I used to always be a one fragrance only kinda gal. Marc Jacobs Daisy was it for me, but with a few fragrances between now and then my collection is growing and I love to change my scent for the season.
The first scent I swear by was something I've had for quite a while now and it really was love at first sniff. The Jo Loves Pomelo Fragrance* is my go-to summer scent and you can just tell that it's perfect for the season as Jo Malone herself says that its inspired by memories of summer holidays, white sandy beaches, fresh linen sheets and sparkling iced water. With the notes of grapefruit, this scent is the perfect mix of refreshing, energising and just blooming delicious. If you love a fruity scent, then this is a must try.
Moving slightly away from the fruity scent, but still just as fresh I love the Roger & Gallet Fragrance Water Sprays. I've got Gingembre* and Gingembre Rouge* - both favourite scents of mine and I can't get enough. These are far lighter scents and so are perfect for spritzing on in the summer and keeping in your bag to freshen up on the go. Gingembre has notes of Ginger Flower, Neroli, Bergamot, Ambrette, Benzoin Balm and Musk. The perfect summer-esque scent with a hint of a little something extra. Gingembre Rouge is fairly similar on the note front, but with a different twist. It has notes of ginger, mandarin, pomegranate and lychee - this fragrance is just stunning. I have to admit it pips the post just slightly over the original Gingembre scent, but as always this will depend on my mood on the day. This fruity, yet spicy scent is just beautiful and you must give it a sniff.
If you're looking for another light scent for the summer that's also budget friendly like the Roger & Gallett scents I'd really recommend looking at The Body Shop. Their fragrances are so underrated but they really are great and mind blowingly affordable. My pick is the newest to the range and is the The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiare Eau De Toilette*. This is more on the floral end of the summer fragrance spectrum but I'd really recommend giving this a go the next time you walk past a Body Shop.
Finally, moving a little bit away from summer specific scents as actually I don't always opt for summer only scents - I mean I live in England, it could feel like the bloody winter in the summer so I may sometimes opt for something a little different or warmer. My current picks are the Giorgio Armani Si Eau De Parfum* for its notes of cassis nectar, modern chypre and light musky wood. I'll go for this if the weather is a little cooler or in the evening. The same can be said for the Leighton Denny Light & Dark fragrances*. There's a few different fragrances in this uni-sex range and I'd recommend giving them all a sniff to find out which is the best for you (or your partner!).
I'm obsessed with adding fragrances to my collection so I can just seeing this keep on growing... So watch this space for a new update with some new favourites in a couple of months. Who know's what I'll be loving then.
What are your favourite summer fragrances?