JUL
24
2013

My Favorite Summer Fragrance Giveaway

Hi everyone! So most of you seemed to enjoy my recent “beauty tips", or at least didn’t razz me too bad for posting them, so I thought it would be fun to do a few posts on some of my summer favorites. Plus I was feeling a little crazy and wanted to do a mid-week giveaway just to throw you all off!

So today we’re talking fragrance, body sprays, and lotions.

If you’re a man reading this, these are great gift ideas for your wife, or skip it and scroll to the bottom for my favorite men’s cologne and a giveaway!

Moving on…

I’m not really a perfume type of girl, but I almost always have on some sort of yummy smelling lotion or body spray. I tend to be really picky when it comes to ‘smells’, so I don’t have a ton that I love. Most make me sneeze, or just plain smell WAY too much for my tastes.

But, I do have a few favorites and I’ll be really sad if they’re ever discontinued, so I thought I’d better share ‘em now while they’re still available!

So let’s get to it shall we!

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B&BW Pink Chiffon

One of my absolute favorite scents as of late is the Pink Chiffon collection from Bath & Body Works. I’m absolutely TERRIBLE at describing scents, but I’m going to give it a try since this is a fragrance post and all.

I like Pink Chiffon because it is a really light scent that’s kind of a mix between soft sweet flowers and vanilla icing. According to the website it has Sparkling Red Pear, Vanilla orchid, and Whipped Chiffon Musk. Although I’d say there’s nothing “musky” about it. But hey, that’s from the makers so…

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I was gifted this scent from a friend and it’s been my favorite one since! I also love the body spray, you can spritz it on mid-day for a scent refresher. And you can also spritz it in your hair too! It’s a really light mist so no worries of it making hair go flat or anything. It just gives you a nice scent when you flip your hair around like in those commercials.

I know you know what I’m talking about!

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B&BW Aruba Coconut

Next up is a new scent from Bath & Body Works for this summer. I love coconut in summer time, it always makes me think of being at the beach! The Aruba Coconut scent is like a mix of citrus and coconut. According to the website it has Mango, Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, and a few other things.

I’m thinking it might be getting close to being gone since summer is coming to a close, so if you’re interested in coconut you might want to head there now. The only thing I could find was the body spray left online! But they had a whole collection in our store, body lotion, fragrance, body wash, etc.

Whatever it is, it’s a lovely summer coconut scent, like you just put on that yummy smelling sunscreen! Only it’s really moisturizing and not sticky like sunscreen.

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PINK Warm & Cozy

Moving to a new store, one of my all time favorite scents is from the Victoria’s Secret PINK collection. They all smell awesome, but my favorite one is Warm & Cozy. I more wear this in fall and winter, but who knows if I’ll do one of these posts then, so I thought I’d throw it in now.

This one is a mix of toasted vanilla and peony and smells simply divine!

If you like light and sweet scents that is.

Clearly I do.

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Taylor by Taylor Swift

One of my brand new, as in just bought it last week, favorites is Taylor by Taylor Swift. As you can see, I got the small roller-ball version. I do this for a couple reasons, they’re small and can fit well in my purse. Also they’re less expensive, so if I don’t like them, I don’t feel so bad!

But this one is literally delicious! I think it’s like a combination of clean smell plus a candy bar. Not like an actual wrapped candy bar, but one of those bars with a ton of different candy to pick from… Oh forget it… that sounds weirder than it is.

Okay, so online it describes the scent as being a combination of luscious fruits, blushing florals, and soft woods. If that helps you out at all. I prefer my cotton candy description better though. Either way, I LOVE IT!!

I found it at Ulta in their fragrance bar section with all of the other little roller-balls.

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Pink Sugar

Another one of the roller-ball purchases to add to my collection of two now…is Pink Sugar by Aquolina. I love love love this one too! And I’m noticing a propensity towards sweet smells as opposed to florals which, as I mentioned before, make me sneeze.

Apparently I like smelling like candy.

So this scent fits the bill exactly with a super sweet cotton candy scent, and hey, this time I wasn’t that far off! In the list of ingredients it mentions Sicilian Orange, Raspberry, Fig Leaves, Strawberry, a few others…and, yep you guessed it…cotton candy!

