10 Long Lasting Summer Perfumes

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 2:34 PM

Summer is in full swing, and that means its time to break out of freshest, flyest, and most refreshing summer scents! One thing summer scents are NOTORIOUS for is not having decent longevity... BUT FEAR NOT! Here are 10 gorgeous scents for summer that really last on your skin!

Guerlain, Terracotta le Parfum

This gorgeous and lucious white floral fragrance screams picturesque tropical locations and relaxing underneathe a cabana on the beach. It smells sweet, rich and tropical and with the longevity of a winter beast its perfect to wear, as it will last all day and all night long!


Dolce and Gabbana, Light Blue

Light Blue is a classic fragrances, and an essenital one for summertime. Its crisp, fresh and bright with some beautiful layers going on that come alive as you wear this perfume.  With a touch of sunnyness and subtle sweetness in the drydown that balances the opening, to the sharpness in the base, those simple layers make this really stand out from a lot of other fresh fragrances. Another thing this scent has going for it is its staying power! The longevity on Light Blue is amazing and will last most of the day in high heat and that hot summer sun.


Moschino Cheap and Chic I Love Love

Sunny, Bright and refreshing Moschino Cheap and Chic I love Love is a unique and wearable summer freshie. The slight sweetness of this is balanced beautifully with the bright and dazzling citrus notes. It's long lasting  and I mean VERY long lasting  but also very light and refreshing. This zesy beauty will help bring out the sunshine!


Amouage, Sunshine Woman

Amouage is known for their complex compositions and expertly crafted perfumes. But did you also know that most of their creations have excellent staying power on the skin? Sunshine Woman is NO exception to this at all! With notes of Davana, Almond, Cade, Vanilla, White Florals, and Black Currant on a base of Tobacco and Patchouli. This is a beautifully crafted treasure that is a perfectly crafted floral vanilla perfume that has complexity, and is still very easy to wear in high heat and humidity.


Creed, Aventus

This cult hit of a fragrance is one of the most popular scents out there. It's pineapple notes with smoky birch keeps diehard fans coming back for more, bottle after bottle. Longevity is at 8-12 hours and although its super long lasting with amazing performance it also smells so sexy in summer. That smoky pineapple is just perfect for the warmer months!


Kenzo, Jungle L'Elephant

Although this fragrance works beautifully in the fall I find it equally magical in the Summer, thanks to that delicious mango note! This spiced beauty from Kenzo is a powerhouse scent. With a beautiful mix of aromatic spices and a touch of mango for underlying sweetness it really is a fantasticly unique perfume. It also has legendary longevity, like almost 24 hours of wear!


Symetrie, Dream

Summer is made for Dream from Symetrie! With a mix of fresh notes, woodsy aromatics, and sweet florals it makes this an excellent summertime fragrance. Opens crisp and bright and settles down to a nice woody floral with some fresh citrus in the background. Longevity at 6+ hours so you can wear it all afternoon!


Ralph Lauren, Blue

One might not think white florals work in heat but I find them to shine in the hotter seasons. Blue from Ralph Lauren is a gorgeous mix of Lotus, Lily-of-the-Valley, Jasmine, Pink Peony, and Gardenia, Sandalwood, Ambrette Seed Vetiver, Oakmoss, and Musk. The composition dances and creates this watery and aquatic whire floral gem with a touch of warmth and amazing longevity! Unique beauty great for hot and unforgiving months!


Paco Rabbane, Olympea

This salty beauty from Paco Rabanne is long lasting, unique, and stunning. This fragrance screams sea goddess in all the right ways, and who doesn't want to smell like a goddess? Salt and aquatic notes paired brililantly with vanilla, sandalwood and ambergris. This is a beautiful fragrance to wear anywhere, and the beach is no exception!


Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense

Dolce and Gabbanas Light Blue Eau Intense is a beautiful and great flanker to the Iconic Light Blue. With a softer play on the citruses, and a more balanced composition it dances on the skin with  notes that include lemon, tart granny smith apples, jasmine, marigold, woods and musk. Soft, refreshing and bright, it also has a beastly lifespan, lasting a very longtime on skin.


Escada Sentiment Cologne Review

Posted by Dimitri on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 2:44 PM


In the early 2000's fashion and fragrance giant, Escada, unleashed a sensational his and hers perfume duo onto the world: "Sentiment".  Presented in tall, heart-shaped bottles (Hers with curves, and His with a more square-shouldered form), Sentiment Pour Homme proved a head-turning masculine with it's unique boozy juniper flight! 

So we know gin is made with juniper berries, and these play a starring role in this fragrance, underpinned by sharp, zesty lime. Thirsty yet?! This juicy pairing makes for a memorable opening that at the time, had not been experienced in any other fragrance before. A delicious brown ribbon of nutmeg, sandalwood and cedar render it a mouth-watering  woody aromatic cologne - one that just begs to be nuzzled up to!

Escada Sentiment Pour Homme works for day and night, and in all climates, although, yours truly really appreciates it as we slide into the colder months, where it's bold and crisp qualities command attention. With inbound compliments aplenty, why not make it your signature?

Prada Infusion d'Iris Perfume Review

Posted by Kristin West on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 3:40 PM


Iris is a very popular and loved note in fragrances. Rarely does it play center stage, and rarely is it done so perfectly. Infusion d'iris from Prada is without a doubt one of the most remarkable Iris scents out there.

This rich and sweet powdery beauty has notes of mandarin, galbanum, orange and orange blossom with a heart of iris, cedar and vetiver. The base consists of of incense and benzoin. These notes come together to create a beautiful powdery masterpiece. Amongst the clouds of soft iris you have a citrusy brightness and a warm sweetness. neither of these contrast with the iris, rather it helps elevate the powdery beauty and adds a touch of depth to the composition. With the richness of the scent also comes amazing performance. Excellent longevity, between 6-8 hours and a moderate amount of projection and sillage.

Overall if you are a lover of sweet florals, and rich powdery com,psitions in your fragrances Prada's Infusion d'iris is as close to a masterpiece as you can get, and well worth picking up.