Published on May 4th, 2015 | by The Perfume Expert
Beauty Trends 2015: Summer Perfumes
It’s time to put away your heavy Winter scents and get ready for the most refreshing and tantalizing Summer perfumes.
As a perfume expert, I have done all the research for you on beauty trends 2015 and can now report the latest trends for Summer perfumes!
The top 2015 beauty trends in Womens perfume are refreshing Mint, tart Rhubarb, smokey Tea, and vibrant Citrus!
These notes will not only perk up your mood and keep you cool as the weather heats up but you will be amazed at how unique these perfumes are. After wearing some of these new scents, you’ll never look at perfume the same way again!
Here are the BEST perfumes for Summer featuring the latest trends:
The Mint Trend:
There’s no better way to cool you down than refreshing Mint and when added to perfume you get a slightly sweet refreshing nature that wakes up the senses!
There are two perfumes that I believe highlight Mint the best. Jo Malone’s White Jasmine & Mint an exquisite combination of intoxicating White Flowers and refreshing Mint and Guerlain’s Herba Fresca; a lively concoction of Mint & Citrus.
Both are exceptionally gorgeous but in different ways as Jo Malone’s is more romantic and feminine whereas Herba Fresca is energetic and uplifting.
Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint
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Inspired by a sun-drenched English garden in the Summer, White Jasmine & Mint is an enchanting combination of freshness, sweetness, and delicate flowers.
Not only do you get the unmistakable refreshment of Mint but also fresh Bergamot and Greet Tea (also covers the other Summer “Tea” trend) to contribute to the eye-opening result.
These fresh notes are expertly combined with delicate flowers of dainty Orange Blossom, Spring-like Lily-of-the-Valley, and intoxicating Jasmine.
Jo Malone’s White Jasmine & Mint is a fresh floral that is romantic and dreamy. It is definitely a feminine scent but one that isn’t overtly girly as it has a cool, calm, and collected air about it.
Because of it’s exquisite combination of freshness and floral notes, White Jasmine & Mint makes a great Summer scent that will not only help you keep your cool but captivate those around you!
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
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If White Jasmine & Mint is the dreamy Mint than Herba Fresca is the eye-opener!
Herba Fresca is an uplifting combination containing a few similar notes to the Guerlain scent of fresh Mint, Green Tea, and delicate Lily-of-the-Valley.
But the big difference comes with the added sparkling Lemon, clean Cyclamen, and the fresh-cut-grass nuances of Clover.This trio adds a distinctive crisp herbaceous feel to the scent, making it much more unisex than feminine.
Because this fragrance doesn’t feature any floral notes, it is a unique and brilliant Summer fragrance for those who perhaps aren’t too girly or those who just prefer the outdoors and more organic scents. Herba Fresca is like a breath of fresh air and because of it’s cool, crisp, green nature, it makes the perfect hot weather fragrance!
The Rhubarb Trend
Rhubarb is a relatively newcomer to the fragrance world and fulfills a unique roll!
This sour garden staple adds a sharp, green, and tart edge to fragrances, lifting them up and making them more perky!
Two good examples of a Rhubarb edge to fragrances are the fruity & flirty Dolce & Gabbana Anthology L’Imperatrice 3 and the sunny green Byredo La Tulipe.
Dolce & Gabbana Anthology L’Imperatrice 3
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It is difficult to describe this wonderful fragrance, somewhere between tropical, fruity, fun, yet sensual and mysterious!
L’Imperatrice is a delightful mix of fruity Kiwi, juicy Watermelon, and tart Rhubarb that create a lively mixture but add grassy Cyclamen, citrus Lemon Tree and sharp Pink Pepper and you get a real jolt to the senses!
Give this fragrance a few hours and this fun & flirty scent matures into a sexy and alluring mix of intoxicating Jasmine, soft Musk, and warm Sandalwood.
D&G’s L’Imperatrice 3 would make a perfect evening perfume for Summer and a great holiday scent also!
Byredo La Tulipe
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Wake up to sunshine with Byredo La Tulipe, a sunny green floral that awakens the spirit!
One of the most modern takes on Rhubarb, La Tulipe combines this green sour note with sunny Tulips and peppery Freesia to give a very fresh nose-tickling floral kick. However, add to these even more Green notes, fresh green Cyclamen, dry grassy Vetiver and Woods and you get the ULTIMATE green fragrance!
Quite possibly, Byredo La Tulipe is THE BEST fresh green floral EVER created!
Yes, it’s that good!
