Saturday, 3 March 2012

The Smell Of Summer

Hi all!

There is always a constant stream of new fragrances in the market, and with summer hopefully on the way there are a number of new launches enticing you with the smell of summer.

Personally I wear whatever perfume I feel like, I don't necessarily stick to the unwritten rule that you wear lighter fragrances in the summer and stronger in the winter. But I thought you would like to know what new perfumes will be hitting the stores soon, and I have to say overall I am very happy with whats being released.

L'eau de Chloe



This fragrance is described as a crisp, summery citrus-floral with notes of citrus, rose and patchouli. L'eau de Chloe is targeted towards the spontaneous, natural and elegant woman and is an ode to nature.

The Chloe (2008) is one of my favourite perfumes I love the smell of rose and if you do too you have to try it. With L'eau de Chloe I can still smell rose but it's more fresh with a hint of citrus but nothing too over powering or bitter. I think this fresh take on the 2008 version works really well and I can see it would be a refreshing fragrance to wear in the hot weather. The only thing I would worry about is staying power as it is a lot lighter but I guess that is the whole point of it.

This fragrance will launch in the UK in early March and will come as an Eau de Toilette in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml.

Flora by Gucci - The Garden



This is a collection of 3 different fragrances which represents the loveliness of the flora woman, charming, romantic and optimistic.

First up is Gorgeous Gardenia which has notes of red berries, pear, gardenia and patchouli, then there is Glamorous Magnolia with notes of freesia, citrus zest, magnolia, musk and sandalwood. Finally there is Gracious Tuberose with notes of violet leaves, peaches, rose and citrus.

There are a lot of adjectives used to describe the fragrances, I guess they just want to emphasis the amazing smells and really just get your attention...I quite like the names!

The whole concept right the way from the advert through to the packaging and the smells are just beautiful, these are the kinds of perfumes girls love to have on their dressing tables!


If you love the original Flora by Gucci then you should definitely give these a go, of course the smells are not as powerful but they are still very summery and light, great as an everyday fragrance for any time of the year.

My favourite out of the 3 has to be Gorgeous Gardenia, it is sooo similar to Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture which is another perfume I love! Once you smell it you'll know what I mean.

These will be available nationwide from 7th March, and will be in 50ml and 100ml as an Eau de Toilette.

Miss Dior eau Fraiche




Fronted by the beautiful Natalie Portman and described as being as elegant and bold as it is feminine and sensual, with notes of citrus, jasmine and patchouli this is a fresh citrus-floral fragrance.

I do really like Miss Dior (formerly Miss Dior Cherie) but I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of this new version. Don't get me wrong I don't hate it but I think it may be a bit too citrusy for me, at first when I sprayed it I really liked it but once it settled the different notes started to come to the surface and it didn't smell the same.

But a friend of mine is a die-hard Miss Dior fan, you know who you are ;-), and she really loves this fragrance so if your like her then you'll probably love it too. I say give it a smell and see what you think!

This is launching early March and will come in 50ml and 100ml and will be an Eau de Toilette.

So that's it, those were my summer fragrance launches I really hope you enjoyed reading it and its been helpful to you all. I do have another perfume post to come, maybe my next post, and that will be fashion house launches, so look out for that!

Do let me know if any of you have tried these perfumes, if so which is your favourite and if not which are you most looking forward to trying?

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Until next time...keep smiling :-)

14 comments:

  1. I can't wait to try the Chloe one! I am a bit of a perfume junkie. The pretty packaging always sucks me in!

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    1. Thats just like me!!! ;-)

      If you like the original you will love this too, its very similar but fresher. xx

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    2. Ooo lovely. I was going to get it today but I'd run out of Nina by Nina Ricci so I replaced that one instead. Will definitely be getting the Chloe one next time x

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    3. Nina is great too, I love that smell :-)
      xx

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  2. I'm a Miss Dior Cherie die hard fan so excited 2try the new version&e others. Great post honey

    Btw u can buy Sigma brushes from Sigma website or lovemakeup.co.uk

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    1. Thanks hun! And I will be checking out those websites for the brushes. :-)
      xxx

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  3. ohhhh i love the miss dior range (the original cherie being the best), the new eau fraiche is delicious too and has launched already !! :) xxx

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    1. I had a sneaking suspicion you loved it! ;-)
      xxx

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    2. is 'ew' who I think it is? the yummy mummy or 'milf' as vic would say? LOL

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  4. love flora by gucci :) lovely blog! x Marina

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    1. Thank you Marina :-)

      I love flora too, the new ones are a lot lighter but still very pretty xxx

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  5. Lovely post! I have to say that I am fan of Chloe perfumes.
    Of course we can follow each other! i will star now :)
    xo

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    1. Thanks hun, I'm following you too :-)

      xxx

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