How to prolong your summer with perfume
Fragrance can help you get through a clouded rainy autumnlike day by inviting summer in and adding a holiday feeling to your day.
- You can use a fragrance you would normally use on a warm summer day, for example a more calming tropical floral perfume
- Use an uplifting stimulating scent, a cologne or cologne style fragrance
- Wear a fragrance which makes you feel like you are on an actual beach
Tropical floral perfumes can contain the tropical tiare flower, frangipane or ylang ylang. Or they might not actually contain tropical flowers but give the impression that they do. According to Jennifer Peace Rhind the scent of frangipane is said to impart inner peace, release tension and bring comfort. Research demonstrated that ylang ylang increases calmness. Examples of perfumes which contain tropical flowers are Ormonde Jayne Frangipane and Guerlain Le Terracotta. Nicolai Juste un Reve evokes containing tropical flowers.
Uplifting fragrances can be a fresh eau de cologne or a fragrance from the citrus family containing for example lemon, bergamot or bitter orange. Eau de cologne or eau de cologne type fragrances are my favorite refreshing Atelier Cologne Trefle Pur or Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte.
Another option is a fragrance which makes you feel like you are on an actual beach. Like 4160 Tuesdays Sunshine and Pancakes. With its sweet citrus stimulating opening Sunshine and Pancakes was meant to evoke a British summer beach day in the seventies according to Luckyscent. I find it to be one of the most stimulating and uplifting fragrances I know. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess is another fragrance which makes you feel like you are on a beach the moment you spray it with its sun tan like coconut scent.
To help you prolong your summer feeling you can use a tropical floral, a citrus/cologne type fragrance or a perfume which evokes the feeling of a beach. This can be opposite to what you might wear normally on a rainy more autumn like day but I find it works to add an uplifting or very calming feeling to a day depending on my needs at that moment.
Do you use fragrance contrary to weather or season ? If so, tell us about it !
Disclosure: all fragrances mentioned are my own acquisition either full bottles or samples
September 14, 2015 @ 02:44
What a stunning picture!
Summer is still going here so I don’t need to do anything to prolong it (and I like both Fall weather and Fall perfumes more anyway) but sometimes I use tropical perfumes to office – just to feel a little of summer in the cold AC’d room.
September 14, 2015 @ 21:14
Thank you, Undina. You are lucky summer is still there and you do not need anything to prolong it. Autumn has arrived here. Sounds like a good idea, tropical fragrances, which do you use normally ?
October 10, 2015 @ 06:53
Sorry, it took me so long to get here. What a busy month it was! And – believe it or not – it’s still summer here! This weekend they promise up to 27C. So I should probably give some skin time to my “tropical” perfumes – EL Bronze Goddess, OJ Tiare or L’Artisan’s Traversee du Bosphore.
January 19, 2016 @ 11:51
I often waltz about the house in 38C wearing Tobacco Vanille or Iris Ganache.
I’m slowly picking up the citrus/light florals again after a few years.