A host of new summer fragrances have arrived in store, from fresh, aquatic pick-me-ups and pretty white floral bouquets to delicious gourmands and sensual musk-infused blends. To find out which one will suit you best, you’ll simply have to sniff them all, but here’s a nice overview to hopefully help you find your new signature scent.
Elizabeth Arden Always Red EDP
A sweet floriental with a musky dry down, Always Red smells nothing like Red Door and was created to celebrate ‘a New York state of mind’ for the woman who wants to live out loud and create her own rules.
The notes: Red plum, blood orange, exotic passion fruit, Sambac jasmine, pink freesia, velvet rose petals, red amber, mahogany and praline.
Wear it: On an evening when you’re all dressed up and quite happy to be the centre of attention.
Buy it: R495 for 50ml and R795 for 100ml.
I Am Juicy Couture EDP Juicy Couture’s new fruity-floral fragrance was created for a bold, fearless ‘it girl’. A glamorous rebel who oozes dynamism, she makes a striking yet feminine style statement wherever she goes, regardless of what she’s wearing.
The notes: Raspberry, pomelo, passionfruit, gardenia, heliotrope, rose de mai, sweet pea, soft musk, warm woods and amber.
Wear it: When you’re feeling glamorous and confident on a day where you’d unafraid to stand out.
Buy it: R725 for 50ml and R1 050 for 100ml.
Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme EDPA sweet, musky elixir, Extreme is the latest edition to the Flowerbomb family and is slightly creamier and more intense – yet not overbearing – than the original scent.
The notes: Bergamot, tea, orange blossom, Sambac jasmine, freesia, centifolia rose, osmanthus, orchid, patchouli, benzoin, vanilla, musk and amber.
Wear it: On a hot date when you’re feeling flirty and fun.
Buy it: R1 545 for 50ml.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sunset in Salina EDT
A fresh, light floral with a sensual woody base, this limited edition sister scent to the incredibly popular Light Blue is summer in a bottle. One spritz will conjure up the image of watching the sun set from a garden terrace surrounded by blooms in the Mediterranean.
The notes: Fresh vine leaves, violet leaves, yellow freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, amber, cedar and white musk.
Wear it: On a warm summer’s day or night when your heart is feeling happy.
Buy it: R1 045 for 40ml.