When picking your sexy summer scent, remember- the lighter the better. Rich floral scents used to be the rage when lifestyles were over the top, but now the world is less opulent and so are the fragrances—choose scents that are more delicate and simple.
Women’s Health magazine gives you some tricks to keep it light and sweet:
Colognes, body lotions and eau de toilettes contain less perfume oil than headier eau de parfums and parfums making them less intense. Try Citrus Bloom Fragrance Mist (SRP: $18), and Faith Hill True (SRP: $32 at drugstores)
Look for discreet notes
Green notes (like mint or green tea) and citrus notes (bergamot, lemon or grapefruit) are the most subtle, but make sure that you test it out on your skin first because sometimes these scents can turn unpleasant depending on your specific body chemistry. Try Tocca Bianca (SRP: $68 at) and Acqua di Gioia (SRP: $62)
Natural scents are a bit lighter- best for those who don’t want a long-lasting scent. Synthetic fragrances molecules on the other hand, are made in labs where chemists can design them to pack a punch and stick around. Some naturals to try Korres Pepper/Jasmine/Gaiac Wood/Passion Fruit (SRP: $45) and Tallulah Jane Misae (SRP: $48)
I also like Halle Berry Pure Orchid (SRP: $28), a floral, woody fragrance with notes of lemon and blackberry creme. Fragrance shouldn’t slap those
around you in the face. To apply, simply mist the crook of one elbow so that the scent wafts about as you move your arms, or spray the skin between your shoulder blades to give those who hug you a faint whiff. A single squirt of perfume is usually plenty – now go out there and be beautiful.