Ahhh, summer scents... Don't you just love them?
Here is a little run-down of what's in stores right now perfume wise, little wonder bottles containing different brands' interpretations of what 'summer in a bottle' means to each and one of them. Ready? Here we go folks!
RRP: 29.99 Euro / 50ml - Eau de Toilette
'Guess Seductive Sunkissed' Limited Edition is one that I would describe as fun, girlie and playful. Before you even get to the scent itself, the first thing you notice is the packaging, the beautiful polka dot box. Then inside, the bottle is plain amazing no doubt about it, that stunning coral shade (it's actually the perfume's colour, not the bottle's), that cute and flirty lipstick charm attached, the coral shaded spray nozzle, all these elements just give you a hint of the perfume to be discovered...Top notes of pear, raspberry, blackcurrant blossom and pink grapefruit, with middle notes of warm jasmine and vanilla, and base notes of musk and violet. Simply delicious, it's without a doubt a fruity ensemble, one that can take you on a journey to a warm summer night on the beach, in the arms of your beloved.
RRP: 33Euro / 100 ml, Fragrant Body Mist
Roger & Gallet 'Eau des Bienfaits' Fragrant Body Mist. Oh dear Lord, this is a good one! As soon as the spray touches the skin, an explosion of citruses pops into mind (and nose), and it's such an invigorating scent, it's crazy. I actually, literally want to bathe in it. Top notes- essential oils of blood orange, mandarin, bergamot and lemon, middle notes of violet leaves and orange blossom (one of my favourite perfume notes) and cedarwood and patchouli in the base notes. This is a gorgeous body mist with hydrating properties, an all in one parabens free formula, it's like an energy drink for your skin, if that makes any sense at all. An interesting fact to point out, this was created by a 25 year old French chap (Perfumer)- Mathieu Nardin, and boy what a fantastic job he did!
RRP: 19.95 Euro / 50 ml - Eau De Parfum
Beyonce's 'Pulse Summer Edition' is again full of energy and joy. Fruity floral scent with top notes of pear, mandarin and pink pepper, middle notes of ginger orchid, jasmine and Tunisian orange flowers, and creamy base notes of sapphire woods and musk. The presence of fresh pink pepper and mandarin are obvious at first sniff, and these soon settle down into a sweet fruity, luscious and mouthwatering scent. This has a certain warmth and again, it is a very obvious summer perfume: beach,waves, late night cocktails and fruit salads, are all incorporated in Beyonce's 'Pulse Summer Edition'.
RRP: 23.95Euro / 60ml - Eau de Toilette
I am soon running out of adjectives to describe these, but not before I introduce you to The Body Shop's White Musk Summer Glow. Created by Domitille Bertier, mastermind behind 'Flowerbomb' for Viktor & Rolf, 'Summer Glow' is a fresh take on The Body Shop's original 'White Musk', and contains notes of lemon, peony, sandalwood and musk. Starting with the simple summer coloured bottle and ending with the mesmerizing scent, this is a beautiful pick-me-up on a grey Irish day, a perfume that truly makes me happy when I wear it. I must confess I usually drown myself in this floral ensemble before going to bed and I love it like that!
So in all fairness, there's nothing but great things to say about these perfumes. They're all summery and they're all to my linking, now if I could only have a sun holiday to go with them, I would be more than happy to review *that* too :))).
Disclaimer: All the above products are PR samples sent to me for consideration purposes.