Since the sun has been making more of a regular appearance recently, even up here in Scotland, I've been getting increasingly excited about trying out some new summer beauty bits, make-up and fragrances and that is why Arran Aromatics summer scents have quickly become my go-to scents for the warmer weather.
As you might have seen if you happened to read my Arran Aromatics Blogger Breakfast post (link here), I was very kindly invited along to find out more about their summer scents and I've been putting them to the test ever since that morning. There are three scents to choose from, or why not sample all three and I have a feeling that there will be at least one, if not more, that is your perfect summer scent.
Arran Aromatics Eydis Hand Soother* £12 - Arran Aromatics Eydis Eau De Toilette* £27.50
Eydis, which stands for Island Goddess in Norse, was the first of the three summer scents that I had a cheeky sniff of before we were told more about each of the scents by Arran Aromatics brand director at the Bloggers Breakfast. As soon as I first sprayed it it really was love at first sniff. I had a feeling that this would be my favourite out of the three (that was before I smelled Velvet Isle but it is still a very close second) as it's very rare these days that I spray a fragrance, one that I haven't sampled before, and feel the urge to spritz it multiple times. Normally when I'm browsing the fragrance department at my local department store, one spritz is more than enough as I'm rarely intrigued to smell it again but with Eydis it was a whole different story.
There is a beautiful blend of lime, mandarin and bergamot with Eydis that I really adore. So it does certainly have a citrus-y feel without being an in your face citrus scent, if you know what I mean. But talking of citrus, this leads me on perfectly to the next of the three summer scents; Citrus Shores.
Arran Aromatics Citrus Shores Eau De Toilette* £27.50 - Arran Aromatics Citrus Shores Hand Wash* £12
Citrus Shores really is exactly what you'd expect it to be. It's fresh, zingy and zesty without being too overpowering or sweet. It's the kind of scent that immediately awakens the senses and grabs your attention. There's a fantastic blend of bergamot, lemons, grapefruit, cassis and green leaf in Citrus Shores that makes this scent unlike any other fragrance that I've had the pleasure of smelling before. If you're the kind of individual who loves their awakening and uplifting scents then this is the one for you.
I absolutely love the burst of fragrance that I get when using the hand wash and I've really enjoyed injecting Citrus Shores into my day periodically, when I'm washing my hands. I've never owned a hand wash based on a fragrance range like this before but it really does make me wonder why more fragrance companies and brands don't offer such an option with their scents. I would definitely have a ridiculously extensive hand wash collection if that was the case.
Arran Aromatics Velvet Isle Bath & Shower Gel* £12 - Arran Aromatics Velvet Isle Eau De Toilette* £27.50
And finally, we arrive at my absolute favourite of the three; Velvet Isle. And for me, this really is my perfect summer scent, especially as it is billed as 'capturing the warmth of summer sunsets'. The mix of fragrance notes (fresh figs, honeyed fruit and coconut) are ones that I would never have imagined gravitating towards or falling head over heels in love with but they work so well together to create an incredibly luxurious yet unique and inviting scent. I've carried the Velvet Isle scent right through my day by integrating it into my bath and shower routine and then spritzing it on as and when I need to throughout the day. What I love about Velvet Isle the most is that it works perfectly for day and night. It's the kind of scent that makes me want to book a holiday to a remote, tropical island and spend all day and night at the beach.
And much like Eydis and Citrus Shores, the fragrance is sweet but not sickly sweet in the slightest. It was also a definite favourite amongst us bloggers with practically every one of us exclaiming it as the one we loved the most.
So what do you think of the sounds of the summer scents from Arran Aromatics? Does one jump out to you as being a fragrance that you would love to try out? And have you tried anything from Arran Aromatics before? If so, do you have a favourite fragrance collection or product?