“Perfume puts the finishing touch to elegance – a detail that subtly underscores the look, an invisible extra that completes a man and a woman’s personality. Without it there is something missing.” Gianni Versace
Spring and very soon to be followed by balmy summer weather in SA,
calls for a lighter, fresher outlook on summer fragrances.
Spring is also the time when the whole world comes back to life with a green paintbrush and aromas of fresh budding flowers fill the air.
And then as spring arrives, the summer season soon follows – giving us hope, a renewed excitement and a new zest for life.
In summer, the desire excists to break away from the comforting winter woollies, and ditch the heavy musks and ouds while embracing and indulging into light summer breezes with some fruity, floral, aquatic and citrus notes.
This change of season coincides with fragrances that resembles a perfect fit to the mood and ambiance that surrounds us, such as an aromatic floral character infused with invigorating light and sparkling fresh notes.
Imagine a water coloured luminous dream of an early summer’s morning breeze and the awakening of a new day, filled with aromas of budding flowers in bloom – this surely must bring out the blossom in you.
Some of Fragrancefind’s most popular Men’s summer fragrances are:
For men a summer fragrance is never harsh, it is refreshing, not clingy or overly sweet, yet a lasting power of a pleasant fresh fragrance with an aquatic, and or mineral breeze with perhaps a slight touch of citrus or mint.
A good example of a modern man's truly stand-out summer fragrance is Terre D Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver EDP 100ml
Earthy, woody and spicy, with notes of grapefruit, pink pepper, geranium, cedar and vetiver, it’s deliciously fresh yet warm and sensual.
Some of Fragrancefind’s most popular ladies summer fragrances are:
Hermes Jour de Hermes EDP 85ml Spray
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar EDP 90ml Spray
For ladies, an aromatic fougere character, infused with soft floral notes to address a balmy summer’s afternoon,
with a lighter “sillage” (pronounced as see-yazh), where the most important factor in not longevity but rather a summer fragrance with lighter, fresher notes, always inviting you closer.
A good example would be Gucci Bloom EDP 100ml Spray It smells like spring and has a good sillage. Fresh as a Flower.
This scent was created to ‘celebrate the authenticity, vitality and diversity of women’, and just perfect for summer.
With notes of tuberose, jasmine and honeysuckle, Gucci Bloom has an aroma which can be likened to that of a fresh spring bouquet.
And at this time of the year, who DOESN’T want to wear the sillage of fresh flowers ☺