3 Perfect Beach Perfumes

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 3:03 PM

 

Summer is here, and that means enjoying the sunshine at the beach! You might not think that fragrances work well in the sun and the sand, but you'd be wrong. Warmth makes your fragrance expose it's true heart and become one with your skin. Here are 3 perfect fragrances for a beach day!

Moschino Cheap&Chic I Love Love

This is a gorgeous bright and sunny fragrance. The slight sweetness of this is balanced beautifully with the bright and dazzling citrus notes. It's long lasting and very refreshing. This zesy beauty will help bring out the sunshine!

Paco Rabanne Olympea

This fragrance screams sea 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.

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 will make any vacation location seem more exotic and luxurious.

Affordable Perfumes for Summer

Posted by Kristin West on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 2:44 PM

Summer is upon us and its such a beautiful and dazzling time of year. This is the time people love to put away their heavier fragrances and wear fresher, brighter and more playful scents! There are a lot of amazing perfumes appropriate for this time of year but if you are of the mindset "the more the merrier", here are some affordable options so you can get a nice variety to wear this summer!

For the Gourmand Lover - Burberry Brit for Women

This is a DAZZLING fruity and bright fragrance. It's sheer, ethereal, playful and sweet. Perfect for those crisp afternoons. With Pear, Cedar and a touch of Lime this is a great scent for people who will miss the heavier gourmands that are so popular in fall and winter.

A Must Have- Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue

Light Blue took the world by storm when it was initially released and we still cannot get over it. Its crisp, fresh and bright with some beautiful layers going on that come alive as you wear this perfume.  With a touch of sunny-ness 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. It's become a classic and it's easy to smell why, so many people reach for this during the summer time. The tart opening from the green apple, to the sweetness of the rose and amber really cements this fragrance as a classic summertime essential.

Easy, Breezy, and Dreamy - Symetrie Dream

Crisp, fresh and bright this is a beautiful mix of citrus, florals, and daytime woods. Opening with a nice touch of Italian Lemon with Jasmine and Iris, it then dries down to a beautiful orange blossom and musk scent. After an hour the woods come to the party and you are left with a sheer and pretty scent that dances on your skin and is beautiful on cool summer afternoons! Dreamy indeed.

Effordless like Summer Wind - Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is one of the most beloved tea fragrances on the market, and they are well known for their many successful and beautiful flankers to this gorgeous scent. Green Tea Cherry Blossom is one of the most perfect versions for summer. With Green Tea, Plum, Cherry Blossom and Petitgrain as some of the notes in this beauty, it would be easy to say this was crafted particularly for lovely summer afternoons.

Sweet, Playful, and Sporty- Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling

Fresh, clean and, well, sparkling, Lacoste has created a beautiful concoction that is a mix of sporty, sweet, fun, and fresh. With Macaroon accord and cotton candy you might think this is a sweet candy perfume. BUT with some gorgeous lily of the valley, spices, musk and vetiver it really adds dimension and freshness to this fragrance. Its a youthful mix of sweet and fresh with notes that set this apart as a not-your-run-of-the-mill, super sweet, candy perfume. It has sparkle and depth, without losing any of its whimsy or charm.

Best Summer Colognes for Men

Posted by Dimitri on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 7:30 PM

As the autumnal exquinox shifts to the southern hemisphere and the Northern summer finally begins, we fellas often look for a fresh new fragrance to see the summer through to its end. To my mind, there’s nothing better than choosing a new scent each summer so that those happy, carefree days can be easily recalled with one simple sniff, once the dreary winter months come back around!

So, here are my hot picks of 5 new and classic colognes that speak of lazy days spent lounging by the coast:

JIL SANDER SUN MEN

As if the name didn’t say it all, there’s much to love and appreciate in this frosted bottle with striking copper cap! Jil Sander’s Sun for men feels like the warmth of sun on your back, and a cool Atlantic zephyr blowing across your face.  Bergamot, rosemary, nutmeg and clean crisp white musk lends a sense of vast ultramarine skies and Mediterranean warmth.

 

THIERRY MUGLER COLOGNE

The neon green juice you will find in a bottle of Mugler’s Cologne is a verdant spring of freshness and brightness – everything you could possibly wish for to freshen up during the hot weather! A generous splash across the back of the neck, or sprays to the chest will imbue the air around you with a swelling cloud of soapy, bright citrus and musk. Sexy yet casual, Mugler’s daring cologne is one to be shared between partners.

 

AZZARO CHROME

If one could bottle the flash of polished steel or the glint of hammered silver, then it would smell like Azzaro’s Chrome. A crisp and bracing citrus fragrance, Chrome feels every bit as cool and clean as it’s name might suggest. Bergamot, lemon, coriander, pineapple, musk and cardamom make for a bold, sharp and commanding scent which will last for the better part of an entire day. The ideal cooling tonic for hot summer nights!

 

HERMES CONCENTRE D’ORANGE VERTE

Yes it may be fleeting on skin, but the revered house of Hermes designed Eau d’Orange Verte to be a thrilling cologne intended for liberal application! For those thrilling few hours, this concentrated ‘water of green oranges’ with its zippy cool minty opening is a sublime pick me up any time you need a refresher. It has been sold since the 1960s and is still one of the House’s mainstays to this day… a universal crowd pleaser!

 

TOM FORD NEROLI PORTOFINO

Using the fragrant orange groves of Southern Italy as his muse, Tom Ford bottled the odours of the Amalfi Coast with Neroli Portofino. If you love the idea of a summer excursion to sunny Italy, then this rousing perfume of orange blossom, mandarin, bergamot and lavender is your go-to summer spray! In my eyes Tom can do no wrong, and his Neroli Portofino is as good as it gets!

 

Now you’re armed with all the ‘know’ you need, be sure to spend this summer making new memories and turning heads with the right fragrances. Happy days!