Summer is here and I just had to put together a list of my all time favorite summer perfumes. It’s always so interesting how different perfumes smell on your skin in different times of the year – I for example cannot stand strong oud perfumes in hot weather, they smell way better in colder months. Summer is a season for light, airy perfumes, so here is a list of my top 4.
Blanche by Byredo is a fresh, musky perfume with a tad of florals. It’s a light perfume that smells like you just got out of the shower, just that it also makes you smell expensive. It has that signature Byredo depth with the musk and sandalwood as the base notes, so it’s stays on the skin for a long time. The top notes are aldehydes mixed with roses and pink pepper, tied together with the florally middle notes of peony, violet and the African orange flower. It gives me big Virgo vibes.
Good Fortune by Viktor & Rolf is a brand new summer perfume. It has a sweet undertone because of the base note Madagascar Vanilla, which ties the florals all together. It’s not a very complex perfume, top notes are gentiana and fennel, while the middle note is jasmine. That gives the perfume that airiness and freshness, round together by the soft sweetness of the vanilla. Perfect summer scent and the bottle is absolutely gorgeous as well.
Valentino Born in Roma got a new addition to the line, the Coral Fantasy Donna perfume. It’s a very unique smell, and certainly not a safe blind buy, so make sure to get a tester before buying the full bottle. The top notes are kiwi and Brazilian orange, so it has a very fruity opening. As it settles, it takes a turn to the floral side with rose and jasmine as middle notes, mixed with ambrette. The base notes of white musk and Texas cedar give it that depth and tie everything together. Some say it smells like a shampoo, a fresh and juicy one we all used in our childhood. It’s fresh, summery and delicious, gives me Gemini vibes.
The ultimate summer perfume in my opinion. My go to when I want to smell like I just got back from the beach, with salty skin and messy hair from laying at the beach all day. It is essentially vacation by the sea in a bottle. You can read the full review of this perfume here.
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