We love summer! Who doesn’t? It’s full of warm sunny days, patio dates with the girls, and just lounging around on the beach.
Summer essentials include moisturizer, makeup and sunscreen, but there’s one thing missing: a fragrance. A perfume is a must-have for a vibrant summer. Whether you buy one to wear on the daily or on special occasions, you can make sure that it will leave a lasting impression on those you meet.
When you’re on the search for a new perfume, it’s important to go with one that suits you perfectly.
We visited the Fragrance Boutique at our Hudson’s Bay to find out what the perfect scents of the summer are as well as some other great info and tips that you may find interesting!
Summer fragrances are full of sweet and refreshing citrus scents. Look for grapefruit and lemon as the top notes (notes are what makes up the fragrance you’re smelling) in the bottle to guarantee you a cool and soft scent.
If you have a specific brand in mind, you can visit one of the Houses found in the Fragrance Department at the Hudson’s Bay. These Houses are the homes of different brands, i.e. Chanel, Prada and many more. The associates can help you find the perfect scent all the while telling you about the brand’s story and answering any questions you may have.
While at the boutique, we walked around smelling many of the different summary scents they had, so to save you some time, we created a list of our top 3 summer picks:
Chanel – Chance Eau Vive
The newest of the Chanel collection, Chance Eau Vive radiates with energy which explains it’s current number 1 status. A floral scent with invigorating Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Jasmine, Cedar and Iris notes create the perfect refreshing scent you’ve been looking for!
Marc Jacobs – Daisy Eau so Fresh!
Fresh and feminine, you can never go wrong with Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Eau So Fresh! This scent is full of fruity and bubbliness that as Marc Jacobs says, “transports you to a field of sunshine that bursts with the flirty scent of flowers and the cheerful sweetness of fruits”. It also has a subtle musky smell that adds that cherry on top! Aside from Eau So Fresh!, the whole Daisy collection by Marc Jacobs is perfect for these warm summer days and nights, not to mention their adorable collectable bottles.
Hermès – Le Jardin de Monsieur Li
Launched this year, Le Jardin de Monsieur Li has a cool and citrusy scent like no other. The man behind the fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena who smelt it while he was in China. As the Hermès website says, Le Jardin de Monsieur Li “describes a Chinese garden somewhere between reality and imagination”.The top notes of this fragrance are: Kumquat, jasmine and mint.
Need to Know Definitions:
Eau de Toilette (EDT): Made of essential oils and a lighter scent. EDT is better suited if you want a scent that only last a couple of hours, perfect for a brunch date. But if you want it to last, it will need to be re-applied throughout the day.
Eau de Parfume: Composed of aldehyde which helps create a stronger scent that lasts longer, 1 spray should last you most of the day.
Don’t hesitate to ask any questions as the fragrance associates at the Hudson’s Bay would be more than happy to help you!