I recently had a chance to learn helpful summer fragrance tips from Patti Kapla, beauty aficionado and V.P. of Business Development at FragranceNet.com
From tips on choosing the best fragrance for summer, to keeping perfume from wearing off in the humidity, to choosing fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes, Patti covered it all.
What are the most popular fragrance notes for summer?
Citrus, exotic flowers, island fruits, Jasmine, Rose, and Apple are some of the more popular notes for summer fragrances. Some of my top picks are Prada Infusion D’Iris ($73.19) which has notes of mandarin, cedar, iris, benzoin, and orange as well as Eternity Summer ($34.19) which is composed of a perfect balance of musk, tangerine pulp, wood, frangipani and pineapple.
What are some key areas on the body to spray with a fragrance so the scent is likely to last during the hot days of summer?
You’ll definitely want to spray your wrists as well as little dabs on your neck. Sometimes if you spray places that tend to sweat, your perfume will continue to smell strong throughout the day.
Are there any fragrances that help repel pesky mosquitoes?
Floral and fruity fragrances will naturally attract mosquitoes. If you want them to stay away I would recommend essential oils such as Citronella, Peppermint, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Marigold. Aura Cacia makes a variety of essential oils that could help, like Citronelle Java Essential Oil ($3.79).