The Fourth of July may be behind us, but we still have plenty of summer left. That means more long nights, drinks on rooftops, and the lingering scent of flowers. Or the beach. Or maybe something a little bit fresher. That’s where summer scents come in. Perfume is something that always feels lush, and a little bit indulgent.
Some people stick with a signature scent for years, and others jump from scent to scent depending on which has the prettiest bottle. There’s nothing wrong with either approach, but there’s something nice about rotating scents out for the seasons. In the winter, heavier and heady scents rest of cashmere and wool. In the summer, it makes sense for lighter, fresher fragrances to have a moment in the spotlight.
There’s something really intimate and sexy about putting perfume on in the summer when there’s a little more bare skin showing. Do you put your on your collarbone? Maybe your wrists or behind the ears? No matter where you spray, this scents will have everyone asking you why you smell so good.
Vogue legend Diana Vreeland is known for her larger-than-life style and exquisite taste. Both are reflected in the line of perfumes named for the icon, with their gorgeous bottles inspired by gemstones and flashy tassels. Smashingly Brilliant was inspired by her love of Capri, with notes of lemon and bergamot.
Like with other parts of the beauty industry, there’s recently been a wave of perfume brands that are natural and vegan. DedCool is a unisex, vegan label that makes subtle and unexpected scents. Their Rocco Mint scent is inspired by Morocco, with top notes of mint and jasmine.
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