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Guerlain · Make it a Terracotta Summer

 

Maybe it’s because I’m born in July, but I’m a Summer girl through & through, and nothing captures the spirit of the season better than Guerlain’s Terracotta — especially this glorious fragrance. But the venerable house hasn’t stopped there, having released several other products under the Terracotta banner that are definitely worthy of the name.

 

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CHANEL · Les Eaux de Chanel

 

Summer 2018 brings us Les Eaux de CHANEL, three new fragrance launches from the venerable house that draw their inspiration from Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite places. Created by master perfumer Olivier Polge, each is an olfactory journey — but in a fresh & lighter-weight form … and absolute perfection to wear with Summer’s heat still upon us, although something tells me I’ll be reaching for these long into the cooler months that are ahead.

 

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Guerlain · Météorites Le Parfum

 

 

Inspired by the brand’s cult-fave beauty pearls, Guerlain has recently expanded the Météorites universe with the launch of the first ever bespoke fragrance, Météorites Le Parfum. Master perfumer (and my friend!) Thierry Wasser wanted to capture the freshness and subtlety of the makeup pearls’ iconic violet scent — almost as though the wearer were entering the Météorites pearl workshop … and yes, there actually is a workshop where only 3 people know the exact formulation for these pearls, and mix every batch by hand; crazy, am I right? And although I’ve yet to visit this fabled workshop for myself, after test-driving this lovely scent for some time now, I’d say Monsieur Wasser has most definitely succeeded.

 

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Men’s Fragrance Edit 2018

 

Growing up, fragrance was something that only the women in my family used; the most my dad ever applied, was Old Spice aftershave … the scent will forever remind me of him. As I got older and understood that there was a whole world of men’s scents out there, I began gravitating to those counters and more often than not, would spritz several varieties along my wrists. To this day, I actually enjoy wearing a more masculine type of fragrance — which brings me to today’s post. It may be all about the guys, but to paraphrase a famous jingle, “I like it too” (if you’re old enough to remember where this is from, leave me a note in the comments below!)

 

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CHANEL · Nº5 L’Eau All-Over Spray & On Hand Cream

 

I’ve always been that girl who has wanted so badly to wear CHANEL’s original Nº5 perfume, but have never been able to — although I’m still holding out hope for a future point where the two of us will see eye to eye. That’s why when Nº5 L’Eau launched in 2016, my prayers were answered: here was a Nº5 version that fitted me perfectly. For Summer 2018, Olivier Polge, the ‘nose’ behind this iteration, has created a fun new way to sport this fresh scent, launching the All-Over Spray and matching Hand On Cream … and I’m betting that both are going to be spot-on perfect for the season.

 

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