Every year, I buy new perfume during the Summer and at Christmas - resulting in a drawer full of half-used fragrances. This year I decided not to buy anything new, and instead shopped my stash for some fresh, clean perfumes that work well at this time of year.
Roberto Cavalli - Paradiso
This was released in February 2015. Cavalli's fragrances are sensual, woody, sexy - this is no exception. This opens with a citrussy Jasmine smell, and fades into a warm pine/wood/slightly spiced smell after a few hours. If you don't like Jasmine, stay away from this - but otherwise, it's a really pretty Summer perfume, perfect for holidays. €47 for 30ml EDP.
Lacoste - Eau de Lacoste
I first blogged about this scent back in 2013 when I received a trial size from a promotional offer. I finally bought the full size at the end of last year, but it smelled awful on me during the Winter - thankfully, now that Summer has come around again, it's working well on my skin - it's a crisp, sharp, fresh, clean fragrance, with notes of pineapple and vanilla. This may be a bit synthetic for some. €28.50 for 30ml EDP.
Roger & Gallet - Fleur de Figuier
This is my second bottle of this fragrance - I love Roger & Gallet as a brand, their scents seem much more authentic than other brands. This is fruity and woody - with notes of fig and fig leaf, grapefruit and a base of cedar and musk. It lasts a few hours on me, this is a great perfume to spray on a light scarf. It's perfect for this time of year and inoffensive enough to be worn daily. This is also available in EDP form but I've never tried it. €19.90 for 30ml
Jo Malone - Wood Sage & Sea Salt
This was my absolute favourite scent of last Summer and I had to stop using it around August just so I'd have some left for this year. It's exactly what it says on the tin - wood sage, sea salt. It's a really fresh marine type scent, very daytime friendly, not heavy, lasts for hours, and dries down to a very warm, comforting smell. It's gorgeous. The downside is the price - but if I get two Summers out of one 30ml bottle, I'm a happy bunny. €52 for 30ml Cologne.
Elie Saab - L'Eau Couture
I received a tiny sample of this in a Beauty Box last year, and sought out the full size on eBay. It's another fresh Spring scent, with notes of almond, vanilla and orange. It's soft, floral, and there's definitely patchouli in there somewhere. It's one of the longest lasting fragrances I own and it's perfect for this time of year. €43 for 30ml EDT.
What perfume are you wearing at the moment?