By Missy Worthington
Summer is in full swing and as the heat rises, so does your body chemistry. There is no better time than NOW to upgrade your fragrance collection for summer with 7 must-have scents for balmy days and nights. From fun and floral to sweet and fruity, there is something for everyone.
LOVE2LOVE Bluebell + White Tea is the latest addition to the captivating range of perfectly paired scents for perfect pairs in love. The perfect summer fragrance, this sensual scent instantly enchants with a burst of Italian bergamot, blueberry white tea and nectarine. The refreshing opening mingles with middle notes of orange flower, bluebell flower and jasmine sambac to completely draw in your senses. An earthy blend of cashmere woods, sheer musk and white amber at the bottom represent the calming feeling that comes from being wrapped in your true love’s arms ($9.99; Mass Retailers).
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Coconut will instant transport to you to paradise! A carefree and tropical escape awaits with this exotic blend of young creamy coconut, sweet Tahitian tiare flower and warm Madagascar vanilla. Lavanila’s collection of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive. Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time ($58; Lavanila.com).
Nautica Life Energy, an exciting new men’s fragrance, opens with the effect of a crisp, ocean breeze, with notes of Sea Splash mixed with sparkling Bergamot and a touch of Grapefruit. The scent continues to build with notes of Fresh Sage, Lily of the Valley and Ivy creating the heart of the fragrance. The drydown leaves an invigorating lasting impression with notes of Cedarwood, Musk and Vetiver ($62; select department stores).
Lady Gaga EAU DE GAGA captures the pure essence of Gaga, appealing to both women and men. EAU DE GAGA is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses female and male attractions. The scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance the woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather ($34; Mass Retailers).
Korres White Tea Bergamot Freesia Eau de Toilette, invigorating yet sensual white tea blends with the distinct scent of freshly cut freesias and crisp, clean bergamot to create a heart-warming aroma reminiscent of long evenings along the Mediterranean coast. Layer the 88 percent natural Eau de Toilette with corresponding shower gel and body milk to retain fragrance longer ($38.50; KorresUSA.com).
Wild Essence by Halle Berry is a fragrance that truly captures the sensual spirit of a woman and inspired by the idea of connecting women with nature. Desirable and sexy, this multifaceted fragrance has notes of fresh citrus and floral that captivates the raw, natural beauty of a woman. ($28, HalleBerryFragrances.com).
Embellish by B Fragranced is the perfect warm weather scent. Embellish will make you nostalgic with each spritz. Make your summer memorable and yourself unforgettable to all of those around you. The essence of class, romance, and glamour, Embellish embodies all of the characteristics of female sophistication. Indulgent yet light, the fragrance infuses sparkling notes of apple and peach with a splash of citron. With B Fragranced’s mission to encourage women to embrace their feminine individuality, the effervescent notes of jasmine and honeysuckle balance the sultry base of soft amber and sandalwood to make Embellish any woman’s signature scent. Once the fragrance touches your skin, it will adjust to your body chemistry and enhance your natural scent in order to emit a fragrance that is simply your own. ($54 for the 1.7 oz bottle and $78 for the 3.4 oz bottle, bfragranced.com).