We’ve done an in-depth exploration of the the ELLE beauty closet (it’s huge) to select some of our favourite fragrances for this summer.
We are all overjoyed at the chance to finally get out there and enjoy all the fun adventures that come with the warmer season. But…with the adventures comes the opportunity (responsibility?) to dress up and spritz on summery fragrances. As the late great Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who does not use perfume has no future”, perhaps a bit harsh, but we wouldn’t want to disappoint Coco now would we? So, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 fragrances we think you should try out this season.
- Lanvin Eclat de Fleurs
Lanvin presents Eclat de Fleurs, a fruity and floral fragrance that was developed by Anne Flipo and Nicholas Beaulieu. The bottle is inspired by the daisy and the scent reflects this, with floral notes of freesia, rose, jasmine and pear. This fragrance evokes a youthful and euphoric aura, perfect for a picnic on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Lanvin Eclat de Fleaurs 100ml, R1135
2. Giorgio Armani Prive Rose D’arabie L’or Du Desert
Inspired by the luxurious and rich desert sand, Giorgio Armani presents their Prive Rose D’arabie L’or Du Desert. The fragrance is an ode to sexuality and contains real gold petals that linger on the skin when released. The scent is a flowery and spicy reminiscent of the Orient. Just perfect for a first date on a warm summer evening.
Armani/Prive Rose D’arabie L’or Du Desert Edition Limited 100ml, R2400
3. Versace Eros Pour Femme
The Versace Eros Pour Femme is inspired by Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology. The fragrance evokes a certain sense of feminine vibrance and sensuality. It opens with a citrusy note that develops into a warm woody scent. Perfect for a ladies night out.
Versace Eros Pour Femme 100ml, R1780
4. Calvin Klein CK One Gold
The range of CK One fragrances was originally created in 1994 and has slowly evolved over the years. The newest edition is CK One Gold and it has a youthful, juicy scent with woody notes. It is a perfect representation of the slogan “Be brave. Stand out from the crowd. Everything you touch exudes gold”. Perfect for a chilled sundowner sesh.
Calvin Klein CK One Gold 100ml, R432
5. Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence
Divine Decadence is the newest edition to the mature Marc Jacobs ‘Decadence’ fragrances. Divine Decadence is lighter than the original fragrance and its top notes are of champagne, bergamot and creamy orange blossom, followed by a heart of rich flowers like gardenia and hydrangeas. It ends of with liquid amber, saffron and vanilla. This scent is perfect for a cocktail party.
Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence 100ml, R1795
6. Tommy Hilfiger The Girl
Tommy Hilfiger recently partnered with model Gigi Hadid to create a fashion collection and a fragrance, the result is ‘The Girl’. Inspired by Gigi, the fragrance has a lively and fresh scent that has notes of white jasmine flowers, lilies and cedar. The scent is perfect for a day at the beach with your best mates.
Tommy Hilfiger The Girl 100ml, R995
7. Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum
Givenchy presents the 3rd addition to Dahlia Divin range. The fragrance, much like the packaging is a symbol of gold and femininity with notes of golden flowers of mimosa that lead to a heart of jasmine, rose and end off with sandalwood, vanilla and musk. This scent is perfect for brunch with your partner and their parents.
Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum 50ml, R1440
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