Summer fragrance: how do you choose the right fragrance?

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Choosing the perfect summer fragrance to match the hot weather and summer activities is a real challenge. But with a few tips, you can find the right perfume that will keep you feeling fresh and confident all season long. In this article, we’ll take you step-by-step through the selection of a summer fragrance that will blow you away. Whether you’re looking for fruity, floral, marine or exotic notes, this guide will help you make the right choice!


A zoom on the characteristics of a summer fragrance

Summer fragrances are instinctively light and fresh. They are designed to adapt to high temperatures and suggest a refreshing sensation. Fruity, floral and “aquatic” notes are often chosen for summer scents. Generally less intense than winter ones, summer perfumes don’t have to be stifling or overpowering in the heat. Here are a few tips to help you decide which fragrance is best for you…

Identifying your preferences

So, before choosing a summer fragrance, it’s important to know your olfactory preferences. Do you prefer light, fruity fragrances, or more floral notes? Do you like fresh, marine scents, or something more sweet? By identifying the olfactory families, you’ll be able to choose THE perfect perfume for summer according to your skin!

Take your lifestyle and activities into the equation

It’s important to take into account your lifestyle and habits. If you’re planning to enjoy outdoor activities, go for a fragrance that’s heat-resistant and long-lasting. If you’re an athletic person, an energising, sparkling citrus juice could be the perfect accompaniment to your sessions, giving you the courage to achieve your goals.

Test samples to find your summer perfume

As always, the best way to choose a summer fragrance is to try it out on your skin. Order samples of the fragrances that interest you and see if they marry well with your skin! Leave the fragrance to develop for a few hours to see how it changes. Don’t forget that the same fragrance can react differently on different people depending on the acidity of your skin. On this subject, we offer a Discovery Pack, which will allow you to try all our eaux de parfum before choosing the one that will make your heart and nose melt!


Seasons and intensity of the fragrance matter

In summer, it’s usual to look for fragrances that are light and refreshing, to match the atmosphere of the period. Here are a few recommendations to help you make the right choice…


During the summer months, light fragrances are often favoured due to the high temperatures. Fragrance compositions use fresh notes such as citrus fruits, green notes and light flowers like jasmine or orange blossom.

The freshness of a summer fragrance

Summer scents are often associated with feelings of freshness. A generic term that includes a large variety of ingredients considered revitalising or refreshing. They most often include citrus fragrances ( lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit…). But there are also marine notes and fresh fruit notes, such as red berries, which give a sensation of softness and lightness. In more recent years, many fragrance brands have created juices based on ingredients such as monoi, orange blossom, ylang-ylang or coconut. These fragrances reflect a current trend, creating sunny olfactory compositions evocative of exotic destinations.

Tenacity and olfactory intensity

In the same way, the temperature makes it preferable to choose soft perfumes with moderate staying power. Fragrances with a high olfactory concentration can seem stifling. Eau de toilette or eau de parfum are best. If you’re more attached to your intense elixirs, go easy on the spray for a more subtle trail.

Sun protection

If you’re planning to spend time in the sun, you need to be aware of the interactions between fragrances and sun protection products. Some ingredients can react with UV rays and cause irritation or spots on the skin. In this case, we recommend applying it to areas of your skin not exposed to the sun and to your clothes. See our 5 tips on the subject.

We can’t resist giving you a selection of our summer fragrances:

  • ïõdé, a journey to the seaside: with its chypre and woody notes, holidays are just around the corner.
  • alõ, a festive start of gin, ginger, bergamot and a base of vetiver for an exhilarating marine fragrance
  • musc, lightness and an ethereal amber trail: a resolutely discreet fragrance that reveals itself right on the skin…

Keep in mind that the choice of fragrance is a very personal one, so trust your intuition!



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