Apply a fragrance low on the body, says fragrance expert…
By Deborah Fulsang
You want to update your summer wardrobe but let’s face it, it’s really getting too late to pick up a pair of sandals. Especially full price. Our solution: Update your beauty closet instead with a choice new fragrance and a cosmetics treat and you’ll feel instantly fabulous and refreshed.
IF YOUR STYLE IS BOHO, DARK AND STREET-INSPIRED.
YOU LOVE: Fruity, moody and sultry fragrances.
OUR PERFUME PICK FOR YOU: In keeping with your attraction to drama and black—whatever time of year, we might add—we’re suggesting By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses Typical Me for you. Its fleshy plum and wood notes combine for a super-sultry attitude that matches your beauty leanings to smoky eyes and dark eyeliner. This scent would be perfect with your black maillot too as well as your black leather in the fall!
IF YOUR STYLE IS SIMPLE, CHIC AND PRETTY.
YOU LOVE: White floral perfumes are your favourite. And you can’t get enough of an elegantly cut bottle that will look gorgeous with that vase of white blooms on your dressing table—or your desk at work.
OUR PERFUME PICK FOR YOU: The new Narciso Rodriguez L’Eau combines definitively feminine notes of jasmine, cyclamen, pink peony, rose and lily of the valley. It’s a big white breezy floral that will make you feel especially beautiful and modern whether you’re dressed in a light-as-air chiffon summer dress or a more structured but whisper-weight tunic, with a pretty manicure to match.
IF YOUR STYLE IS FUN, FLIRTY AND COLOURFUL.
YOU LOVE: You have your favourite scents but you love change and embrace a reason to update your beauty closet with a summer-themed variant.
OUR PERFUME PICK FOR YOU: Marc Jacobs’ girlish attitude and the way he mixes it up to offer something new for the season appeals to your fickle, crave-the-new heart. The designer’s Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition will sate your desire for change with its new twist on the now iconic Daisy scent: Strawberry and grapefruit, jasmine, lily and rose; violet leaf, oak moss and amber. Velvety and sweet. (And seriously, can you resist that bottle?)
IF YOUR STYLE IS BRONZED AND YOU LOVE YOUR WHITE JEANS AND BEACH-READY PEDI.
YOU LOVE: A little fresh, a little unexpected, a whole lot chic when it comes to your perfume.
OUR PERFUME PICK FOR YOU: Givenchy Dahlia Noir L’Eau sounds like a contradiction in terms but it’s the fragrance’s marriage of opposites that is sexy and well-suited to your jetsetter style. The rose heart of Dahlia Noir, a lush chypre trail of patchouli and musk, and a light greenness via citron and neroli: I’ts fresh like the beach, but sultry like that beach at night.
IF YOUR STYLE IS BOLD AND QUIETLY VA-VA-VOOM (OR MAYBE NOT SO QUIET).
YOU LOVE: Edible, spicy and scents that intrigue.
OUR PERFUME PICK FOR YOU: Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto is right up your perfume alley with its sexy jasmine and warm wood—cedar and sandalwood—and its plush blackcurrant, vanilla and tonka been layers. Sheer green notes of lily of the valley keep the fragrance fresh, but the overall effect is grown-up, and equally as cool with your denim cutoffs as your skinny animal-print number and heels.