The fragrance of self-tanner has a bad rap—for good reason. But…
Cherries, strawberries, currants and raspberries: The latest crop of berry-laced fragrances comes tailormade for this season of popsicles and proms. Not that you wouldn’t wear these juicy scents past the prom-going age. We just think they’re best suited to summertime’s shorts-and-flipflops-required activities.
Escada Cherry in the Air undercuts its black cherry and raspberry notes with citrus. An almost-edible mix of vanilla, marshmallow, sandalwood and musk steers it clear of the sickly sweet and into a more sophisticated arena. Escada Cherry in the Air EDT, $62 (50 ml), www.escada.com
Although billed as a single-note strawberry scent, we also detect nuances of green strawberry leaves too. Fun and young, and meant to be worn with short-shorts. The Body Shop Strawberry EDT, $14 (30 ml), www.thebodyshop.com
Wondering what to sport with those super-cute flower-print trousers you just scored—or for that matter, prom? Try the tropical-smelling Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition spritz with its juicy fruits—red currant, guava, mandarin and lychee—and warm florals and skin-like notes. EDT, $85 (75 ml), www.marcjacobs.com
FRUIT AND FLORAL
Of course Guess’ take on berry has a little sex appeal thrown into the berry mix. Raspberry is the berry of choice here but it’s mixed with melon, citrus, lily and sultry vanilla and sandalwood. Guess Girl EDT, $60 (50 ml), www.guess.com