What are your favorite summer scents?
The ones that you would take on a vacation?
The ones that help you through the worst heat?
The ones that contain your memories of summers past?
My favorite summer scents are refreshing and exuberant cologne-style citrus scents that bring energy and a boost of wakefulness into the heat of the day. I like Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine or Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose.
I also enjoy “salt water” scents, perfumes that evoke salty skin and hot sand like Hermés Eau de Merveilles or Parfumerie Gènèrale Bois Naufragè.
The third category I love in summer, are light, tropical florals with a hint of coconut. The forerunner in this category is of course Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, lovely are Honorè des Pres Love Coco, Yves Rocher Monoï de Tahiti body oil or a good fig scent.
The one summer scent that holds many memories of my youth is Jil Sander Sun, almost a classic that is still available. I wore this a lot in the summer after finishing high school, a summer spent in Greece, enough said.
Let’s hear about your current and past summer favorites!
Stay tuned for summer scent mini-reviews this week.