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How to pick the perfect summer fragrance

It's important to know how to purchase a summer scent. (Picture: Pexel Stock)

It's important to know how to purchase a summer scent. (Picture: Pexel Stock)

Published Dec 10, 2018


Treat your fragrance like your wardrobe, change it up as the new season approaches! Summer is here and warmer weather tends to change your skins chemistry making the fragrances you loved in winter, not always suitable for Summer.

So why is it important to know how to purchase a summer scent?

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Summer temperatures amplify any fragrance. Heat causes fragrances to evaporate faster and project further and this is why summer and winter scents differ.


Fragrances tend to be lighter and more refreshing during warmer months. This summer it is all about fragrances that are feminine, sheer and carry notes like citrus, florals like jasmine, tuberose and rose and a subtle spice like sandalwood, cedar and amber.

The team at Woolworths Beauty has deconstructed the "notes" of top summer scents to help readers select a new summer fragrance.


For the Bohemian Child

GUCCI Bloom Aqua Di Fiori EDT 50ml, R1 195

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Top: blackcurrant, Galbanum

Heart: Chinese honeysuckle, jasmine, tuberose

Base: sandalwood, musk

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For the Minimalist

Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne 100ml, R1 995

Top: lemon & mint

Heart: Violet leaf & Bulgarian rose

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Base: beeswax

For the Classic Lady

Chanel Gabrielle 50ml, R1 760

Top: mandarin, grapefruit, black currant

Heart: tuberose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, orange blossom

Base: sandalwood, musk

For the Boss Lady

Tom Ford Lost Cherry 50ml, R3 715

Top: black cherry, cherry liquer, bitter almonds

Heart: Griotte syrup, Turkish rose, jasmine Sambac

Base: Peru balm, roasted tonka beans, sandalwood, vetiver, cedar

For the Independant Woman

Versace Eros Pour Femme EDP 50ml, R1 470

Top: Sicilian lemon, mandarin, raspberry, white currant and Calone

Heart: jasmine, freesia, magnolia, orange blossom

Base: patchouli, woods, ambrox, musk

For the Whimsical Lass

Elie Saab in White EDP 50ml, R1 410

Top: Red fruits, orange blossom

Heart: sundried jasmine

Base: patchouli, white musk, white amber

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