Saturday, 9 May 2015

Summer Fragrance Picks

Here in the sunny South it’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer and I don’t know about you but I’m ready to crack the Summer fragrances out. Here are my top picks this year...

Escada 'Turquoise Summer': For a young, sweet scent Escada’s 'Turquoise Summer' is my number one choice. It smells just like a blue slush puppy and who doesn’t want to smell like a slush puppy? It’s fruity notes and vanilla undertones make it perfect for a gorgeous Summers day. This deliciously sweet scent comes in a playful blue bottle complete with a pink butterfly. If you buy a 30ml bottle now from Debenhams you can also get a complimentary pair of matching headphones. Shut up and take my money! 
Top Notes:  Pineapple, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant 
Heart Notes: Peach, Violet Orange Blossom 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk 

Roberto Cavalli 'Paradiso': Imagine you’re on a sun lounger, on the roof of a luxurious cruise liner, gliding through the  Mediterranean sea….well turn that into a fragrance and bottle it and that’s what you have with Roberto Cavalli's 'Paradiso'. Everything about this fragrance oozes elegance and class, from the diamond inspired bottle to the scent itself. It’s a beautiful blend of citrusy, mandarin notes with heart notes of wild jasmine & woody undertones, making it the perfect choice for a summery evening date. 
Top Notes:  Bergamot & Mandarin  
Heart Notes: Jasmine 
Base Notes: Cypress, Parasol Pine & Pink Laurel 

Giorgio Armani 'Si' Eau De Toilette: For a more womanly scent, Giorgio Armani’s Si EDT is a great choice. Top notes of pear and mandarin complimented by blackcurrant, freesia and rose de mai make for such a graceful, girly scent – just think Ariana Grande in a bottle. I love the original Si all year round but this new Eau De Toilette is a slightly fresher, fruitier scent, perfect for the warmer months. 
Top Notes:  Blackcurrant, Green Pear, Italian bergamot, Mandarin, Neroli  
Heart Notes: Freesia & Rose de Mai 
Base Notes: Musk, Amber Wood, Vanilla & Patchouli 

Jimmy Choo 'Exotic' and 'Blossom': I'm loving Jimmy Choo's flirty, vivacious scents right now, especially 'Blossom' and 'Exotic'. 'Blossom' is a modern cocktail of red berries, citrus and rose with the pink infused, diamond-esque bottle making it perfect for a girls night out.
Top Notes:  Citrus & Red Berries 
Heart Notes: Sweet Pea & Rose 
Base Notes: Sandalwood & White Musk
'Exotic' is a deeper, more alluring scent infused with tiger orchids, blackcurrant sorbet and pink grapefruit. The teal bottle is more demure than Blossom's and is the perfect poolside fragrance. 
Top Notes:  Blackcurrant Sorbet & Pink Grapefruit 
Heart Notes: Tiger Orchid & Passion Flower 
Base Notes: Raspberry & Indonesian Patchouli 

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy Sorbet' and 'Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet' - Marc Jacobs' new Sorbet editions of 'Daisy' and 'Daisy Eau So Fresh' really pack a punch. They are a fruity twist on their more florally counterparts, with Daisy Sorbet carrying notes of passionfruit, pink grapefruit & pear and Daisy Eau So Fresh carrying hints of mandarin. As always the bottles are gorgeously pretty and the fragrances themselves have a fresh, Summer kick. If you're into milder scents like Daisy Dream then these might not be for you, but I personally love them!
Daisy Sorbet - 
Top Notes:  Pink Grapefruit, Pear & Passionfruit  
Heart Notes: Wisteria, Jasmine & Lily-of-the-Valley
Base Notes: Violet, Cedar & Musk

Daisy Eau So Fresh Sorbet - 
Top Notes:  Mandarin, Apple Blossom & Lotus 
Heart Notes: Magnolia, Jasmine and Violet
Base Notes: Woody Notes & Musk

Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree: When it comes to packaging, Thierry Mugler have got it spot on this Summer. The pastel pink and lilac candy striped box and sugar-dipped, blue star bottle for Angel Eau Sucree is totally adorable and definitely makes me feel more Summery. Angel Eau Sucree is a sweet, candied version of their original 'Angel' scent with notes of red fruit sorbet, caramalized meringue and vanilla making it smell delicious. It's a light, girly scent that isn't overpowering but is long lasting. 
Top Notes:  Red Fruits  
Heart Notes: Caramalized Meringue
Base Notes: Vanilla & Patchouli 

Nina Ricci 'Les Delices de Nina': The new limited edition Nina Ricci fragrance, is a strawberry candy inspired version of the original fragrance. The trademark apple bottle is a bubble gum pink, with melting gold "caramel" which totally suits this fresh, fruity, sweet scent. The base notes of praline are so delicious!
Top Notes: Lemon & Mandarin Orange 
Heart Notes: Big Strawberry & Caramel
Base Notes: Praline, White Musk & Raspberry

Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue Sunset In Salina' (Limited Edition): For a more "grown up" Summer fragrance, Dolce & Gabbana's latest Light Blue eau de toilette is the way to go. It's a very fresh, everyday scent with florally notes. This being said it's most definitely not an "old lady smell" and is actually fairly sweet.
Top Notes:  Vitis Vinifera & Violet Leaf
Heart Notes: Yellow Freesia, Jasmine & Orange Blossom
Base Notes: Amber, Cedar & White Musk

