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Easy, Breezy Summer Scents

Make way for fresh florals, tangy citruses, and breezy scents. 

 

When summer comes around, we swap our cozy layers for airy, beach-ready attire. As a result, our hair, makeup and fragrances lighten up and follow suit! It’s time to give fresh florals, tangy citruses, and breezy scents the spotlight.

While still at the office, we’ve tried some refreshingly energized new smells that transport us to paradise — no passport is needed to feel like you are on the French Riviera of the Greek coast!

This year, especially, we feel that the fragrances we wear should brim with life, light, and effervescence. 

So read what we have selected for you!

Veronique Gabai Sur La Plage Eau de Parfum

A beach breeze goes a long way. Sur la plage transports you to the salty Mediterranean and gives your skin that sun-kissed aroma. We love the Côte d’Azur-inspired notes of orange blossom, magnolia, jasmine, tuberose, pink pepper, and cedarwood.

Veronique Gabai is a master of creating strong olfactive signature perfumes, while remaining breezy and infused with light. As sustainability is essential, she has made each bottle refillable. Whether you splurge on the 85ml or the 10ml travel size, you can refill and keep them forever! Within her line of perfumes, Sexy Garigue is another favorite and Gabai makes each sample available for sale, a great way to try at home and make sure the scent if for you.

Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum

Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet Honeysuckle and sparkling Grapefruit take you there, evoking lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Italian Bergamot, sun-warmed and citrusy and Mandarin Oil impart lasting freshness. Lily of the Valley and lush Gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of Jasmine Sambac Absolute.  Aerin’s exquisite taste and experience in the field enabled this line to be the success now. 

BWB Comments: In summer months, when temperatures rise these notes of Honeysuckle, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin, Lily of the Valley, Gardenia and Jasmine are ideal to give you the elegant touch you need in a subtle and almost refreshing way.

Valmont Palazzo Nobile Fizzy Mint Eau De Toilette

This summer scent by Valmont sparkles with brightness, joy and freshness. THis universal green water has accents of bergamot, citrus mint and lemon verbena. 

BWB Comments: Forget about hot and muggy weather for an instant as you spritz on this sophisticated version of a green water. 

Ellis Brooklyn BEE Eau de Parfum

There’s a buzz in the air this season and you’ll need a fragrance to match it. Ellis Brooklyn’s latest addition to its collection of clean fragrances is for the sweetheart with a sweet tooth. Notes of honey, dark rum, vanilla bean, sandalwood and cocoa absolute blend together effortlessly for the perfect warm scent for even warmer days. 

DedCool Milk Layering Fragrance

Non-toxic. Vegan. Unisex. It should come as no surprise that this brand has made it into our treasured list of must-haves. Its best-selling fragrance is a hypnotic concoction of bergamot, white musk and amber for an all-day scent that can be layered or worn on its own. 

Pacifica Dream Moon Spray Perfume

Nothing beats passing by a glamorous woman on the street only to be enveloped in a cloud of her signature fragrance. When you are on a lower budget, it can be difficult to find a scent with the strength and staying power to achieve this magic moment. Through browsing TikTok, I discovered that a lot of younger beauty consumers were turning to scents from Pacifica as dupes for more expensive fragrances. Pacifica’s Dream Moon packs notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and pink rose into a lightweight and refreshing fragrance perfect for the summertime.

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