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    The best summer fragrances for women

    Summer is finally here so if you’re looking for a fragrance, what are the best summer fragrances for women?

    The hot season, whether its’s here in the UK or abroad, requires a more subtle fragrance on the skin.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women

     

    Any scent that is too strong or heavy in fragrance notes won’t sit nicely on the skin and will most certainly be off-putting for you as well as those around you.

    Popular fragrance notes for summer

    Orange blossom
    Mandarin
    Grapefruit
    Jasmine
    Peony
    Tuberose
    Coconut
    Apple
    The best summer fragrances for women

     

    All the above fragrance notes speak ‘summer’ and ‘delicate scents’.

    During the heat, we wear lighter clothing so it makes sense to wear a lighter fragrance.

    There are lots of options to wearing a lighter scent when it comes to perfumes and fragrances.

     

    Body sprays for a lighter option

    Body sprays as we have previously discussed work very well when it’s hot. They instantly cool the skin down as well with their delicate mist.

    I have reached for my FM no.20 body mist over the past few weeks when we have seen temperatures read as high as 32 degrees.

    It felt far too hot to be wearing a perfume, especially as our own brand contain 20% pure perfume oil for a longer lasting fragrance.

    EDT is a great option too as these will give off just as good a fragrance but without so much longevity.

    Some women don’t feel fully dressed without a spritz of their favourite scent so having other options is of great benefit.

    If you’re a lover of fragrances, then you will already know just how many there are to choose from.

    It can be very overwhelming, especially if you usually purchase your favourite bottle from the perfume department stores.

    An overlay of scent whilst you try on several brands can give headaches and put you off from buying any.

    We like to have the option to try before we buy, especially if we’re looking for something new and different to our usual smell.

     

    Samples are available to try

    You can try samples before you make a purchase at FM World. Check out our shop here.

    The perfect scents to choose are those that have base notes of the summer scents.

    You don’t want to choose one that smells like summer with its first spray and then has heavy notes as the day goes on.

    By choosing perfumes and scents that have delicate base notes allows for that scent to stay subtle and soft throughout the day without feeling overpowering for you or anyone who walks past.

     

    Let’s take a look at some of the popular fragrance scents that are suitable for the hotter weather.

    The best summer fragrances for women

     

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    1. Crystal Noir- Versace

    Versace launched this fragrance in 2004 with many saying that it was the perfect scent for strolls along the beach.

    Sitting nicely in the flower family of scents, Versace has created the perfect perfume to compliment summer with some of its delicate notes including coconut, orange blossom and musk.

    We automatically feel a summer vibe whenever we smell coconut.

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Versace -Crystal Noir

     

    2. Coco Mademoiselle-Chanel

    It goes without saying that Chanel certainly creates some of the best fragrances that we see online and in the stores today.

    From the iconic Chanel no.5 to this little gem.

    With a mixture of exotic summer scents in this gorgeous fragrance, we find ourselves instantly transported to the beautiful sea coasts, a quaint taverna and evening strolls with a beautiful blend of summer scents.

    Already sitting in the fruit and floral fragrance family, you will get an instant whiff of fruits, vanilla, white floral and citrus notes. Have you tried FM World’s body spray no 20 that has similar fragrance notes ? Take a look here.

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Coco Mademoiselle-Chanel

     

     

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    3. Daisy-Marc Jacobs

     

    Another popular scent that I feel it suitable for all year round and has the most delightful design of bottle is Daisy.

    This perfume was launched in 2007 and has been popular ever since.

    You really do get a feel of fruit and summer with its combination of strawberry, jasmine, vanilla, musk and ruby red grapefruit notes.

    Pop those notes into a bowl and they would make the perfect fruit salad I’m sure!

    It is a perfume that instantly gives a feminine and romantic vibe that can be worn with confidence all year round.

    The wonderful bottle design fits in perfectly with a summer holiday and is a real head turner.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Daisy- Marc Jacobs

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4. La Vie Est Belle-Lancôme

     

     

    There won’t be many women that haven’t hard of this beautiful scent. With the ever so beautiful Julia Roberts fore fronting such a fragrance since its release in 2012.

    The TV advert reaches our screens every Christmas and certainly makes this scent and bottle memorable.

    A wonderful combination of fragrance notes that no one can resist.

    Black current, pear, orange blossom, vanilla, patchouli and tonka bean notes give this delightful perfume its huge popularity.

    Based on the concept of natural beauty and charm, with another bottle showing off a classy and elegant design bottle.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    La Vie Est belle- Lancôme

     

     

    5. Flower bomb -Victor & Rolf

     

    Another beautiful scent that is suitable for summer is the wonderful Flower Bomb. Launched in 2005, this distinguished bottle and scent will be found on many women’s dressing tables.

    Popular fragrance notes of jasmine, rose, musk, vanilla and patchouli, gives this scent a real feel for summer and the warmer weather.