As you can see from the picture below, I’ve used quite a bit of it. Actually I liked it so much, I have one in my bathroom drawer for getting ready in the morning, and also one in my purse to put on randomly when we’re on the go!

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American Eagle REAL

If you happen to be a dad and you’re still reading, all of the above are great gift ideas for your wife! And I have one for you too…

I bought this for my husband last Christmas and I really love the scent. It’s the American Eagle REAL cologne. I have to admit, quite a few of the “men’s” cologne I’ve smelled lately has been a little…um…girly in my opinion! I like my men to actually smell manly, and this one does just that. It’s not super overpowering, but just a nice spicy woodsy type smell to it.

The official description mentions citruses, balsam fir, Brazilian rosewood, amber, etc. etc.

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So that’s it, all of my favorite summer scents, plus one year-round one for my husband.

And as I said before, I’m really picky on scents. Plus I don’t really care what season it is, so I’ll probably still wear these year round just because they’re…well, yummy!

Have a favorite summer scent to share?

Fill out the rafflecopter below with your favorite scent and best description!

Just because I love it so much, I’ll be giving away a FREE Taylor by Taylor Swift scent to one of you to try!

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Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this post, all of the products were purchased with my own money including the giveaway.

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Comments

  1. I love the Aruba Coconut! It’s so sweet!
    Thank you

  2. My all-time favorite was White Charlie, but it is now extinct. I have some sprays from Dove, but nothing I can recall the exact name.

  3. Lilly Blair says:

    My scent for summer is the Bath and Body Works one I got free last year. Paris Amour. Free from them smells pretty good :) it’s sweet and florally! Not a fav, but it’ll do ;) I’d love to try Taylor’s!!

  4. I like The Hamptons by Avon. Its light with a citris scent.

  5. Amanda Burt says:

    Well, I guess I am a simple girl since I don’t switch scents much. I usually wear Romance by Ralph Lauren.

  6. My favorite right now is Pure by DKNY. It has some jasmine, vanilla, and freesia.

  7. My favorite perfume is Beloved by American Beauty. It has a soft floral scent with a touch of pizzazz.
    Below is the online description:
    “This elegant floral composition glorifies femininity and romance, capturing the essence of being in love.”

    Top notes: golden apricot, calla lily and bitter orange. Heart: tuberose, orange blossom, iris and stephanotis. Base: cottonwood, sandalwood and amber.

  8. You will laugh… most days the only sent I have is my deodorant and/or what I cooked for breakfast :P Pretty simple, not so great smelling all the time kind of girl :)

  9. They discontinued my favorite fragrance a few years ago and like you I’m fairly particular about ‘smells’..and I like ‘sweet’ ? I found Miracle and it’s ok…Close as anything I’ve found that is my ‘favorite’..

  10. I usually wear warm vanilla sugar from B&BW or their clean cotton.

  11. I love anything vanilla!

  12. I love Clinique’s Happy and Heart Happy! They are light, a bit citrus-y and a bit floral. Super fun and easy to wear everyday without being overwhelming!

  13. My favorite summer scent is the beach spray I use in my daughter’s curly hair. It’s a fresh kind of mix of beach (sea air-which sounds like it would be awful, but it’s not) and fabric softener. Clearly, I’m not good at describing scents, either. The brand is Not You Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray.

  14. Lately, I’ve been layering scents:
    I start with a homemade (my first) perfume oil of vanilla, cinnamon, and a light coconut smell. Over the top of that I’ll wear a little dab of Shalimar–sounds old fashioned, I know! But it has a vanilla and spice scent, too. Then I might roll on a bit of a fig scent I picked up at–Wegman’s! Mostly on the back of my neck…looking for some ginger perfumes if anyone has an idea!

  15. Lori Harvey says:

    I don’t wear a lot of perfume but if I wear some it’s Red by Arden. I also like light scented body sprays.
    Thanks :-)

  16. I am really picky too, but my favorite is Ring My Bella by Benefit. You have to get past the lingerie box, I know, you’re asking yourself lingerie?? But it has been my favorite for about a year now and I can’t find anything that I like as well. However, I think I will be trying out some of the fragrances you mentioned the next time I hit the mall :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  17. Magela G. says:

    I like the Aruba coconut.

