Cannes may have been and gone, but all those palm trees, yachts and beaches has well and truly got us in the mood for summer. Even if you aren’t jetting off to somewhere hot and sunny this year, we’ve got the most perfect perfume that will definitely make you feel in the holiday spirit (and if you are going to be sunning it up, this is a must have!) Rumour has it that Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan too, and if she loves it, it’s most certainly something we want to get our mitts on!
We’re talking about Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Soleil Fraiche Skinscent (£45), aka. summer in a bottle. Everybody knows and loves that ‘holiday scent’, and once a year, with the fragrance that accompanies their annual Bronze Goddess collection, Estée Lauder manage to bottle that smell. It’s a warm, citrus, floral blend inspired by the Mediterranean, and (with a bit of imagination) a quick spritz of this is the next best thing to laying on a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand.
If it’s possible for a perfume to make you feel VIP, then this is the one; the packaging is decadent and glamorous, so it’s not just the scent that’s special. It doesn’t come cheap, but we think it’s 100% worth it! If you really want to get into the summer spirit, here are our top make-up picks from the Bronzed Goddess collection…
Illuminating Powder Gelée in ‘Heat Wave’, £30
Dust this over cheekbones and décolletage for a warm, golden shimmer that will look amazing with a tan, real or fake!
Eyeshadow Palette in ‘Batik Sun’, £35
Wearable nudes combined with a bright coral and a tropical turquoise for a flash of colour when you’re feeling adventurous – perfect!