As we near the end of summer and this exceptionally hot weather, I know many would agree that heat magnifies scent and at times rather unpleasant or overwhelming scents are magnified. I am always on the hunt for pleasant fragrances that are easy on the senses. Whether you like fruity, floral, or ocean inspired blends we aim to help find the sweetest option for you.
Burberry Summer is a citrusy mix of orange mandarin and green leaf that makes for a clean crisp scent that isn’t too sweet or girlie.
Burberry ; fragrance.net ($32.19)
Maison Martin Margiela “Untitled” is a fragrance that could not possibly get any greener. The lentiscus, galbanum, boxwood, and incense notes make this a grassy but fairly light scent that dries down to a powdery finish.
Maison Martin Margiela ; Saks ($140.00)
Do you like softer scents? Emilio Pucci Vivara Varianziono Verde 072 has a floral base of neroli, base notes of cedar and tonka bean with top notes of bergamot and peppermint that are balanced out by Turkish rose.
Emilio Pucci ; Sephora.com ($85.00)
One of my fave connosseurs in perfume, Marc Jacobs Cranberry Splash blends its namesake with fruit blended with cranberry for a light and vibrant scent that you will want to wear day or night.
Marc Jacobs ; $68.00 (www.marcjacobs.com)
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Jasminora has hints of bergamot and white musk that balance out to a strong jasmine that makes one feel as though they are in a botanical garden by the ocean.
Guerlain aqua Allegoria ; $69.22 (Sephora.com)
Think perfume is not that important? Wrong! Picking a signature or seasonal scent is just as important as orchestrating a look for the day. You probably wouldn’t wear a maxi dress with a heavy scent nor go into the workplace with heavy perfume. However with our summer picks we hope that we were able to help those interested try a new scent or update your current fragrance collection. We like to ‘lure them softly’. How about you?