Feb 19, 2013

5 Fruity Floral Perfumes for Spring/Summer

The signs of spring are sprouting everywhere - from the grass that looks extra green to the clear blue skies on bright sunny days.  Last week, our local Whole Foods even had hot dog stands set up outside for people to enjoy while soaking up the sunshine.  Of course, I stay in California, and depending on who you are asking, we might not have had a winter to start with :P   The beautiful weather has had me reaching for shorter sleeves, softer colors, and of course, lighter perfumes.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer

This time of the year, I reach for more playful, light fragrances that feature soft florals and refreshing fruity notes to match the freshness in the air.  Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or just a change from your winter signature fragrance, here's a list of some of my favorite fruity florals.

Coach Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum
(available
here
- $45)

The Coach Poppy Flower perfume mixes the sweetness from violets and lychees with a hint of citrus from grapefruit and mandarin.  The floral notes are subdued and pleasant with rose and lily being the ones I detect more.  A beautifully rounded perfume that is as bright and cheerful as it's name.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer Coach Poppy Flower Eau de Parfum EDP Spray

Notes:  Sweet Freesia, Violet Leaves, Wet Ivy, Juicy Grapefruit, Mandarin, Lychee, Cassis, Jasmine Petals, Water Lily, Rose, Amber, Apricot Skin.
Style:  Chic. Vibrant. Whimsical.

Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette
(available
here
- $52)

The Burberry Brit Sheer is one of the few fragrance where the notes listed in the description do actually match what I smell.  There is a charming simplicity to this perfume with a freshness from the pineapple and the fruity sweetness from the litchi.  Soft floral notes from the peach and peony mix with subtle woody notes making this a perfect pick for spring.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette Spray EDT

Notes:  Bright Yuzu, Pineapple Leaves, Litchi, Mandarin, Grapes, Pink Peony, Peach Blossom, Nashi, White Musk and Creamy Amyris Woods.
Style:  Seductive. Hypnotic. Sparkling.

Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret Eau de Parfum
(available
here
- $56)

Givenchy's Ange Ou Demon gets its floral notes from jasmine mixed with a fruity sweetness from the cranberry tempered by the musky notes that open up as the perfume settles down.  This might seem a bit of an old-fashioned scent, especially going by the bottle design, but used with a gentle hand, I think this would make a nice fragrance for the first few days of spring when the nights are still cool.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret EDP eau de Parfum Spray

Notes:  Cranberry, Green Tea, White Peony, Sambac Jasmine, Blond Woods, White Musks.
Style:  Fresh and luminous.

Gucci Flora Eau Fraice Eau de Toilette
(available
here
- $49)

Gucci Flora Eau Fraiche opens with a burst of citrus which soon mix with floral notes from the rose and sweetness from the patchouli.  Despite being a sweet citrusy fragrance, this has a lightness to it that keeps it from being too heady or cloying.  This would make a great fragrance for a bright and sunny spring day.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer Gucci Flora Eau Fraiche De Toilette EDT Spray

Notes:  Citrus Accords, Kumquat, Peony, Rose, Osmanthus, Pink Pepper, Sandalwood, Patchouli.
Style:  Playful. Fruity. Floral.

DKNY Be Delicious Eau de Parfum
(available here - $23)

From its adorable rounded bottle to its crispy green apple scent, I love everything about DKNY Be Delicious.  This might not be the most unique fruity floral out there, but the green apple and citrus notes make this instantly refreshing while the floral notes from the rose and violets keep this girly.

Perfumes for Women Must Have Best Top 5 Fruity Floral Fragrances Blog Picks Reviews For Spring Summer DKNY Be Delicious Green Apple NYC EDP Eau de Parfum Spray

Notes:  American Apple, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Candid Magnolia, Tuberose, White Muguet, Rose, Violet, Sandalwood, Tender Skin Accord, Blonde Woods, White Amber.
Style:  Free-spirited. Refreshing.

Those are a few of my favorite scents to wear around spring/summer.  Do you change your fragrances with the seasons?  What's your current favorite perfume?  Do share!

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