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The Candy Perfume Boy’s Summer Scent Edit

It may not look like summer outside but the perfume industry is certainly preparing for a long hot season of scented sunshine. When summer rolls around one takes the opportunity to dust the cobwebs off of those lighter, brighter and more citrus-centric fragrances that will cut through the unrelenting heat and will smell thoroughly alive under the gaze of the hot summer sun.

In preparation for summer my Escentual column this week takes a tour of some great summer fragrances. It covers some of my go-to summer scents (my ‘summer staples’, if you will) such as Mugler Cologne as well as some brand new perfumes launched for summer 2014. Click here to head on over to Escentual and read my ‘Summer Scent Edit’ and don’t forget to let me know what your summer staples are!

Summer
A Summer Collage – Bottle in Sunlight, Banksy in Bristol, Boys in St Pancras and Beauty in Vaara

As we head into September with the knowledge that the remainder of the summer season is short lived, I have found myself looking back over the last few months and thinking what a generally lovely time it has been. So much has happened already this year and I find myself feeling a strong urge to simply stop and take it all in.

Perfume has obviously played a big part over the summer and the fact that I’ll soon be retiring some of my summer scents in favour for my winter wardrobe has made me feel more than slightly melancholic about those scents which have carried significant favour through the hotter months.

In this post I’m taking a look back on the events of summer 2013 and the scents that have made it so fabulous. When I say scents, I don’t just mean the fragrances I have worn but also the odours that have accompanied many a wonderful occasion and have helped cement each day as a wonderful, joy-filled memory.

Summer Survival Scents
Conquer the Heatwave!

The heatwave is finally here and as we all enjoy (or suffer in) the heat now is a good time to pull out those fragrances that refresh, revitalise & defeat the blazing heat of the sun and stuffy, humid air. It’s a time where perfume can be your greatest weapon when attempting to conquer the unrelenting enthusiasm of the sun.

My Escentual Post last week looked at two new releases that are perfect for summer (Guerlain Nerolia Bianca and Dior Homme Cologne 2013) and it got me thinking about those fragrances that I swear by in the summer – or as i like to call them: ‘my summer survival scents’.

Some days it seems almost too hot to do anything, but these scents can be an essential part of your summer survival kit. All you need is some cooling citrus, a few fresh fancies, a couple of manly mints and a generous dose of flowers and fruit, and you’ll be all set to tackle the heatwave of 2013!