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What makes a ‘summer’ fragrance? (Plus: get scent samples, here!)

Are all scents ‘seasonal”, and what makes a fragrance truly fit for summer? We’ll answer your questions about summer scents (and when to wear a fragrance), plus give you the low down on the perfect perfumes we’re flying high with this season; and telling you how to get your hands on samples of all the scents we mention, in the Summer Box

Temperature matters:

Firstly, with the ever-present queries about if you should wear one type of scent in the summer or save others for colder weather. Basically put, all aromatic molecules need an amount of heat (usually from your skin) to work. The temperature of your skin and the air dramatically alter the rate at which the molecules evaporate and dissipate, and this then changes the way the perfume smells – to you, and others around you.

Personal preference:

Because of this, many of us prefer to wear lighter, brighter fragrances in warmer months and swap for something cosier as the temperature drops, but is it really true you should only wear (for example) citrus / fresh fragrances in summer? Not necessarily! Don’t forget that these days we have all sort of brilliant synthetic notes that are mixed with those fresher ones, and which massively lengthen their staying power on your skin. Plus, perfume ‘rules’ of the old days have really relaxed (along with the strict ideas people used to have about gendering scents).

Think about ‘texture’:

So, while it definitely comes down to personal preference, there’s no doubt that the majority of perfume lovers still prefer to switch up the more swaddling fragrances that almost feel opaque and heavier in ‘texture’ and character, for something with a bit more space about it, and that feels more sheer – as though you can see the light through it – in warmer weather. These scents tend to have a texture that feels breezier, a scent that seems to waft and float in the air around you, rather than sit on your skin. It all depends on the molecules – citrus and fresher notes evaporate more quickly, so they radiate around you, sparkling like the rays of sunshine on a cresting wave.

Get scent samples:

Fragrance samples are the mode du jour when it comes to wearing fragrance in warmer weather – you can pop them in your bag or pocket for on-the-go-spritzing, and really live with a scent on your skin to make sure it works for you this season before you commit to a full size bottle. In the Summer Box 2024 you will discover niche and beloved names alike, each of which have been selected for their suitability for this time of year, but also for their ability to offer something a bit different, with something for all tastes.

The joy of a Seasonal Scent Subscription is that a ready-curated selection of fabulous fragrances, mainly female and unisex scents, from globally adored leading brands (potentially including miniatures) will land at your door each passing season (approximately every three months) – so you will always have a new scent to make you feel fabulous. Choose your preferred subscription plan here, and you’ll never have to worry what to wear next!

No matter your preferred style, we’re sure you’ll love sniffing your way through the fantastic selection of scent samples in the Summer Box 2024. Just look at the fragrant array which awaits…

 

 

 

ARGENTUM LOVER

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL MUSK

TOP NOTES: Green Geranium, Pink Peppercorn

HEART NOTES: Iranian Rose, Raspberry

BASE NOTES: Musk

 

BDK 312 SAINT-HONORÉ

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: WOODY MUSKY FLORAL

TOP NOTES: Pink Peppercorn Extract, Pink Peppercorn Leaf, Angelica Root

HEART NOTES: Orange Blossom, Tonka Bean, Iris

BASE NOTES: Ambroxan, Ambery Musk, Oud Wood

 

EXPERIMENTAL PERFUME CLUB PISTACHIO HAIKU

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: GOURMAND GREEN

TOP NOTES: Fig Leaf, Pistachio Leaf

HEART NOTES: Pistachio, Hazelnut

BASE NOTES: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Benzoin

 

MOLTON BROWN SUNLIT CLEMENTINE AND VETIVER

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: CITRUS WOODY

TOP NOTES: Mandarin, Clementine, Lime

HEART NOTES: Iris, Hazelnut, Fig

BASE NOTES: Bourbon Vetiver, Suede, Moss

 

MONCLER SUNRISE POUR FEMME

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: FLORAL WOODY

TOP NOTES: Pear, Violet Leaves, Grapefruit

HEART NOTES: Peony, Freesia, Lilly of the Valley, Jasmine

BASE NOTES: Sandalwood, Amber, Cedarwood

 

MONTBLANC ULTRA BLUE

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: CITRUS MARINE WOODY

TOP NOTES: Italian Bergamot, Pink Pepper

HEART NOTES: Marine Accord, Grey Amber

BASE NOTES: Patchouli, Woods

 

SHAY & BLUE

BLUEBERRY MUSK

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: LIGHT FLORAL

TOP NOTES: Blueberry, Orange

HEART NOTES: Magnolia, Orange Blossom

BASE NOTES: Musk, Cashmere Wood

 

SHLOKSHA AQUA FERN

FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Fougère

TOP NOTES: Seabreeze, Lemon, Hints of Saltiness

HEART NOTES: Vanilla, Wood Leather, Basil

BASE NOTES: Cedarwood

 

 

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