Leigh Crymble
2 minute read
2 Oct 2014
1:32 pm

The Lo Down: Summer scents

Leigh Crymble

As spring turns into summer, now is the best time to experiment with a fresh new fragrance.


As the seasons change, so too does your skin’s chemistry so what may have worked in winter will probably be too overpowering in the warmer months. The finishing touch to any outfit, the perfect summer scent is light and refreshing. Here are four of my favourite fragrances for summer.

Aura by Swarovski
“An aura of carefree elegance and effortless seduction”

Aura is a summery blend of litchi fruit elements combined with floral notes of roses. At first spritz, you’ll smell the floral note of tuberose which then settles into the base notes of amber, benzoin, and white musk. This perfume’s bottle is something special too – crafted with glass and metal, and topped with Swarovski crystals with a light pink liquid inside the elegant bottle.

Aura by Swarovski. Picture: Supplied.

Aura by Swarovski. Picture: Supplied.


Fantasy by Britney Spears
“Alluring and romantic; captivating and unexpected”

A combination of succulent fruits and the pop star’s favourite white florals, Fantasy is a light, flirtatious scent that is a perfect fit for summer picnics that turn into evening sundowners. Top notes of this fragrance include red lychee and exotic kiwi which playfully mix with jasmine petals and white chocolate – so you’ll leave the house smelling like a dessert.

Fantasy by britney Spears. Picture: Supplied.

Fantasy by Britney Spears. Picture: Supplied.


Angel by Thierry Mugler
“Timeless and contemporary, Angel never goes out of fashion”

Angel is an oriental vanilla fragrance that celebrated its 22nd birthday this year by naming Georgia May Jagger as the new face of the Angel brand. A unique and refreshing scent, Angel has top notes of melon, coconut, mandarin orange, and cotton candy; middle notes of honey, apricot, blackberry, plum, and jasmine; and base notes of amber, dark chocolate, and caramel – all contributing to a rich and textured fragrance.

Angel by Thierry Mugler. Picture: Supplied.

Angel by Thierry Mugler. Picture: Supplied.


La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme
“Natural and simple beauty, freedom, and happiness”

Inspired by the pleasure to be found in the small things, this elegant fragrance by Lancôme came together after three years(!) of testing and 5000 prior versions. The end result? Perfume perfection with iris as the key ingredient in the fragrance which is complemented by orange blossom, jasmine, praline, and vanilla. Look no further than this fragrance if you’re a Julia Roberts fan – a global ambassador for Lancôme and the face of La Vie Est Belle.

La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. Picture: Supplied.

La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. Picture: Supplied.

All of these fragrances are available at a range of local retailers so pick your favourite scent and start your summer spritzing!


Leigh is a beauty and lifestyle blogger. Follow her on twitter @Le1ghLo or on her blog