    As soon as the top notes hit your nose, there is an instant whiff of sweetness and the vanilla scent pops through alongside the musk and rose.

    Pretty summer dresses and a glass of bubbly set the perfect mood with a touch of this spray on the skin.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Flowerbomb-Victor & Rolf

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    6. Good Girl Gone Bad- Killian

    With an instant smell of rose and amber, this popular fragrance is the perfect fit for a summer holiday. It boosts fruits and a touch of spice to give a real sense of the summer holiday season.

    Another scent to be launched in 2012, Killian has created a fruity and floral gem and as the top notes leave you, there is a wonderful scent of freshness and beach wave memories.

    A popular scent for many women with its feminine and elegant notes. Definitely one to try.

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Good Girl Gone Bad- Killian

     

    7. Cool Water Woman-Davidoff

    If you love the smell of fresh air, a summer breeze and the saltiness of the waves crashing over your toes then Davidoff has created the perfect scent to transport you to your next destination abroad.

    This bottle oozes a freshness of lemons, citrus vibes and fruit to give a wonderful scent of nature and beauty.

    Created in 2018, it’s perhaps one of those perfumes that has gone unnoticed in the past and there may be many women who have yet to try it.

    Once the initial top notes have settled down, you are left with a familiar scent of the male version Cool Water. I was very much a fan of the male scent as it wasn’t heavy and had a masculine approach, whilst keeping its scent delicate and clean.

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Cool Water Women-Davidoff

     

    8. Orange Blossom-Jo Malone

     

     

    This 2003 scent is suitable for both men and women even though it sits in the floral family.

    Being a light fragrance, it is suitable for any occasion with its great balance of fragrance to suit as a gender neutral scent.

    Fragrances notes of mandarin, jasmine, rose, lily and neroli see this perfume gives an instant burst of freshly squeezed clementine oranges.

    A real sense of summer pops through and after the orange has subsided, there is a hint of lemon mixed with flowers to keep the summer feel going.

    It smells of romance and dusky nights sitting by the water watching the sun set.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    Orange Blossom-Jo Malone

     

    9. J’adore -Dior

    If you’re looking for a perfume that instantly smells like the fresh fruit you have bought from the supermarket, Dior’s fragrance is packed with summer fruits.

    Launched in 1999, J’adore boosts fragrance notes of melon, pear, peach, mandarin, orange, bergamot, vanilla, blackberry, plum and violet.

    Perhaps too sweet for some with such a combination of fruits in one bottle but definitely worth a try.

    French for “I love”, this perfume sees Charlize Theron advertising its beauty since its launch.

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    J’adore-Dior

     

    10. So Scandal!-Jean Paul Gaultier

     

    This perfume has a wonderfully designed bottle with a slender pair of women’s legs showing on the perfume cap as if she has fallen in to this beautiful scent. Sexual, feminine and a touch of mystery.

    Sitting in the floral/fruity fragrance family, Jean Paul Gaultier has created a scent that is packed with white floral, tuberose, orange blossom and jasmine.

    Captivating the female world with its addictive scent and the kind of bottle that you would want on show off to your partner on your bedside cabinet.

    Launched in 2020, this sees the latest fragrance launched from our collection of summer scents to take with you on your perfect holiday.

     

     

    The best summer fragrances for women
    So Scandal-Jean Paul Gaultier

     

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  • Chanel,  Perfumes,  Reviews

    Fm perfume no.18 review

    Fm perfume no.18 review.

    Having been a wearer of FM perfumes including our FM perfume no.18 for the past 7 years, I loved the idea that I could buy designer inspired fragrances at a fraction of the cost.

    Being a more affordable option allowed me to buy several of my favourites so that I could choose which one I wanted to wear on a particular day.

    It’s great to have the option to choose which one you are going to wear by what your plans are for that day, although there is nothing wring with wearing a signature fragrance.

    FM perfumes range in PURE, INTENSE and PHEROMONES so this gives the buyer a bit more freedom when it comes to choosing which kind to wear.

    An inteview, night out with the girls or even a date night deserves a special fragrance.

    Each perfume category has a different strength.

    The PURE collection and PHEROMONE collection consist of 20% perfume oil and the INTENSE range will consist of 30% perfume.

    The reason for different strengths

    If you are looking for a daytime scent that lasts you or the majority of your day, then the PURE perfume fits the bill.

    For those who are looking for a scent that lasts the day and beyond, then the INTENSE selection is suitable. This one has 30% pure perfume so you really do get longevity with this one.

    Anyone who likes a scent that appeals to the opposite sex, then a PHEROMONE is the perfect bottle to buy.

    FM World have a variety of pheromone scents to choose from in the online shop.

