Tuesday, June 8, 2010

my summer perfumes.

Now that the heat has come into full force in south Florida, it's time to put away those warm & decadent perfumes of the winter & bust out with the juicy, summery scents we all grab for on these sunny days. I'll tell you what I use on a regular rotation & hopefully introduce you to something new.


What's super cute, tiny & smells like a pina colada ? It's Harajuku Lovers G eau de toilette. I love this for the summer, especially when I've just finished spending an entire day at the beach & looking to keep that beachy, carefree mood going well into the night. The scent almost reminds me of that yummy scent of suntan oil. I don't mind the minuscule size of it because I really don't need that much. The 1 oz. size is just enough to last me two summers & probably one more. According to Sephora.com, G has notes of coconut, jasmine & cotton woods. You can find this at most department stores, Sephora & online.

Avon mark Instant Vacation Costa Rica Fragrance Mist
This is my absolute favorite for the summer. It's mark Instant Vacation Costa Rica fragrance mist. Long name, right ? mark is a little sub-brand of Avon, mostly marketed towards teens to 20-somethings. This stuff smells awesomeeee. It says on the box "Indulge in this ripe, ravishing fragrance inspired by Costa Rica. An exotic medley of luscious fruit, cool rainforest & golden sunshine creates the ultimate adventure for the senses." It actually just smells like watermelon & guava. More watermelon than anything, at least to my nose. It's juicy yet light. The only bad thing about it is that its lacking in staying power. I also regret not grabbing a second bottle because mark doesn't carry it anymore. I'll haveta save as much as I can of my single bottle.

Orange Sapphire is one of Bath & Body Works newest scents. This eau de toilette is another perfect summer scent with a twist. Orange Sapphire is said to have been "inspired by the fiery passion and sunswept beaches of Brazil" with notes of exotic blood orange, white jasmine, golden honey & citrus sangria. It's fruity with an extra zest. I think it's perfect for daytime as well as nighttime use. To strengthen its staying power, I recommend layering it with the shower gel & body lotion.

Also from Bath & Body Works is their new Lemon Vanilla, part of their Summer Vanillas line. This stuff smells sooooooo good. I simply cannot get enough of it. It's super sweet & reminds me of lemon cookies. It literally smells just like it. The best part about this is even thought it's only available as a body mist, it's ridiculously long lasting. Half the time, I don't even use the matching body lotion & I can still smell it on me hours later. It's definitely a favorite of mine & I recommend it to everyone :]

I hope my post wasn't too long ;x I have a tendency to get really detailed sometimes lol. Let me know what your favorite summer scents are by leaving me some comments. Maybe I'll wanna try some of your faves. Enjoy dearies ! ♥


Marie said...

Nice summer perfume picks!:D I like how the lemon vanilla smells.:D

...and everything girly under the sun!

Lane :) said...

i love the harajuku lovers scent! it smells so good. :)

Dirt On The Rocks said...

ive never tried any of your picks but im def. going to hit my local macys up to check them out.. ive been using kim k lately n loving it so maybe its time for a summery change :)