What scent will You Wear this summer?
I am inspired by Italy, the citrus side of life is heavenly here and so misting myself with an orange blossom scent, or notes of wild mint and lemon seems about right.
Fragrance is something so unique and we each have our special loves. For me, it marks a special occasion, a season or a frame of mind. I change my perfume accordingly, leaving the heavier and more lingering scents for the cooler months. In the summertime I want to feel invigorated by my fragrance, lighter and more vibrant; in winter I wear deeper notes to feel cosseted by the fragrance.
I prefer scent to leave a subtle reminder.
Heavy perfumes that cling and cloy are not the kind to wear in summer. Summer is all about the light, the fresh and the sunny. Wearing scent does make me feel happy and without it I feel I have lost a best friend.
Sicily and the brief brush I have had reminds me why I crave these citrus fragrances in the heat. Everywhere, in the restaurants and bars, the food markets and on the roadsides, the lemons and oranges are in abundance and so fragrant. Is it the sunshine? Is it the relaxed and joyful atmosphere? I have no real idea except they are so much more flavourful than any others I know. The citrus scents are the right notes for caftan weather and for long lazy days by the pool or at the beach.
How do you spritz?
I spray perfume the French way. I squirt a fine mist in front and walk through to cloak the body. The coverage is even and gentle, without too much emphasis in one place. Sometimes I will dab a little behind my neck and wrists if I want an extra dose. Oftentimes I will do a double spray and walk.
It is my final and probably most important stage of dressing and once I am wearing fragrance I feel ready to face the world.
Do you feel like experimenting with a new and delicious summer scent? These are my top citrus scents for this summer, an old faithful and a couple of new ones to try. Pick one, you won’t be disappointed.
Here is to happy summer days ahead. Xv
Scents of The Summer
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