Sunday, 22 June 2014

Favourite Summer Scents





Perfume is, for me, a luxury limited to Birthday and Christmas presents because of the extravagant price tags they come with. However, it is the rarity of owning a new perfume that makes them one of my favourite things to lust after and consequently make me incapable of walking through a beauty hall without spraying myself with so many that I can longer differentiate between them (we’ve all been there).

Out of my small collection, I find that I reach for different perfumes according to the season, and in summer, I tend to reach for girly, yet sophisticated scents that aren't too overpowering. Chanel’s ‘Chance’ in ‘Eau Fraiche’ and Stella McCartney’s classic ‘Stella’ certainly fit the category of light, yet feminine.

‘Chance Eau Fraiche’ by Chanel: This delicate green perfume is the perfect refreshing scent on a hot summers day as the name 'Eau Fraiche' would suggest. I am no fragrance expert, however, I can detect the topnotes described by Chanel as lemon and cedar, and the basenotes of amber and patchouli. When first spritzed, the scent is rather sharp and citrus-y, however, when it has been sat on the skin for a few hours, the more woody basenotes really begin to come through. For this reason, this perfume is perfect for a summers day, as by the time evening comes around, the fragrance has more of a demure and heady feel. This perfume is around the £55 mark for 50ml, so definitely one for a Birthday list or a student loan day splurge.

‘Stella’ by Stella McCartney: The first thing that attracted me to this perfume (after the hundreds of blogposts I’d read) was the bottle design. These little 30ml bottles are known for their pretty prints, which are updated annually with new themes and motifs. As well as looking eye-catching on my dressing table, the perfume within the quirky packaging is my idea of the most beautiful summer scent. The fragrance is a blend of florals, with topnotes of rose, mandarin and peony and with basenotes of amber. It is the amber and the mandarin tones that set this perfume apart from any other simple floral scent as a sophisticated and multi layered fragrance. This perfume is fairly priced at £40 for 30ml, and is a great choice to throw into the handbag for those long summer days out.

What are your favourite summer scents?
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13 comments

  1. Lovely photos. The worst thing about fragrances is that you can describe them all you want, but I still have no idea what it smells like. I do like the Chanel one though. As for me, my summer scent is anything citrusy such as I Love Love by Moschino. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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    1. Thank you! Yes, definitely give them a smell when you're next in a beauty hall.
      I'll have to try the Moschino one- thanks for the recommendation! :) xx

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  2. lovely presentation!

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring my new burgundy maxi skirt
    www.retrostreetstation.blogspot.de

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  3. Gorgeous selection of summer scents! I love your blog and I have started following you with Bloglovin. If you ever have a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for such a nice comment! Yes they're lovely, I'd definitely recommend you try them! :)
      Of course, I'll pop by your blog now! xx

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  4. Just discovered your blog and LOOVE it! Now following you xx

    Thrive on Novelty

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    1. Thank you! I'll check out your blog now :)

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  5. The bottle of the Stella perfume is gorgeous! I neeed to have try of these!
    xx

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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    1. They are so cute, I love the different patterns they come out with! xx

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  6. Ah Stella is my ultimate favourite perfume! I wear it all year round I love it so much!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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    1. It is lovely isn't it- so versatile for different occasions and seasons :)

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  7. We haven't seen the Stella perfume in Australian stores before. We're curious to see what it smells like though because we do love our floral scents. The packaging is gorgeous! We'd honestly just buy it for that!

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Ahh that's a shame- but if you find it, definitely give it a try! :)

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