When it comes to summer scents I personally like light, fruity and/or floral. No heavy stuff for me. So come April I am already seeking out my new summer favorite(s) and am ready to kick my winter scents to the curb. Well for Spring/Summer ’11 I had a hard time picking just one…so I have picked 4 and honestly one is a collection of three scents! So here are my favorites in no particular order:
1. A few springs ago I bought a Marc Jacobs Grapefruit Splash which I loved to death and proceeded to drop and smash it all over my bedroom floor a couple weeks into my love affair. I was crushed. Luckily every spring Marc Jacobs introduces a few more for us to fall in love with. The fragrance trio for Spring/Summer 2011 which just launched is inspired by that first sip of a refreshing cocktail when you’re laying out on a sunny, summer day. Bring it on!
The limited-edition Marc Jacobs Splash Cocktail Collection includes three fragrances: Ginger, Cranberry and Curacao. Ginger smells of fresh cut ginger, coriander, bourbon and sandalwood. Cranberry has notes of tangerine and cranberry as well as red currant and honeysuckle. Ginger Curacao is a mix of lime, blood orange, apricot and pears. I am still undecided as to which one is my fave. Let me know yours!
The 300 ml bottles are $68 each, and available now at Saks.com.
Marc Jacobs Splash Ginger/10 oz.
Marc Jacobs Splash Cranberry/10 oz.
Marc Jacobs Splash Curacao/10 oz.
2. Chloe EDP Rose Edition I adore Chloe (it was my first real perfume ever) and I love roses so this was going to be a lock from the word ‘go.’ This limited edition is a bit surprising. It has top notes of rose, peony, lychee and middle notes of magnolia, lily of the valley. At the base it’s amber and cedarwood. So you can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know you love it! Very unexpected and unpredictable. Like you, right?
Chloe EDP Rose Edition 50ml $85.00
3. Last summer ‘Pretty’ was my favorite scent so I was eager to see what Elizabeth Arden had cooked up for the season ahead. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia is inspired by Ikebana, the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement. Green Tea Camellia is a luxurious fragrance revealing the delicate grace of a single perfect blossom as it unfolds petal by petal. This delicate fragrance combines peony, rose and mandarin tree blossom notes giving you the perfect light fragrance for the warmer months ahead. I am totally hooked…again.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Camellia 3.3 fl. oz., $39.00
4. Is it really a surprise that Marc Jacobs made the cut twice? If you are like me and thought his Daisy scent was a little heavy, meet Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, the spirited new little sister of the original Daisy. This version of Daisy radiates with crisp raspberry, sensuous wild rose, and deep and warm plum. The top notes are Ruby, red grapefruit, raspberry, green leaves and pear. The middle notes are violet, wild rose, apple blossom, lychee and jasmine petals. The base notes are musks, plum and cedarwood.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh 75 ml $70.00
Here’s to hoping you have a sweet smelling summer! Oh and if you have a favorite you think we should try. Let us know!
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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