3 Dreamy Summer Fragrances

 There is something about summer fragrances that bring back memories of summers past. Maybe it’s sweet. Maybe it’s bittersweet. Either way, it’s incredible how impacting perfume can be with a memory… kind of like a melody.

Oh hey, that rhymed. Total accident… I am not that cool.


Nothing brings

To life


A forgotten memory

Like fragrance

-Christopher Poindexter

Dreamy Summer Fragrances via @citizenofbeauty

Best of Summer Fragrances

Finding good summer fragrances can be a daunting task, but it’s also apparently pretty important (since it’s associated with memories… melodies… and all). So, let me give you three suggestions that might help you out and save you from experiencing a sensory overload (and a possible migraine attack… ) from the perfume aisle.

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume

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Brand Overview: Honey by Marc Jacobs is a sunny delicious floral – energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.


Top Note – Pear, Juicy Mandarin
Mid Note – Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle
Base Note – Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods

My Thoughts: Anything packaged in a bumble-bee inspired bottle like this has to be good. I’ve got to applaud Marc Jacobs on the perfume bottle design here- it’s spectacular (and I am sure he feels better now that he has my approval). What I noticed initially about this perfume was the citrus scent, but once it mingled with my skin, the vanilla and woodsy notes popped out and left this rich, but not overwhelming, floral fragrance.


 Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

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Brand Overview: Fresh & lively, this floral aqueous fragrance begins with sparkling notes of mandarin and the crispness of bamboo leaves. Pear and watermelon lend a colorful juiciness to the sunny floral bouquet of neroli, peony, waterlily and lush gardenia, while the sheerness of soft musks and white woods bring a veil of pure sensuality.



Top notes: pear, mandarin, watermelon, bamboo leaves

Mid notes: peony, water lily, gardenia, neroli

Base notes: soft musk, white woods


My Thoughts: What captures me the most when I spritz the Calvin Klein Eternity summer fragrance is the pear mixed with waterlily. Overall, this is a pretty floral smelling fragrance, but the fruity notes do pop out a lot.


Escada Rockin’ Rio

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Brand Overview: Escada Rockin’ Rio is a fruity floral fragrance. It is sweet yet fresh and fruity with the combination of tropical Coconut and Pineapple.



Top Notes: Tangerine, Papaya

Mid Notes: Sugar Cane, Peach

Base Notes: Sandalwood, soft Musk


My Thoughts: With the sweet smell of sugar cane mixed with all of the citrus notes, this definitely makes it on the list as a summer fragrance. My favorite part about the Escada Rockin’ Rio fragrance is the peach scent that seems to be most apparent when mingled with my skin. It’s a very refreshing fragrance that is perfect for summer days or nights.



Summer 2014 fragrance

Are you looking for a new fragrance? Make sure to check out these three summer fragrances. But don’t blame me if you end up bringing them all home.

All of these summer fragrances can be found at a pretty price on fragrance.net.




Note* These products were given to me for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

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  • I’m not really a fragrance type of girl, I have a sensitive nose and get overwhelmed by scent easily, but I recently got a sample of Escada Born in Paradise and really liked it!

  • That Marc Jacobs bottle is adorable!

  • BeautyJudy

    I love Honey just because of the bottle!

  • I would love to try the Marc Jacos perfume!

  • Honey sounds right up my alley

  • Amber

    I like Escada for summer, since they tend to be on the lighter side!

  • I LOVE the Marc Jacobs fragrance! Such a great Summer scent!

  • Great list. This summer I’ve been using Mar Jacobs Lola, David Yurman perfumes, Bond No 9 Hydson Yards and Wall St, Balenciaga Florabotanica.

  • I want the Honey one! I like woodsey notes

  • Honey by Marc Jacobs fragrance bottle looks so cute!

  • erikatheicyone

    Nice choices. I had a sample of Honey and it made me want a full size. I haven’t tried the other two.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I like the bee on the Marc Jacobs bottle, but I’m not a floral girl.

  • Norah Salazar

    Love Marc Jacobs! Good choice.

  • I wish I could handle fragrances because I sooo miss wearing them. These all sound wonderful!

  • Escada Rockin’ Rio is the best there is. THE BEST. I wear it constantly in the Summer.

  • I love that Marc Jacobs scent!

  • Ange

    Love the Honey bottle.

  • Justina

    Marc Jacobs Honey is amazing!

  • Betzy Carmona

    The Honey by MJ smells divine

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I want to try Honey and Rockin’Rio. ‘been a while since I purchased Escada and MJ

  • I love wearing fragrance to suit my mood. Rockin’ Rio sounds like a lot of fun!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Love the Escada Born in Paradise!

  • I pretty much use one fragrance hahaha

  • Marc Jacobs honey is definitely one of my faves for summer.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I love MJ Honey but it doesn’t last on me. Crap