter and fresher for summer!
Speaking of cherry notes…then there’s a gorgeous scent for anyone who loves that smell – Escada ‘Cherry in the air’* (Available from Escentual).I love cherry, it’s one of my all time favourite smells (and tastes) so I loved this. It’s quite a young feeling perfume, which I think is ideal for summer, just listen to the description: