25 Jun Fragrance Edit: The Best of Summer 2014
Conventionally, summer scents have always been citrus orientated -light, fresh and gone in a flash! We’ve selected the best fragrances for summer 2014, defying convention and championing longevity. We’ve selected 6 of this summer’s finest fragrances to do all the leg work for you. Smell fresh, feel fresh and re-align the senses with our handpicked collection: The Best Fragrance for Summer 2014. The key to picking an awesome scent for summer is finding one that is refreshing but lasts. Lots of the citrus, lighter fragrances don’t last very long so try to find one with a woody or musk base so it lasts all day long and still smells amazingly fresh. Top tip: spray your scent onto a piece of paper, close-up. When it dries, if it leaves a ‘tide mark’ on the paper then is has some stronger, longer lasting notes meaning that it will last longer.
[one_third]Fragrance #1 – Our Most Recommended
Carthusia Mediterraneo Eau De Toilette
This is one of the most refreshing fragrances I’ve ever smelt, yet is doesn’t have that sharp, intrusive citrus aroma that most summer fragrances are full of. The reason for this is that the perfumers at Carthusia’s HQ in Capri have use the leaves of a lemon tree, and not the lemons, to catch a trace of the scent but not to overpower. Combined with Green Tea, the lemon leaves give a smooth citrus aroma that lasts for hours and leaves the senses invigorated. Carthusia Mediterraneo Eau De Toilette A great pool-side companion.[/one_third]
[one_third]Summer Scent #2
Ulrich Lang Anvers 2
If you’re looking for a summer scent that gives subtle twist that’s both intriguing and mysterfying, Ulrich Lang Anvers 2 is the one for you. Bergamot, Lime and Lemon give an instant refreshing aroma that quickly settles into strings of Rose, Jasmine and Oakmoss. This unique combination of floral and citrus tones makes Anvers 2 uplifting and beautifully unisex. Ulrich Lang Anvers 2 is best suited to those who prefer balanced, uplifting fragrances.[/one_third]
Histoires de Parfums 1725 ‘Casanova’
Histoire de Parfums have a stunning line-up of fragrances and 1725 is definitely one of their finest. Formulated to inspire romance and represent victory, 1725 is unisex yet powerful.This fragrance is slightly more masculine that the others, yet it’s still incredibly fresh and summer-suitable. Bergamot gives it a more powerful opening but it’s instantly ‘tamed’ by fresh Grapefruit and Citrus. The longer lasting aroma (the base) is chiefly Amber and Sandalwood meaning that a consistent woody undertone is always around.[/one_third_last]
Molinard Homme 1
Molinard, a perfumery based in Grasse, France, is the first in line of three masculine scents developed by their master perfumers. Released back in 1996, Molinard Homme 1 has had almost 2 decades of incredible success, yet the UK and US have hardly heard of it. It’s a wonderful fusion of Lavender and Mint, resting over middle notes of Myrhh, Vetiver and Cedar Wood. The woody base notes mean that the scents lasts for the duration, whilst the lightening, uplifting effect of Lavender and Mint makes the blend beautifully summery.[/one_third]
Carthusia Corallium Eau de Parfum
Corallium, or red coral, represents victory and triumph whilst capturing floral notes seasoned by sea air. The opening notes are slightly powdery and refreshing, quickly settling into a heart of Italian Mandarin and Bay Leaf. The solid base is made up of Patchouli and White Musk giving a charm-filled, long-lasting aroma. Carthusia Corallium is suitable for both men and women.[/one_third]
Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena
Iris Nazarena is a scent like no other. Often referred to as the scent of a baby’s blanket or the smell of a new car, Iris Nazarena has a different effect on everybody who smells it. This ultra-stylish fragrance is best suited to summer evenings and dining al fresco. Rose and Iris connect olfactory modernity with tradition and make for the perfect eau de parfum. Iris Nazarena is perfectly well suited to both sexes and guaranteed to turn heads.[/one_third_last]
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