We're currently in the middle of a hot summer in Australia so I thought I would share my top 5 summer/fresh fragrances. I personally prefer a fresh fragrance all year round because heavier fragrances can often give me a headache, but I am definitely more inclined to want reach for them in the warmer weather as lighter fresher scents are more refreshing. These are the fragrances that I have have been reaching for the most recently (click the name for links to where you can buy them).
#1 - Calvin Klein CK2
This is my favourite scent of 2016 and is probably my most used scent in general. It is a unisex scent that is very light, clean, and reminds me of a waterfall (no idea why). This is also is one of the few fresh fragrances that actually lasts all day!
Top notes: mandarine, violet leaves, wasabi
Heart notes: rose, orris, pebble
Base notes: incense, sandalwood, vetiver
This is more of a sweet feminine fresh scent that has soft floral and fruity notes. It is one of my favourite scents and it is a great way to work in florals to your perfume collection if you find them generally overpowering and a bit stale. The mixture of fruity and floral is perfect and it makes for a really refreshing feminine scent.Top notes: grapefruit, apricot, blackcurrant buds absolute
Heart notes: jasmine, woodland lily, rose
Base notes: apple, woody elements
This is a pretty basic fresh scent that would suit most people. It's a little bit of citrus, a bit floral, but the most exciting thing about this is the packaging. It looks like a mini replica of Windex cleaning spray and it is amazing! If you are into collecting fragrance packaging then this is a must.Top notes: citrus bergamia, mandarine, ylang-ylang
Heart notes: osmanthus, peony, raspberry
Base notes: cedar wood, patchouli, woody elements, ambroxan
#4 Lumira Paradisium
This is an amazing scent made by a smaller Australian brand. This is a very unique, grown up, modern fresh scent and I am obsessed with it. It is supposed to evoke a Mediterranean feel and I completely get it. The only reason this isn't equal first with CK2 is because I don't find that this scent lasts on me all day.
Notes: luscious green fit intertwined with fresh bergamot
#5 Marc Jacobs Daisy
This is a classic fresh floral fragrance. It smells like a spring day and is a bright floral with not much sweetness to it. A beautiful fresh warm weather scent if you are a lover of white floral scents.
Top notes: strawberry, violet leaves, pink grapefruit
Heart notes: gardenia, jasmine, violet
Base notes: musk, vanilla, woody elements
Note: some of these products were given to me as a press sample. My review is 100% my own opinion. No one gives a damn that I am writing this post, these are genuinely the fragrances I love to wear in summer.