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Perfumes to spritz on this summer

Perfumes to spritz on this summer

From bold florals to crisp citrus notes, summer’s newest fragrances evoke sunny days in a single spritz. With temperatures now on the rise, there’s no better time to switch up your go-to fragrance, with plenty of feminine scents to collect and covet this season.

Flirty florals

If you’re a floral fragrance fan, Tom Ford’s new Orchid Soleil is the latest in the top designer’s perfume line. With top notes of bitter orange and pink peppercorn as well fragrant layers of spider rose, vanilla and tuberose, this warm scent is perfect for the summer nights. The Art Deco-inspired fluted glass flacon is also deserved of pride of place in any bathroom cabinet! With a fresh and feminine scent, L’Eau de Toilette by Carven opens with Italian lemon, sweet pea and peony, as well as layers of freesia, white hyacinth and wisteria. Keeping it simple, Jo Malone's latest limited edition cologne Nashi Blossom smells like an orchard in the warm summer months. It's feminine, youthful and comes in a chic spotted bottle.

Cool citruses

If zingy citruses are more your thing, skip the florals and opt for Gucci’s Bamboo Eau de Parfum, a feminine and sensual scent with strong notes of deep sandalwood, heady Tahitian vanilla and exotic notes of orange blossom and delicate Ylang Ylang. Similarly, long-time fans of the original unisex CK One scent, will not be able to get enough of latest reincarnation, CK One Summer. This lemon-tinged, fresh fragrance will make you feel summer-ready in a single mist. And enthusiasts of chypre fragrances - typically citrus with moss and musk undertones - will adore the latest scent from celebrity make-up artist Mary Greenwell. Her Plum Purse Spray is inspired by her travels and features lingering notes of English plum, lemon, blackcurrant, peach and bergamot.

Ocean-inspired mists

Seeking a refreshing summer scent with a cooling aroma? Look no further than Bronnley’s Citrine Lagoon. With its aquamarine palette of aromas, and notes of grapefruit, lemon and a deep base of amber and vetiver, nothing compliments a beachy minidress better. Maybe it’s the Mediterranean herbs, and hint of sea spray, but Estee Lauder Pleasures Aqua Eau de Parfum Spray, manages to transport us to Positano in a single spritz. Combining honeysuckle with freesia, trailed by a dewy, musk scent that merges fresh blooms with the ocean’s gentle mist. And the British summertime wouldn’t be the same without the odd drizzle, and this season Marc Jacobs is bringing on the rain again with light scent Marc Jacobs Splash Rain. This water-based fragrance has notes of freshly cut grass, tropical rain and gentle musk.

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