Our favourite perfumes for the summer

Fresh fragrances for summer

When a new season arrives, not only our clothes and accessories require renewal, our fragrance collection also calls for some new additions. Summer fragrances focus on being light and fresh, and this summer there are some luscious scents that are just waiting to be sprayed. Indulge your senses with one of these gorgeous summer fragrances …

Clinique Happy Heart

The bright citrus orange that adorns Cliniques Happy Heart fragrance simply cries summer, a perfect reflection of the dewy floral fragrance. This is a fresh floral scent, perfect for every day wear. The limited edition take on Clinique Happy is garden-fresh and crisp, thanks to the waterside flowers and frozen fruit elements. Team it with a pretty floral dress and you will stroll around exuding summer 2011! Happy Heart is a refined and charming blend of frozen fruits, yellow plum and white freesia; in fact it is the delightful bottle that makes this a summer essential item.

Clinique Happy Heart, £33.00 for 50ml available from Clinique counters nationwide and www.clinique.co.uk.

Clarins Eau des Jardins

Taking its inspiration from the country garden, Eau des Jardins is an invigorating floral blend of ten inspiring essential oils- from a juicy citrus cocktail of grapefruit, orange and lemon to the prosperous woody scents of wild rose and patchouli. While lovely aromas are one thing, ever since Clarins launched its Eau line in 1987, providing the skin with a healing treat has been of the main importance. Indeed, Eau des Jardins contains a high concentration of organic bud extracts, chosen for their skin hydrating and radiance-boosting properties. After a spray of this, your mood will definitely be raised!

Eau des Jardins by Clarins, £27.00 for 100ml available at Clarins counters nationwide and online at www.clarins.co.uk

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil

With subtle tones of coconut milk, Sicilian bergamot and a hint of jasmine, the limited edition Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess range has returned to raise our spirits. Not only is the bottle reminiscent of dazzling beaches and sparkling blue seas, the scent itself makes me want to head to Barbados! It is a scent that perks me up if I’m feeling weary in the morning and seems to set me in a happy mood for the rest of the day. It is very well blended and the mix of exotic flowers, coconut and citrus is seamless.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess £38.00 for 100ml available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide.


Ghost Enchanted Bloom

Ghost recently launched its latest fragrance entitled Enchanted Bloom. The new version is made up of top notes of violet leaves, cranberry and bergamot, with midnotes of jasmine and water Lilly blended with freesia, while base-notes comprise sweet peach caviar, amber and musk. Enchanted Bloom appears in a slim and feminine bottle, created by esteemed designer Franz Rudolf Lehnert. This new fragrance captures a feminine air of fantasy, which allows you to breakout from everyday life into an enchanted world. Its charming, fruity floral mix is ideal for those hot days to stay smelling fragrant.

Ghost Enchanted Bloom £27.65 for 50ml available at the Garden Pharmacy www.garden.co.uk


Nina by Nina Ricci

Akin to the feminine forms that grace the Nina Ricci catwalk, the latest fragrance from Nina Ricci, is particularly womanly. Nina is comprised of enriching notes of bergamot, rhubarb and tuberose, while aromatic scents of sandalwood and patchouli develop as you wear this scent. Creamy belle de nuit flower is the final note, which underlines this as a very ladylike scent. If you crave sweetness, this is certainly the perfume for you. It would be the perfect finishing touch for a summer party.

Nina by Nina Ricci £36.50 for 40ml available at www.fragrancemad.com  and Boots nationwide.