This summer, everyone on the team said that their summer scent goals are to:
- smell like seduction
- smell like “the one that got away”
Since smells are known to evoke particular memories and all the fun of summer will fade before we know it, here’s a roundup of our top scents for the summer. We’ve also included why we love them and a few tips on how to ensure that your favorite scent is going to withstand any given heat wave.
This skin enhancer smells sophisticated, somewhat sweet and is light enough to wear in the day and delicious enough to wear at night. It aims to “smell like you, but better” and Jane from the team has been wondering how she’s lived her life for so long without it.
Key Notes: YOU, Ambrette, Ambrox, Musk
When to Wear it: Every day you want to smell like the best version of yourself. Make sure to carry the balm in your purse for those times you need to freshen up a little. The balm also is also great for travel.
Smells sultry, mysterious and like no one else. You should know that this does not smell like you just smoked cannabis, but it is made with Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and smells absolutely divine.
Key Notes: Bergamot, Citrus
When to wear it: Date night or any day you feel like smelling mysterious
This dry body oil smells like you just got back from a sun-kissed stroll in Saint-Tropez
Key Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Cedarwood
When to Wear it: After you shower all over your body and lightly spritzed into damp hair
Smells like the most delightful bouquet of freshly picked flowers from France.
Key Notes: Patchouli, Violet, Vanilla
When to Use it: Anytime you need to freshen up a room. Everyone will feel pleasantly nostalgic, calm and your guests will thank you for a freshly scented room.
Smells like a strong, passionate woman who knows what she wants.
Key Notes: Rose, Woody Vanilla
When to Wear it: Any day you feel fiercely strong and alive.
Smells like silky skin and fresh linen sheets.
Key Notes: Pear Accord, Lily of the Valley Accord
When to Wear it: Sundays or any day you’re in the mood for poetry.
Smells like romance found at the Italian market on Sundays.
Key Notes: Gardenia, Orange Blossoms, Tiaré Flowers
When to Wear it: Right after you shower or after a sieste.
Smells like love, romance, and Paris in the late 20’s
Key Notes: African Marigold, Bergamont, Neroli
When to Wear it: every day you feel sexy
5 Tips on How to Make Your Perfume Last
Moisturize Your Skin
Perfume doesn’t last long on dry skin. If you happen to have dry skin, make sure to moisturize your body before you add perfume. If your fragrance comes in the form of a lotion, adding that with your perfume will ensure that your scent lasts all day and gives it more staying power.
Apply to Pulse Points
Your body heat is what activates your scent. Spray your perfume on your pulse points because that’s where the skin is the thinnest. You can spritz it behind your ear, base of your throat, the inside of your wrists, your stomach, the inside of your elbow or even behind your knee! Pro Tip: Spritz some perfume into damp hair after you shower to keep your locks smelling good all day long.
Don’t Rub It In
After you apply your fragrance, don’t rub it! Rubbing it causes the top notes to go away faster.
Keep it away from direct sunlight
Heat and light can break down your perfume causing it to be less fragrant.
Reapply When Needed
Get a travel size version or pick up an empty travel size perfume spray at Sephora or Nordstrom! That way, you can re-apply your scent whenever you may need it.
Do you guys have a particular scent for summer you really love? Let me know in the comments below!
Photography by Karla Ticas
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