Must-Have Summer Fragrances & Tips For A Long-Lasting Scent

The summer season calls for lighter and fresher scents. It means swapping the musky and oriental fragrances for fruity, floral and citrusy ones.

I’m a huge fan of long-lasting fruity-floral scents for the daytime, and seductive citrusy aromas combined with a whiff of sweetness for the warm, summer nights.

If you’re on the search for a new fragrance, check out these top picks. Also discover some great fragrances tips that will always make sure your scent is long-lasting.

Each of these fragrances have a unique summer scent that transports me to different summer scenario. Whether it’s soaking up the sun or rooftop chilling with my friends, they all take me on some sweet escapades in the sun.

So next time you spritz on your favourite perfume for the next summer adventure keep these three sensational tips in mind. These will help you make the most out your perfume and leave a lasting impression:

  • Store It Right: Just like wine, fragrances need to be stored properly to preserve the notes. Keep your precious bottles stored in a cool, dark place. When exposed in a super light room it can affect the intensity of the perfume.
  • Maximise The Scent: Instead of spraying a fragrance on wrists, try spritzing it onto your pulse points such as the sides of your neck and inside of your elbows.
  • Don’t Rub, Just Spray: It’s has become a subconscious reaction to rub your wrists together after spraying on a fragrance to make it last longer, but this actually does the exact opposite. Reason? Well, the friction heats up the skin causing it produce enzymes that affect the top and middle notes of the perfume.

DAYTIME SUMMER SCENTS:

During the hot summer afternoons I tend to enjoy wearing fragrances that have distinct notes of patchouli or vanilla with combination of fruity and floral notes.

ELIE SAAB GIRL OF NOW SHINE, R1 815 for 90ml

Set off into the sunset with this floral and sophisticated fragrance. Hints of almond, ylang-ylang and jasmine with sweet vanilla and patchouli in this make it almost impossible for me not to wish I was on a summer getaway on the coast.

MISS GUIDED BABE POWER, R710 for 80ml

Be the center of attention with this millennial-inspired fragrance. It has such a ‘grammable and fun bottle, but its the sweet and floral notes of grapefruit zest, pink pepper, orange blossom, peony and vanilla that make this one-of-a-kind fragrance.

NIGHTTIME SUMMER SCENTS:

As the sun sets and the warm summer nights kick in, it is time to grab a sexy and fun fragrance to set the mood for the night. These are my current go-to fragrances whether I’m on a summer night date or just partying it up.

CHANEL NO.5 LIMITED EDITION EDP, R2 725 for 100ml

I’m a huge fan of Chanel then again who isn’t and this sexy limited red bottle has such a fresh and subtle scent. It is composed with notes of jasmine and may rose adding a touch of vanilla to the sensual fragrance.

YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK OPIUM FLORAL SHOCK EDP, R1 900 for 90ml

This iconic scent blended with vanilla and hints of orange blossom make it such a gorgeous summery late night fragrance. I guarantee you it’s an instant hit wherever you go!

So which of these would you love to try? Share your thoughts in the comments section, I would love to hear from you. Also are there any specific questions you may have about fragrances? Pop your questions in the comments section.

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