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With the weather heating up (supposedly!) it’s the perfect time of year to change the darker, more sultry perfumes of winter for something lighter and more summery.
Here are our top 5 summer perfumes to have you wafting gently through the warmer months…
Tom Ford Private Blend Soleil Blanc
A beautifully warming scent, this is a fragrance where a little goes a long way. With an expensively tropical scent, it lasts on the skin for a whole day. With top notes of Bergamot, spicy cardamom and pink peppercorn, it’s grounded with a gorgeously creamy base of amber, tonka bean and coconut to remind you of long days in the sun, on white sand beaches fringed with coconut palms. Find it to order online here
Caudalie Rose de Vigne Fresh Fragrance
This mouth wateringly refreshing scent from Caudalie isn’t just about roses, it combines grape and tart rhubarb too, to create a beautiful summer fragrance. In addition to its fruity essence which incorporates grapefruit alongside the rose, it also has notes of Magnolia and Musk Amber Woods to gently soften the zingy nature of the fruit. Perfectly evocative of vineyards in summer, this fragrance has a delicate tartness at its essence that those who like fruitier fragrances will love. Find it to order online here
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche SkinScent
Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche is the scent equivalent of lying on a tropical beach, with a soft, sensual breeze blowing over your skin. It opens with amber, adds soft, creamy coconut and has the very lightest touch of vanilla, for good measure. The soft citrus and uplifting bergamot then make way for the golden, amber heart. Meanwhile, milky sandalwood ensures that the scent is never too cloying or sweet and earthy Vetiver and Myrrh give it depth and sensuality. Find it here
Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum
Based on the iconic scent of the cult Huile Prodigeuse this is a sexy and sumptuous scent. Serge Majoullier, who created the fragrance said “I had sexiness in my mind with the sun by my side and the sea on the horizon” about its creation and those things are captured perfectly in this scent. With top notes of Bergamot, Mandarin, and Orange Blossom, mid notes of Rose, Gardenia, and Magnolia and base notes of vanilla and coconut, this is summer in a bottle. Find it here
Chloe Eau de Toilette
Chloe Eau de Toilette is a modern, feminine take on the white rose- elegant, fresh and soft all at the same time but with a deep muskiness that adds a real sophistication. The top note is Bergamot which is followed by a subtle and not overpowering Gardenia, and finally by a hint of citrusy lemon which stops the white rose becoming too soft or powdery and allows it to delicately shine. A lighter interpretation of the orginal Chloe Eau de Parfum, you can find it to order online here
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