mdc ♥s : summer scents

Edita Vilkeviciute is our official muse for summer

The hotter it gets, the harder it is to wear those heavy, heady perfumes we all know and love. August’s heat presents the perfect opportunity to lighten up with a fresh scent – MDC picks a few of our favorites for the season and invites you to share your own in the comments.

Serge Lutens L’Eau – the master of opulent perfumery, creates the ultimate clean scent. A touch of mint, a hint of citrus and just the right amount of magnolia, combine to create a light fragrance that calls to mind everything pure: from the finest in handmade soaps, to a crisp laundered shirt.

Heeley Menthe Fraiche – It is hard to think about mint without getting images of toothpaste, chewing gum or peppermint patties, but Heeley classes up the refreshing classic with lotus leaves, cedar and green tea. The end result is beautiful and just right for balmy August days.

Creed Virgin Island Water – Who wouldn’t want to be curled up beach side in the Virgin Islands with a margarita right now? Creed’s effervescent cocktail of a fragrance, channels all those desires into a coconut and lime infused mixture that sparkles on the skin. Apparently were not the only one’s who like it – New York Times gave it a glowing review too.

Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentrè : Were addicted to all things Malle and this sharp, bracing and oh so cool unique blend of bitter orange and spices is a must have for men and women alike. Be sure to try out the coordinating body wash for an added blast of freshness.

Le Labo Santal 33 – Each Le Labo perfume is a handmade treasure, crafted for you right on the spot in the store. Santal 33 is one of the stronger options for summer, with cardamom, iris, violet and ambrox combined to create an aroma that is captivating, without being overpowering.

Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude – The image of Isabeli Fontana as a bronzed goddess in the campaign should be enough to convince to try Sensuous Nude, but in case you need more persuasion just take a look at the notes. Sandalwood, vanilla, amber and heliotrope make for a fragrance that wears like a second skin. Warm, elegant and enveloping – we couldn’t get enough.

Amouage Dia – Oman based niche line Amouage offers a variety of off the beaten path scents created with care, but our favorite for summer is Dia. With two versions (one for men and another for women), the scent offers the best of both worlds with the freshness of vetiver and the spiciness of frankincense forming a one of a kind concoction.

DS & Durga The Orchid Drinkers – Brooklyn based indie perfume line, DS & Durga’s scent is inspired by history, specifically the popular 18th century drink Salep which was made from orchid root. The Orchid drinkers takes the idea and runs with it, mixing orchid, sandalwood, bergamot and white tea to create something truly delicious.

Prada Infusion d’Iris – Prada’s blend of Iris Padilla and mandarin is as inventive and eccentric as any of Miuccia’s design creations. As the most refined of the offerings, Infusion d’Iris makes for an appealing choice for anyone in search of something ethereal yet traditional.


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