Top 10 Sizzling Summer Scents 2015 by Portia APJ

Hey My Perfume Samples Crew,

I’m Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies, Perfume Posse and Olfactoria’s Travels and really excited to help you find some new fragrances that may appeal to you that are available on one of my favourite Perfume Sample Sites. I hope to bring you some great information, maybe some fragrant ideas that you can use in your daily life, a selection of my favourite fragrances from the site and great ways and times to wear them.

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Portia’s Sizzling Summer Scents 2015

Top 10 SIzzling Summer

Summer is upon the Northern Hemisphere and we thought it a good time to look at some of the fun stuff you may have overlooked in your search for the perfect Summer 2015 scent. We have purposely chosen some of the best stuff that has flown largely under the radar so if you do choose to sample them you won’t be smelling like everyone around you.

Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique by Bottega Veneta MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique by Bottega Veneta: One of the best new Fragrance Houses this decade is the 1966 established Italian luxe leathergoods store Bottega Veneta. Their fabulous and world renowned craftmanship has followed them from their past into the modern fragrance range and I love everything they have released so far. Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique is a perfect summer fragrance with its bright citrus/herbal opening that morphs into a sweet vanilla. Though it sweetens it maintains a lovely airy, fresh feel all the way through and will be a fabulous accompaniment to summer days spent enjoying your friends, family and fine food.

Burberry Brit by Burberry MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Burberry Brit by Burberry: Yes, all the way from 2003 Burberry Brit was designed for women but I think its sweet almond and vanilla goodness that has a fabulously fun fruity opening of pear and citrus works perfectly on both sexes. Though most people would be wearing Burberry Brit in winter I LOVE it in summer and think it blooms even better in the warmth. I know it’s the heart of Sydney summer when I’m reaching for my Burberry Brit and I love to wear it to indoor activities like movies, shopping, hanging around the house and night time dinner dates.

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs: Usually the Marc Jacobs bottle shit me. I know, don’t stone me. This one is so freaking lovely though. The fragrance is fruits and flowers with a soft white musk & coconut dry down Daisy Dream seems to sink into your skin instead of blaring to the world. It starts out super fun, sweet and refreshing then leaves you very softly fragrant. This will be too simple and synthetic for many of the hard core perfumistas but as a lovely light spritz and go I think it an excellent summer choice for 2015. A perfect scent for the great outdoors, excellent picnic wear.

Escale a Parati by Christian Dior MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Escale a Parati by Christian Dior

I don’t know why but this DIOR, based on the coasts of Brazil, doesn’t get much recognition. I love it’s sexy salsa nights sizzle and eau de cologne style of warming through to a resinous and woody dry down. Lemon and leaves open with a spicy dash of cinnamon and a fizzy green mint. Escale a Parati will lift you up and carry you along in its fun party. When you spritz you too will be transported to the glamour and romance of a hot summer Brazillian evening. I find Escale a Parati everything fun about my holiday in Brazil daydreams. Beach, boating, fishing or eating al fresco.

Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle: You want to cool down? Summer making you sleepy and lethargic? Here is a bottle of instant air conditioning. Mint and geranium paired in perfect harmony, they are crisp and there is a definite frisson between them in Geranium pour Monsieur. Add to this a spicy heart of cinnamon and clove that will get your blood pumping, a fabulous dichotomy, and all this floats over a warm base of woodsy resins. Right through to the end though the minty geranium goodness is there to keep you cool, calm and collected. You will be surprised by how long through the day this burst of frostiness keeps pumping it’s cooling magic. Ladies, this should be called Geranium pour EVERYBODY.

Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain: Guerlain is my favourite house of fragrance and Jardins de Bagatelle is a fragrance that makes heads turn. Though it is based on white flowers I never think of it as a Big White Floral. Jardins de Bagatelle is a soft focus white floral that is more about a sensationally beautiful bouquet of many flowers including roses, violets, orchids and ylang. Rich and buttery florals are all underpinned by fresh hewn woods, patchouli and vetiver. Perfectly balanced and a deliciously fun ride even now. If you need something elegant that will set you apart from the crowd this summer then my choice for you is Jardins de Bagatelle.

La Panthère by Cartier MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

La Panthère by Cartier: The scentbloggosphere has been going crazy over the new Cartier La Panthère. It has been hailed as the best designer offering of the decade so far. A fruity melange riding on a lovely white flower and animalic musk with hints of leather. A real nod to old school perfumery but set firmly in the 21st century. Perfumer Mathilde Laurent has a light touch with heavy fragrances, giving lift and joyous bounce where most others would give us only depth. A totally unisex designer fragrance for the most modern to wear all day and night.

