Ten Uplifting Summer Scents
When it’s hot and sunny, it’s time to mix up your fragrance wardrobe, not just for your perfume, but also your bath and body care and your home fragrances. Forgot the heavy rose, ouds and ambers, instead feel clean, fresh and uplifted with citrus notes, soft blossoms, fruits and florals. Here are my ten hot picks for uplifting summer scents!
Jurlique Revitalising Aromatheraphy Mist
Jurlique have just launched a collection of Aromatheraphy Mists; Revilalising, Calming and Balancing. Whilst they are all beautiful and effective, it’s the Revitalising one I want to chat about right now. When you feel that mid-afternoon lull of ‘I’m hot, tired and I just want to get into bed’, this mist might help you through the rest of the day. It contains orange, bergamot, launder and citron. You spritz it around your face and upper body to keep more alive, uplifted and revitalised. It’s also really lovely if you have been on a hot sticky tube and you just feel a bit gross. It makes me feel like you smell cleaner and fresher too. Perfect!
Annick Goutal Eau de Sud Perfume
This classic Annick Goutal fragrance has been re-released for Summer in a limited edition bottle. The fragrance is the same Eau de Sud that we all know and love, but the bottle has had a make-over. If you are thinking about buying yourself a new bottle, this could be the perfect excuse! For those who have never tried Annick Goutal Eau de Sud, it’s filled with citrus notes of mandarin, grapefruit, bergamot, lime and lemon verbena, as well as fresh herby notes of mint and basil. Perfect for super hot summer days when you want to bathe yourself in a fresh, citrus scent which is uplifting and clean.
Culti Linfa Room Diffuser
I have this Culti Linfa Room Diffuser in my kitchen at the moment. For anyone who doesn’t know, my house is currently being renovated and my kitchen is probably the worst room right now. However, needs must and we still have to use the room, however, I can’t even begin to explain how much nicer it is making a cup of coffee (from a sachet, no less!) whilst the smell of this incredible white currant and cedarwood drifts around the room. It’s so pretty and such a delight! Even the builders have noticed how good it smells!
The Body shop Pinita Colada Collection
Piña coladas on the beach, there’s nothing quite like it right? Right! Which is probably why I love the smell of The Body Shop Pinita Colada body care collection so much! True to it’s name, it smells like coconuts and pineapple, delicious, refreshing and totally tropical! Warning! It will make you want to book a flight to a Desert island. Just saying.
True Grace Seashore Hand Wash & Lotion
One of the things I love the most about Margate is the beautiful sea air, it’s just so fresh and breezy and it smells so clean. It’s hard to believe how different it is to London air! With this in mind, I have become obsessed with True Grace Seashore Hand Wash & Lotion. It smells like fresh water, seaweed with a touch of citrus and woods. Beautiful, subtle, uplifting and leaves me feeling serene and calm!
True Grace Orangery Candle
Another little gem from True Grace, this candle is Orangery Candle is so zesty and ripe, it’s a delight! It is a blend of Orange, Orange blossom and Petitgrain, with florals at the heart and warm, rich resin base notes. It’s a stunning blend of florals, zesty citrus, heat and smoky undertones. Whenever my boyfriend is on ‘candle lighting duty’ this is the one he makes a bee-line for! I never complain, it revitalises us and bring so much life and joy into the room, when it’s really just the two of us lounging around watching TV and eating cookies.
Bronnley Orange & Jasmine Collection
Again, orange scented, the Bronnley Orange & Jasmine Collection is ticking all my boxes, floral, fruit and playful. The hand cream in particular I love, I was worried it would make my hands smell like I had been eating orange (you know that feeling!) but actually, it’s got more of an orange sherbet sweets feel to it. Delicious, fruity and fun!
Kneipp Citrus Body Washes
If you don’t know of Kneipp products, listen up! They are a natural skin care brand, always paraben free and filled with delightful natural ingredients which work as effectively as chemical-filled products, but they are also filled with super delicious scents. One product I absolutely adore is their Arnica Mineral Bath Salts, scent wise, these salts have a real herbal kick to them (which I love!) and their natural goodness really hits the spot if you have spent the day walking through hills (I speak from experience when I thought it was a good idea to go walking in the Peak District!). I also love their shower gels, in particular their Passion Fruit & Grapefruit which is sweet with passionfruit and tangy with the grapefruit. Delish! I also love the crisp citrusness of May Chang & Lemon, which also has a lovely sweetness to it, perhaps one of the natural ingredients is sugar, whatever the reason, your morning shower will be so much brighter with one of these two!
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, Honey & Coriander Body Collection
I blogged about the Summer launches from Crabtree & Evelyn a little while ago, the whole collection has a real zesty, fresh feel which is balanced and elevated by herby notes. It’s a collection I love, but I think my stand out favourite scent has to be this stunning Citron, Honey & Coriander range. It just lifts me up, it’s so fresh, uplifting and happy!
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea & Nectarine Blossom Perfume
Finally, this Elizabeth Arden Green Tea & Nectarine Blossom Perfume is a sweet summer treat for the senses, it’s filled with clean, smoky notes of tea with sweet nectarine blossom. It’s soft, fruity-floral which is fresh, clean and filled with summer joy.