Liquid luxury, that’s what a fragrance is. The right perfume is a personal trademark that can start a journey, awake a memory, make you feel more mysterious, sophisticated, or sexy. Your signature scent can tickle other’s fancy, stir up imagination, make you literally unforgettable. No surprise we can’t do without this invisible accessory (click to discover my absolute last year favourites)! However, whether you are faithful to a few or like me are a restless collector ( proof of my obsession to be found here), in summer we must be careful in choosing our scent. High temperatures can definitely affect a fragrance’s performance so it’s very important to pick one that’s going to last unmodified when the heat is unbearable, so here are my top five choices tested and definitely approved for this Summer. One for every nose !
delight the eye before letting the smell inebriate your senses
Is a Floral-Woody-Musk fragrance Narciso launched this year under the expert nose of Natalie Gracia-Cetto. Like a musical composition this sent will lull you with its Freesia, Orange Blossom and Bergamot top notes, gently shake you with Musk, White Flowers, Rose and Jasmine middle notes, just to leave you longing with Cashmeran, Cedar, Amber and Benzoin base notes.
Each drop of Narciso Cristal brings out a woman’s inner sensuality, diffusing a floral, fresh, radiant energy that makes it an addictive addition for your summer looks.
tom ford eu de soleil blanc
It feels like early summer mornings, like sun rays on your bronzed skin. Illuminating, bright and refreshing with Bitter Orange, Citron, Bergamot, Pistachio, Cardamom, Pink Pepper top notes, Tuberose, Tunisian Orange Blossom, and Jasmine middle ones, ending with Coconut, Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Amber flavours. This scent, launched in 2018 as a crisp taking on the floral Soleil Blanc fragrance from 2016, is spicy, intense, luxurious and tropical . The Tom Ford eu de Soleil blanc can make you feel stunning, fiery and irresistible .
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dolce & gabbana light blue
Dolce is a true classic for summer. Launched back in 2001, this scent is still one of my go to for these hot months. Floral, fruity and mouth-watering Light Blue will make you live the true Italian Dolce Vita. Olivier Cresp the nose behind it created a perfume with Sicilian Lemon, Apple, Cedar and Bellflower top notes, Bamboo, Jasmine, White Rose middle ones and Cedar, Musk and Amber as base notes. Evoking the spirit of a hot Sicilian holiday, it will overwhelm you with its energy and sensuality.
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It is 1920. For Gabrielle Chanel, Venice is love at first sight and a fresh start. The Byzantine and Baroque art treasures that she discovers in the city shape her eye and her taste, becoming a great inspiration of her style. Chanel Paris- Venise is a fresh oriental fragrance that bottles Gabrielle’s journey. This amber scent both for women and men was launched in 2018 by the nose Olivier Polge. Its top notes are Lemon, Orange, Petitgrain, Bergamot and Pink Pepper; middle notes are iris, Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Rose and Geranium; base notes are Tonka Bean, Vanilla, White Musk, Orris, Violet and Benzoin. Every drop unleashes a sense of freshness and mystery, you’ll be immersed in a composition of shadow and light, between warmth and sensuality.
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Twilly d’Hermès was launched in 2017 by the nose Christine Nagel who, inspired by the iconic narrow silk scarves available in colourful prints, created this scent with the desire to bottle the optimistic, lively, fresh, bold and unpredictable spirit of youth. Who wouldn’t want that forever on his skin?
With its top notes being ginger, bitter orange and bergamot, its middle ones, Tuberose, Orange Blossom and Jasmine and ending with Sandalwood and Vanilla, this perfume is the perfect silky, fun and vibrant accessory for your summer.