It’s a officially summer and I hope you’re ready for my Summer 2014 perfume picks for “every” occasion in various price points.
Olivine Atelier Amongst the Waves perfume oil – This is a pretty gardenia meets stargazer lily and they’re wearing tanning oil. Retails for $48 at Beautyhabit.It’s also available in an EDP but I actually prefer the oil for summer.
Yves Rocher Malaysian Coconut EDT – Sometimes you just want something straightforward. And this is. It’s like coconut milk. The only downside is that it doesn’t linger around very long but I don’t complain because it’s cheap. Retails for $12 at Yves Rocher.
Diptyque Eau Moheli EDT – This is a ylang-ylang soliflore. And I had to have something in this category that isn’t overly creamy. Eau Moheli is simple but it’s smells great on a beach. Seriously. Retails for $98 at Beautyhabit.
Citrus with a Twist
Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling EDT – OK, I tried to love this one, but I didn’t. But, I can admit that this citrus-amber smells really, really good in hot weather. My complaint wasn’t the perfume but more of the marketing. (But I’m picky like that). Retails for $120 at Beautyhabit. Full review here.
The Different Company Sel de Vetiver EDT – Citrus? Sort of. It’s a salty vetiver with a bright citrus opening. One of my favorite vetivers. Retails for $150 at Beautyhabit.
LUSH Euphoria EDP – This is an herbal, musky citrus. Opens up as bright and sunny and dries down to vegetal clary sage musk. Retails for $36 at LUSH. Smaller sizes are also available. Full review here.
Fresh scents for hot days
Aether Arts Aether Argent EDP (not pictured) – This is a cool, minty white musk. It’s totally something that I want to wear when it’s gross and sticky outside. Retails for $49 at Aether Arts. Full review here.
Carthusia Uomo EDP – This is a clean, inoffensive masculine scent that isn’t boring. It’s citrus and barnacles. Retails for $80 at Beautyhabit.
Gourmands for Summer
Ayala Moriel Musc Malabi EDP – This is an all-natural gourmand rose-vanilla dessert with this cooling green cardamom that is perfect for hot summer days, just like the dessert! The vegan musk accord in this is stunning too. Retails for $120 at Ayala Moriel.
Artemisia Saveur de L’Abricot EDP – This isn’t a sweet gourmand. Instead it’s a fruity fragrance that makes my mouth water. It’s an amazing apricot/peach scent. Retails for $68 at Artemisia Perfumes. Full review here.
Date Night – Feminines
Date Night – Masculines
Dior Aqua Fahrenheit – I think Fahrenheit should be for every date night, but hey, let’s mix it up! This is Fahrenheit with a fresher vetiver. Really good, especially for a designer scent. Retails for $84 at Sephora.
Tom Ford Extreme EDT – This is what I call “sexy forest fire”. It’s smoky evergreens. Retails for $130 at Sephora.
Want more suggestions? Here’s my Summer 2013 video.