Words by Emma Tiernan
May 24th, 2018
Transitioning from winter to summer not only means swapping out your winter wardrobe hues for sunnier tones but also your fragrances too. For the winter months, we tend to favour a heavier bouquet while for summer it is all about light and fresh scents. Think of summer vacations in Italy with the sea breeze on your face and the smell of orange trees in the air.
These five new summer perfume releases conjure up seascape beachy vibes to escort you to far-flung destinations. Just close your eyes.
A fresh twist on the cult scent Light Blue, this summer Dolce & Gabbana have released a new limited summer edition, Italian Zest. This new fragrance celebrates the joyfulness of a sunny summer day in Capri. With notes such as Light Blue’s signature Sicilian cedar and the Granny Smith apple which is brightened by am injection of tangy lemon with hints of white rose and jasmine petals accented by a base scent of ambry notes and warm musk.
A summery twist on Calvin Kleins beloved fragrance Eternity. Eternity Air is a floral fruity fragrance with notes of grapefruit, blackcurrant, peony and pear with a dense musky base. This fragrance is available to buy in June.
One inhalation of this fragrance and you are transported to a Mediterranean fruit market right beside the sea. This scent evokes the true spirit of Italian summers with pear, citrus, watermelon and aquatic notes.
Each year Calvin Klein releases a limited summer edition of the cult fragrance CK One. This year’s fragrance is heavily inspired by the tropics with hints of lemon and lime mojito, pineapple and guava notes and a coconut milk base. Summer in a bottle.
Every year in early April, Tokyoites gather under the shade of the cherry blossom trees that are believed to bring good fortune. Shishido’s Ever Bloom Sakura Art edition is a celebration of the ‘Sakura’ (Cherry Blossom) and the arrival of spring. The fragrance has notes of cherry blossom and orange blossom tied together with a soft woody musk. The result is a delicate fragrance with distinctive notes.
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