Should You Be Switching Up Your Perfume by Season?
The only rule is there are no rules
Should you be switching up your perfume for summer? Well, when we talked with Céline Roux, vice president of fragrance development for Jo Malone London, we learned this: There are no rules. (Woo!)
But there are some things to think about. Just as you update your seasonal wardrobe, you might want to update your seasonal fragrance. Hints of tobacco, vanilla and sage are usually fine year-round, but here are our favorite options if you’re considering switching to the fruitier, more floral side of the scent spectrum this summer.
Nashi Blossom Cologne by Jo Malone
Obsessed with the brand’s Peony & Blush Suede? Branch out with the springlike smell of this little white blossom. The cologne delivers sweet hints of pear with the crisp maturity of apple and the pucker of subtle lemon. Plus, its nashi-flower-inspired bottle will add some extra pizzazz to your perfume display.
À la Rose by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
We discovered this bottle while wandering the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This effortlessly chic scent is described as “a tribute to femininity,” and we must agree. À la Rose packs a serious petal punch, probably because the top note is created from an essential oil made from 150 Damascena roses.
Eau des Sens by Diptyque
Two words: Orange. Blossom. This beautiful scent is bursting with the summer season and then throws you for a luxurious loop by revealing woody and spicy facets. Wait, are we trying on perfume or wine tasting? Diptyque fragrances command attention, in the best way possible, so only confident scent seekers need purchase.
Jolie Fleur Collection by Tory Burch
Because Tory is Tory (i.e., fabulous in every way), she has come out with a new line of fragrances just in time to make any scent transition easy for the brand’s faithful followers. Jolie Fleur is a collection of three perfumes that are each inspired by the colors and flowers in Tory’s garden. The floral scents in the lineup? Rose, lily of the valley and tuberose, which are described as feminine and romantic, tomboy and easygoing, and elegant and understated (respectively).