Your Secret Weapon to Finding the Perfect Summer Fragrance

Looking to grab your own iconic summer scent for up to 80% off? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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Before starting University, I nabbed myself a part time job working at a fragrance counter in my hometown. It was weekend-only-work, and launching into a world of cosmetics was about as far away as you can get from anything that I had done before.

I was a pretty sheltered kid, I didn’t know much about beauty, skincare or colognes – and being assigned a wall of 50 different brands to advertise, sell and recommend to customers was something so daunting that I spent the first month flustered when even trying to keep up a conversation with them.

Which was the best floral scent? What about the musk – was it overpowering? How long did each last? Had any been watered down? What’s the difference between Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Parfum? I didn’t know – I wanted to know, but I didn’t. And having such a steep learning curve while I had already committed my life to school and education in topics that were about as far away from the world of fragrances that you could get meant I didn’t have a whole lot of time to brush up my knowledge on them.

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Why am I telling you this? Well. Since then, I’m happy to say I pretty much know my way around a fragrance or two now. I worked on that counter for three whole years before quitting to take my first full-time job in the city following Uni, where I work now as a cameraman and film editor for a production company.

And although they flew past in a blink of an eye, those three years were pretty fantastic. Sundays spent rushing around the shop floor, grabbing out-of-stock promotional gifts, extra sale bottles and leaving a trail of mess in my wake. I can’t imagine what the managers felt like having me as an employee!

I’m so happy I spent those long weekends behind that counter because I got to test and try all sorts of products, from the best summer scents to the cosy winter ones. And during that, I managed to find the fragrances that I became obsessed with – and still swear by to this day. (It also meant everybody I knew received some sort of fragrance for their birthday’s/Christmases because staff discount was a blessing and a half!)

My go-to is Chanel’s Bleu. It’s fantastic – fresh and fruity, with Chanel’s iconic musk in the background. It’s a great all-rounder for days with clients, or evenings out on the town. I honestly can’t recommend it enough! Another great scent by Chanel is their Allure range. I love their Edition Blanche, while Scott wears Allure: Sport. Valentino’s Uomo is a great one, too. It smells almost like parma violets – but sexy. Ha!

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If you’re looking for a new summer scent, Fragrance Direct, my practical go-to for topping up my collection, are holding a HUGE summer sale – with up to 80% off their fragrances shop wide! You can check out their collection right here.

I’d love to know what your go-to summer fragrances are, too, if you want to leave them in the comments below!

I hope you have a fantastic day,

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  • Jyoti Vats

    I love nice fragrances. This post is going to help me a lot in my search for a perfect summer fragrance. Wonderful post dear! Stay in touch.
    Beauty and Fashion Freaks

  • What a great experience it must have to be exposed with so many scents. My go to scent since high school is Narciso Rodriguez for her.


    • Thank-you so much Nathalie! I remember Narciso for her! Definitely a great fragrance! I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

  • Kim

    What an experience – working behind a fragrance counter! You must be an expert at all the scents. It’s a struggle to pick between musky and fruity. I think I like both (obviously not at the same time, but worn separately for different occasions). 80% is an amazing deal, too. Thanks for the heads up!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • Thank-you so much for the lovely comment, Kim! I definitely agree with you, I think musky is my favourite but I do love fruity for the fresher days when I’m out and about!

      I hope you have a lovely Thursday and beginning of your weekend!

  • Ellese Launer

    wow! 80% off is an amazing deal. I am a floral girl all the way. Love your recommendations. XO, Ellese


    • Thank-you so much Ellese! Floral fragrances are always lovely! I hope you have a great start to your weekend!

  • Violette

    I love the Bleu de Chanel! The scent is amazing!

  • Jane

    I also did a stint at a fragrance counter while at uni and found by the end of the day I’d always reek because I couldn’t help testing them all haha. Bleu is my fave male fragrance by far, and I’m a huge fan of Chance for myself!

    • Omg, I know the struggle! Ha! You end up walking around like this big cloud of perfume – ha! It was such a temptation! Thanks for the lovely comment Jane, I hope you have a great weekend!