Even if you aren’t changing your entire beauty routine for the summer, most women do change up the fragrance they wear for the hotter months. Musky, heavy scents take a back seat to lighter, sheer florals. Opting for a body spray or a scented lotion are good light options too, but if you like the staying power of a perfume, I have a couple that are summertime approved.
Esteé Lauder Pleasures Bloom
I am a fan of the classic (it was the first ‘grown up’ fragrance I bought that didn’t have a body spray version available in a can), but I like this one a little bit better. Pleasures Bloom smells like a sparkling, delicate, sweeter version of the original that you can spray for days and not over-do.
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne
More than once I’ve complimented someone on their uniquely sweet, but not powerful scent which turns out to be Lime Basil & Mandrin from Jo Malone. I know it sounds more like a salad dressing recipe than something you’d spray on your body, but the combination works . It’s light, zesty, and fresh – perfect for hot summer days when smelling fresh trumps smelling perfume-y.
Stella McCartney Stella
Although I do like to switch it up, I’ve been wearing Stella for years now. It’s a blend of soft rose and amber that’s intoxicating. I always get compliments on it – I think it’s because it works with my body chemistry, I can’t even smell it once it’s on anymore.