Regular readers might have noticed I’ve been skipping #PerfumeMonday for a couple of weeks now. The reason is simple: by now I am saturated with summer fragrances and I am content with what I own, but the weather hasn’t cooled down enough for me to test anything more potent yet (unlike makeup, I don’t seem to have transition fragrances). That’s why I thought I’d feature my top 5 fragrances for summer 2015 for this week’s #5forFriday!
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette is the closest thing to a “signature scent” for me. Unfortunately, when it is boiling hot outside, even that starts feeling a bit too much. When I first tried Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, I thought it’s pretty but a little too simple. After some warm and humid days, I realized that’s exactly what makes it great! It’s soft, feminine, and almost a little soapy clean but not quite.
I got a miniature Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne from last year’s Christmas cracker and immediately fell for this surprising unisex scent. It’s fresh, herbal, and invigorating. You can always layer it over a sweeter body lotion for a feminine touch. Actually, most Jo Malone scents are great at the height of summer because they tend to be light and easy to wear.
I know that I wasn’t initially impressed with the wear time of Chanel Chance Eau Vive, but I actually find myself reaching for it time and again this summer. It’s elegant yet carefree. I am a total sucker for vetiver, which is featured pretty heavily here. Oh and that wear time problem? Try to get some on your hair, then it stays longer.
I realized pretty late in life how attached I am to the smell of humidity. I wouldn’t say I actively enjoy humidity per se, but that smell is so familiar that I am always moved by fragrances that smell like rain and wet earth (for those of you who don’t know, I grew up in Taiwan). Burberry My Burberry Eau de Toilette is just that. Imagine raindrops on petals: it’s clean and messy at the same time!
Another brand I would recommend in general when it comes to summer fragrances is Atelier Cologne. Pomélo Paradis is sour, sweet, juicy, and floral all at once!
How about you? What are your go-to fragrances this summer? If you have good transition fragrances ideas, I’d love to hear about them! Until I get my fragrance-testing mojo back, I might just write about makeup on Monday: I hope you don’t mind!