6 fragrances that smell like summer
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Nectarine Blossom - fruity nectarines are always a delicious summer treat and this new launch from Elizabeth Arden really helps to lift the spirits. It takes their classic Green Tea scent as a base and mingles it with notes of peach, apricot, nectarine and fresh bergamot. Yum. It's light, it's fruity and it's absolutely perfect to wear all the way through the summer. The 100ml EDT costs £30 and there's also a giant 500ml bottle of shower gel (£14.99) in the same fragrance so you can carry it right the way through your daily regime.
Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise - when I saw this one from Molton Brown, I knew it'd be a HUGE hit with my mum who adores anything Lily of the Valley scented. These delicate little flowers give off a beautifully floral aroma and Molton Brown have paired this up with notes of green mandarin, peony and sandalwood. If you love floral scents that aren't too heady, then give yourself a spritz of this and you'll be hooked. £39 50ml
Malin + Goetz Citron Vert - one of the great things about Malin + Goetz scents is that they're all designed to be unisex, so blend with your individual scent to create something unique. Citron Vert is a great example of this - the fresh, zesty notes of lime and grapefruit come out really strongly on me, whereas on my boyfriend the basil and amber is more intense. I absolutely adore citrus-based scents and I have a feeling that this little beaut is going to get every last drop squeezed out of it. I recently went to their new stand-alone store in Covent Garden (which is amazing BTW) and smothered myself head to toe in Citron Vert after a particularly humid tube journey there and left smelling seriously good instead of seriously sweaty #win. £110 100ml
Jo Malone Nashi Blossom - first up, can we all agree at just how beautiful the bottle is for this limited edition Jo Malone scent? Inspired by the Nashi Blossoms, which have a beautiful white flower with a jet black stamen, this bottle really is a keeper. It features top notes of lemon, with Nashi Blossom at the heart and white musk at the base. It's light, zesty and with a decent hint of floral and I think it's possibly my favourite Jo Malone scent to date. They recommend layering it up with either the Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne for a fruity scent or the Dark Amber & Ginger Lily for something more woody. Like all of their limited editions, once it's gone it's gone, so make sure you stock up now if you fall in love with it! From £40.
Escentric Molecules Escentric 02 - this was initially pitched to me as smelling a bit like a gin and tonic and I'm happy to confirm that it really does! Well, minus the alcohol. Escentric Molecules are an amazing brand and make scents that really adapt to each individual. Their Molecule 01 scent is pretty iconic and often can't actually be smelled by the person wearing it, however Molecule 02 is a little more complex compared to it's single note predecessor. It mingles ambroxan with vetiver and muscone (a type of nature-identical musk) for a crisp, fresh scent that dries down to something quite warm. It's one of those scents that feels a bit 'sexy'. From £27
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue - I really like Dolce & Gabbana's fragrances; each one they create seems to be very distinct, so it's very easy to find a true favourite. Light Blue is one of mine - it's a light, fruity-floral mix that mingles notes of Sicilian citron, apples, freesia, musk and amber. The initial burst of freshness wears down to a warm, slightly musky finish. The frosted glass bottle comes with a Mediterranean-inspired light blue lid, giving a nod to the brand's Italian heritage. £69 100ml
What are your favourite summer fragrances?
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