Although I’m of the opinion that Chanel No. 5 is a year round fragrance, I do try to switch it up in the summer months. Chanel’s No. 5 Eau Premiere is my all time favorite go-to perfume (I’m dying to smell the new No. 5 they’re launching in the fall). But recently some other scents have really caught my attention.
They aren’t particularly new, but nice nevertheless.
I was searching for a perfume that smelled like a gardenia flower and this is IT. Guys. Seriously. If you like gardenia and get annoyed that lots of perfumes smell really fake and gross, look no further. I have a smaller bottle of this that I got a little over a year ago, and I think they’ve relaunched it since. It only comes in the 100 ml bottle online. It’s the only gardenia perfume that actually smells like the flower. So pretty.
UGH TOM FORD. WHY. WHY DO YOU MAKE SO MANY THINGS I WANT TO BUY. TELL ME. This has been out for a while, and not that it’s not equally as unique and wearable in the winter, but I think it really works well in the summer. It’s still heavy enough to feel like you’re wearing a grown up perfume, but it’s just…cool. I’ve never really smelled a perfume like it before. I know it’s popular, but I never seem to smell it on a lot of other people (or maybe I’m just not hanging out with rich people often enough/ever) which is a big plus when it comes to perfumes for me.
I spray myself with the tester of this from the Lauder counter when I’m at work all summer long. It just smells like summer. Really beachy and coconuty. They’ve come out with rollerballs and travel sprays now which are always handy to toss in your bag.
This is another floral fragrance. I like Rose de Grasse from Aerin, but this is a much cheaper way to get my rose fix. I only have the rollerball, but I like it. Rose can sometimes be really overpowering, but this is a soft, summery scent.
Be sure to try these out next time you’re out shopping and let me know what you think