Like fashion you have key basic pieces in your wardrobe you wear throughout the year. Some clothing you only pull out for that particular season or special occasion. The same applies for perfumes, scents and colognes. I hear a lot about fragrance combining which I do with Jo Malone colognes and I’m sure you can with other brands also.
There is so many fragrances, colognes on the market, so it isn’t surprising that it has taken me some time to know which notes in a perfume work well with my skin chemistry.
This time of the year when the temperature rises throughout the day. I look more for a lighter not so pungent aroma that is subtle yet noticeable.The two brands I have been wanting to try for some time is Chanel and Byredo. Played it safe and went for Chanel Chance and a perfume hairspray from Byredo. Two very different brands offering something unique.
Chanel is very classic strong and distinctive whereas Byredo is modern, calm yet experimental with their combinations of scents.
Trying to describe a scent is like trying to explain a colour, everyone is going to have differing interpretations.
After going through my perfume stash, I naturally gravitate towards fragrances that have a more fruity light wood fresh smell with a hint of floral.
To make things a little easier, as well as showing you what my five for summer fragrances are, I have also added the different top, heart and base notes from each brand.
Byredo Hair Perfume Top: Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Lemon, Pepper Heart: Incense, Orris, Pine Needle Base: Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla
Jo Malone – English Pear & Freesia Top note: King William Pear – Heart Note: Freesia – Base Note: Patchouli
Chanel Chance – Eau Vive zesty fragrance stirred by the vivifying notes of Grapefruit and Blood Orange. Its top notes explode with freshness. A Jasmine heart delicately unveils its femininity. The Cedar-Iris accords of its trail reveal the sheer elegance of its composition.
Diptyque – Philosykos – Olfactory collection: woody Raw materials: fig leaves, fig tree sap, fig tree wood Olfactory accident: black pepper
Jo Loves – Mango Thai Lime Ripe golden mango blends with kaffir lime and black pepper
What are your favourite scents, colognes and EDT perfumes you like wearing for the summer?