Scents of summer: 5 new fragrances for the season ahead
Salty hair, sandy toes.
When it comes to summer, it does have its own wonderful smell. Freshly cut grass, ocean breeze, sun cream, warm sidewalks, summer might just be both my favourite season and my favourite scent.
Speaking of scents, did you know it makes good sense to update your fragrance for the warm season too? Scent develops on our skin throughout the day, and on days when we are warm and sweaty might smell completely different than it does on cold winter days. To test it out, try to spray a sample on your wrist and see how it develops – you may find it’s too light or too strong for your taste – and hence be better off going for something more suitable to summer right now.
And while there is no rule book per se, as a rough guide, though, citrus and light floral scents are great for the warmer months when you don’t want anything too heavy or cloying (as sweat and heat will amplify your perfume).
Summer 2022 is right around the corner, and if you have been looking to upgrade or swap out your usual fragrance for something fresh and new, here are five new perfumes to click home:
1. Clarins Eau Extraordinaire
Half-way between a skin-softening oil and a perfume, the new Clarins Eau Extraordinaire is made from 95 percent natural ingredients.
It combines the comforting scent of essential oils with the softening and stimulating properties of plant extracts to restore comfort to the skin, and can be used on any skin type.
2. Narciso Rodriguez for Her Musc Noir Rose Eau de Parfum
Creamy oriental vanilla, tuberose, musk, plum and Italian bergamot oil, the new For Her Musc Noir Rose by Narciso Rodriguez smells like midnight in Tuscany. Or a drive along the Amalfi Coast.
Sweet and fruity at first, then more sensual and sexy, this perfume will linger on your skin and smells utterly irresistible.
3. Marc Jakobs Daisy Spring
Fresh, vibrant, green, sparkly – the new Daisy Spring is like nature in spring – all captured inside one (adorable) bottle.
This limited-edition fragrance is sure to be as big a hit as any of Marc Jacobs's previous Daisy scents.
4. CK One Summer Daze
The scent of your summer road trip – and one to be shared with your other half too.
CK One Summer Daze is a resh unisex fragrance with a fruity citrus scent that just seem to capture what summer is all about. Zesty kumquat, mint iced tea, warm musk and vetiver – this is the scent you wear to a music festival or an Ibiza getaway.
€50, The Perfume Shop
5. Byredo Sundazed Eau de Parfum
Lux? Yes. Spectacular? For sure.
The new Sundazed perfume by Byredo is a mid-summer's night daydream. From sunny top notes of mandarin and Californian lemon, to neroli, Arabian jasmine, cotton candy and musk – this is everything we want to smell of this summer season.
€195, Browns Thomas