Summer Fragrances
by Michele Elyzabeth
**All fragrances can be found at major department stores.
New from Dior
A sparkling floral, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet pays homage to Christian Dior's legendary passion for flowers. It opens with notes of mandarin combined with Damascena rose essence to recreate the outstanding scent of this flower, elusive in its natural state. Peony is at the heart and the base note is dominated by White musk producing a cottony, slightly powdery effect that is smooth on the skin and seems to wrap it in softness. Spray EDP 1.7oz $75
Also from Dior: Cuir Cannage
Soft floral notes blend with the density of leather. It intertwines the fruity notes of a lipstick tinged with Rose and Violet along with scents of leather and the warmth of tobacco. With top note of Orange Blossom used to bring out certain fruity notes in floral fragrances, the heart has Jasmine and the base note is leather tanned with charred birch bark and an overheated, "caramelized" note.
Spray 4.25oz EDP $190
www.dior.com
Karl Lagerfeld has two new fragrances. The first one is an elegant green floral, Karl’s eau de parfum for women. The fragrance thrives on contrasts, opening with a burst of fresh lemon, enhanced by a velvety peach before flourishing into a full bouquet of roses, immaculate magnolias, and plumeria which finished with musks and dark ambery woody notes. Spray 85ml EDP $85
Karl’s eau de toilette for men, the fragrance features lavender and mandarin zest enhanced by crispy apple and violet leaves. Alluring and sensual, the scent ends with the woody, spicy notes of sandalwood and an amber blend, giving the fragrance a vibrant and elegant feel.
Spray EDT100ml $75
www.karl.com
New from Van Cleef & Arpels has an extraordinary collection of rare and luxurious fragrances, inspired by the beauty of nature among which California rêverie N ° 15485HG
It opens on fresh, sunny top notes sparkling between mandarins, oranges, and neroli oil; Jasmine forms the base and exudes an exotic sensual spell that blends with tender frangipani flowers. Notes of beeswax and vanilla envelop the creation and intensify the aura of the sun radiance.
Spray Edp 2.5oz $185
http://www.vancleefarpels.com
Extatic from Balmain
Extatic bursts with a radiant harmony woven from crystalline rose, nashi pear and osmanthus. The voluptuous aromas of chocolate-scented Sharry Baby orchid and iris combine to create a bewitching heart leaving a trail with the definitely sexy smell of night jasmine. The ultimate sophistication of amyris and cashmere wood notes is wrapped with a velvety touch of Barenia leather.
Spray Edp 3.0oz $115
www.balmain.com
From Givenchy
Very Irresistile L’Eau de Rose
Comparable to a frozen rose sorbet, with a hint of blackberry and sweet soft musk’s, it is bursting with roses and infused with star anise and verbena leaf. Very Irresistible includes notes of centifolia rose, peony rose, fantasia rose, passion rose, emotion rose, verbena leaf and star anise.
Spray EDP 2.5oz $83
Gentleman Only for men
This fragrance embodies the essential virtues of being a gentleman: courtesy, elegance, and chivalry. With notes of Green Mandarin, Cedarwood Texas and incense, your senses surrender to the memorable woody aromatic.
Spray Edt 3.3oz $81
www.givenchy.com
From the House of Guerlain
Created by Thierry Wasser and Sylvaine Delacourte, Guerlain Homme projects a fresh yet bold quality inspired by a refreshing mojito cocktail. It starts off with a zest of sweet lime, a few crushed mint leaves and real Jamaican rum distilled into a pure essence. The second accord is sophisticated, with floral-citrus notes of bergamot, green tea and pelargonium. The third combines cedar with the vibrancy of vetiver and the freshness of green rhubarb.
Spray Eau de Toilette 50ml $70
Eau de Guerlain has always been a classic summer favorite. Fresh and light, the Eau has head notes of Lemon, Verbena and bergamo with a heart in Neroli and base notes of Tonka beans and earthy forest.
Spray Edt 3.4oz $104
www.guerlain.com
Thierry Mugler
Mugler introduces two new fragrances this summer.
A desirable, sensual and mouth-watering Eau Sucrée. Playful, yet chic, this limited edition Eau de Toilette creates an irresistible sensation good enough to eat.
ANGEL Eau Sucrée is based on three delicious accords: Red fruits Sorbet, Caramelized Meringue, Patchouli & Vanilla. A creation by Dorothée Piot for Robertet.
Spray 3.4oz. EDT $89

ALIEN Eau Extraordinaire
Eau Extraordinaire reveals a luminous, floral scent- containing Cashmeran, Tiare flower, White Amber, and Tunisian neroli. This compellation will make you feel like a golden, summer goddess.
Spray Edt 2oz $69
www.thierrymugler.com
www.MuglerStoreUSA.com
Bvlgari Aqua Amara
Floral and zesty, the top notes fuse the essence of Sicilian mandarin and the Tunisian essence of Neroli. The heart of AQVA AMARA is the water note originally developed for AQVA POUR HOMME. Indonesian patchouli pulsates in the base notes. Enriched with olibanum, it adds and freshness to AQVA AMARA.
Spray Edt 1.7oz $70

http://us.bulgari.com

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer
The fragrance opens with sparkling notes of mandarin and the crispness of bamboo leaves. Pear and watermelon lend a colorful juiciness to the sunny, floral bouquet at the heart with peony, water lily, gardenia and neroli, while the sheerness of soft musks and white woods bring a veil of pure sensuality for the dry down.

ETERNITY summer eau de parfum spray 3.4oz/100ml $64

www.calvinklein.com

From Issey Miyake
Eau d’Issey Eau de Toilette for summer
This feminine fruity floral has tangy noes of pink grapefruit and litchi mixed with accents of passion fruit. We found guava in the middle and very subtle aquatic floral notes before blending into the fdullness of the woods and vanilla infusion.
L’Eau d’Issey Summer Limited Edition 3.3oz Edt $74

LEau d’Issey Pour Homme. Echoing the women’s version, the perfumer evokes the bursting freshness of kiwi combined with the spicy fruity notes of coriander and grapefruit in the top notes, followed by pineapple and nutmeg in the middle to finish with woods.
L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Summer Limited Edition 4.2oz Edt $66

http://www.isseymiyake.com