    Fm perfume no.18 review

     

     

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    Price : £13.90 (retail)

    cheapest place to buy: eBay.co.uk

    Size of bottle : 50ml

    Guarentee: no

    My rating : 9-5 out of 10

    Fm perfume no.18 fragrance notes

    • Head notes : Orange, orange blossom,
    • Heart notes: Rose, Jasmine, ylang-ylang
    • Base notes : White Musk,Vetiver,tonka bean, Vanilla

     

     

    Fm perfume no.18 is part of the Chypre family which gives a sensual and tempting allure of radiance.

    If you happen to be a lover of Chanel and one of their popular fragrances, Coco Mademoiselle, then fm perfume no.18 will bring the sweetness and fruity notes in the same way.

    FM perfumes are inspired by the designers.

    They use the same fragrance oil as that of the designers.

    So you will find that no.18 will smell very similar if not identical to that of Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle.

    Fm perfume no.18 review
    The pheromone bottle of no.18 by FM
    Fm perfume no.18 review
    Fm intense range no.18

    FM perfume no.18 Review

    It’s clear that many still compare Fm perfumes to designers.

    Therefore there is disappointment when they are led to believe that they will experience an identical fragrance from this product.

    When no.18 doesn’t live up to their expectations as a comparison to the designer bottle, we begin to question why not.

    There will of course be many factors into why the same fragrance doesn’t last as long on some people’s skin as others.

    There is also the factor of skin preparation before a perfume bottle is sprayed. Long lasting fragrances

    For the price you pay with FM perfumes, you certainly do get value for money.

    If money is no object and you can afford to buy the top designers, then there certainly isn’t anything wrong with that.

    Remember to store your bottles correctly for longer lasting fragrances.

    If you love designer scents but the price tag is something that puts you off purchasing, then taking a look at FM fragrances is definitely the way to go.

     

    When we have celebrities such as Stacey Solomon using FM fragrances, we know we can trust their selection of perfumes.

    Stacey has often posted about FM perfumes on her Instagram feed and you can see her every own bottle of FM18 sitting on the right hand shelf in her bedroom.

    FM perfume no.18 review

     

    FM perfume no.18 review

     

    We’re very much influenced by what the celebrities wear when it comes to their choice of fragrances and Stacey shows hers off proudly.

     

    I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions on FM fragrances or wish to try any samples.

    please get in touch 

    Related article: Chanel No.5 perfume history 

    FM perfume no18 review

     

  • Chanel,  History

    Chanel No. 5 perfume history

    Chanel No. 5 perfume history is an iconic story and an interesting one to read.

    Whenever we mention Chanel No.5 , I’m sure there’s not many women in the world who haven’t heard of such a famous fragrance. Or indeed men.

    We automatically think of a classy fragrance that is still hugely popular today as it was back when it was first created.

    With fragrance notes based in the flower perfume family group, with fruity, oriental, aldehyte, citrus and woody notes, it had every woman purchasing, not just for it’s iconic name.

    So where does the Chanel No.5 perfume history begin?

    A classic Chanel No.5 perfume created back in 1920.

     

    Chanel no.5 perfume history
    The iconic Coco Chanel

    The story began with a very clever French businesswoman.

    She was the belle of the Parisian social elite who created a fragrance that revolutionized the way that women smell.

    By the beginning of the 1920s, Chanel was already a phenomenal in the French fashion circle.

    She clearly had an image of what she wanted to look like and gave this impression to other women around the world.
    By 1921 she had lots of successful boutiques in Paris, Deauville and Biarritz.
    The success continued.
    She also owned a villa in the south of France and owned her very own blue Rolls Royce, that she would drive around in. A classic car for a classic lady and her creation.
    Carrying on her success she now wanted to create a fragrance to fit the new, modern women that she epitomised.
    Unfortunately, Chanel’s background was very complex and a bit troubled and it was something that edged its way into her trademark fragrance.

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    Chanel No.5 perfume history
    An iconic creation by Coco Chanel

    Chanel’s mother was a laundry woman in rural farms but when her mother died, Chanel was sent to a Cistercian convent at Aubazine.

    She spent her younger years here and her father was a market stall holder.

     

    Family- Chanel No. 5 perfume history 

    Living and growing up with the smell of soap and freshly cleaned skin stayed with her for years after.

    She was very conscious about keeping clean and when she worked with other mistresses of the rich, she often complained about their odour.

    Body odour and musk wasn’t a good mix and had a very unpleasant smell.

    She struggled to find a commissioner for her creation with this new fragrance.

    Back in the 1920’s, to create fresh fragrance they would often use lemon, orange, citrus and bergamot fragrances.

    These scents were fresh smelling. A perfect combination for a ladies fragrance but they didn’t last very well when applied to the skin. We all strive to find a scent that lasts for the day.

    During the summer of 1920, Chanel took a holiday with her lover. While she was there, she learned of a Perfumer who could potentially help her create the perfect perfume. This was the perfect solution.

    A very sophisticated man called Ernest Beaux who lived close by in Grasse, in southern France and it was the world capital of perfume.

    Grasse listened to Chanel’s quest and took up the challenge to create the perfect scent.