Summon up summer with pretty florals, zesty summer berries and evocative musks. The change in season is a great time to switch to a lighter, fresher fragrance for a few months.
Here are our top 5 picks:
La Petite Robe Noire, Eau De Toilette – Guerlain
This pretty, floral scent is bursting with English-garden freshness. Lighter than the deep, rich Eau de Parfum, the natural ingredients – including red cherries, orange blossom and rose –sing out from the Eau de Toilette. We’re a sucker for a beautiful bottle, and the scroll shaping and heart detailing on this one will add a dash of French elegance to your dressing table.
30ml, £36 from John Lewis
L.I.L.Y Eau De Parfum – Stella McCartney
We’ve long been fans of Stella McCartney’s signature “Stella” fragrance, so were excited when L.I.L.Y was revealed, and it certainly met expectations. Natural extracts of amber and dark, earthy truffle are combined with more traditional lily of the valley, giving a sharp, delicate element of contrast. Designed in Art Deco style, the cut-glass crystal bottle is modernised by its metal edging.
30ml, £44 from Boots
Flash Eau De Parfum, Jimmy Choo
A bold, sexy summer scent – as if we’d expect anything less from the legendary shoe designers. This is glamour in a bottle – jasmine, lily and pink pepper combine to give a floral, heady scent that will get you noticed. Spritz on and head out to meet your adoring public.
£36, 40ml from Debenhams
Limited Edition Osmanthus Blossom Cologne, Jo Malone
Jo Malone is known for fresh, clean, natural fragrances that linger beautifully on the skin, and this limited edition cologne doesn’t disappoint. The fruity notes of apricot and orange combine with muskier leather to create a heady, exotic scent that will envelop you in summer peachiness.
£38, 30ml from www.jomalone.co.uk
CK One Summer Edition, Calvin Klein
Each year the latest summer edition of CK One makes us want to pack our bags and jet off to sunny islands and azure swimming pools. This 10th edition is leaping with refreshing watermelon, cucumber and water lily – perfect for keeping cool on hot beaches or poolside with a cocktail.
£29, 100ml from Boots
So there you have it – our top 5 picks, time to get spritzing for summer!