Summer Perfumes Guide

beauty | top picks


May 2018

With the summer season, it’s time to change up your perfume game to summer perfumes. From floral notes, zesty scents to musky blends for seductive nights, here’s our perfume guide – summer edition!

The Avantguardian Igrien

The Avantguardian

1. Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Summer Edition

To get you into full summer mood, Issey Miyake released a limited edition of their L’Eau D’Issey. The new bottle comes in the iconic Issey Miyake shape, with a summery illustration cover. Lovers of the fragrance already know of its light and fresh scent. Its light notes are almost reminiscent of a life aquatic and is therefore perfect for summer. The perfume is perfect for any casual summer day. 

2. YSL Mon Paris

The YSL Mon Paris perfume is for those who love Parisian elegance. Picture yourself walking down the picture-perfect streets of Saint Germain or Le Marais, on a hot summer’s eve. With fruity notes of raspberry and pear and a floral undertone of peony, dark chypre and Sambac jasmine – it’s summer in Paris every day with Mon Paris.

The Avantguardian

The Avantguardian

3. Boucheron Quatre En Rose

From the luxury jewellery brand Boucheron comes a new feminine scent. The Quatre En Rose perfume launched this year and is the latest in the Boucheron perfume line. It’s a sophisticated perfume inspired by the iconic Maison Boucheron Quatre ring. The fragrance has a sweet and floral scent, with notes of black current, artemisia and of course rose. This is a classy and elegant perfume that will make noses turn.

The Avantguardian

4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

One of the most iconic scents that every woman needs on her boudoir is the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. The perfume is an addictive scent of patchouli, infused with a soft amber accords and a blend of tonka bean and vanilla. It’s perfect for date night or days you want to make a lasting impression. And the sleek, modern design of the bottle is one of the most recognisable perfume bottles in perfume history!

5. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eclat

A new edition to the La Vie Est Belle family is L’Eclat. If you’re familiar with the line, you’ll recognise its floral and soft tones. This new sparkling perfume has an orange blossom heart with jasmine notes and vanilla accords. The blend makes L’Eclat such a beautiful perfume to wear for any time of the day.

The Avantguardian

The Avantguardian Igrien

6. YSL Black Opium

Moving on to slightly more seductive scents, the Black Opium is surely one not to be missed. The scent consists of a zesty blend of citrus and pear accords with a mix of white flowers and an oriental base. This is a perfume you want to wear to an evening out with your friends – or on date night. And the stunning glittery bottle is reason alone to buy this for your boudoir!

7. Jo Malone Primrose & Rye

If you love herbal notes, Jo Malone has a wide variety of perfumes featuring more earthy tones. Primrose & rye is a new edition to Jo Malone’s collection and consists of a mix of primrose, coconut, corn and hints of vanilla. It’s not a scent you wear every day but when you do, it’s one of those statement scents.

The Avantguardian Igrien

The Avantguardian Igrien

8. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc

For the summer, Tom Ford introduces the new Soleil Blanc perfume. The perfume sends you right to a tropical island, where you want to bath under the summer sun – all day. Notes include vert de bergamot, pink peppercorn, orange blossom and ylang ylang. It’s a heavier scent but oh so provocative. And how gorgeous is the matte design?

9. Narciso Rodriguez Poudrée

Narciso Rodriguez perfumes are known for their sweet and soft tones. And Poudrée is no different. It’s a velvety musk with notes of rose, white jasmine, vetiver and white cedar and it lures you in immediately. It’s definitely a light scent – which makes it a perfect perfume for everyday wear.

The Avantguardian Igrien

The Avantguardian Igrien

10. Issey Miyake Nectar

Another perfume from the Issey Miyake family is Nectar. A new edition that is slightly different from L’Eau D’Issey. It’s sweeter and more floral, with a blend of rose absolute, cashmeran and sandalwood and sweet pear accords, but maintaining the Issey Miyake freshness. Its sophistication is a beautiful contrast to L’Eau D’Issey’s more sporty ambience.

11. Oscar de La Renta Bella Blanca

Last but not least, we’ve got another new edition for the summer – Bella Blanca from Oscar de La Renta. The perfume has a base of white flowers with woody undertones. A floral bouquet of rose, jasmine and tuberose represents the heart of the perfume. It’s a classy scent that is easy to wear. And can we just admire the stunning bottle adorned with white flowers for a moment?


The Avantguardian Igrien