Summer Perfume Tips

Perfume contains the highest percentage of fragrance, which can be cloying in the summertime when the heat makes your perfume even stronger. Instead, choose a lighter fragrance, like a cologne or eau de toilette, or even just a lovely scented body moisturizer and soap.

In the heat of summer, fresh and natural—or at least nature inspired scent ingredients are the most welcome. These include citrus, fruity, oceanic, woody, and light floral notes such as peony, jasmine, magnolia, freesia.

Just as you wouldn’t wear a pullover to a summer picnic, there are certain perfume notes that are best left to the colder seasons. In the heat of summer, fresh and natural—or at least nature-inspired—scent ingredients are the most welcome. These include citrus, fruity, oceanic, woody, and light floral notes such as peony, jasmine, magnolia, freesia.

Fragrance notes to avoid in the summer include any that could become headache-inducing when intensified by heat, such as heavy floral blends, cloying orientals, patchouli, vanilla and other sweet, syrupy or sugary aromas.

Look on the bottle or the box for hints of summer. Anything that reminds you of summer will work in a scent.

Many perfumers create summer versions of their most popular fragrances. They up the lighter floral notes and tone down the heavier ones.

Some great summer perfumes include:

Oh, Lola! by Marc Jacobs
Clinique Happy Summer Spray 3.4 Oz Eau De Toilette Spray (Summer Exclusive)
Escada Turquoise Summer
Green Tea Summer Perfume by Elizabeth Arden
Celine Oriental Summer By Celine For Women
Victoria’s Secret Beach Angel Summer Edition
Beyonce Pulse Eau De Parfum Spray (Summer Edition) for Women

To help make your fragrance last longer, you can also try layering products, such as soap and body lotion, from your chosen perfume line.

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