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LATE SUMMER BLOOMS: FRAGRANCES TO WEAR NOW

08-12-13 | Posted by


Extend the spirit of summer with fragrances that capture the breezy lightness of the warm weather months.

Jour d’Hermes (1.6 oz. EDT, $108) is a literal tribute to the earth mother in all of us as well as our liberated sophisticated sides. Created by Hermes perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Jour d’Hermes is a joyful sun dappled bouquet of summer flowers. You’ll catch notes of jasmine, gardenia, sweet pea, and my all time favorite summer aroma, orange blossom. It’s a carefully crafted fragrance that features just a twist of citrus in its top notes, and an overall grounding but fresh greenness, just like summer grass.

For water babies and beach lovers, nothing embodies the Margaritaville mood like Tommy Bahama. The brand’s recently launched signature scents, simply called Tommy Bahama, are available in men’s and women’s versions. Tommy Bahama for Her (1.7 oz. EDP, $58) takes you to a tropical paradise with notes of mandarin, gardenia, honeysuckle, heliotrope vanilla, patchouli, musk and praline.

Photo Credit: nordstrom.com

Photo Credit: nordstrom.com

Tommy Bahama for Him (1.7 oz. EDC, $54) is dedicated to the brand’s mantra of “making life one long weekend.” The cognac colored fragrance is an aromatic scent that includes summery watermelon, tangerine, pear, ginger, tiare flower, violet leaf, tonka bean, and sandalwood. Just makes you want to kick back and enjoy a Cuba Libre while fishing for marlin.

Narciso Rodriguez L'eauJust the term L’eau makes me thing of light and summery scents. Narciso Rodriguez For Her L’Eau (1.6 oz., $77) lightens up the deep musky original For Her with an airy sprig of florals that will keep summer top of mind long into fall. Crisp lily of the valley stands out in the top note that includes jasmine, cyclamen, pink peony, and a hint of rose. Dancing on top of the musk, the fragrance’s heart note, the florals tempt to spin off into the stratosphere, but the musky earthiness keeps it grounded. Somehow the result is sultry and light—just what the transition to fall calls for.

AR_JASMINE ABSOLUTEAnd for that subtle celebration of summers present, past, and future, there is nothing like the addictive scent of jasmine. Intelligent Nutrients Jasmine Absolute (1.7 oz., $97)  is made of 100% pure oils derived from sustainably wildcrafted jasmine sambac flowers from India. Invigorating and grounding, the aroma can liven up your spirit when applied on your skin, body, and hair. It’s conveniently packaged in a roller ball, so toss it in your purse for a private jasmine moment anytime during the day.

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