Perfume follows you; it chases you and lingers behind you. It’s a reference mark. Perfume makes silence talk.
Summer is the beloved season that evokes fields of fragrant flowers, fresh cut grass, warm sandy beaches and the fresh ocean air, the heat carrying with it their intoxicating scent.
A change of season means a change of fragrance. Ideally, something that transitions well from day to evening. Using scent is also an excellent way to charge memories. Buying perfume when you are happy and start wearing it will evoke happy memories every time you wear it. Fragrance triggers those happy memories because because scent informs the brain by storing it in the long-term memory and retaining strong emotional memory connections.
Here are our selections for great summer scents.
LOVE IN WHITE FOR SUMMER
by House of Creed
- ELEGANT – Love In White For Summer opens with gorgeous notes of Bulgarian roses, Calabrian bergamot, and sweet magnolia. At the heart, a fragrant bouquet of Florentine iris, rice and Virginian cedarwood. The scent finishes with notes of warm ambergris, sandalwood, sweet apple and jasmine. This is a dreamy fresh floral that bottles white hot nights on the Côte d’Azur and the quest for eternal summer, a scent that transports wearers to the French Rivera where chic white accessories, crisp waves and long holiday escapes reign. Like the sparkling hues of the ocean’s reflection, iris and cedar shine through at the heart of this serene scent. https://www.creedboutique.com/
2- CHIC – A feminine fragrance of flowers without being too sweet. This floral fragrance is based on a bouquet of 4 white flowers. A creamy and enveloping heart of exotic jasmine, shimmering with the fruity green notes of ylang-ylang and fresh and sparkling orange blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of Grasse tuberose. www.chanel.com
SHALIMAR SOUFFLE DE PARFUM
3 – SENSUAL – A floral blended with oriental form a fragrance that is fresh, luminous and cocooning. Shalimar Souffle de Parfum is a scent composed of light citrus note of bergamot, lemon and mandarin. At its luminous heart is an armful of jasmine Sambac from India combined with an unprecedented orange blossom water. The fragrance’s depth comes from vanilla from India and Tahiti, a delicate sensuality, and a generous dose of white musk gives it addictive and cocooning characteristics. https://www.guerlain.com
by Tom Ford
4 – SULTRY – Tom Ford Velvet Orchid is a seductive and ultra-feminine oriental floral, an evolution of the Tom Ford Black Orchid. This fragrance is replete with ravishing notes of cool citrus, dramatic petals, honey and rum. https://www.tomford.com/
UN JARDIN SUR LE NIL
5 – OUTDOORSY – A garden in a bottle blended with vegetal scents, water and sand. Full of life, generous and sparkling, where the scents of green mango, lotus blossom and rush blend with incense and sycamore wood to form an fetching scent with complexity. https://www.hermes.com
WOMAN IN GOLD
6 – GLAMOROUS – The notes in this fragrance conjure, in scent, the delicate gold leafing and play between light and shadow, for in art, the painting is celebrated. This is art in fragrance form, an expression of brightness and light. At its heart is the rose, all facets of it, enhanced with vanilla and adorned by an exclusive patchouli molecule, the Akigalawood. https://www.bykilian.com
by Annick Goutal
7 – SWEET – Evocative of the days of summer, visions of honeysuckles covering the arbor to form an arch of white flowers, embraced by sunbeams filtering through, coaxing out a delicate scent of honey. https://www.goutalparis.com/
LA PANTHÈRE EAU DE PARFUM
8 – ADVENTURER – A feminine fragrance, floral and a touch wild, a blend of floral with delicately sensual gardenia and a touch of soft velvety musk. The bottle, an internal sculpture depicting the majestic, fascinating panther, befitting the most jewelry-inspired of Cartier fragrances, a limited edition La Panthère bottle taking its design from the master jeweler’s emblematic panther-head ring. http://www.cartier.com/
by Christian Dior
9 – ALLURING – This harmonious symphony of Dior’s favorite flower, Lily of the Valley, with the addition of musk and jasmine form a distinctive feminine eau de parfum, an expression of the original Diorissimo Eau de Toilette, which is richer, deeper and more intense, with a more dominant jasmine floral heart note. A truly beautiful fragrance. https://www.dior.com
NOBLE ROSE OF AFGHANISTAN
by 7 Virtues
10 – NATURAL – A fresh, clean and gorgeous spicy fragrance, Noble Rose of Afghanistan is velvety, layered and beautifully balanced with great depth and envelops you in juicy notes of Bergamot, Sicilian Lemon, floral at heart, a garden of blossoms of Rose Otto, Gardenia, Geranium, Peony, Freesia finished off with woody notes of Carnation, Pink Pepper, Clove, Talbot Wood. https://www.the7virtues.com