  18. My all time favorite is RAPTURE by Victoria Secret’s. It has such a sweet yummy smell w/a hint of musk to it as well. It lasts FOREVER!!!! One tiny little spray & you’ll smell it ALL DAY! Although I absolutely love this perfume, it’s not practical for me to wear everyday. I use mostly for date nights w/the hubby ;-) I’ve had the same bottle for about 10 years now – so a little definitely goes a long way, although it’s getting down to its last few sprays ;(. So for around the house or quick outings, I like most any of the sweet smells of BB&W lotions & sprays. While they have soooo many yummy smells, I’m still working on my PINK SUGARPLUM from the Holiday Collections. I LOVE it too!!!! It smells so sweet & yummy (just what I like)!

  19. I’ve been using essential oils lately, esp. lavender & peppermint. It’s a nice combination of relaxing & refreshing.

  20. My favorite is Pink by Victoria’s Secret….it’s sweet and floral.

  21. My all-time favorite is Coco by Chanel. Love it, but it’s expensive, so I use it sparingly. For more “everyday” I like Juicy by Juicy Couture or DKNY Be Delicious/Golden Delicious roller ball duo from Sephora.

  22. My favorite was alway Almost Naked by Victoria Secret, now I can’t find it! Had a very “clean” smell.

  23. I mainly use BB&B creams. I favor any of their citrusy scents but like most of them

  24. Katherine says:

    I also like the B&BW Pink Chiffon. I have been wearing B&BW Pure Paradise this summer. I would describe it as fruity and floral at the same time. Maybe it is pineapple in there? It does smell like summer and not overpowering.

  25. Jessica Furlan says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I love Victoria Secret’s Love Spell. It smells sweet and fruity, kind-of like a fruit roll up. I wore it over 11 years ago when I started dating my husband and still wear it to this day.

  26. Honestly I don’t really notice or wear smells that much, but my daughter does and would love to win this. She loves the smell of sugar and cinnamon and some other spices. She loves to go into Bath and Body Works–her favorite smells are usually in pink bottles. :)

  27. Cassandra says:

    I’m really enjoying Victoria’s Secret Bombshell as of late.

  28. Love Spell

  29. I’ve just recently started using essential oils. Anything with citrus, peppermint or lavender have been a favorite so far!

  30. Still trying to find my favorite ;-) This one sounds wonderful!

  31. Mariann Brown says:

    I think the Pink Chiffon sounds wonderful!!! Normally I wear Celine Dion but I’m almost out.

  32. My favorite is White Musk by Jovan. Would love to try the ones your showing!

  33. Heather K says:

    My favorite summer scent was a once that B&BW carried long ago – Lemon Citrus Basi – sounds interesting, but loved it! Felt like I was in a garden all the time. :)

  34. I use the Pink Chiffon, Paris Amour, and Carried Away by B&BW. Hard to decide what is my favorite. This is a fun post to hear about some other good options out there!

  35. I think this is such a fun give away! I’d love to win!!!

  36. I am pretty picky about scents as well. My favorite scent is warm vanilla sugar from B&BW. I do like scents with coconuts!

  37. There are SO many scents that I adore wearing—but I’d have to say that my favorite is Amor Amor Perfume by Cacharel….the bottle it comes in is quite adorable too! :)

  38. Sarah Ann Wong says:

    I love the Aruba Coconut! It’s like a mini-vacation to paradise!

  39. I don’t wear fragrances very often because of allergies in our house, but I do have a few on the shelf that I love to sniff from time to time ;).

    One of my favorites is Bella Belara from Mary Kay. I also love light and airy scents, anything from vanilla to coconut, to citrus. My husband bought me a light vanilla musk (though, like the Pink Chiffon, there’s nothing musky about it) from Coty, and sometimes I just dab plain old vanilla behind my ears! (No laughing, it smells delicious!)

    One of my very favorite scents ever, was from Victoria’s Secret. I’m not even sure they make it anymore, we haven’t had a VS in years, but it was a very light and airy scent, a just barely there heavenly floral. In fact, I think it might be Heavenly, though the description of sandalwood seems like it might be a bit heavier than I remember.

