Perfume 101- Summer Fragrances and Popular Notes

Summer is caressed with notes that are adorned with zest and freshness. The summer brings along with it brighter hues of colours, scents and a relaxed tranquil nature. The things that are synonymous with summer scents are ripe fruits, ozonic redolences and the blooming greens. Summer aromas are zesty and uplifting and are not overpowering and musky like winter scents. They are cooler and fresher notes that envelop the senses and leave them energised.

The scents that are most preferred around this time of the year are citrus, floral , fruity , aromatic, aquatic, ozonic and green amongst others.

The Families of scents that are ideal for Summer are:

  • The Citrus Family: Each perfume in this family is primarily composed of citrus scents and notes such as bergamot, lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit, to which other orange-tree elements (orange blossoms, petit grain or neroli oil) have also been made aa part of. Floral or even chypre accords are sometimes present an element that make up citrus scents. Needless to say, citrus fragrances mimic the scent of either the juice, zest or blossom of fruit such as lemon, bergamot, orange, mandarin and grapefruit. Citrus fragrances are usually fresh and light combined with floral or aromatic notes for providing rather fuller accords. These perfumes are characterized by their freshness and lightness that leave your senses energized.

Subfamilies of the Citrus Family include:
  • Aromatic Citrus
  • Chypre Citrus
  • Gourmand Citrus
  • Musky Citrus
  • Spicy Citrus
  • Woody Citrus
Recommended Perfumes: Azzaro Chrome , Essenza di Colonia by Acqua di Parma, Terre d’Hermès by Hermès, Le Labo Bergamote 22, Declaration By Cartier, L’Eau Bleu Issey Miyake and Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.
  • The Floral Family : As old as Citrus scents is the Floral family of scents. The elixir is extracted from flowers and can be one dimensionals or mixed with a multiplicity of other complimenting notes to set out a floral bouquet. Often used for women, floral scents do make up a lot of heart notes for modern perfume concoctions for men. Floral notes such as lily of the valley, rose or jasmine are popular additions to the perfume concoctions especially for summer blends. Floral fragrances are a popular option when it comes to choosing for women perfumes. Whether you prefer soft floral fragrances or fruitier varieties, there are just so many to choose from when it comes to choosing a floral scent.
Subfamiles of the Floral Family
  • Soliflore
  • Floral Woody
  • Floral Musky
  • Floral Aquatic
  • Floral Bouquet
  • Floral Aldehyde
  • Floral Fruity
  • Floral Green

Recommended Perfumes: Dior Homme, Badgley Mischka, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious, Good Girl Gone bad by Kilian, Xerjoff, Vetiver Geranium by Creed, Stella by Stella Mcartney, Dolce Rose Elixir by Dolcce and Gabbana etc
  • The Aromatic Family: This family type is ideally very popular amongst both sexes. The accords that make up the aromatic family comprise of fresh greens such as Rosemary, Sage, Thyme and also Lavender. The aromatic notes are most often infused with accords from the Citrus family and also intertwined sometimes with the spices to garner fuller and more performing scent concoctions. These notes are known to make the scents more lively and are perfect for springtime and summer.

Subfamilies of the Aromatic Family

  • Aquatic Aromatic
  • Spicy Aromatic
  • Fruity Aromatic
  • Green Aromatic

Recommended Perfumes: Davidoff Coolwater, Aventus by Creed, Hugo Boss by Hugo Boss, Burberry, Calvin Klein Obsession Eau de Parfum, Acqua De Parma, Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua, Bvlgari Aqva Atlantiqve, Nautica Voyage et al .

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