When it comes to changing my perfume, throughout winter I stick solidly to my Chanel Chance, but as soon as summer comes I always want to experiment and mix it up a little. For summer I love a fruity fragrance and something really light and fresh.
Thanks to The Perfume Shop I have had the chance to experiment a little and find three fragrances that I will be mixing it up with this summer. First up is Marc Jacobs Daisy Sorbet (£51.50 for 50ml), this version of Daisy is exactly what I like in a summer perfume. It has fruity notes of grapefruit, pear and exotic passion fruit blended with a floral infusion of jasmine, lily of the valley and wisteria. When I smell this it just puts hot summer days in my head, so it’s a joy to wear. I love the cute flower decorated bottle it just makes it even more appealing.
Jean Paul Gaultier is a perfume I was never really a fan of, however the gorgeous bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier Hindi Summer (£40.50 for 100ml) had me hooked at first look. I just love the design it’s so pretty and surprisingly I loved the smell too. The limited edition fragrance takes inspiration from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring/Summer collection, Hindi Summer depicts an ‘Indian Romance and is a fruity twist on the Classique fragrance. It has a floral oriental scent with refreshing notes of rose, jasmine, orange blossom and musk. This one smells so lovely when it’s on and really lasts too, I just keep sniffing it. A great one if you love something fruity but more with a much more subtle and musky smell.
Another fruity based fragrance this summer is Issey Miyake Summer for Her (£40.50 for 100ml). In a long and elegant bottle, this is a fruit and also floral fragrance with notes of lychee and passion fruit mixed with a blend of vanilla. It’s a very light and fresh scent which is perfect for summer.
All of the above summer fragrances are available from The Perfume Shop who have partnered with Alzheimer’s Research UK to help raise awareness of the intrinsic link between scent and memory. They are running fundraising initiatives in store through £1 gift wrapping, as well as until this Sunday 24th May if you tweet your favourite scent memory to @theperfumeshop using the hashtag #TPSMemoriesMatter, they will donate £1 for every post to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
What are your favourite fragrances for summer?