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The Perfect Summer Fragrance Guide

The Perfect Summer Fragrance Guide

Summer is only around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to update your personal fragrance collection with some seasonal scents. Perfumes and aftershaves are a must-have accessory no matter what time of year, and should be updated just as you change your clothing choices for the new season. Whether you’re looking for yourself or looking for a special gift, a new summer fragrance is an answer you’ve been searching for.

At Perfume Direct we have a huge range of perfumes and aftershaves, from timeless classics to new releases. Here we take a look at some of the perfect choices for summer for both men and women.

Summer Perfumes For Women

It’s the best time to invest in fruity, floral and oriental perfumes that capture the essence of summer. We have a few great ideas in mind, as you’ll see below.

Floral by Coach

Inspired by the brand’s signature scent Tea Roses, Floral by Coach is exactly what it says it is. Reminiscent of a fresh bouquet of flowers, it has an inimitable summer scent with a feminine feel. Opening with a splash of citrus, Floral by Coach then opens into an array of fragrant flowers.

Created in a simple but elegant rose gold and pink bottle design, Floral by Coach is made using beautiful notes of rose, jasmine, gardenia, bergamot and finished with woody notes and musk. 

La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme

Inspired by beauty and freedom, La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme translates to ‘life is beautiful’. It is one of the best-selling perfumes under the beauty brand, and for good reason. This luminous fragrance has been created using floral scents and musky, earthy notes for a complimentary perfume, ideal for wearing every day.

La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme has been created with notes of blackcurrant, pear, jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla and praline for a sweet, floral fragrance; perfect for the summer season.

Twist by Miu Miu

Miu Miu introduces a modern, sensual fragrance that is new for 2019. Twist by Miu Miu is surprising with an impossible-to-ignore aroma. Created with sparkling notes and housed in an elegant bottle, Twist is a new release that will fill the gap in your summer perfume collection.

Twist by Miu Miu is created with a unique combination of notes such as apple blossom, bergamot and cedarwood for a fresh but distinctive fragrance. 

Bloom by Gucci

If this isn’t summer in a bottle, we’re not sure what is! Bloom by Gucci transports you to a blossoming garden, with an array of floral scents. Launched in 2017, it has been a summer favourite for the last couple of years and is easily worn as your everyday fragrance.

Bloom by Gucci has been created with natural jasmine and tuberose, with the Rangoon creeper making its perfume debut for a powdery, floral finish. With a long-lasting fragrance and moderate intensity, it’s the go-to flowery scent for the summer.

Mon Paris by YSL

YSL has successfully captured summer romance in a bottle with Mon Paris. Inspired by the city of love itself, Mon Paris by YSL is an addictive, sweet and intense perfume that is perfect for those long summer nights.

Mon Paris by YSL is made by reinventing the traditional chypre scent, with a bold fragrance. The perfume is created with notes of red fruits, like strawberry and raspberry, together with peony, orange blossom, white musk and patchouli.

Summer aftershaves for men

Of course, it isn’t just perfume that benefits from a shake-up as the seasons change. Men’s aftershave can also cater for the summer, with masculine yet fragrant scents that capture a fresh and vibrant feel. Here are just a few of the best aftershaves for summer.

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Home by Issey Miyake

Originally released in 1994, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake continues to be a timeless classic. Its unique combination of notes results in a spicy, woody yet delicate aftershave for everyday wear.

L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme is created with exotic notes such as yuzu, saffron and lily-of-the-valley, along with mandarin orange, coriander, lemon and amber for an elegant, masculine and powerful aftershave for the summer months.

The Scent by Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss is known for its simple but effective aftershaves, and this one is no exception. The Scent by Hugo Boss engages all 5 senses, with a seductive, unforgettable fragrance. With a woody, spicy scent, The Scent offers a distinctive summer aftershave for every occasion.

The Scent by Hugo Boss is made with exquisite notes of ginger, Maninka fruit and leather for a truly unique and memorable signature scent.

Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Inspired by nature and the natural elements, Acqua di Gio is a classic aftershave that is perfect for every day. From the freshness of the sea to the scorching Mediterranean sun, Acqua di Gio conjures up the summer in one simple bottle.

Created with a beautiful blend of sweet, salty and spicy notes, Acqua di Gio uses citrus notes of orange, lime and lemon along with neroli, coriander, violet and cedar for a sharp yet delicate aftershave.

Aventus by Creed 

This particular aftershave has amassed a cult following, thanks to its rich and iconic scent. Aventus by Creed is provocative, dramatic yet created with a fruity-woody blend of notes; making this an ideal choice for the summer season.

Aventus is created with a tantalising blend of notes such as apple, blackcurrant, rose, Moroccan jasmine and vanilla, resulting in a truly remarkable aftershave.

Kouros Silver by YSL

Fresher than the original Kouros, Kouros Silver by YSL offers a unique aftershave inspired by fresh herbs and woody notes. A reinterpretation of 1981 original, it is ideal for wearing through summer.

Kouros Silver is made with apple, sage and amber along with woody notes for a fresh, aromatic aftershave for summer.

Something extra…

If that wasn’t enough, get your hands on the ultimate unisex summer fragrance. Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford has a crisp quality with vibrant, sparkling notes that transport you to the Italian Riviera. It can be worn by both men and women and has become a firm favourite from the brand for spring and summer.

Neroli Portofino has been created with bergamot, lemon, lavender, rosemary, jasmine, neroli and amber to create this distinctive and beautiful fragrance.

So, if you’re looking for a new fragrance this summer, consider making one of these your signature scents.


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