Fragrances can play a big part of getting ready for the day. Whether you need a casual scent for everyday wear or the perfect scent for an important event, I’ve always found picking the right scent for the right occasion something so fun to do. That’s probably why my scent collection is going to need a room of its own at this rate!
This week I’ve been looking at some of the best new (and classic) summer fragrances and have narrowed my favourites down to one absolute must have for him and one for her. These are two of the most stunning scents you’ll get your hands on this summer and I’m absolutely thrilled to have found them! Keep reading below…
Alaia Eau de parfum Nude
I am a huge fan of all of the Alaia fragrances. They are sophisticated, chic and linger on the skin beautifully with a feminine scent that’s guaranteed to have people asking what you’re wearing. The newest release in this range of fragrances is Alaia eau de parfum Nude.
This perfume is sensual and fresh with a comforting vanilla undertone. Tonka bean perfectly compliments cedar and sandalwood in this scent to create a bright and summery fragrance that is absolutely perfect for everyday wear. The juice is perfectly encapsulated within its now iconic glass bottle, adorned with a classic laser cut pattern.
Alaia Nude is the kind of perfume you’ll try once and then instantly want to keep in your collection forever. A true classic that you’ll reach for time and time again. It’s definitely one that I fall a little more in love with with each spray. I just can’t recommend this and the rest of the Alaia collection highly enough!
Alaia eau de parfum Nude is priced at £44.00 for 30ml and is available nationwide now!
Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme
Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme is the perfect summer scent for him for so many reasons. This fresh and tropical scent is a total classic. Every year since 1995 the bottle gets a seasonal revamp for summer by talented artists and here is the 2018 offering.
Tyrsa perfected his unique lettering style as a tag artist, before focusing on typography. A graduate from the Gobelins School of visual communication, the graphic artist follows a simple goal: “To reinvent the letter, but never lose its meaning. Or its beauty.” Alice Auboiron designs vegetal compositions with living plants. Her studies at the Duperré School of applied arts led her to scenography, drawing her inspiration from the myriad forms of flora. To her, “nature is a universal vector of emotion. In this uniquely original collaboration, Tyrsa carved out the quirky, elegant letters he designed as windows opening onto the luxuriant summer-scape that sprang from Alice Auboiron’s rich imagination and nimble fingers.
Captured in a photo shoot, the eye-catching, vibrantly colored lettering decorates the iconic bottles and packaging of the summer editions of L’Eau d’Issey and L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme. In a continuing collaboration with Issey Miyake throughout the year, Tyrsa and Alice Auboiron are currently working on a winter theme which I can’t wait to see!
Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme features opening notes of grapefruit, kiwi and pineapple. These are are perfectly contrasted by the woody undertones of vetiver and cypress and highlighted by aromatic coriander.
Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme is the perfect scent for both everyday or evening wear. The fresh, tropical themed bottle is beautifully illustrated and makes an eye-catching summer statement when out on display. This is one of the best men’ fragrances I’ve discovered so far this summer and I highly recommend that you go and grab a bottle to see you or your man through these scorching hot months we’re having!
Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Pour Homme is priced at £44.00 for 125ml and is available nationwide now.
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