We’ve already looked at the need-to-know 5 tips for picking your signature perfume, but today we’re going to be specific. Specific to spring / summer. So apologies for the clichés but you’re about to read about blue skies and sparkly water. But honest to sunshine, there’s no better time of the year than summer. While some would pull out the argument card of their annoyance with humidity and frizzy hair that unalterably follows, there’s no denying that you’d rather let your bum be covered in sand (much like Giselle) as opposed to letting it freeze in a pile of snow. Surely? The lush greens and fresh blooms take majority of credit, but there’s something more romantic about summer that makes you want to be carefree. Walking bare foot on sand, letting freshly washed hair form a pool of water on your shoulders and slowly kiss your back, sipping endless glasses of sugary alcoholic drinks, having a first kiss in the summer rain and always dreaming of a tropical getaway. This is summer. Here, at Fashionising.com, we like to ponder, engage and discover the deep sentiments that work with our senses to live the lifestyle we lead. Each season, clothes are touched, seen and curated to give your wardrobes the magical touch. We make hair and beauty trends work in symphony with each other so when you have the next cocktail event, you know exactly the look you want. But how often do you stop and wonder, “what do I want to smell like today?” Do you want to smell like the ocean or freshly cut grass? Floral vs fruity? Sensual vs hypnotic? The sweltering heat and warmth in the air amuses towards citrus-based, refreshing and light scents. However, we’re here to tell you what to perfumes to spritz for a particular occasion – be it a family holiday or a sun-baking session on the beach. For a summer tea party at nanna’s house Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea To keep you grounded and enrich your spiritual side, a trip to the ancestral home for a pot of tea is a must. This classic from Elizabeth Arden is the perfect scent to make you feel alive and worthy, while your nanna adds a dash of nostalgia into the teapot. The energizing top notes of citrus fruits, peppermint and rhubarb shake hands with the grounded noted of celery seed, carnation and jasmine. Hint of musk, caraway and fennel pleasantly surprise you from the corner, and make the memory last a few hours longer. A scent good enough to be eaten – the spiced chai notes of this fragrance are worthy of your dressing table. Wear your picture perfect ‘60s style floral dress, pair it with classic court shoes and have a Marie Antoinette style party in your nanna’s backyard, while the bees and birds hide in envy of your aura. When being a tourist in your own city Bulgari’s Omnia Coral Camouflage the familiarity of the city you live in by escaping in the airy and fluid accents of Omnia Coral. You’re walking on the main street of your city, looking at the neighbourhood in a new light, and so the vibrancy of bergamot and goji berries starts to sink in and wake you up. The summer sun is warming you to your vicinity and so are the floral notes of hibiscus and water lily. Their recognition makes you want to dive into your accustomed mode, but the warmth of musk at the bottom pulls you out of the comfort zone. Omnia Coral is not your average soothing floral scent; it’s got wit and quirk that makes the journey mysterious and uniquely appealing. Just as you start feeling at home, its heart notes warn you against the sentiment. A little escapism never harmed anyone, especially when you do it in your own city, accompanied by a scent you ought to make your own. On a midsummer date night L’Eau de Chloe This French classic has a strong bond with loyalty – to its brand as well as from its wearers. The general rule of dating also demands a level of faithfulness, so what better pairing than imprinting sensual notes of L’Eau de Chloe on your lover boy? From its vintage days, Chloe’s fragrances have celebrated free-spirited, independent women who find their personal style via this characteristic fragrance. With this latest edition, the celebration dwells into a deeper discovery of this woman’s personal life, with insights into her sexual desires, without revealing too much, of course. The powdery, somewhat distant, opening of peony, freesia and magnolia fade away as crisp notes of rose take over, also assisting her inner sensual diva to leap out in elegance. This scent comprises of 22 per cent of natural rose water sitting right in the middle of its heart. Just when there’s this much love to give, the refreshing bite of cool lemon mixed with unusual warmth of cedarwood dominates over it. It’s a pleasant surprise, but leaves you craving and wanting more of the lust and deliciousness of the rose. But what can you do, every woman reaches that point in her relationship where the distraction is essential, only because she needs to get to the cedarwood side of her man. Right? For sitting by the pool in your luxurious, non-swimmable bikini Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Calvin Klein’s Sheer Beauty is confident, vibrant and screams youthfulness. It’s all that you need when you’re on a summer holiday, soaking knee-deep in “me” time, with your inner-literary buddy. The delicate top notes of peach Bellini and berries sink deep into the floral heart of jasmine and pink lily. The fruit and flowers dance in chorus and no one overpowers each other. The final hug from sandalwood and vanilla reassure you that even in your singleton, you’re not alone. The brothers from downstairs are there to protect you, as long as you keep that skin glowing and stay put in that luxurious bikini under the glorious sun. If you don’t already own one, then buy a swimsuit that makes you feel like you belong to a British Vogue editorial. Because this summer, you’ll need it, just so you can lay back on a sun bed with your favourite book and epitomise the perfect cliché of summer.