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Over the weekend, severe storms pounded parts of the country from Missouri to New York to my little corner of Virginia, leaving millions (yes millions) sans electricity. Currently, I’m using a blissfully air-conditioned coffee shop as my office because my house is a sweat box with no working outlets. But, the boost in mercury and power shortage has given me the opportunity to experiment with my fragrance stash and find the perfect hot weather scents. You know how it goes: If you wear something too heavy during the summer months, you’re liable to make someone pass out from the fumes; if you wear something too light, you sweat it off after 10 minutes.
What I’ve found to work best, is layering a light perfume (meaning ones without too many notes) on top of a scented body wash and a lotion. Seriously, your skin will smell fresh all day whether you’re sweating or not.
Here’s my favorite summer combo:
STEP 1, Shower Gel: Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Orange Flower & Lychee Liquid Body Cleanser
STEP 3, Perfume: Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance in Vanilla Blossom
What’s your go-to summer fragrance combo?
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