DKNY Delicious Delights 'Dreamsicle': My final Summer Fragrance pick this year, is DKNY's Dreamsicle. Part of the new Delicious Delights trio, Dreamiscle has the perfect balance of fruity & creamy notes. Mandarin, raspberry and blackcurrant make up the top notes, with a background of vanilla and sandalwood creating a deliciously rich scent. It's slightly more affordable than the rest of the fragrances I've picked out and is definitely worth mentioning!
Top Notes:  Mandarin, Blackcurrant & Raspberry
Heart Notes: Green Apple, Peach Nectar & Apricot Sorbet
Base Notes: Cedarwood, Sandalwood & Vanilla

Now onto the good bit - the giveaway! 
I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win any of the fragrances mentioned in this post! Simply follow all the instructions in the widget below to enter and don't forget to read the T's&C's (in the widget). 

*The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and you MUST follow me on Bloglovin and leave a comment on this post for your entry to be valid.  GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

- A x 



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    1. So many scents sound girgeous. I am a fragrance junkie
      Would love to try the Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Toilette if i win.
      Love to see more skin care posts and natural skincare please x

  2. I would like either of the Jimmy Choo ones. They smell lovely x

  3. i would love the marc jacobs

  4. i would love daisy !!! amazing giveaway and fab blog xx

  5. I would like to try the Jimmy Choo Exotic. Like reading different product reviews, up and coming and my be never heard of :-)

  6. So many to choose from! I love Jimmy choo and currently have angel so would be nice to try the summery version, but I think I'd go for Nina Ricci. Never had one of her fragrances but they smell gorgeous.

  7. One of the Marc Jacobs Daisy ones - lovely.

  8. would love the Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue Sunset In Salina' (Limited Edition)

  9. definitely the marc jacobs! love pretty much all of them and their cute bottles! xo

  10. I really want to try Jimmo Choo Exotic.

  11. Love the sound of these, definitely Marc Jacobs all the way!

  12. Would love the Marc Jacobs xx

  13. i would like the jimmy choo exotic

  14. jimmy choo and more comps please

  15. Definitely Jimmy Choo Exotic - I smelled it in Boots the other day and it is lush!

    I love to read reviews and hauls!

    Must Have Girl

  16. Mark Jacobs "Daisy Sorbet". I like your reviews

  17. I'd choose the Armani Si. i
    I always enjoy reading honest reviews and comparisons of high end and drug store beauty dupes. I particularly have a thing about base products ,CC/BB creams and tinted moisurisers

  18. Would love to try marc jacobs daisy.

  19. I would love to try any Jimmy Choo fragrance but the exotic sounds lovely.

  20. I would love to try one of the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes. I love reading beauty reviews :) x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  21. wow i would love Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree i love reading about bargains

  22. There are so many to choose from, they are all beautiful fragrances.
    I think I would choose the Marc Jacobs Daisy Sorbet.

    1. I'd like to see more perfume posts, I love finding new perfumes!

  23. I love how you have given the different scents in each perfume this is really useful! If I won I think I would go for the Marc Jacobs Sorbet! I would love to see some more posts about perfumes as this was a really useful post and I love your lifestyle posts!

    Gemma xx

  24. I would like to win DKNY Delicious Delights 'Dreamsicle and see some more lifestyle type posts

  25. I don't even know! I'd love any of them!

  26. Jimmy Choo's Exotic. I'd like to see more make-up tutorials

  27. The Escada 'Turquoise Summer' sounds amazing. Exactly the type of perfume I would go for :)

    I'd also love to see more makeup routines :)

  28. I would love to win Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree
    I would love to see more reviews on the blog

    Thanks for a fab giveaway!

  29. Marc Jacobs Daisy Sorbet I think, hard choice though! More giveaways and bargain posts would be great!

  30. Thierry Mugler Angel Eau Sucree:

  31. I would love the Marc Jacobs Daisy ... I would love to see more reviews and were to buy ♥♥ Fingers Crossed ♥♥

  32. I would love to win Marc Jacobs Daisy

  33. I would love to win Marc Jacobs Daisy

  34. I love all Armani Perfumes, so would have to be Si for me! xx

  35. I would love the Jimmy Choo Exotic perfume! I like to read new product reviews, on just about anything!

  36. Nina Ricci 'Les Delices de Nina - I love Nina Ricci perfules

  37. Would love the Marc Jacobs one and more posts for hsirstyles

  38. Nina Ricci one and more posts on skincare for the older woman x

  39. Nina Ricci 'Les Delices de Nina please x

  40. DKNY Dreamsicle or Jimmy Choo Blossom. Not sure which of the two!

  41. Marc Jacobs Daisy Sorbet, more hair posts

  42. marc jacobs daisy and i wud love more skincare posts xx

  43. I would love to try the jimmy choo exotic perfume and would love to see more tips on applying mineral make up. sorry i posted this in the form above too instead of putting my name! oops!

  44. I'd choose Jimmy choo exotic. I love how you've described the perfumes and all the notes so, more of that please

  45. I would love the Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Sunset in Salina and would love to see make-up review for the more mature skin x

  46. I'd love to win DKNY Delicious Delights Dreamsicle Eau De Toilette & is love to see more reviews

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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