Saturday, 30 July 2016

How To Pick Your Perfect Summer Scent

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Fragrance holds an incredible power when it comes to invoking memories and emotions, and some of my favourite memories associated with scent are from my summer holidays. Whether it’s linked to a certain sun cream, the scent of your favourite food or a specific perfume, smell can instantly take you back in time.
 
Lacoste got in touch recently and asked if I had any ideas to collaborate for the launch of their new fragrance collection ‘Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle’. Seeing as it’s the height of summer and the fragrances themselves are all perfect summer scents, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to talk about choosing the perfect summer scent for you.
I find shopping for perfumes so much fun, but it can also be a little overwhelming as the choice is vast. Picking the right scent that you’ll forever associate with a great time in your life is even more important than choosing an everyday scent, as you want to really love it and hopefully come back to it year after year.
 
Choosing the mood of your fragrance
It’s obvious that different fragrances invoke different feelings, and therefore suit different occasions. Consider what type of mood you want your summer scent to encourage. Whether it’s sparkling and fun, elegant and sophisticated or natural and relaxed, there’s a scent out there that will fit the bill.

Perfect summertime notes
Although we all have different taste when it comes to fragrance notes, certain notes are simply made for summer. There are the obvious ones like coconut, watermelon and verbena but notes I also love for summertime include mandarin (sweeter than most other citrus notes and present in Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle ‘Sparkling’) blackberry (also present in Sparkling - no prizes for guessing which is my favourite from the collection!) and jasmine. It’s worth making a mental note when you discover a specific perfume you love, what the different notes are. That way you know what to look out for when shopping for new scents.

Do your research
There is so much to choose from now when it comes to fragrance, it is often much easier to do some research online before shopping to find out if there are any specific scents you might like. Websites like base notes and fragrancia are great for this as they provide a breakdown of the notes in each scent, along with extensive consumer reviews and recommendations to similar scents you might like based on your current perfume collection.

Bottle size
It might sound like an obvious one, but if you’re travelling with a fragrance in your hand luggage, make sure you invest in a plane-friendly size (under 100ml) Most scents are 100ml or under, but watch out for extra large sizes.
The new Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 ‘Pour Elle’ collection consists of three fragrances: Sparkling (pink), Elegant (white) and Natural (green). They are all perfect for summer, and each have distinctly different characters. If you’re on the hunt for a new summer scent I would really recommend trying them yourself! You can find them online at Boots here.
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29 comments

  1. Love the colourful bottles! I love Ghost perfumes and prada candy :)

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  2. It really is so hard to choose a scent! Chloe is probably my favourite!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  3. I would love to try these scents :) They sound lovely!!

    Nina X
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  4. great tips! i love slightly sweet, citrusy scents. these bottles are so cute!

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

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  5. I've never tried a Lacoste perfume, but I feel like I should! My signature scent is the Lancôme La Vie Est Belle, it's the perfect sweet scent :)

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  6. I always get rollerball fragrances because I change my mind about which scent I like too often!

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  7. These are great tips! I've never tried a Lacoste fragrance before so I'll have to look out for these x

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  8. I love this!!! I am such a perfume kinda girl!!xx

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  9. Such cute bottles :) I'd love to smell those scents!

    La Luna Vita

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  10. Great guide - I rarely wear scent but these still sound lovely.

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  11. These look great and sound like they all smell amazing, I'll be on the look out for these :) x

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  12. These bottles are so cute!! I think my favorite is still Peony and Blush Suede by Jo Malone!

    Kate
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  14. Thanks for the tips. I have tons of winter scents, but not so much for summer.
    I love the small bottle of the Lacoste one! It's cute! :)

    Laura
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  15. Never been a fan of Lacoste fragrances to be honest. They never seem to last on me.

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  16. Such cute bottles - I've never really thought of Lacoste as a perfume brand but these sound really fresh and lovely :)
    Ambar | Her Little Loves

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  17. This colors.. I'M IN LOVE!

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  18. Ooh I want to go and give them all a try now! I personally love scents with watermelon notes!
    Aleeha xXx
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  19. Great advice :-) I always go back Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce! It's such a deliciously fresh scent.
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  20. Great tips and I definitely want to check these out xx

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  21. Can't wait to get my hands on one of these! T x
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  22. I love how certain fragrances can bring us back in time! I bought Light Blue when I was studying abroad and it still reminds me of Italy. The same with one of my fragrances I got during my summer internship in New York.

    Brittany | thechicette.com

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  23. Great post very helpful. Thanks for the tips

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  24. Looks good. Especially for scent addict like me

    Deni| http://www.denisday.org/

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  26. Looking forward to trying these. I have a feeling my fave with be the one with jasmine. X

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  27. It will be an excellent Idea to go with the frageances that you like the most. Before choosing any perfume do some research into the fragrances which possesses notes that you are looking for.

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  28. I got the green one before my holiday recently. LOVE the smell but sad it doesn't last long. Perhaps because it's an eu de toilette. Really hoping they bring out a more long lasting version of this.

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