Now is as good a time as any to ID your signature scent, and no, it’s not as simple as hoarding the same perfumes and fragrances all year round. Think season, consider the vibe you want to give out, and also, look at what’s new and fresh on the shelves to find your perfect match.
So, for example, while florals for Spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking, there is a reason why certain sweeter and cooler, minty-fresh aqua-based perfumes are released during the hotter months; they mask sweat-induced body odour better and are more appealing to one’s scents and sensibilities on a sweltering Summer’s day. Here are some Spring-Summer fragrances that have us excited this season.
DIGGING INTO NATURE’S BOUNTY
Here’s a sophisticated twist on floral notes that will appeal to many because it lingers on in a sweet and subtle manner. With the iconic pleated veil flacon and pretty bow that’s signature Chloé, the fragrance itself resonates the essence of roses combined with magnolias and peonies. It’s cheeky, flirty, and nostalgic even.
Eternity Summer By Calvin Klein
What was started up in 1988 by the house of Calvin Klein with the first-ever Eternity, continues to be a blind bet for loyalists who know all too well that this line won’t disappoint. The Eternity Summer is completely on cue, what with its fresh notes of crystal clear waters, palms trees, cool breeze—the vibe’s been carefully bottled for the carefree and captivating lady. There is a version for men that revels in a similar tropical vibe with cilantro, basil, and cedarwood for a fresh and masculine allure.
Calvin Klein One Summer
If you’re looking to go on a wild trip with a more adventurous fragrance, try the CK One Summer instead. This unisex buy is spiked with notes of lime mojito and juicy guava for a rebellious take on the season’s high notes. We’d like to carry this one on our cray-cray Summer vacay!
Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse Le Rouge
“It was not just about capturing the scent of red, it was about capturing a state of mind, a vibrant, dramatic attitude,” says Karyn Khoury, Senior Vice President, Corporate Fragrance Development Worldwide. Modern Muse Le Rouge is bold and glamorous; yes, that’s the best way to describe it. Very contemporary in its appeal, much like Kendall Jenner who played muse to the creation, it’s a fruity-floral Oriental scent offset by musky and earthy notes of vetiver and patchouli.
MAKE A SPLASH
Estee Lauder’s Pleasures AQUA
Capturing the essence of water, Pleasures Aqua resonates with the crisp ocean air, sensual dance of waves, and beauty of the sunrays breaking through the clouds. With undertones of peonies, lilacs, and jasmines, the aqua base and floral infusion make for an interesting combination that’s simple, yet layered and complex.
Davidoff Cool Water Exotic Summer
Get this! Why? Because Davidoff Cool Water is, like the most obvious buy during Summer! This season’s launches are aptly said to be an ‘Escape to a Tropical Paradise’. The signature fresh notes of the brand’s line of perfumes continue to reverberate through Exotic Summer for him and her. It smells fresh even after a long day and is like someone specially bottled a whiff of the ocean for you.
Roberto Cavalli Paradiso Azzurro
Spoil yourself silly with this luxurious buy that’s as sophisticated in its scent as it is in its appearance.The fragrance hits you, slowly but surely, weaving a mysterious tale of charm and sensuality. The creator of the fragrance, Louise Turner, drew inspiration from a radiant flower blooming by the sea. The imagery helped her conjure an aromatic floral fragrance with a Mediterranean appeal that’s as exotic as it sounds. Reserve this one for those special occasions because it truly deserves some VIP treatment.