Summer has finally rolled around which means one thing – we’re ready to parrrtay! Long lazy days at the beach, cocktails on rooftops, a sneaky holiday romance... There are so many things we love about these three golden months, but a fresh new summer scent might just be our favourite!
Bellas, there’s no time like the present to ditch your spring fling and embark on a new olfactory affair! To help you get started, here are six summer fragrance rules to live by. We promise they’ll have you smelling peachy, right up till March
Discover a new signature scent
The heavy, musky fragrances you love in cooler months can be a bit intense once things heat up. So, consider lightening up with a fresh new scent. Our fave? We’re channelling our girl-crush Kendall, and making Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse our summer signature.
The perfect pairing of sparkling florals and sensual woods, it’s fresh enough for day, and alluring enough for date night. Soft but magnetic, it includes notes of exotic mandarin, honeysuckle nectar, jasmine, tuberose, amber wood, soft musk and Madagascar vanilla. With a signature scent this good, you won’t be forgotten in a hurry…
Give your hair a tropical makeover
If you’re not using coconut-scented prods in your hair and on your bod, you’re not doing summer right. Lather up your locks with OGX Beauty’s creamy, nourishing coconut milk and oil infused shampoo and conditioner and pretend you’re headed to a secluded island paradise. Not just Aunt Nelly’s for Boxing Day.
As well as smelling g-darn delicious, this lush duo contains egg white proteins to help repair frazzled, heat-styled party hair.
Try top-to-toe fragrance with a body mist
When it’s super-hot and muggy, a heavy-handed application of perfume can get a little cloying, but a body mist is feather-light and lovely. So instead of popping perfume on those measly pulse points, try spritzing your favourite mist alllll over. Evodia’s range of fine fragrance body mists are made in Australia, and come in the most heavenly scents. Think Byron Bay Frangipani, Adelaide Hills Jasmine, and Whitsunday Coconut & Lime.
Heading to the beach? Skip the fragrance
Wearing fragrance at the beach is a no-no for two reasons. Some ingredients in your scent could react badly with the sun, causing photosensitivity. You’re also at risk from hyper-pigmentation. So, stick to your coconut-scented SPF!
Keep a roll-on scent in your handbag for desk-to-date emergencies
Everyone seems to be a whole lot more social in summer, and impromptu events often arise after work. To freshen up before a Tinder date or drinks with the ladies, keep a roll-on of your fave fragrance in your handbag. Lightweight and portable, a roll-on gets bonus points for not leaking all over your arm candy.
Layer up for longevity
Find your fragrance just doesn’t last? Layer up by washing in a shower gel, lathering on a body lotion, then dabbing perfume those pulse points – all in your favourite fragrance. Many brands sell duos or trios, which by the way make a perfect Christmas present, thanks Santa! Layer up your summer scent and not only will you smell gorgeous all day long, you’ll feel like a totally pampered goddess.