Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What's your favourite summer fragrance?

It's just about summer time (well, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) and a young woman's thoughts turn to what fragrances she should choose for her seasonal products!

I'm a foodie, and I generally use things like Cream Cheese Frosting and Oatmeal, Milk & Honey (reminds me of marzipan), but in the summer months I switch to more fruity fragrances like Hello Sweet Thang, Lemon Curd, and Jewelled Citrus. But lately, I've been enjoying Yuzu, Wasabi, and White Tea & Ginger as they're fruity with real high notes. I'm also finding the Clementine Cupcake is a good, year 'round fragrance that always reminds me of cupcakes!

Do you switch your fragrances with the seasons? Which ones just scream "It's summer!" to you?

12 comments:

jamesk said...

I definitely like the lighter, fruity scents for summer. Mango, grapefruit, coconut and lime. I think anything that reminds me of a light refreshing cocktail also works well, like a mojito - lime and mint.

All of the varieties of orange are also fantastic for summer - blood orange, pettigrain and neroli.

The exotic citrus are definitely my favorite, and happen to be the most expensive if you get the real deal. i don't think anything can compare to a true Yuzu or Kaffir lime.

Anonymous said...

Monoi (Tahitian Tiare flower), Frangipani,Coconut,Pineapple reminds me of Pina Colada...yummy.

Gina

Will said...

I just made soap with lemon and clementine. It's perfect for summer, tart and not icky sweet.

I think the jamesk is right on with the mojito suggestion; margarita might work, too, especially if you could make it smell a little salty.

Will

tawnyat said...

coconut, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange... But mainly coconut!!!

Daisyruth said...

Citrus anything says summer to me. Especially Lemon. And I love to switch scents for every season.

mamafrog said...

Now here is where I have a problem. Summer means bees and wasps, and I have an allergy to their stings. I've been trying to come up with something light and pleasant which smells good on dry skin. I like green tea, but what to pair it with? Not flowery or fruity, have to stay away from rose (family allergy) or lavender (can't stand) because of the whole stingy thing, yet I would like something to go with it. Any suggestions? If I just use green tea, would it last without constant re-applications? I'm trying to come up with something that would work to flavor soaps and shampoos, not just perfume.

Ged said...

I live in Spain so it has to be jasmine ... to make it less sweet I combine it with a little lemon EO.

mamafrog, Green Tea with bergamot is nice ... or stick to the oriental theme and Green Tea with a little ginger.

Madeaj said...

I love green scents anytime of the year. But summer to me means scents like cucumber, green tea, lemongrass, lavender, rose. But lightly, nothing heavy. You'd have to be real close (personal space;-) to smell it on me. I can't take heavy scents, that is one reason I got into making my own stuff.

mamafrog said...

Thanks Ged and Madeaj--hadn't thought of those scents. Will try them and see how they smell to me. I forget about using spices with green tea to make lovely smells!

sheri said...

Where do you find natural yuzu for fragrance, or is it fragrance oil? Natural smells divine but I have not been able to find it, please share if you have a resource. I know it can be costly! Thank you!

Melissa said...

Froot loops! <3

Oh, and the captcha for this comment is 'susneita', lol.

Susan Barclay-Nichols said...

I use Yuzu from Soapcraft.ca (which is actually from Brambleberry). I wouldn't use the essential oil - it would cost me far too much, so I'm a fan of the fragrance oil instead!