5 Feminine Perfumes For The Summer

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

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July 2017

Perfumes are very personal. I know women who gravitate more towards sweeter scents and women who absolutely hate it. A woman’s perfume preference can change as well over the years. Young women tend to like fruity notes while spicy and herbal notes are mostly preferred by older women.

Over the years I’ve collected quite a few perfumes that I love. And looking at my perfume stash, I’d say I tend to pick the more feminine scents. I love my perfumes light, floral, sensual with subtle notes of wood or spices. But overall, it’s sweet and floral.

I’ve picked out some perfumes that I think are perfect for this season. Here’s 5 feminine perfumes for the summer!

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

1. Tom Ford Oud Minerale 

The new scent Oud Minerale by Tom Ford just came out this summer and it comes in a sleek black bottle – very classy and elegant like the brand! The perfume is a rather musky scent with a blend of oud, salty seaweed, peppercorn, ambergris accord and fir balsam. It’s one of those powerful scents, perfect for girl bosses who are running a business and aren’t afraid of statement scents. Of all my scents, this is definitely the heaviest. But I love the strong blend of the scent and I wear this to evening events.

2. YSL Mon Paris

The perfume Mon Paris by YSL was launched a month ago and it’s a perfume for lovers, like the romantic name suggests. The scent is a blend of bergamot, raspberry accord, pink pepper, peony, orange flower and jasmine. It’s sweet, it’s floral. It’s a scent you wear on a date with your significant other. I love the floral notes in this perfume. Because it’s a light scent, I’d say it’s the perfect perfume for day wear. I’ve been wearing this perfume on my Sunday brunch dates with K every weekend. It’s perfect for that!

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

3. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle 

The Lancôme La Vie Est Belle is my all-time favorite scent – and I’m not saying that as a Lancôme Ambassador! To me, this scent has the perfect balance of sweet and floral notes without it being too sweet or overpowering. The perfume is a feminine fragrance with a blend of jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli. I am asked what perfume I have almost every time I’m wearing it. This is also one of those perfumes you can wear for any occasion. Be it a business meeting or a meet up with friends or date night. It’s a day as well as a night perfume. It’s a classic for every woman.

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

The Avantguardian Igrien Summer Perfumes

4. Giorgio Armani Beauty Sì

This is also one of those scents that you could wear every day. If I want to change up my every day-wear perfume, I’m usually switching to Giorgio Armani Beauty’s . The perfume is a blend of jasmine, bergamot, mandarin, rose de man and neroli. It’s slightly more spicy than La Vie Est Belle but definitely a feminine scent with sweet and lots of floral notes!

5. Chanel Gabrielle

New in the perfume line up is the newest scent by Chanel, Gabrielle. It’s save to say that beauty lovers have been waiting forever for a new scent to come from Chanel. And after 15 years, it was finally time. The scent comes in an elegant bottle with a modern silhouette. The blend is of mandarin, blackberry, ylang-ylang, jasmine, orange blossom and sandalwood. It’s a rich scent that, to me, in terms of lightness, falls between the light blends of Chance and Coco Mademoiselle and the more intense blends of Allure and No. 5 but leans more towards the light scents. It’s definitely a refreshing newcomer in the line up! I am loving the new scent. It’s feminine, sensual and elusive. A scent of elegance. I’ve been wearing this perfume a lot lately!

Of all perfumes, which one is your favorite? And what are you rocking this summer?