    From your descriptions, I think there are a couple of those I might have to try!

  40. I don’t wear perfume, it just doesn’t fit my budget right now….In the younger days I loved any guy wearing Polo Sport.

  41. Camille K. says:

    I have to say, Erica that it seems that we agree a great deal on yummy fragrances! I love the Vanilla family of aromas with a touch of soft musk. In the summer I also tend to migrate towards lighter/softer fragrances, but I have to admit that my one signature/all time classic fragrance love is Chanel 5! You just can’t go wrong with it. https://m.pinterest.com/pin/223420831487144812/
    Need I say more!! ; ) lol

  42. I love Victorias Secret Amber Romance. It has a clean, mushy smell. I love that layering the body wash, lotion and spray help it last longer through the day and yet the scent isn’t overwhelming.

  43. Vanilla Berry – Bath and Body Works…just the right balance of sweet and fruity :-)

  44. I love Romance by Ralph Lauren. It’s not always in the budget, though. I love floral and fruity scents, and sweet scents. I’d love to try the ones you mention!

  45. I love anything coconut!!!!! The Aruba Coconut is awesome. What a great giving away.

  46. I love the smell of the lotion Skin Trip. It smells like coconut and feels so nice to wear.

  47. Bath and Body Cashmere glow.

  48. My favorite scent for the past couple years has been Daisy by Marc Jacobs. It’s warm and sweet :)

  49. My daughter gave me a bottle of perfume called Lola, I have been using it all summer long!

  50. I love the entire Be Delicious line from DKNY. The original is sweet & fresh, the golden is more rich…good for fall/winter. The pink kind has floral tones & red is on the romantic side. They’re all nice, but nothing beats the original!

  51. I love Victoria Secret Vanilla scent

  52. I love clinique Happy Heart. It is a light, floral scent. Not too sweet. Not citrus like regular Happy. I’m not even sure they make it still. But I have some left and I love it.

  53. I actually found the Aruba Coconut this summer and LOVE it. It’s the one I’ve been wearing and my favorite right now. For “dressier” occasions I wear Celine Dion’s Sensational. Love it too!! Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Forgot about the description…The best I can say is that it’s like a fresh, soft, fruity floral. Does that make sense? I normally don’t like floral so it’s not overly floral and definitely not choking like some I’ve smelled. It really just smells nice and stays nice. Doesn’t die down to a totally different scent like a few I’ve tested. The description is for the Sensational since you already know about Aruba Coconut. :)

  54. I’m not much of a scent girl either cause the hubby and little boy both have sensitive noses, but I do on occasion wear Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bodycology and I have a lotion that smells like coconut that I love.

    The warm vanilla scent is just a soft, sweet vanilla scent. It’s less likely to bother my guys’ noses than more flowery ones.

  55. Jennifer M says:

    I like anything that smells like fruit or flowers.

  56. Something clean, but not “perfumy”

  57. Christina Bales says:

    My favorite scent is Escada~Taj Sunset
    Reminds me of tropical fruit, which in turn reminds me of the beach. A place I’d most like to be, but am far away from. It’s yummy. Found it at Kohls.

  58. Anything citrus reminds me of warm, sunny days.

  59. In Bloom by Resse Witherspoon—-its a rose floral sent that make me fell happy in spring

  60. I love anything citrus or fresh.

  61. My favorite was called Butterfly and it was from Avon. They discontinued it a decade ago. It was a light scent that was sort of fruit sort of flowery, but not really strong. Just light and happy!

  62. I love lavendar and vanilla any time of year!

  63. Jennifer W says:

    Last summr I discovered Jean Baptiste 1717 by Niven Morgan and I love it!!!!!!! It is so light and fresh, it does have a hint of jasmine with a bit of vanilla. It just smells like a good day! I was so sad to find that they did not have a roller ball version, because those are my favorites due to them being so easy to tote around and all :)

  64. Michele G. says:

    One of my fave’s is from the B&BW’s Aromatherapy collection – “Eucalyptus & Spearmint”. I’ve always loved the smell of eucalyptus but now combined with spearmint, it DEFINITELY helps with stress! It’s just enough of both scents to “mellow” my mood, without being overbearing. I use the pillow spray more than an actual perfume, but I do use it in the shower too as a gel. So I hope that counts :)

  65. my favorite scent is sweet pea by bath and body works. it’s a pretty/clean smell. kind of sweet too.

