A Season in Fragrance : Five for Summer


Aleria by Testa Maura

NOTES : BEESWAX, BERGAMOT, LEMON

Very realistic and refreshing; this is a denser scent than its three notes might suggest.

All the facets of a lemon tree are there: with leafy, green lemon top notes; a rounder, fruity lemon middle; and an earthy lemon base.

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Aube Pashmina by Huitieme Art

NOTES : BASIL, GERANIUM, CURRANT LEAVES, ROSEMARY, SATINWOOD, TOMATO LEAVES

This is currently my must-have perfume (perhaps because it contains two of my favourite summer notes: geranium and tomato leaves).

It's deeply, deeply green; but barely houbigant. Rather, this is the vibrant, green heat of living, growing things.

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Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes

NOTES : FRESH GREEN, CITRUS, LEMONBALM, GORSE

Gorse is a fascinating plant, with a fascinating history in perfumery; and this is an unbearably modern take on an old-fashioned scent.

Ancient, but wrily light-hearted : like all of Laboratory Perfumes' fragrances.

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Salina by Laboratorio Olfattivo

NOTES : LEMON ZEST, SEA SALT, PINE NEEDLES, HOT SAND, MARINE SPRAY, MYRTLE, LAVENDAR, ABSINTHE, VANILLA, WHITE MUSK, CEDAR

A light, ruminant, scent- not as unwieldy as some of the other marine-inspired offerings out there.

Perfect for when you need something smart and subtle.

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The Smell of Weather Turning by Gorilla Perfume

NOTES : OAKWOOD, HAY, BEESWAX, NETTLE, ENGLISH PEPPERMINT, MINT, ROMAN CHAMOMILE

I admire a conceptual scent, but this isn't the challenging, narrative perfume that I was hoping for. Still- It is very wearable, and posessing of a unique, antiquated charm.

Affordable, and appropriate for discreet daytime use; currently one of my most used casual fragrances.

Visit the GORILLA PERFUME website for more information about this fragrance.

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