Summer fragrances for 2014

Summer is fast approaching, which not only hands you the opportunity to revamp your wardrobe, but also gives you the excuse to purchase a cheeky fragrance to get you smelling sweet this summer.

In the summer, fragrances should be light- the last thing you need during a heatwave is an intensified headache from an overpowering fragrance when combined with hot temperatures. Whether you like it or not, certain fragrances are best left for the Autumn/Winter seasons, and these include strong fragrances with spicy and woody notes. Water-based fragrances are great for the summer but if you're not a fan, you can also go for scents with light floral notes as these are less likely to give you headaches. 

Hot temperatures in the summer can also reduce the longevity of the fragrance as body heat and sweat can cause the scent to evaporate quicker in comparison normal temperatures. The perfect trick here is fragrance layering which involves applying your chosen perfume's body lotion onto the skin before the perfume itself. 

Another tip would be to use unscented shower gels and skin-care products so that the perfume's scent can sit on the skin without clashing with other scents and becoming too overwhelming. Misting fragrance into your hair is also ideal for during the summer as hair can carry fragrance very well- spraying directly into the roots is a no-no, however. Here, I've come up with an edit of the latest fragrances perfect for the summer: 

Fresh notes of honeysuckle, creamy amber, and white birch make the elegant and feminine fragrance that is Jour. The sweet yet crisp fragrance is very delicate and isn't offending at all. Jour is designed as a  daytime fragrance due to its refreshing qualities, so it's also suitable for the Summer. Click here for the full review.

Juicy Couture La La Malibu
Subtle notes of green apple, mandarin, white musks, and pink sugar crystals form the water-based scent of La La Malibu. The freshness of the fragrance makes it summer-perfect. You needn't worry about summer headaches with this fragrance! Click here for the full review.

Britney Spears Fantasy: The Nice Remix
If you're a fan of Britney's best-selling Fantasy fragrance, you'll love its Nice Remix. The original is one of my favourites but I've had personal experience of it being slightly overpowering during the summers of my teenage years. The Nice Remix is just as lovely but the concentration of floral notes and the easing of the woody notes makes it a lot more subtle and wearable for the summer. Click here for the full review.

Escada Born in Paradise
Cocktails are the highlight of almost everyone's summer, and Escada's Born in Paradise is the ultimate cocktail in a fragrance! Inspired by the Pina Colada, Born in Paradise is the most gorgeous floral fruity scent with notes of pineapple, guava, and coconut milk. It's quite a playful, flirty fragrance signifying happiness, and I absolutely love it. Click here for the full review.

Taylor by Taylor Swift
Taylor by Taylor Swift is a unique celebrity fragrance that's of a fruity oriental scent. Key notes include sparkling tangerine, creamy sandalwood, apricot nectar, and cashmere musk. The scent of apricot immersed in sandalwood is amazing makes the fragrance overall, alluring. Click here for the full review.

Katy Perry Killer Queen 
Killer Queen is a fruity floral fragrance that although starts off as slightly dark, quickly settles and dries down to a lovely soft creamy scent that's appropriate for the summer. If you still find it overpowering, there is also a lighter version of Killer Queen called 'Killer Queen: Oh So Sheer!'. 



  1. Thanks so much for the great tips! I'm not a fan of Killer Queen but I love Jour to bits xo

  2. Great post, I love the Britney fragrances, personally I think they're underrated!
    - Grace

  3. Anonymous16:30

    lovely fragrances !! i love the Katy Perry perfume killer queen its very summery :)
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

  4. Beautiful packages


  5. Great picks! The Escada one looks very refreshing! I'm using a Hollister one which is very light and I love Estee Lauder's Green Tea

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