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5 New Fragrances to Try This Summer

If you’re looking for a new signature scent, ‘tis the season to shop for one with an abundance of fresh fragrances hitting Life Pharmacy – just in time for the festive season. We’ve hand-picked our favourite newbies that are sure to delight.

If it’s a floral, feminine fragrance you’re after the gorgeous sweet notes of classical white flowers and a hint of delectable fruits in Dahlia Divin Nude (50ml EDP, $151) will win your heart. Apricot, orange blossom, jasmine and rose sit atop a musky base to create a scent you won’t soon forget.

Iconic Miss Dior, which first launched in 1947, gets a contemporary makeover. Fresh green notes and zesty blood orange give Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (50ml EDP, $195) an invigorating edge.

Chanel enthusiasts will fall head of heels with this fragrant modern ode to the iconic maison’s founding lady, Gabrielle Coco Chanel. Chanel Gabrielle (100ml EDP, $298) enchants with powerful notes of always charming jasmine, ylang-ylang and orange blossoms.

This radiant take on the original YSL Mon Paris eau de parfum is sure to delight and bewitch the senses. With intoxicating bergamot, raspberry and blackberry top notes and a sensual floral heart of jasmine absolute, tuberose and white peony, you’ll fall for the EDT (50ml EDT, $140) on your first spritz.

Looking for a new take on a juicy summer scent? A surprising combo of frangipani accord, black cherry and patchouli in Emporio Armani Because It’s You (50ml EDP, $137) are sure to transport the senses somewhere exotic.

Visit your local Life Pharmacy or shop online here for all these fragrances and more. 

Is your skin suffering from the post-winter blues?

Our mood and health aren’t the only things that chilly winter temperatures can have a detrimental impact on. With lower air humidity, harsh environmental elements and almost constant exposure to air conditioning, your complexion could be suffering from its own case of the post-winter blues once spring arrives.

Clean up your routine

If your skin has taken a bit of a beating from the cooler months, the first place to start revamping your skincare routine is to check out your cleansing routine, explains Elizabeth ArdenPRO global director of education, Tracey May Harriott. “The number one tip for going into a new season is to check out your cleansing routine; you always need to look at the condition of your canvas,” says Harriott. If you’re not using the right cleanser for your skin type and the season, further efforts in your routine could become fruitless. “You can’t expect a new serum to work wonders if you don’t take care of your canvas,” she says.

Care for sensitive skin

Environmental changes that come with the arrival and departure of the seasons can play a key role in skin health. And while sensitive skin has many causes, May-Harriott lists environment and sun damage as two of the most common causes. Unhappy, sensitive skin, explains May-Harriott, isn’t generally something we’re born with. “We can all go through periods of sensitivity; it can come and go,” she explains.

“The great thing is though as it is a skin ‘condition’, you can get reduce the sensitivity and watch out for those triggers to maintain this condition in the future.”
Exposure to the sun, humidity levels and other environmental factors can all lead to increased skin sensitivity. If your skin does flare up due to seasonal changes the first thing to do says May-Harriott is to pare back your other aspects of your routine and strengthen your skin.

Don’t forget sunscreen

May-Harriott also stresses that omitting certain products from your routine when the seasons change can also contribute to a host of skin problems too. We all should know by now just how vital sunscreen is in our day-to-day routine and May-Harriott says not wearing one causes more problems than sunburn. “Not wearing a sun protection product can make the skin very sensitive too in warm, sunnier climates,” she explains. “Sometimes it’s not about what to avoid but more about if you don’t use a certain product in your routine you can make the skin more sensitive.”

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