Summer is finally here which means it’s time to bust out those juicy fragrances that just don’t seem to jive in the winter. Those smells-like-sangria scents that pair perfectly with the sunshine and hot weather and patios with cold drinks.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite new spritzes for the season, so all you need to do is find a patio to park on.
Sweet and saccharine, this fruity-floral-gourmand comes inspired by the delectable taste of macarons, but is topped off with zesty fruity notes like bergamot, lemon and raspberry, melded together with almond, rose, vanilla, bourbon and sandalwood for a truly delectable scent. Calories not included. Nina Ricci Le Tentation de Nina, $68 (50 ml), thebay.com.
The penultimate scent of summer, this particular spritz has bottled all the goodness of a day at the beach. Sparkling citruses mix with soft beachy florals like orange blossom, honeysuckle, beach flower and water lily and dry down with musk, orchid and teakwood for a scent that will carry the beach with you long after you’ve left the seaside. Guess Girl Summer, $45 (50 ml), available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
An ultra-feminine fragrance, Kenzo Flower in the Air is modeled after the softness of the poppy. Bringing together a bouquet of rose, magnolia and gardenia with raspberry, pink pepper and white musk, this fresh and floral scent will go oh-so-well with summer romance-induced butterflies and every sundress you own. $92 (100 ml), sephora.ca,
This scent packs some serious (fruit) punch. A fruit salad medley of green apple, watermelon, guava and pineapple with coconut milk, sandalwood, cedarwood and musk to round the scent off for a sweet-but-not-too-sweet finish. Escada Born in Paradise, $62 (50 ml), sephora.ca,
The latest to carry on the royal line of Vera Wang Princess scents is the new Princess Power. Pear, apricot blossom, raspberry, jasmine, rose, plumeria, woods, musk and vanilla make up this new zesty scentwith just the right amount of fresh and floral effervescence. $49 (30 ml), available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart in July.