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Fashion Buying Guide: Five Summer Fragrances

By Raquel Parks
CBS Detroit Blogger

A gorgeous, new fragrance is a perfect way to embrace any season. Finding the right fragrance can be fun because there are so many different scents to choose from. From the classic to the newest, there's something for everyone to love this summer. Summer is all about floral, bright colors, and warm temperatures. Therefore, a summer fragrance should be vibrant, bright and wearable for the season.

Check out these five, beautiful fragrances that are sure to tempt your senses!

Vintage Blossom by Jessica Simpson
3.4 oz $65
1.7 oz $49
Available at Macy's

Jessica Simpson's new fragrance, Vintage Blossom is romantic, sweet, and soft. It's ideal for the summer. This very feminine perfume has citrus notes of Calabrese lemon and Caipirinha lime zest with floral notes of raspberry bloom and a stardust peony. The notes blend perfectly to create a light, sweet scent that lingers throughout the entire day.

Jimmy Choo Fragrance Collection for Women
3.3 oz $95
2.0 oz $70
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Jimmy Choo is known for creating glamorous, signature shoes for women. Now, he's bringing just as much style and grace to his line of fragrances. The Jimmy Choo Fragrance Collection for Women is purely chic and classic. This sweet, spicy composition contains green top notes and the rich, exotic Tiger Orchid. The notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian Patchouli complete the scent. Jimmy Choo is a sassy perfume that offers women luxury and glamour everyday.

Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
3.4 oz $155
1.7 oz $105
Available at Nordstrom

Flowerbomb is a bold, beautiful fragrance that has bursts of vibrant floral notes that fill the senses. The explosive mixture of tea, bergamot, sambac, jasmine, orchid, freesia, rose and patchouli outline the fragrance's notes. The scent is sweet and vivid without being overwhelming. Simply put, Flowerbomb is exquisite and a true, one-of-a- kind perfume.

Valentina by Valentino
1.7 oz $80
2.7 oz $108
Available at Neiman Marcus

Valentina is a very elegant, light Italian fragrance that offers just the right touch of notes for the summer. Valentina features notes of Calabrian bergamot, wild strawberry, jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose, cedar, amber, white truffle and vanilla. The blend of notes provides a very fresh fragrance that has a hint of a powdery finish. Valentina is a signature smell that's definitely worth adding to the perfume collection.

Beach by Bobbi Brown
1.7 oz $67.50
Available at Sephora

Beach by Bobbi Brown brings all the essential natural elements of summer into a bottle. Beach contains notes of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin to create a very light, breezy scent. The aroma leaves a mist of summer in the air. Beach is a must-have for the long, hot days.

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life's everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages. You can visit Raquel's blog at and follow her on Twitter @MetroDivaPages.

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