Beauty

Put A Spring In Your Scent

Not that we ever need a reason, but a seasonal change is the perfect time to add a new fragrance to your collection.

Whether you’re a floral gal or generally like to opt for a moodier melange of scents, I’ve got a bunch of suggestions to choose from.

Looking for something fresh AF?

If you like clean, fresh fragrances, look for citrus or aquatic options to spritz. ūüĆŅūüíßūüćč

Citrus fragrances are some of my favourite daily scents, especially when it’s warm outside as they really do add a light zestiness to your day. Not as common as the more floral or woody perfumes, prepare to have many quizzical sniffs pointed your way when you spritz one of these bad boys on the reg.
The only downside to perfumes that boast fresher notes is that they don’t cling to the skin the way stronger notes would. SO, make sure you layer over scented body lotion and pop a smaller bottle (rollerball options are PERFECT) in your handbag to reapply during the day.

Light and zesty fragrances I love…

Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Sounds like a weird combo but this is my all-time favourite zesty fragrance and the bottle lasts for YONKS! The burst of fruity mandarin keeps the lime and basil from being too overpowering and like most citrus fragrances, can be worn unisex with ease.
Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt – Another JM (I’m a fan, she does no wrong), this has been a popular scent for a few of my gal pals as they head down the aisle. It’s soft enough to be romantic but the odd collection of notes make it truly unique.
TIP: Buy the matching candle and burn while you’re getting ready for your big day, whenever you get a whiff of those notes you’ll be transported back to that moment of nervous excitement to marry bae.
L’OCCITANE Verbena There are a few products that L’OCCITANE produce, unparalleled to anything else on the market; Lavender Bath Foam, Shea Butter Body Cream and Verbena Fragrance.¬†Bursting with freshness, this luminous fragrance conjures up¬†sensations of greenness, evocative of lemons that have dried in the sun.¬† Hide it from your boyf, lest he gets his greedy little mitts on it.
Ck One Р A naturally clean, pure, and contemporary fragrance with a refreshing blend of notes. Leaving a clean, tangy aroma on the skin, CK One is individualistic and all inclusive for both him and her.

Does your taste lean towards the floral family?

Feed your inner girly-girl with a beautiful fragrance reminiscent of fresh blooms. Floral fragrances sometimes get a bad rap for smelling ‘like an old person’, but if that’s the case, you’ve been smelling cheap, poorly constructed scents, formulated with shitty quality oils. ūüĆļūüĆ∑ūüĆł

A few floral options sure to tickle your nostrils…

Fleur d’Or & Acacia¬†Eau de Toilette ¬†– I have the inability to lie which is REALLY annoying when people ask me what I’m wearing after I’ve doused myself in this unique and romantic fragrance. Now a bunch of my gal pals wear it!¬†It’s formulated with a harmonious accord of mimosa and acacia, which calms the strength of the floral notes.¬†
 
AERIN Bamboo Rose – Not a traditional rose fragrance, the scent is formulated with four quality types of rose petals and enhanced with a touch of jasmine. After sitting on your skin for a few minutes, you’ll notice a hint of bergamot, which keeps it light and refreshing.¬†
Bottega Veneta Knot This deep, leathery floral fragrance is strong enough to stop a chap in the streets without being overpowering. Enshroud yourself in the sophisticated aura of rose and the lingering sensuality of peony essence. A truly timeless scent.
TIP: The Jurlique Rose Rollerball pairs with this PERFECTLY, so nab one for touch-ups on the go. 

Giorgio Armani Sì Eau de Parfum РChic, voluptuous, intense, and soft; the heart of Si is a floral body of freesia and rose with a gorgeous spate of blackcurrant nectar at the top, keeping it modern and empowering. 

Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge – My fave fragrance of 2017; a voluptuous, saturated, spiced floral. The unexpected blend of jasmine and rich spices, it unveils a new facet of erotic decadence in perfumery. Perfect for nights out when you want to unleash your inner hedonist!

¬†Michael Kors Wonderlust – This newbie is a great holiday scent with a ¬†luxurious blend of blossoms mingled with delectably spiced notes. ¬†There’s a tantalising pop of pink pepper (saying hello to the citrus family) and the whole concoction is soothed with almond milk – keeping it creamy.

Marc Jacobs Daisy – Fresh and feminine, this cult fragrance is for all the gals who enjoy the sweeter smells in life. It’s formulated with¬†notes of wild strawberry, velvety violet petals and finishes with a luminous blend of gardenia and jasmine. DELISH!

B. Balenciaga EDPThis fragrance opens with notes of lily of the valley and violet green leaves, before revealing the powdery essence of iris and drying down to the darker, sensual notes of cashmeran woods. It’s a woodier floral so perfect for the gal who wants her flowers with a bit of ‘tude.

Or do you prefer to spritz something deeper?

If you generally grab something with deeper, stronger notes; I’ve got a few must-haves you’ll love. These gals are generally brimming with confidence and not afraid to reach for their boyfs’ cologne if they forget to bring one for sleepover night.¬†ūüćĀ‚ú®ūüĎĄ

Boast inherent sexiness with one of these seductive spritzes…

Jo Malone Amber & Lavender РUnisex and legendary, the quality lavender and petitgrain bring a fresh luminosity to the unique amber undertones that ripple through the scent.

Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO РThis fragrance perfectly embodies the scent of seduction. It is sexy as hell and you need to get it on your wrists ASAP.  Rose and gardenia lend a feminine grace to the vetiver and cedar base. At the core, notes of musk offer undeniable warmth and sensuality.

Estée Lauder Modern Muse Nuit РThis perfume smells so bloody delicious. The daring and addictive rum accord features amidst a plume of rich jasmine for a bold and modern take on seductive femininity. Notes of amber and sensuous musk enhance the luxury allure of this unforgettable scent.

AERIN Amber Musk -Amber makes a velvety first impression, contrasted by a succulent burst of coconut water and the femininity of a hit of rose. Lingering musk infuses the fragrance with warmth, leaving a lasting impression all day.

Tip: This (thus far) seems to be universally liked so it’s the perfect pressie for the girl who has everything.¬†

Jo Malone ¬†Birch & Black Pepper – Ok guys, I PROMISE this post isn’t sponsored by JM, they just have a bunch of really unique fragrances that don’t cost you an outrageous amount of $$$! The juxtaposing scents work really well together, the black pepper and cardamom add a cool ¬†spiciness, layered with the smoky birch.

 

Words by Kelly McCarren. 

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