So… I’ve recently become obsessed with fragrance. I’m not sure when the switch “flipped” so to speak but I can tell you that now, at the ripe old age of 29 (I’m almost 30… oh jeez) that I just can’t get enough!
If we’re being honest, though, I’m not typically one that has a “fall” fragrance and a “spring” fragrance and all that jazz… I’m more of the type of person that wakes up in the morning and is all “Hey, let’s wear this one! Done.” so I rotate my entire collection all year round. I recently had the opportunity to try three new fragrances, though, and I have to say… these are PERFECT for summer! Consider me to be a seasonal fragrance convert.
First off let’s talk about this beauty by Vince Camuto, shall we? Bella is the 4th addition to Vince Camuto’s fragrance family and has intoxicating notes of peach nectar and lemon ice at the top, strawberry flower and jasmine water at its mid level, and base notes of white amber and sandalwood. It is described as a “sparkling, floral, fruity fragrance possessing sweet top notes, vibrant mid notes, layered over a woody base palette” and that description is 100% accurate. I love that Bella smells like a flower bouquet without being too fake or overbearing thanks to the woody base notes. This is a scent that is absolutely perfect for summer but will transition you into fall easily when you might be looking for something a little more “spicy.” Vince Camuto Bella retails for $78 per 100ml/3.4 oz and can be found at Ulta stores or on Ulta’s website here.
The next fragrance is Island Life for Her by Tommy Bahama and, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to love this one so much. I don’t know why… maybe it’s because I typically don’t associate Tommy Bahama with an ultra-feminine feel, but I was pleasantly surprised! With its notes of juicy pear, sparkling mandarin, white rose, peony, and peach blossom Island Life for Her is pretty much summer femininity in a bottle. It’s not overbearing or overly floral but instead smells really fresh and vibrant. It does have what I consider to be a “younger” feel to it, though. Not that it’s overly sweet or anything but it’s just a light, girly fragrance that I could see a younger girl wearing but not necessarily sharing with her mother. I think older women will prefer something a little more robust but hey, who am I to say what people want to wear? Tommy Bahama Island Life for Her retails for $68 for 1.7 oz and $78 for 3.4oz and can be purchased at Tommy Bahama stores or the official Tommy Bahama website here.
The last fragrance I want to talk about is one that I REALLY didn’t expect to like for no other reason than the fact that it’s a celebrity fragrance and, for some reason, I never seem to like fragrances that celebrities put out. I know, I know… it’s weird but I’m serious! Jessica Simpson’s latest scent, Jessica Simpson, is the newest signature scent to be released by artist and is described as being a “natural expression of the lifestyle Jessica has built, for herself and her family, and for the American woman.” With its notes of Pomegranate, Apricot, Frangipani, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Driftwood (among many others) I can totally see that this is more “grown up” than Jessica’s other fragrances. It’s very unassuming, lightweight, and easy to wear no matter what the occasion and just embodies femininity and strength to me. It’s floral notes make it absolutely perfect for summer but because it’s so easy to wear you could get away with this one all year round. Jessica Simpson’s Signature Eau de Parfum fragrance ranges in price from $18 for a 0.2oz rollerball to $65 for 3.4oz Eau de Parfum Spray and can be purchased at Ulta.
Even though I tend to wear every fragrance all year round I have to admit that I’ve been reaching for each of these much more often while the weather is warm and think that they’re the perfect addition to your summer beauty routine.
Do you wear your fragrances all year round or do you swap them out? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂
The fragrances mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.