The combination of multi-faceted green notes mixed with fresh peppery florals warmed by the Summer sun is pure genius!
The Tea Trend
One of the most exciting new beauty trends in fragrance right now is the use of Tea! Tea of all kinds, fresh Green Tea, smoky Black Tea or regal Earl Grey Tea!
I’ve already mentioned two fragrances above, Jo Malone’s White Jasmine & Mint and Guerlain’s Herba Fresca that utilize the fresh green and slightly sweet nature of Green Tea, but these next two scents really highlight the Tea nuances in different ways.
The smoky deep atmostpheric Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber and the fresh aquatic Guerlain’s Teazzurra.
Jo Malone Earl Grey & Cucumber
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Just like the comfort of a good cup of tea, this fragrance soothes the soul with it’s warm and inviting scent!
Earl Grey & Cucumber is probably the most unique fragrance on this list and although most would think it strange to smell like a cup of tea, I encourage everyone to give it a go. Don’t worry, it’s not as straight-laced or as stuffy as it sounds.
Incorporating regal Bergamot (the note that makes Earl Grey Tea smell like Earl Grey Tea) with sweet Vanilla, warm Musk, grounding Beeswax, and powdery Angelica you get a real sweet, milky cup of tea nuance. It may sound strange but on the skin it results in such an inviting and calming scent that it feels almost zen-like!
But not as to smell exactly like a cup of tea, notes like tart Apple, green Cedar, crisp Cucumber, and other Aqua notes add a much-needed freshness to the scent. And an underlying currant of sweet Jasmine adds that slight floral thread to the fragrance that adds femininity.
Jo Malone’s Earl Grey & Cucumber is definitely for those who like to explore new scents and who like to make an impression. It’s distinctive, original, and atmospheric. But on the contrary, this scent is so elegant, classy, and sophisticated that I find it suits those who are more serious, introverted, quiet, and who appreciate the more intellectual or artistic pursuits.
Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzurra
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Instead of the warm & inviting nature of Jo Malone’s tea fragrance, Guerlain approaches the tea trend by highlighting the cool freshness of Green Tea!
Featuring the chilled and slightly sweet nature of Green Tea, Guerlain adds other fresh notes like Lemon, Yuzu, and Aquatic nuances. But for more depth and to help the lighter notes stick to the skin, relaxing Chamomile, soft Musk, smooth Vanilla, and alluring Jasmine take center stage in the dry-down.
These notes combined create a gorgeous scent experience that takes you from a reviving and refreshing beginning to a soothing and calming ending. Because of this dichotomy of notes, Guerlain’s Teazzurra is one of the most versatile Summer perfumes!
The Vibrant Citrus Trend
This is not your regular Citrus! This Citrus is more refined and transports you to the south of France or the sunny coast of Italy in the Summer!
It’s vibrant, green, bright, and most importantly ultra sophisticated. This is the fragrance of the jet-setting, yacht towing, kind of crowd, or those who at least dream of that lifestyle!
Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi
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The class, quality, and complexity of this fragrance is hard to beat! Tom Ford never fails to make my Top 10 lists and there’s good reason why!
Mandarino di Amalfi centers itself around bright Citrus notes of Lemon and Grapefruit, but surrounds them in a veil of fresh herbal greens of peppery Basil, licorice-like Tarragon, aromatic Sage, lemon-like Coriander, grassy Vetiver and cool Mint!
You could stop right there and it would exceptional, but Tom Ford then adds delicate Orange Blossom and seductive Jasmine to round out the fresh herbal Citrus adding just the right amount of floral femininity.
But it’s the dry-down that will make you swoon with hot Black Pepper, glowing Amber, warm Musk, and animalic Civet. These notes will leave a pile of men in your wake as they are the epitome of sex-appeal!
Tom Ford’s Mandarino di Amalfi is for those who like to be the center of attention. A confident, sexy, and alluring woman who knows what she wants and usually gets it!
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia Di Capri
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Capture the essence of the Italian Mediterranean with this vibrant Citrus for those with a bit of a sweet tooth!
Indulge in Arancia di Capri, a sunny concoction of Orange, Lemon, and Mandarin combined with bitter green Petit Grain to start and then mixed with decadent Caramel, soft Musk, and spicy Cardamon.
You’ll feel like you’re on permanent vacation on the Island of Capri with this energetic and lively perfume.
Packed full of bright Citrus, this fragrance is uplifting and carefree! An ideal Summer perfume for it’s joyous sunny scent!