18 Jan 1946 --- Style director Lee Maidman of Renoir Parfums advises perfume on the back of the knee. This is one of the two spots which generates the most heat. The other is the crook of the elbow. Less perfume should be used in hot weather. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
My Top Ten Summer Fragrances:Antonia's Flowers' Floret Fresh, fruity and flirty. Perfect for going out or staying in with great staying power!Guerlain's With Love Spicy, fruity fragrance that isn't too spicy nor too fruity, it's just perfect!L'Artisan's Extrait de Songe Subtle hay fragrance with hints of wood and musk that's incredibly unique and the first thing I've been reaching for lately.
Les Parfums de Rosine's Un Zeste de Rose Fresh and light rose that even non rose lovers would love. Makes even the hottest days seem bearable.Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Fleur D'Iris Incredibly earthy and pure, first thing I choose when I don't feel much like wearing fragrance.Paula Dorf's Zita Roses and grass, what a simple concept but this is no simple fragrance. Quite lovely on a summer afternoon.
Sali Oguri's Pink Manhattan Purrfume Summer in a bottle this oil lasts all day, doesn't aid in hyperpigmentation and smells wonderful!
Santa Maria Novella Melograno My signature summer fragrance that's slightly green but overall a powdery pomegranate fragrance. I love it even more when layered with the body powder.
Serge Lutens' A La Nuit This was my signature spring fragrance but my love has continued to grow for it. Such a stunning lush jasmine fragrance! Yves Saint Laurent Roses Enchantées A green fragrance with roses that forever changed my opinion on lily of the valley. The more I wear it, the more I love it!
Want to see more Top 10 Summer Fragrance lists? Check out An Alabaster Brow, Blogdorf Goodman, Bois de Jasmin, Brain Trapped in Girl's Body, C'est Chic, Koneko's *Mostly* Beauty Diary, Life in Paris, Make a Mental Note, Now Smell This, Seldom Nice Nowadays, Self-Styled Siren, She'll be feverish after so much thinking, and This Bananafish Smells Like Leaves.
(Please note: if you visit one of the sites above and the list isn't there yet, check back later in the day. Some of us are in different time zones, and some of us sleep later than others).