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There is something about summer scents that can evoke memories of summers past isn’t there. You can spritz on a scent and it instantly takes you back to a day, an event, a moment. I love that.
I tend to have a couple of scents that I go to every summer, and just a whaft of one of them puts a smile on my face. I thought Id share my fave’s with you.
My number one spot has to go to a scent that I purchase every year, and have done for about 4 years now. Its the limited edition, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess. I buy the body butter, (which is to die for and I urge you to rush straight to the shops and get) and usually the perfume every year when it is launched. This year, Estee Lauder launched a Skinscent option too, a spritz that you can spray anywhere on your body, and is a little fresher than the perfume. Its also more cost effective as you get 100ml for around £4 more than the 50ml perfume. Either option is a light, soft fragrance, Its my go to daytime summer scent, and I adore it. I often wear just the body butter on its own in the day as it scents your skin all day, as well as making it feel like silk.
My evening fragrance that I go back to time and time again in the summer months is Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb, and as you can see, I have nearly got through this bottle already! Its a heady mix of florals, amber and vanilla and instantly makes me think of balmy nights spent outside of London bars, sipping cocktails, or alfresco dining in a foreign land, watching the world go by. Again, I find this scent lasts all night on my skin, and rarely needs topping up. People always comment when I wear this one, and again, the body lotion on its own is a beautiful option for daytime wear.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb – £52 – £100
My love affair with Jo Malone began with the purchase of a bath oil, (you can read about that here) and for me, there is always something special about visiting a Jo Malone store. My favourite is the Sloane Square, London store, (on Sloane Terrace). Its a small, boutique style store and the ladies are sooooooo lovely there. I often go in for a decadent hand massage when Im in that area. It makes me feel so fancy! Anyway, back to perfumes. The Wood Sage and Sea Salt scent from Jo Malone is a fresh, clean scent that really is reminiscent of beach walks and fresh air. I love it for daytime and the sophisticated mix of woody sage and fresh sea salt make it a real unique scent. Gorgeous!
I hope you like my choices, and if you haven’t smelt any of them, go and have a spritz. Im sure you will agree that they just scream Summer!
Id love to hear what your favourite fragrances are for the warmer months. Being a massive fragrance junkie Im always keen to discover new ones so leave me suggestions in the comments x