Tuesday 2 August 2016

5 scents of summer

Oh hey there Summer. Oh bye Summer – we have had a glorious few weeks but it looks like British weather is confused about the seasons yet again. You do not need to fret though I have some scrumptious scents to help you smelling all kinds of summer even if the weather is on the depressing side.
Jimmy Choo illicit flower
I used to be OBSESSED with Fierce cologne for Men from Abercrombie & Fitch so when another scent from the sister brand Hollister launched I could not wait to try it. The juicy Wave For her is one affordable babe only £19 for 30ml FYI and has got me hooked. Like any typical Hollister gal Wave For Her is sweet and innocent with citrusy power and a woody finish making me dream of a warm summers night.

Key notes: blackberry sorbet, California poppy, sandalwood.

HELP me, I am a Jimmy Choo addict! Shoes and fragrances I want them all and Illicit Flower is no different. The Illicit journey has moved to more floral scent and added juicy apricot and mandarin for a citrusy twist but keeping the floral heart notes from the original scent (full review of Jimmy Choo Illicit here). Grapefruit flower and jasmine enable a fresher base and what would a fragrance be without sandalwood. This is seductive flower and from £36, a bit of a bargain!

Key notes: apricot, mandarin, freesia and rose.

What would a list of fragrances be without a Celebrity scent and Lovely Sheer is the new day scent from the ever so stylish Sarah Jessica Parker. This refreshing scent screams summer with soft, feminine tones and all you can think ‘this is lovely’. This is truly a summer’s day packaged up. Available at Superdrug, Boots, Debenhams and The Perfume Shop for £48 for 100ml.

Key notes: orange flower absolute, bergamot sicily and pink peppercorns.

4. Jo Malone – Black Cedarwood & Juniper
A fragrance perfect for day or night! You may have already seen my full review of Black Cedarwood & Juniper if so you will be able to see that I am slightly in love, so it is a defo must in my round up. This scent sums up the summer we have had, with a little bit of “Midnight Rain” and this is what Jo Malone have encapsulated in this scent “seductive with the carnal touch of cumin and chilli leaves. Dark with cedarwood. Humid with moss. Modern and urban.” One word: LUSH. Black cedarwood & juniper is a little pricer but 100% worth it £42 for 30 ml. Shop in the UK or US.

Key notes: cumin, juniper, black cedarwood.

Trussardi Donna has been launched to celebrate the brands 100th Anniversary which is blooming incredible.  The fragrance is homage of the Maisons iconic fragrance in the 80s. Trussardi Donna eau de toilette is fresher than ever with a floral, oriental scent and the bottle also needs a mention, I love the white clean finish of the bottle and the ombre effect. Again this won't brake the purse strings from £30 for 30ml.

Key notes: yuzu, citron and water fruits. 


hollister wave
Jimmy Choo illicit flower
Jo Malone black cedarwood & juniper
Lovely sheer Sarah Jessica parker
Trussardi Donna

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