Mandarino di Amalfi by Tom Ford MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Mandarino di Amalfi by Tom Ford: So Tom Ford has been doing some extremely elegant eau de colognes of late. They are priced at the upper register of the department store offerings and considering their need to be refreshed every couple of hours are prohibitive. This one is the good stuff though. Imagine being transported to the dreamy Amalfi coast in perfect sun drenched weather, the sea breeze, a minty citrus cocktail, fresh salad and sunscreen. You are relaxed, on holidays and probably falling madly in love. This is what the most luxurious holidays smell like in my dreams, go on spritz again, it’s worth it.

Mimosa Pour Moi by L'Artisan Parfumeur MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Mimosa Pour Moi by L’Artisan Parfumeur: I love Mimosa Pour Moi. Dedicated to the cleanest and freshest bits of the mimosa. There are no back alley references and all thought of skin and flesh has been washed away. This simple and beautiful fragrance from 1992 is all about the waxy flowers, ivy and other green leaves and softly warmed through by vanilla. If you want to smell fresh and clean, crisp and focused then I suggest Mimosa Pour Moi. An excellent work fragrance too, you will be quietly fragrant.

Prada Candy Florale by Prada MPSPhoto My Perfume Samples

Prada Candy Florale by Prada: I have an admission. The original Prada Candy is nice, smells wonderful on other people and I think is beautifully crafted, sadly it smells awful on me. Prada Candy Florale though, with its lightness and addition of a soft focus bouquet is stellar. Rarely do I like a flanker more than its parent but in this case Prada has hit the nail on the head for me. Sparkling lemon fizzy, peony and a honeyed caramel finish that is crisp enough for summer wear and doesn’t have the heavy syrupiness of the original. Fabulous!


Summer Sampler comes with 3 assorted samples mentioned in post. An order must be placed, although, there is no minimum purchase requirement. Insert the code SUMMERVIBES into the Promo Code section at checkout.

What are you wearing this summer? Which of these lovelies speaks to you??

This is a blog so I hope you get involved and take the time to comment, ask questions and generally become a part of the action.
Waft on my lovelies,
Portia xx

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17 Responses to Top 10 Sizzling Summer Scents 2015 by Portia APJ

  1. Suzy says:

    Excellent suggestions and just in time for a summer buying spree! I am definitely drawn to Mimosa Pour Moi. You make all the rest sound awesome too. Great reading for this evening. Thanks so much.

  2. Bianca says:

    Curious about Candy Florale now, the original was awfully thick cloying burnt caramel on me.

  3. littleengine says:

    Oh, you nailed it with two of my favorites: Burberry Brit and Prada Candy Florale. Now I want to try Escale a Parati. Your description intrigues me!

  4. Lyubov says:

    Hi, Portia,
    a nice pack-up of summer suggestions – thank you! Bottega Veneta and Prada make fragrances matching my taste , so I suppose that Essence Aromatique and Candy Florale will make me flutter with joy!
    I have never tried Jardins de Bagatelle in hot weather. Maybe it’s high time.
    The other two I want to try are Malle’s Geranium and Tom Ford’s Mandarino, and while Geranium would be much more difficult to find, I would rush to the Tom Ford’s counter in a couple of days with a fellow fumie!
    These days (almost a month now) I am overdosing with linden blossom – Ombra di Tiglio is my constant companion. I only change it for special occasions (weddings, job interviews, etc.), and I sample new fragrances strictly on wrists.
    Wishing Northerners a breezy summer, and Southerners a soft winter! 😉

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  6. poodle says:

    Quite a few on here I need to try. JdB is a favorite of mine. We haven’t gotten the real summer heat yet and I’m still wafting a lot of the big white florals I love in the springtime like Tuberose Gardenia and Truth or Dare. Seville a’Laube is getting a bit of skin time as well.

  7. Tara says:

    Portia, I hadn’t even heard of Essence Aromatique but it sounds lovely. To my shame I haven’t ever tried Jardins de Bagatelle so need to put that right now I know you are a fan. Also need to get to La Panthere sharpish! Fab, inspiring post.

    It’s drizzly weather in the UK today so I’m wearing La Fille de Berlin which I LOVE.

  8. Esperessence says:

    Love your list, Portia. Is Mimosa pour Moi still on sale ? I thought it was discontinued but might be wrong as L’artisan tends to discontinued and recontinue iTS fragrances. Totally agree on THE Bottega Aromatique, lovely for summer.

  9. Ellen says:

    La Panthere sounds terrific. And where would we be without Tom Ford’s Mandarino?

  10. FeralJasmine says:

    I must admit, I haven’t tried a single one of these scents. The must tries for me here are Jardins de Bagatelle and La Panthere. I recently broke down and got in a split for Fleurs de Portofino, but in general I am sitting out the Tom Ford EdCs. I’m sure they are lovely, but equally sure that in that price range I should get a better concentration.
    In the privacy of my own computer, where nobody will ever know, I might try the Mark Jacobs….

  11. maggiecat says:

    I’m wearing as much jasmine as I can this summer – the new Hermes Jardin de Monsieur Li – and the usual eaux des colognes, especially my favorite, Chanel. The new Dior Escale sounds lovely too!

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