Beauty break: choosing your summer fragrance

As summer arrives, leave your warm and heady winter scent behind for a bright, airy summer fragrance. Like a second skin, scents reveal your emotions and your personality. Who will you be this summer?
By Mélissa Darré

Romantic

Iris, peony, lavender and other scents bring their feminine floral notes to beloved summer fragrances. The perfect pairing of two white flowers, Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette will enchant you with its delicate scent. An elegant blend bringing together enchanting Tunisian neroli and delicate Madagascan orchid, highlighted with fruity orange top notes and notes of peach at its heart. A romantic scent that carries in the breeze on a sunny stroll by the shores of the Mediterranean.

Elusive

Both delicate and intense, the enchanting scents in oriental fragrances inspire a taste for travel, perfect for summer. Vanille & Narcisse Eau de Toilette subtly blends cassis and bergamot, revealing a spicy floral heart with intense vanilla notes, beautifully balanced with a final touch of narcissus. A captivating fragrance perfect for a summer voyage to mysterious shores.

Serene

With its fresh aroma, tea is a favourite in many summer fragrances, thanks to its green and vibrant notes adored by men as well as women. Comfortable and refreshing, Thé Vert & Bigarade Eau de Toilette opens with a tangy infusion of Japanese green tea, surrounded by shades of cedar, thyme and musk. A sweet and fresh mix, like summer rain, ideal for a quiet moment on a shady terrace in the heart of summer.

Playful

Sparkling and bold, citrus scents are essential summer fragrances. Jasmin & Bergamote Eau de Toilette takes flight with notes of jasmine flower and citrus leaves, highlighted by bergamot and mandarin. A powerful signature scent ends beautifully with a base of sandalwood and cedar. A fresh and bright fragrance, an anthem to feminine sensuality, evocative of a bewitching dance on a carefree summer evening.

To get the most from your favourite eau de toilette, here are our tips for using fragrances:

- Apply your beauty lotion prior to using your fragrance. Using both products will make the scent last longer.

- Spray your fragrance on your pulse points: neck, chest, wrists, behind the ears, the backs of your knees, on your hair...

- Don't rub your eau de toilette after spraying it. Doing this can break up the perfume molecules and affect its ability to last.

- To maintain your fragrance as long as possible, keep it away from light and heat.

Beauty break: choosing your summer fragrance
Beauty break: choosing your summer fragrance

Like a second skin, scents reveal your emotions and your personality. Who will you be this summer? 

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