6 Of My Favourite Summer Fragrances
With the weather being Hot n' Cold like Katie Perry's hit song, I tend to reach for fragrances that combine effortless cool with a touch of summer warmth and sweetness. My latest choices are six fragrances from three brands I really love.
From BDK Parfums, Sel D'Argent & Citrus Riviera, from Maison Crivelli, Citrus Batikanga & Osmanthe Kōdoshān and from Atelier Cologne, Orange Sanguine & Lemon Island.
BDK Parfums, Sel D'Argent & Citrus Riviera
Both are housed in mood boosting blue bottles that scream summer and carelessness, Citrus Riviera is a dazzling zesty sweet citrus fragrance that is bright and warm at the same time, like whitewashed walls that glimmer in the sunlight and release the heat of the day late in the evening while Sel D'Argent feels like salty sun kissed skin with the faint remains of a sun lotion still lingering on.
Essence of Moroccan Neroli, Essence of Italian Mandarin, Essence of Italian Lemon, Fig Accord
Moroccan Orange Blossom Absolute, Jasmine, Strawberry Neo Jungle Essence, Eucalyptus Essence, Everlasting Flower Absolute
White Musk, Patchouli from Indonesia, Vetiver from Haiti, Tonka Bean Absolute
Essence of Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit, Salted accord
Orange Blossom Absolute from Tunisia, Ylang-Ylang Essence from Madagascar, Galbanum Essence from Iran
Ambroxan, Cashmeran, Timbersilk, White Musk
Maison Crivelli Osmanthe Kōdoshān & Citrus Batikanga
Another pair of fragrances perfect for summer; Osmanthe Kōdoshān is a peachy osmanthus floral breeze coming from a tree nested deep in a humid jungle and Citrus Batikanga combines masterfully the freshness of citruses with the heat of chilli in a composition that reminds me of a a frozen lemonade spiked with chilli.
Key raw materials: star anise essential oil, Sichuan pepper essential oil, osmanthus absolute, black tea absolute, patchouli essential oil, tobacco absolute, cistus absolute.
Key raw materials: bergamot essential oil, orange bigarade essential oil, chili essential oil, vetyver essential oil, cedar essential oil, myrrh absolute.
Atelier Cologne, Orange Sanguine & Lemon Island.
Atelier Cologne is a staple of mine, especially during summer as they've managed to bottle some of the most solar / summery scents! A couple of my favourite summer fragrances they have include Orange Sanguine, a bright and juicy sun soaked fragrance with the most delicious fruity drydown and Lemon Island, one of their latest releases, a gorgeous cocktail-on-the-beach fragrance, bright, sparkling, warm and thirst quenching with a breeze of magical jasmine coming from a nearby bush.
Orange Sanguine notes: Blood orange from Italy, bitter orange from Spain, red mandarin from Italy, jasmine from Egypt, geranium from South Africa, black pepper from Madagascar, tonka bean from Brazil, sandalwood from Indonesia, cedarwood from Texas
Lemon Island notes: Fresh lemongrass, Indian jasmine, tropical lemon, Madagascan vanilla
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