Summer has to be one of my favourite seasons for scents, whether its a beautiful perfume, a gorgeous smelling body lotion or even an irresistible candle. I thought I would share with you my favourite scents this year and the brands I always seem to gravitate back too.
I love wearing perfume everyday, I just spritz some on before leaving the house. My favourite perfumes for summer has to be Jo Malone, the fragrances are stunning and they last all day. I was introduced to Jo Malone about 3 years ago, when I was planning my wedding and have loved them ever since. Jo Malone perfume smell so different to any other perfumes I have smelt. They have some how layered the scents such that throughout the day the scent changes and the perfume will smell different as you smell the various notes.
My top three favourite perfumes from Jo Malone are Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, Blackberry and Bay Colone, and English Pear & Fressia Colone. All these perfumes are very summery and light, with a lovely combination of fruity and floral notes. I like wearing lighter fresh perfume during the summer and Jo Malone perfume are also perfect for layering scents too. Jo Malone is quite expensive but I personally think they are well worth every penny and the scents are so unique.
Moving onto body care and another Jo Malone favourite, which is the Blackberry & Bay body and Hand Wash. If you only want a very subtle scent the using a beautifully scented body wash is the way to go. I find using a more expensive body wash results in the scent lasting on the skin for a lot longer after leaving the shower. The Body & Hand wash range by Jo Malone is one of my favourites to use in the morning as its a beautifully bubbly body wash with lots of different scents to choose from. You can also use this as a hand wash too but I prefer using it on my body. If I want to layer some scents then I will put on the Blackberry & Bay Body wash and then spray on Peony & blush suede perfume over it, this combination is dreamy!
Champneys Summer Dream Rewarding Body Lotion is my current favourite, when it comes to body lotions. I love the formulations of the product, I actually included it in my June beauty favourites, as its really hydrating but not too thick (so ideal for summer.) If you like fruity scents then you will love this range by Champneys, it literally smells like a handful of summer fruits. Using body lotion is really important to keep your skin feeling and looking hydrated, it also makes your tan last a lot longer. I’m definitely more likely to use a body lotion if it smells amazing, its so quick and easy to apply and the scent lasts for hours.
I could do a summer scents blog post without including at least one candle. I have heard so many people rave about this candle and it’s the Aldi Luxury Fragranced Candle in Blackberry & Bay. This candle literally smells like summer in a pot, and smells exactly the same as the Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Candle. I only bought this candle a couple of weeks ago and every time I take the lid off you are hit by a gorgeous mix of fresh and fruity scents. If I leave this open in our bedroom then every time you walk in you are greeted by a gorgeous aroma, I’m completely obsessed with it.
I’d love to know what you favourite scents are this summer! Hope you all have a lovely weekend.