Planning on picking up a new scent this summer?
The last thing I do before I leave the house is douse myself in fragrance. Whether I am off to the cinema, supermarket or shopping I choose a scent to make me feel happy, sassy and feminine. Whether I am dressed up, have been decorating (and covered in paint) or slouching in jeans and a t-shirt, it’s important to me to smell good.
If you are looking for a new scent this summer, I hope I can help.
Here are my current 5 top picks.
The most pretty scented perfume you can imagine and the latest to join my perfume collection. The vintage style powder pink bottle is as pretty to look at as it is to spray. The rich floral scents make your mind wander to an exotic garden. An abundance of colourful blooms which both smell and look beautiful. A rich scent which is light to wear and subtle, yet very sexy. Bloom is more exotic and less floral than the name would lead you to believe. This is one fragrance which would appeal to all and one I urge you to spritz next time you have the chance to!
NOTES: Tuberose absolute, Jasmine bud, Rangoon creeper.
PERFECT TO: Feel feminine and pin-up like! Pair with neutral eyes and a red lip.
Zingy, fresh and fruity, Diptyque’s Oyedo is a grapefruit scented sexy scent. It smells so fruity that it should be edible; like a mixed bowl of ripe citrus fruit. It’s beautiful, luxurious and smells intense and deep.
NOTES: Raspberry, yuzu, citrus, green tangerine, thyme.
PERFECT FOR: Feeling sexy. Taking on the world. Wear day or night time.
Glossier’s You gives a nod towards Escentric Molecule 01. If you have had the pleasure of sniffing either/or both, you will know exactly what I mean.
Perfect for daily use and very much a floral fragrance, this has hints of woody notes. Surprisingly I love this scent even though You is laced with musky tones.
You is the kind of scent where you chuck on your fave Converse, jeans and casual top. You wear minimal makeup and douse yourself.
It’s laid back and chilled as far as scents go. As with Escentric Molecule 01 this reacts to your very own smell, so think of you but even better. Remaining fresh and feminine with a hint of something a little extra.
NOTES: Ambrette, ambrox, musk, iris root and pink pepper.
PERFECT FOR: Cinema night. Jeans and Tee. A Casual Sunday at home where you still want to smell good.
Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede
Jo Malone’s Peony & Blush Suede scent is the one I reach for on a daily basis. Peony & Blush Suede is certainly my most used and repurchased perfume in my collection over the past few years.
Gone are the days of sickly, sweet pop-singer perfumes, these days I’m all about the Malone. Peony & Blush is beautifully soft and pretty. It makes me feel happy and indeed sassy every time I wear this, which is why this ranks among my top ever scents. It’s beautiful, classy, subtle and fresh.
NOTES: Peonies, red apple, jasmine, rose and gillyflower.
PERFECT TO: Get your girl boss mode on. For daily wear. To feel feminine. I’ve also read many brides wear this for their walk up the aisle, praise indeed!
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Spray
Tom Ford’s boujie Soleil Blanc All Over Body Spray is ideal for those of you wanting to invest into the brand. Much cheaper than the standard fragrances, this is a slightly more affordable way of owning a little TF. Soleil Blanc is fresh, floral and very sexy; summer in a can.
I use this less like a body spray and more like a perfume (very sparingly). The scent lasts pretty well on the skin and this is among one of the sexiest scents I have sniffed. It’s sensual, sassy and altogether the most perfect scent to impress your man, at the same time remaining elegant and understated.
NOTES: Cardamom, pink pepper, pistachio, bergamot, ylang ylang, Egyptian jasmine, coconut, tuberose and tonka bean.
PERFECT FOR: Feeling like a beach Goddess! Lazing on a white beach. Wearing an extremely expensive bikini and sipping chilled Veuve Clicquot. Or (closer to home and slightly more realistic) date night!
Each of these fragrances is lovely in it’s own right. I like feminine and fresh scents, sometimes floral. Nothing sweet or sickly but something to make me feel pretty and as though I can tackle anything.
If you like similar scents then I highly recommend checking my top 5 out, they all offer something a little different but each is suitable for any occasion.
What have you been spritzing lately? Do you already have any of these perfumes in your collection? And is there anything I’m missing out on and you recommend I should snap up next?
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