When the mercury climbs and the sun is blazing, your favourite fragrance can quickly go off and even damage your skin. Instead, choose an alcohol-free perfume, an eau fraîche or a fragrant dry oil spray.
In summer, it’s a good idea to use lighter products for your skin care and makeup. The same applies to fragrances: in hot weather, it’s best to put away your heady perfumes, which don’t mix well with the beach and the sun.
Above all, avoid wearing perfume, eau de toilette and cologne because they have a high concentration of essential oils and alcohol (which is a photosensitive substance) and can cause skin reactions: redness, swelling and brown spots that may stay on your skin forever.
Eaux fraîches (fresh fragrant waters): light and invigorating
For the hot-weather season, your best bet is to trade in your favourite perfume for alcohol-free summer fragrances. On top of refreshing your skin, they emit wonderfully delicate, pleasant scents: fruity, floral, nautical or woody—take your pick. However, the trail they leave is short-lived compared to perfumes containing alcohol.
Many major perfume houses offer summer fragrances. But be careful: some of them may also contain alcohol and are therefore more appropriate for summer nights than sunny days!
Alcohol-free eaux fraîches are easy to wear under the sweltering sun, and you can even spray them onto your clothes without staining them!
- Fleur de Vigne by Caudalie, with invigorating notes of grapefruit, mandarin and cedar.
- L’Eau – The Energizing Fragrance of Lait Corporel by Biotherm, which invigorates with its natural essences of orange, tangerine and bergamot.
Dry oils: fragrant and versatile
Dry oil sprays not only make you smell lovely, they also moisturize and nourish your skin, without leaving a greasy film behind. Have dry hair? Apply a few drops to the ends of your hair to make it softer and shinier.
- Huile Prodigieuse by NUXE is a legendary product composed of six precious plant oils. In addition to nourishing, repairing and softening skin, it also has a captivating fragrance.