What fragrance are you wearing as the weather warms up? While we always encourage a go-to for every season, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up. Splash into summer with one of these new juicy, beachy scents, available just in time for the hot weather season.
Yves Rocher Botanical Blue ($29, available June 2015 at yvesrocher.ca)
A light cocktail of a fragrance, the new summer scent from Yves Rocher is a fresh and feminine aquatic floral. Centred around notes of jasmine and bergamot essence, this budget-friendly scent is the perfect summertime scent. Sweet, but not too sweet, Botanical Blue lightly lingers throughout the day and night and can even be layered with some headier options for a night out with your summer fling.
Chanel Chance Eau Vive ($88, available June 2015 at The Bay)
The latest spritz in the Chanel Chance legacy is Eau Vive. Zesty and effervescent, this fragrance launches at the perfect time, exuding a fun feel. This almost-beachy juice boasts notes of grapefruit, blood orange, jasmine, musk, vetiver and an iris-cedarwood finish for a flirty and fun scent that will stay with you as you flit from beach party to beach party all through the summer.
Marc Jacobs Mod Noir ($110, available June 2015 at Sephora)
This fragrance kept us guessing with the name. While the black and white bottle implied something a little moodier, this scent is light and playful with a chic twist. Greens, gardenia and creamy musk meld together for a warm and feminine fragrance that has a sensual feel without being too heady or in-your-face sexy. Bonus: This fragrance will keep your roster feeling fresh long past the summer months are gone, too.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sunset in Salina ($85, available June 2015 at The Bay)
Imagine taking a stroll along the coast of the Aeolian Sea in Salina, Italy. Breathe in the aroma of vine and violet leaves, orange flower and yellow freesia and jasmine as the sun sets while you enjoy sweet gelato while a warm breeze brushes past you. What does that smell like? Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Sunset in Salina. Dolce & Gabbana has a reputation for capturing moments and places and this new scent is no exception. Light and delicate and inherently feminine, this fragrance embodies what it means to be seaside as the day winds down during an eternal summer.
Jimmy Choo Exotic ($64, available at The Bay)
This new limited edition summer fragrance is as juicy as they come. Top notes of blackcurrant sorbet and pink grapefruit, a heart of passion flower and tiger orchid and a base of raspberry and patchouli, this fruity-floral inspires a taste as well as a scent with fresh, sweet summer fruits. While the scent has no shortage of sweetness, it’s not overly saccharine like those fragrances of our preteen years, so you can spritz as you please and still exude that grownup girliness.