Fresh and Light Fragrances For Summer

It has been so hot in Kansas City lately.  Yesterday was almost 105 — yikes! Today has cooled (?) down to the 90’s.  In this hot weather, I love to wear fresh and light fragrances.  Below are the ones I have been using and enjoying.

Thymes Lemon Geranium Petite Cologne

Thymes Lemon Geranium Petite Cologne ($18 USD, 0.4 fl oz) — Perfumery meets botany in a lush sensory experience. Perfect  for travel, this pocket-sized perfume revitalizes your senses with freshly pulped lemon geranium, clippings of dewy muguet, honeysuckle and green armoise,  steeped in Tonka bean and tree moss. Take it wherever life takes you.  It is a fresh and citrusy scent, perfect for hot days!

Also Available in bath salts, body souffle, bubbling bath elixir, candle, body and bed mist, and shower gel.  The Garden Alchemy Collection also include the scents Rosemary Sage and Wild Angelica.

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Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Body Oil ($50 USD 100ml) —                              Intoxicate the senses with an exotic blend of Coconut Coprah Oil and sweet-scented Frangipani flowers. Monoi Oil is traditionally produced in harmony with nature on the beautiful coral shores of the Polynesian Islands by soaking Frangipani flowers in Coconut Oil.This exquisite treatment oil has long-lasting hydration properties to seal in moisture and leave skin silky soft. Can be used as an intensive conditioning treatment for hair and nails.

This is wonderfully scented and moisturizing.  This is for days that you want a lovely sheen on your skin with a sweet floral fragrance. Learn more at

Caswell-Massey Sea Grass Hand & Body Soap Set

Caswell-Massey Sea Grass Hand & Body Soap Set ($30 USD) — Three individually wrapped bar soaps are nestled into a gift box – perfect for hostess  gift giving. The scent will transport you to the seashore with a warm, breezy air of a relaxing summer day. Made from the freshest ingredients including a combination of citrus bouquet, sparkling notes of crisp greens, calming florals and hints of Cedar and Sandalwood.

This is a perfect fresh soap to place in by every sink in the house.  Available at and

Cartier Baiser Vole

Cartier Baiser Vole ($69 USD 1 oz)  Cartier Baiser Vole is an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. An original creation from Cartier’s in-house perfumer, Baiser Volé, meaning ‘Stolen Kiss,’ is the expression of love according to Cartier. A story of pure passion told through a strikingly feminine and rare flower: the lily. Baiser Volé is a pure floral fragrance, reflecting all its perfection for the first time: fresh, floral and powdery.

I received a small sample of this in a gift with purchase.  I have been wearing it and I fear that my sample is almost out!  It is such a wonderful clean, light floral scent.  I would wear it every day if I could.

Purchase this at fine fragrance stores like Sephora.

Enjoy a new summer scent!
Notes: Lily Petals, Green Lily Leaves. Style: Fresh. Floral. Powdery.

Sweeten Your Summer Scent With L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Fragrance Collection

L'Occitane Pivoine Collection

I love trying new scents.  Buying a new perfume every month or so can be kind of expensive, so I love it when fragrances have whole collections so you can try the scent in a lotion or a soap for a more affordable introduction.

If you’re looking for a fresh new summer scent, look no further than the NEW L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Fragrance Collection. Known as the flower with a thousand petals, the peony grows abundantly in theMediterranean, showcasing its vibrant colors and alluring fragrance as it dances like a ballerina in the summer breeze. The L’Occitane Pivoine Flora products are enriched with a peony extract, sourced exclusively from peonies grown in the famous Rivière nursery in France, which is known for its expertise in peony cultivation.

The collection includes:

Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum ($60.00 USD) — This new Eau de Parfum has an intense, green floral structure. With a rich, multi-faceted combination of delicate peony and sensuous magnolia, this dramatic floral elixir creates a fragrant bouquet with a musky, woody finish.

Pivoine Flora Hand Cream ($10.00 USD) — This smooth, creamy texture, fortified with shea butter, is formulated to nourish and protect the hands and nails. Escape to a fragrant peony garden with this portable hand cream.

Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream ($36.00 USD) — This fresh cream’s velvety texture, enriched with peony extract, wraps the body in satin-smooth comfort with a delicate floral scent.

The collection also includes: Eau de Toilette ($40); Eau de Toilette Intense Roll-on ($16); Shower Gel ($20); Petal Soap ($8); Beauty Milk ($24)

What I think:  This is a beuatiful, light floral.  Perfect, for summer and all year long if you like a sweet floral.  I have the beauty cream which is silky, but not greasy at all. It’s really nice after a shower or a day in the sun, when your skin is screaming for moisture.  

To learn more and purchase, visit  Enjoy!