Fragrance – Prepping For Summer

NEW Summer Fragrance

NEW Summer Fragrance

I use the change in seasons as an excuse to switch up my beauty routine especially my fragrance. I like more of a fresh, light scent as we head into Summer, one that reflects how much I enjoy this time of year. I can already tell you that one of these scents has already won me over and is set to become very much a signature scent for me. Scents are able to evoke memories and take us on a journey so picking a new scent is important and can stay with us for years.

I have two beautiful Summer appropriate scents to share with you, I’d love it if you let me know in the comments what perfume you like to wear during the warmer months.

Givenchy Live Irresistible Perfume

NEW Givenchy Fragrance

Givenchy Live Irrésistible EDP délicieuse

This beautiful fragrance comes packaged in a pretty pink box which depicts a classic Parisian scene. The tall triangular bottle is very striking with an etched studded pattern on two sides. Givenchy say it is a contrast between elegance and modernity.

This Délicieuse version of Givenchy’s best selling Live Irresistible scent is a sweet mix of edible gourmand notes and a floral bouquet which make it a really fun, youthful fragrance. The original offering had more of a zesty, floral scent and although this latest version keeps its Rose heart notes I think it will appeal to people that like their fragrance to be more sugary sweet. It contains notes of,

  • Top Notes: Madeleine Accord, Cherry
  • Heart Notes: Rose Essentielle, Orange Blossom
  • Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Iris, Bitter Almond, Vanilla, Caramel

This fragrance is like Summer in a bottle. A delicious cocktail of sweet, floral and warming caramel notes give it a juicy scent. At first the smell is quite intense and you can really smell the zesty, tart notes but once it settles down the Almond and Caramel notes come through which give it depth and more of a warming but still quite sweet scent.

If you are looking for a Summer scent with a flirty, fun & youthful feel to it I 100% recommend this latest Givenchy release. It’s sweet, juicy & floral cocktail make it the perfect fragrance for those warm Summer days.

Favourite Summer Fragrances 2017

Gucci Bamboo Perfume

Gucci Bamboo Limited Edition EDP

This classic Gucci fragrance is the same original sexy woody floral scent but now comes in a stunning limited edition bottle. This updated version comes beautifully packaged in a pretty dusky pink outer box with drawings of a bamboo garden scene. Whilst the bottle itself is a gorgeous blush pink with its art deco inspired silhouette and silver bamboo stopper. It looks and feels extremely luxurious and the packaging really reflects the strong, feminine Gucci Bamboo scent.

I think this perfume is very modern, sexy and has a refreshing sophisticated feel to it. The mix of woody, floral and sweet notes work really well layered together and I adore the citrus twist of the bergamot which adds such a Summer vibe to the scent.

  • Top Notes– Italian Bergamot
  • Heart Notes – Casablanca Lily & Ylang-Ylang
  • Base Notes – Sandalwood

I like that this isn’t an overpowering scent which works well for Summer, you like your perfume to be more fresh and uplifting in the warmer months. The floral notes make it just ideal for Summer and it’s woody notes settle down to give it a sophisticated feel. I do also like that there is also a juicy sweetness to it whilst the Sandalwood and Bergamot add a rich contrast and once it settles down it’s a juicy, refreshing but sophisticated scent. I adore it.

Luxurious GUCCI Bamboo Perfume

Two very different scents for Summer but both are feminine and very pretty. I would say the Gucci Bamboo has stolen my heart and has become my go to fragrance. I think this scent suits me more than the Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse only because it is less sweet and I tend to gravitate towards more woody scents. Although I am enjoying the lighthearted feel to Givenchy Live Irrésistible Delicieuse and have been wearing it as more of a day scent.

Let me know what scent you have added to your Summer line up this year & if you’re tempted by either of the scents I have been wearing.

  • This post is in collaboration with Fragrance Direct

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits Body Mist

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits body mist

Roger Gallet Body Mist

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits Body Mist*

If you are not familiar with Roger & Gallet they’re a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet, their products have such a rich history & they are very well-known for their affordable perfumes and body products. I’m a big fan of their Fleur de Figuier perfume.

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits body mist

This Eau des Bienfaits range is much more Summery and invigorating, I have been trying the body mist and think its a lovely light citrus scent perfect for the warmer months or if you’re lucky enough to be heading somewhere with some Winter Sunshine!

Top Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Lemon

Heart Notes: Blood Orange, Violet Leaves, Orange Blossom

Base Notes: Cedar, Patchouli

This is a little different to most body mists I have tried because not only does it smell incredible but it also has hydrating qualities too. I’ve never used a body mist with skincare benefits incorporated into the ingredients. Roger & Gallet have included Aloe Vera, Kiwi and Ginseng which all help hydrate and soften the skin. I find its nice to mist this on your body whilst you’re still damp from your shower, that way the scent lasts longer on the skin and helps it feel smooth and soft. It’s getting all the thumbs up from me.

