Fragrances for the Spring and Summer

As someone who loves the finer things in life, I love perfume. I think it can change mood and the moods of people around you. I like to choose the scents I’m wearing based on the season. Certain seasons call for different scents. So I made a list of my favorite fragrances for the spring and summer.

 

REPLICA Beach Walk by MAISON MARGIELA

Top notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Lemon

Middle notes: Transluzone, Ylang Ylang, Coconut Milk

Base notes: Musk,Cedar, Benzoin

 

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If you love the scent of a warm and sunny beach day you will love this perfume. When wearing it I can smell ocean water mixing with the sweet scent of coconuts, and a sting of citrus lemon. This is a fresh scent and as someone who doesn’t love fresh scents I still love it this one. I would recommend wearing this on summer weekends or by the pool, it’s the type of scent that’s made for having fun. It also stays on the skin and I can smell it for at least 8 hours after putting it on. I love this perfume and don’t think you can go wrong with it.

 

Aqua pour Femme by Kenzo

Top notes: Mandarin Orange, Raspberry Leaf, Lemon

Middle notes: Magnolia, Rose, Jasmine, Green Notes, Apple

Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cashmere Wood

 

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This fruit fresh scent is perfect for the spring. It reminds me of Blue Dylan by Versace but with a much more affordable price tag and longer wear time on the skin. I would wear this as a day scent, or on a relaxing spring night. This perfume doesn’t last as long as some of my others, but this has a long wear time for a fruity fragrance, about five hours. This perfume is hard to find in the US, but if you are traveling abroad I would keep your eye out for this one.

 

Coco Mademoiselle Intense by Chanel

Top notes: Sicilian Orange, Calabrian Bergamot, Lemon

Middle notes: Rose, Jasmine, Fruity Notes

Base notes: Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Madagascar Vanilla, Labdanum, White Musk

 

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There are many different versions of Coco Mademoiselle, but I enjoy the intense one the most. It is less floral than the others and more fruity. This is a very sophisticated perfume, perfect for a young professional. I would recommend this more anyone with a internship this summer. It is mature, but not old lady-ish. It smells like someone who is put together and knows what they want. This perfume tends to be cheaper at Duty Free, so if you are traveling this summer I would recommend buying it there.  

 

Vanille Banane by COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE

Top notes: Orange, Banana, Whipped Cream

Middle notes: Banana Leaf, Clover

Base notes: Vanilla, White Rum

 

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This perfume is not for the faint of heart, it smells exactly like banana bread. But if you are someone who enjoys unique scents this may be perfect for you. I wouldn’t say this is an everyday scent, but perfect for a summer vacation. I’m going on a trip to Guatemala this summer and I’m planning on bringing this perfume. Someone once told me to use one specific perfume on a trip and after the trip every time you smell that perfume it will remind you of your trip, because scents are so heavily tied to memories. I can’t wait to be learning about Guatemala while enjoying the smell of bananas around me.