  66. I love anything coconut, it always reminds me of summer. The Body Shop makes a great coconut body butter.

  67. I like a scent from Avon. It’s called mark. instant vacation caribbean.
    Very light and tropical. Thanks for a chance to win.

  68. Lynda Thomas says:

    I really like anything fruity! But, usually my favorite is Britney Spears Fantasy perfume. It reminds me of Cotton Candy. :)

  69. I LOVE Pink’s Warm and Cozy too!!
    My favorite summer scent is Hot by Ralph Lauren! It smells like summer=coconut, pineapple and suntan oil!! Yum!
    The scent I am wearing this summer is Poppy by Coach. It is a light, white floral and it reminds me of walking in a fragrant flower garden.

  70. I enjoy using fresh coconut oil in the summer.

  71. Aruba Coconut and Taylor sounds right up my ally!!!

  72. A> Osborn says:

    Vanilla Fields is my favorite

  73. I have been looking for a new scent… I get so overwhelmed when I try new ones in the store!

  74. Laurie Cassano says:

    Tangelo Woods!

  75. Jill Demanski says:

    I love Halle Berry’s perfume Halle! And, I’d love to win this one!!

  76. I don’t wear a lot of perfume but when I do I like Happy.

  77. anything fresh and light :)

  78. My all time favorite is Dream Angels Heavenly from Victoria’s Secret. Not a clue how to describe it though!

  79. Jenate bath splash. it has a nice and refreshing scent!

  80. Katrina M says:

    I love dark kiss from b&bw.

  81. I have been liking Bath and Body works Wild Berry Tulips lately… a tiny bit flowery and a little bit fresh as well. I don’t like strong scents either!

  82. We are deprived of a Bath and Body Works on the Big Island, but I love any scent with coconut!

  83. I have liked Strawberries and Champagne from VS for a long time now. Thanks for the chance!

  84. My favorite is country chic. Its light , airy and sweet

  85. Gap pink. i have vanilla and floraly scents. This one’s citrusy. Awesome.

  86. Hate, I hate vanilla and florals

  87. My favorite is Cool Water by Davidoff

  88. I love anything that has a light and fruity smell, so I switch often. :)

  89. Amanda Redman says:

    My favorite sent (or I should say my husbands) is anything related to Vanilla. But for summer I enjoy anything very light.

  90. I can’t do anything to floral-y or strong, I will sneeze my head off for an hour! But I love to smell good & I do have two faves at the moment… I love B&BW White Citrus. Just a really clean, fresh, light scent. {Website says it’s a unique blend of crisp lemon, invigorating grapefruit, lush waterlily and alluring ginger flower}. I also love Avon’s Odyssey. It’s a classic, been around forever but still smells fantastic! It is a clean, fresh scent. Kinda soapy, fresh out of the shower-y. {Website says it’s a sultry spice blend with lily of the valley, mimosa, magnolia & musk}.

  91. My favorite was Sun ripened raspberry by Bath and Body Works and they do not make it any more. :(

  92. Love Cotton Blossom by Bath and Body. A nice, light smell like clean laundry!

  93. I love anything that smells like coconut and reminds me of the beach. I, too, like the sweet, candy smelling scents. Yummy!!

  94. Thanks for such a fun giveaway. I actually just tried out Taylor by Taylor Swift Perfume today and it smells so delicious. Just like you described.
    Some of my other favorite summer scents are:
    Wonder Struck Enchanted by Taylor Swift – A fruity, light floral scent.
    Nude by Rihanna – A Sweet, light scent.
    Romance by Ralph Lauren – A light floral scent.
    Vintage Bloom by Jessica Simpson – Another light floral scent.
    Yum!!! I just love scented lotions and perfumes.

  95. Anything light…and often nothing at all :)

  96. My daughter just got the big bottle of Taylor by Taylor Swift and we love it!

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