Beautiful Citrus Summer Scent From Roger & Gallet

This lightweight but zesty citrus scent transports me right back to family holidays in the Mediterranean, it smells like fresh warm Summer evenings. I do love a nice citrus scent that isn’t too tart and I think the notes of Cedar & Patchouli help it smell more sophisticated and add a little depth to the refreshing scent. When I use this in the morning it’s uplifting and invigorating scent helps get me get ready for the day.

Roger & Gallet always have such beautiful packaging and this body mist comes in a stunning deep orange bottle that reminds me of Summer sunsets. It is a luxurious feeling heavy glass bottle with their signature style lid with the Roger & Gallet gold logo, I love their attention to detail and the bottle gives this product a very sophisticated feel.

Another lovely release from Roger & Gallet and their products are so reasonably priced too. Let me know what products you have tried from this brand or what is on your wish list.

Roger & Gallet are available from larger M&S stores, online at marksandspenser.com and escentual.com 

Escentual.com currently have 1/3 off all Roger & Gallet products

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

DKNY Delicious Delights Cool Swirl

DKNY Delicious Delights 2015

DKNY Delicious DelightsDKNY Delicious Delights 2015

Spring saw the release of the DKNY Delicious Delights – A limited edition collection of fragrances inspired by Sweet Sorbet Treats. These Sorbet Perfumes come in the iconic Be Delicious apple packaging which is something we all recognise and associate with DKNY. The bottles are really pretty and I like that they’re frosted glass and pastel coloured, perfect for Spring / Summer, mine looks so cute on my vanity.

The scents themselves are quite sweet and fresh but each one is so different. I was drawn to Cool Swirl* (green) because although it’s quite sweet it still has a musky layer to it and that’s my kind of scent.

Cool Swirl (green) – is a refreshing tropical scent with top notes of black cranberry (or European blueberry), violet leaf and coconut water. Flowers of magnolia and jasmine are wrapped in creamy pistachio sorbet and laid on the base of heliotrope, musk and patchouli.

Dreamsicle (orange) – is a fresh fruity blend of mandarin, raspberry and blueberry at the top. Tempting and delicious aromas of green apple, peach nectar and apricot sorbet form the heart. Its creamy base consists of cedar, sandalwood and vanilla.

Fruity Rooty (lilac) – is a sweet fruity scent that opens with a combination of blackberry, blueberry and mandarin. The heart of rose, violet and candied apple sorbet is followed by the base that combines elegant lily with vanilla.

DKNY Summer Scent

I have been using Cool Swirl for a good few months now, reaching for it when the weather is warm outside. It is my Summer scent for sure, when I first spray it I can really smell the fruity notes but as it settles down the patchouli and musk come through and it smells so good. Its the perfect fun, refreshing summer scent, I think its more of a daytime scent just because it’s quite light and fresh. Cool Swirl does last quite a long time on me which is good news because the packaging is a little bulky to be carrying around in your handbag.

DKNY Be Delicious Perfume

If you’re looking for an affordable but fun fragrance for the warmer months then you should check out the Delicious Delights collection from DKNY, let me know which one of the three you like the sound of. Also, what is your go-to Summer scent?

DKNY Delicious Delights Collection 50ml RRP £37 (currently on SALE in Boots for £24)

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet. Their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their beautiful scents which I have tried quite a few of but excitingly, 2015 see’s the release of Roger & Gallet first ever Eau de Parfum – Fleur de Figuier. I was lucky enough & thrilled to receive the most exquisite parcel from Roger & Gallet introducing me to this new release and I have fallen head over heels in love with it.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier EDP*

takes its inspiration from the beautiful Mediterranean Summers and encapsulates those sensual, sweet and fresh long Summer evenings.

‘Discover the bliss of an early evening spent in the Mediterranean garden of Esterel. This Eau de Parfum is a precious distillation of natural essences that reveals the intensity and sensuality of a sun-ripened fig heart. The mouth-watering and contrasting fresh notes enhance the accord of candied fig, musk and patchouli, for a truly relaxing effect.’

  • Top notes: precious essences of mandarin and pink peppers
  • Heart notes: fig tree leaves, juicy fig and violet wood
  • Base notes: white musk, candied fig and precious essence of patchouli

My absolute favourite scent in any product is Fig & if you’re a long time reader of my blog you will know this. I adore the scent because it’s so rich, distinctive and sophisticated and I think its a scent that can be worn all year round. This new addition to the Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier range is an intense, long-wearing scent that doesn’t dull throughout the day. I only have to apply this in the morning & It still smells beautiful on my skin long into the evening.

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier

Some days I spray it & It smells really musky whilst other days It smells more woody. I love that its such a layered and sophisticated perfume and I have been reaching for it almost every day for 3 weeks.

If you’re looking for a new scent then I can highly recommend this new release from Roger & Gallet, it comes beautifully packaged in a glass bottle with touches of gold and purple and the scent is utterly divine. This is my favourite release from Roger & Gallet and I just know it will be a popular addition to their range.

Roger and Gallet Fleur de Figuier Eau de Parfum £40 from www.escentual.com (who currently have a 1/3 off all French brands).

Products that are marked with a * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However, if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.