10 New Fragrances and Exactly When to Wear Them This Summer
Keep these fragrances on rotation this summer. Then, as the weather inevitably turns cold, you can pull each one out for some warm-weather nostalgia.
The fragrance: Nest Citrine Eau de Parfum, $78 for 50 mL (Available exclusively at Sephora and sephora.ca)
This floral-citrus fragrance stuns the eyes with its gorgeous bottle. Soft scents of lotus flower and freesia are set against sparkling citrus notes for a fresh fragrance that entices your senses.
Wear this… To a garden party-style brunch with your best girls
A True Goddess
The fragrance: Paco Rabanne Olympéa Eau de Parfum Spray, $115 for 80 mL (Available at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, London Drugs and Sephora)
Like the mythical goddess it’s named for, Olympéa evokes strength and empowerment. The bottle is shaped like a laurel crown and houses notes of green mandarin, salted vanilla accord, water jasmine, ginger blossom and cashmere wood for a fresh, oriental fragrance.
Wear this… When you need help channeling your inner #girlboss
The fragrance: Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 oz, $125 (Available at Holt Renfrew, Ogilvy, Sephora, Nordstrom and esteelauder.ca)
Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue waters of the Mediterranean – if only in your imagination. This elegant and unique fragrance blends sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit with sophisticated Italian bergamot.
Wear this… For a seaside (or lake-side) walk
The fragrance: Eternity Summer Calvin Klein for Women Eau de Toilette Spray, $98 for 100 mL (Available at Hudson’s Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sears and London Drugs)
As the cool blue bottle suggests, this fragrance makes you think of a sun drenched tropical paradise. It opens with cool palm tree accords, followed by a heart of exotic frangipani flowers and dries down with warm sensuous musk accords.
Wear this… As a nostalgic reminder of warm summer evenings with your bae
Between the Sheets
The fragrance: Valentina Poudre Eau de Parfum Spray, $125 for 80 mL (Available at Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew and Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques)
This soft, powdery fragrance strips away the extras and embraces the naturalness of nudity. Terracotta powder, iris and tuberose blend with base notes of vanilla and sandalwood. Consider this fragrance your second skin.
Wear this… To bed. There’s nothing sexier than slipping between the sheets with only this scent outfitting your skin.
Clean’s most feminine fragrance to date, Blossom, is a floral bouquet with top notes of Tunisian Neroli, delicate seringa petals and yellow freesia. The distinctive aroma of orange blossom shines.
Wear this… To an outdoor baby or wedding shower
The fragrance: Daisy Marc Jacobs Blush Eau de Toilette, $90 for 50 mL (Available at Hudson’s Bay, Sephora, Shopper’s Drug Mart and Jean Coutu)
Marc Jacobs’ Daisy fragrance line gets the blush treatment. This version opens with notes of water lily and pear, followed by subtle hints of honeysuckle and a warm drydown of musk and precious woods.
Wear this… For post-work patio cocktails
The fragrance: Weleda Jardin de Vie Eau Naturelle Parfumée, $32 (Available exclusively at Whole Foods Market)
These lightly scented natural perfumes are made with pure organic essential oils and deliver aromatherapeutic benefits. Jardin de Vie agrume has citrus notes of grapefruit and mandarin, as well as soft sandalwood. Working with local partners in various countries, Weleda sources grapefruit from Argentina, mandarin oil from Brazil and sandalwood from Sri Lanka and New Caledonia.
Wear this… When you want just a hint of fragrance
The fragrance: Valentino Donna Eau de Parfum Spray, $135 for 100 mL (Available at Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom)
The fierce yet feminine Donna is as glamorous as the bottle implies. It opens with rose essence, bergamot and iris Pallida and dries down to warm notes of leather blended with patchouli and vanilla.
Wear this… For a glamorous night out
The fragrance: Prada Candy Kiss Eau de Parfum, $128 for 80 mL (Available June 1 at Hudson’s Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, Nordstrom and Saks 5th Avenue)
Like your sweet tooth, this fragrance is an irresistible indulgence. It opens with the monochord presence of musk, followed by vanilla and orange blossom
Wear this… To a summer carnival or festival