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Scents of Summer : 5 Fresh Fragrances to try


As we beckon summer to come into full swing, we can’t help but get excited about the fresh scents that will occupy the better half our beauty shelves. After all, your chosen fragrance is the final touch to your look as it stays with you all throughout the day and well into the evening. These are our top five summer ’16 fragrances and we can’t wait to make a splash with them come sand-and-sea season.


tom ford
If your idea of summer is a remote island getaway where the sun shines all year round and one day fades into the next, then Tom Ford Soleil Blanc is right up your alley. This latest private blend creation evokes seductive refinement and refreshing decadence as bursts of cardamom and pink pepper occupy the top notes while Benzoin, amber, tonka bean and coconut milk settle at the base. At the heart of this one-of-a-kind unisex fragrance rests ylang ylang, Egyptian jasmine and tuberose as they all contribute to the carnal intensity of this scent.


michael kors
Brand new from Michael Kors, Wonderlust is the new fragrance for women. It exudes spontaneity and sensuality and the bottle itself is reminiscent of a summer sunset. This spicy, creamy, floral scent coupled with sundowners and a handsome S.O evoke what Wonderlust represents: a desire to escape on a yacht and sail off into the distance.


marc jacobs
There is nothing like the refreshing reprieve a light summer rain provides at the height of summer. Marc Jacobs Splash Rain is an oldie but still a goodie and definitely one we still lust after. It is crisp to the senses yet its subtle blue hue evokes a cool, refreshing summer shower. Bursts of clementine, cypress and strawberry occupy the top notes while sunflower, passionflower and orchid rest at the middle. Once it settles onto the skin, however, dynamic woods and amber come alive.


Calvin Klein is back with their annual summer limited edition fragrance. The inspiration for 2016 is said to be a summer adventure in the jungle and the bottle is appropriately decorated with palm tree prints in green and blue hues. Formulated for both men and women, this year’s CK One Summer is robust with invigorating lime mojito accord and fresh lemon while the woody base note of cedar evokes the atmosphere of the jungle.


The Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle collection includes three unique scents each representing a different mood for the Lacoste woman. The fruity and flirty type calls for Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Natural as bursts of pineapple, raspberry leaf and mandarin open up the composition. If you’re more classically confident, Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Elegant is right up your street as bursts of citrus oil, classic bud and pink pepper come through. And finally Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling is for the playful and cheerful woman as sweet notes of French macaroon accord; cotton candy and lily of the valley define the top notes.

What will be your signature scent this summer?