Great Beauty: Sexy Summer Scents

Great Beauty: Sexy Summer Scents
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 15, 2011

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Sean John’s newest fragrance for women, Empress ($57-$74, exclusively at Macy’s), is a sultry, fruity-floral scent spiked with caramel and vanilla notes.

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The Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s newest scent, My Life Blossom ($59.50,, is a feminine blend of gardenia, marigold and white freesia.

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This exotic fragrance mirrors the destination it’s named after, with hints of orange, jasmine, and black tea ($62;

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Angel Sunessence (left) takes you seaside with sea salt blossom and patchouli, while Alien Sunessence (right) warms you up with a wood/amber blend ($80 for each;

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A blend of orange blossoms, jasmine, and cedar, this scent’s perfect for the office or any daytime event ($55; available June 2011 at Lancôme counters and

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This spritz smells like New York City on a sunny day! Notes of citrus, chilled vodka and daffodils will have you stopping traffic on the way to happy hour ($55;

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Coach’s new spin on this floral favorite blends raspberry, jasmine petals, and wet ivy layered with hints of musk ($60; available August 2011 at Coach stores and

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Inspired by summer cocktails, these limited-edition splashes include Ginger, Cranberry, and Curacao — the next best thing to poolside mojitos ($68 each;

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A blend of airy lilies, dewy greens and light musk, this fresh scent is like a perfect summer day, bottled ($36;

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The first fragrance to benefit breast cancer research, Promise Me comes with a scented bracelet and a contribution to the organization ($29.99;

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A sexy mix of lemon, bergamot, citron, and tuberose, this long-lasting scent, will take you long past your 9 to 5 ($78;

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This delicate, super-fresh floral fragrance blends Italian Bergamot with Jasmine Petals, and Soft Cedar ($60;