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A perfume that smells of summer

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Elvag Fri 15-Apr-16 18:49:23

Anyone recommend a really nice summer perfume.
Thinking cucumber, sea salt, sun cream, fresh outdoor dried sheets.
All the things that smell lovely and fresh without being too sweet or cloying.
Any ideas?

notagiraffe Fri 15-Apr-16 18:52:13

Claris eau ressourçante is very fresh and clean.
Eau de Givenchy smells of drying sheets.

And if you layer Jo Malone's Earl Grey and Cucumber with her Sea Salt and Wood Sage the smell is perfect and costs £100

keeponkeepinon Fri 15-Apr-16 19:20:58

Bit old school but I still love Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers. Its so light fresh and floral and always reminds me of summer.
I love cucumber scents too - one of the m&s own ones was like that, can't remember what it was called but I think it had a butterfly on the and green I think.

MissBattleaxe Fri 15-Apr-16 19:23:35

Library of Fragrance Salt Air is amazing. Also I really love JLo Deseo- and it's a bargain at under ten quid. For fresh laundry try Moschino Fresh Couture.

keeponkeepinon Fri 15-Apr-16 20:47:28

I used to have one which had a real zingy almost grapefruit highlight called dior addict 2. I've looked for it and it was discontinued. sad nearest I've found is a newer dior addict fraiche. Its lovely but its not in budget for an everyday spritzer sadly! Anyone know of a cheaper option to try?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Fri 15-Apr-16 21:02:59

Artisan Perfumer L'Ete en Douce which is all hay and soft flowers.
or the Different Company Sel de Vetivert - more expensive though, it's fresh and salty.

Lotsofplanetshaveanorth Fri 15-Apr-16 21:05:19

Oooh Oooh following. I would love to find one I like. I live somewhere hot so always have the brief "not too sweet or cloying" but also needs to be quite mainstream because of limited shopping opportunities.

Lol at sunflowers, I could go there and pretend I was 14 again, my grandmother bought me that and it seemed so sophisticated after all the bodyshop dewberry!

springtimevintagedream Fri 15-Apr-16 21:08:14

Jo Malone perfumes are just so lovely smile

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 15-Apr-16 21:10:05

I used to have an amazing one that smelled like grass. No idea what it was!

Lululooselips Fri 15-Apr-16 21:12:28

Bobbi brown beach

ShinyShinyShiny Fri 15-Apr-16 21:13:39

I was about to say Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt layered with Earl Grey and Cucumber too. English Pear and Freesia is also lovely.

MairzyDoats Fri 15-Apr-16 21:13:46

DNKY is very light and grapefruit-y.

Smittenkitten2015 Fri 15-Apr-16 21:13:51

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream smells like Summer to me.

keeponkeepinon Fri 15-Apr-16 21:16:31

lots haha that made me chuckle! spot on! I too went from dewberry and white musk to sunflowers - circa1994! (About 14!) Still love that light scent though.

expatinscotland Fri 15-Apr-16 21:26:21

JLo Glow and Elizabeth Arden Green Tea for me.

onlywhenyouleave Fri 15-Apr-16 21:30:08

For a proper beachy holiday type scent, it has to be Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder. It smells of coconuts (amongst other smells) but is a perfume version of sun cream grin

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 15-Apr-16 22:32:05

Sun flowers.

msatlantis Fri 15-Apr-16 22:34:10

Another vote for Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess.
Summer in a bottle. Beautiful.

AKissACuddleAndACheekyFinger Fri 15-Apr-16 22:35:07

Clinique eau des jardins (the green one). Lahvly.

Roygrace Fri 15-Apr-16 22:36:05

Mrs gloss one gorge

CruCru Fri 15-Apr-16 22:52:08

Red roses by Jo Malone. I need to check out her new shop, Jo Loves, but the prices frighten me.

workshyfop Fri 15-Apr-16 22:57:34

Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Bouquet no 2.

Abigail12 Fri 15-Apr-16 22:58:57

Yet another vote for Estee lauder bronze goddess, smells absolutely like summer to me, I couldn't be without it.

lorelei9here Fri 15-Apr-16 23:05:00

Marc Jacobs Cucumber. Not a euphemism!!!

Judydreamsofhorses Fri 15-Apr-16 23:06:15

I love Bronze Goddess, but 4160 Tuesday's What I did on my Holidays is a close second and actually sounds exactly as you describe.

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