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Six Summery Fragrances to Spritz This Season

These summery fragrances will make you forget all about winter before it’s even arrived. 

Has the arrival of chilly autumn temperatures got you longing for the return of warmer weather already? If that’s the case then fret not, there are a plethora of enchanting and uplifting fragrances that are sure to bewitch the senses and make you feel like spring isn’t too far away. They’re so good, in fact, that in just one spritz you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to warmer, sun-drenched climes.

Keep scrolling to discover the six must-have summery scents you need in your life.

Summer FragrancesGUCCI MEMOIRE D’UNE ODEUR 

Gender-bending scents are the in thing these days and of course, Gucci has nailed the trend with new Mémoire D’Une Odeur (60ml EDP, $149). The delicate and uplifting scent has been created to be worn by anyone and features Roman Chamomile and Indian coral jasmine alongside musk, cedarwood and sandalwood.

TRY IT: If you’re after a summery scent that is perfect to spritz no matter what the time or occasion is,  Gucci MĂ©moire D’Une Odeur is the perfect fragrance for you this season. It’s never overpowering but is always memorable.

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JOY BY DIOR EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE

The heady new rendition of JOY by Dior (50ml EDP, $209) is sure to bewitch the senses with radiant notes of neroli, centifolia rose and jasmine. A hint of sandalwood and vanilla add another dimension to the enchanting scent.

TRY IT: Whether you’re already a fan of the original scent or love vibrant contemporary floral fragrances, you won’t be disappointed by this radiant newcomer.

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AMOUAGE LOVE MIMOSA

Lauded fragrance house, Amouage, has released another head-turner with Love Mimosa (100ml EDP, $515 from WORLD). And given the name, it’s no surprise that Mimosa is at the heart of Amouage’s latest release. Hints of violet leaves, juicy pear, orris, heliotrope and ylang-ylang round out the scent.

Try It: If you consider yourself a bit of a fragrance connoisseur and you’re looking for something for a fragrance that’s made from the most exquisite ingredients, Amouage Love Mimosa is for you.

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TOM FORD METALLIQUE

While Tom Ford enthusiasts will no doubt be drawn to dazzling bottle, it’s the seductive notes in Metallique (50ml EDP, $250) that will have you head-over-heels in love with this scent in just one spritz. Think a mesmerising bouquet of contemporary florals heightened with a pinch of spicy pink peppercorn, creamy vanilla and sandalwood. 

TRY IT: If you usually reach for Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc or Santal Blush, Metallique is the perfect addition to your already stellar repertoire of scents that have the power to transport you to a sun-drenched beach. Those who love powdery fragrances that just seem to get better when the temperature rises will love this one too.

Summer FragrancesVAN CLEEF & ARPELS SANTAL BLANC

Some fragrances get even better when the temperature rises and Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc (75ml EDP, $230) is one of those scents. An intoxicating heart of sandalwood is accompanied by zesty mandarin and tonka bean come to life on warm, sun-kissed skin.

TRY IT: If you’re after a fragrance will remind you of warm, sunny days once they depart, Van Cleef & Arpels Santal Blanc is the perfect scent for the job.

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BOTTEGA VENETA ILLUSIONE

Illusione  (50ml EDP, $160) features intoxicating woody floral notes; bergamot and blackcurrant sit atop a heart of orange blossom and green fig, and base notes of olive wood and tonka bean. 

Try It: If a trip to the sun-soaked Italian coast appeals. Illusione transports the senses in just one spritz of fragrance.

How to Wear Green This Season

In winter it’s tempting – and let’s face it, it’s often easier – to reach for a failsafe colour palette of jet black, inky navy and slate greys. But if you’ve got a penchant for bold colour, shades of green – from sherbety mint tones to almost neon lime hues – can be a great way to brighten up your winter wardrobe. If you’re ready to work the lush shade into your wardrobe, here’s everything you need to know about how to wear green this season.

Clash Green with Complementary Colours

The thought of pairing red and green together might scream conjure up Christmas tree vibes, but green is in fact, the perfect colour to clash with complementary shades such as red. Avoid looking overly Christmassy by pairing golden greens, mint shades and deep emeralds with orange and rust-toned shades of red. Still not convinced? Nothing complements your favourite shade of green like pink does.

Start with Khaki and Emerald Shades of Green

While the daring fashionistas out there might like to reach for out-there shades of lime and fluorescent green from the get-go, shades such a khaki and emerald are a great way to experiment with green. There’s really not a lot that the two hues of green don’t go with and a trench in khaki or woollen coat in emerald are two winter wardrobe essentials that you’ll wear year after year.

Accessories are Great in Green

If in doubt, statement accessories in a verdant hue of green are a great way to dip your toes in the water. We’re obsessed with Givenchy’s retro-inspired heels in bright green that you can shop right here and Gucci’s handbag of the season, the Zumi bag, in deep, dark green which you can get shipped straight to your door from the New Zealand online boutique.

Take a look at all the inspiration you need for how to wear green this season. 

Found of bold colour? Try pairing green with pink and purple.