Summer is the season when you can play with new fragrances. And there is no better time than during a vacation when you don’t have the pressure of workplace meetings or corporate environments. Pack a few in your weekend carry-on and try them out. Perfumes need 30 minutes to dry down on your skin. And few people understand how much skin chemistry can affect the final scent on skin. I had a friend who used to wear YSL’s Opium and it smelled completely different on her compared to the scent on a fragrance blotter. I’ve also had other friends who have had scents turn sour because their skin chemistry reacted with the citrus notes. So that is why you really do have to give scents a chance to interact with your skin.
Here’s a fun idea. I’m giving away seven summer-themed fragrances that work well in warm temperatures. Why not try a different one each day and see how you like them? I recently interviewed a top perfumer who said the level of quality has risen substantially over the past couple of years. He says that the craftsmanship and art is at a new level. He even said to me that it is difficult to find a poorly blended perfume.
Here are the scents that I’m giving away in my Summer Scent Sampler:
Mugler Eau Sucree (a light, sweet gourmand)
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau so Fresh (a fresh fruity floral with warm plum notes)
FlowersByKenzo Eau de Lumiere (a radiant fresh floral that aims to capture the scent of light)
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pure (a fresh aquatic scent with soft floral notes)
L’Eau Kenzo Aquadisiac Pour Femme (a fruity-floral cocktail with notes of mandarin and lotus)
Viva La Juicy (a gourmand floral with jasmine, caramel, vanilla & praline)
YSL Mon Paris (a modern chypre with strawberry, peony & white musk)
The Giveaway: I gave away this complete fragrance set for her to one lucky reader. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below which fragrance they are most excited to try. Emma I told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Emma!
All of these fragrances are available at select Hudson’s Bay stores.