Clockwise from top:

Chance Eau Vive by Chanel
The essence: elegant, floral, slightly zesty
The notes: grapefruit, blood orange, jasmine, cedar, iris
($97 for 3.4 ounces;

My Philosophy: Giving by Philosophy
The essence: warm, musky, floral
The notes: bergamot, essential oil, elemi essential oil, Anjou pear, heliotrope, lily of the valley, sandalwood, musk
($40 for 1 ounce;

Extraordinary by Oscar de la Renta
The essence: warm, delicate, woody floral
The notes: neroli, cherry blossom, peony, rose, vanilla orchid, blond woods, amber resin
($92 for 3 ounces;

Stella Eau de Toilette by Stella McCartney
The essence: spirited, feminine, floral
The notes: mandarin, frozen lemon, freesia, Bulgarian rose, violet, peony, ambergris
($87 for 3.3 ounces;

Rose de Vigne by Caudalie
The essence: bright, full-bodied, floral
The notes: rhubarb, rose de mai, black currant, magnolia, musk, amber woods
($39 for 1.7 ounces;

Acqua Nobile Rosa by Acqua Di Parma
The essence: crisp, floral, slightly sweet
The notes: Italian mandarin and bergamot, black currant, black pepper, rose de mai, damask rose, freesia, musk, ambergris
($176 for 4.2 ounces;

Rose de Grasse by Aerin
The essence: fresh, vibrant, floral
The notes: Bulgarian rose otto and rose de mai, violet wood, musk
($185 for 1.7 ounces;

Embrace Rose Buds and Vanilla by Vera Wang
The essence: subtle, musky, floral oriental
The notes: rosebud, mandarin oil, cyclamen, blue iris, magnolia, musk, vanilla, sandalwood
($30 for 1 ounce; drugstores)

La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme
The essence: rich, sultry, sweet
The notes: rose, Tahitian vanilla orchid, praline, lychee, chypre, sandalwood
($100 for 2.5 ounces;

Note Worthy

Found your match? Here's the best way to wear it, courtesy of fragrance expert Ann Gottlieb.

The key to wearing scent successfully all summer long: Switch how you spritz. Perspiration diffuses and intensifies fragrance. So instead of spraying the pulse points, like your neck or wrists, aim for more discreet spots, like your chest or the hem of your dress.

If you want to really lighten up, try a supersubtle body splash or mist (the most diluted forms of fragrance). Keep in mind that lighter fragrances typically contain a lower concentration of fragrance oil, so they don't last long. To extend your scent's longevity, apply body lotion—in your scene or fragrance-free—before you spritz.


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