5 PERFUMES THAT WILL TRANSPORT YOU TO THE BEACH!

essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

I love perfume – I’ve always have!

It’s one of my most favourite parts of a beauty routine. I love how any fragrance can match a “mood” & vibe.

One thing I really love about perfumes are how they develop after application. At first, the scent is always a bit on the “stronger” side but ten minutes in, I find that’s when the fragrance magic realllly starts to happen.

A mix of body chemistry with the fragrance really takes things to the next level & you can appreciate all the layers to the perfume.

Perfumes are one of my favourite things to gift myself. I actually rarely depend on Erik for these gifts since they can be so personal and I can be so picky on perfumes.

If I had to choose my signature scent, I couldn’t choose just one! In fact, my old signature scent was Christian Audigier. Yes, the late same guy behind Ed Hardy. I bought it in 2009 & became obsessed. Sometime between now & then, it got discontinued and totally hard to find so I went through the scent profile. A big note of it was black coconut & I found that’s what really turned me on to the fragrance.

I mentioned here that I love gourmand scents: both vanilla & coconut are two of my favourite scents {& flavours!} in the world.

That said, I find I actually err less on the super sugary, creamy gourmand and more-so on the more tropical gourmand vibes… think less whipped coconut vanilla cream & more of a cracked coconut on the beach in the sun with salty vanilla air. Does that make sense?

I find I really like warm, beachy scents that also kind of smell like sun drenched, salty skin. They aren’t too tropical, but they do smell like a vacation.

They translate well with any season but ESPECIALLY this time of the year… which is a time I love {& not just bc it’s my birthday month}!

But the cusp of spring & summer… it just screams vacation, summer plans, & an easy, breezy, lazy luxury style & here at essellesse, I gotcha covered.

My Favourite Perfumes for Summer!

Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia review • essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

Sun di Gioia by Giorgio Armani

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this was actually my Valentine’s Day present to myself this year and has since become my signature scent! It’s an instant vacation to a Mediterranean beach. Fresh florals mixed with ocean breeze. Notes include: vanilla, coconut milk, marine accord, ylang-ylang, & solar flowers, & has a major salty skin vibe. It’s intoxicating & not overwhelming at all.

Kai by Gaye Straza eau de parfum review • essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

kai by Gaye Straza

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Last year, we spent my birthday at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. I need to get a blog post on it since it’s one of the most special hotels in California. This scent takes me right there. It’s exactly what their spa smells like & they sell the perfume there. It’s my happy place & this fragrance always transports me. I love that it’s a clean, natural fragrance & local to Malibu. Think freshly cut, tropical white tiare flowers. I also love to use this to layer with all of the scents mentioned on this post!

Lavanila vanilla coconut review • essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

Lavanila Vanilla Coconut

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I love this perfume so much, I also bought the deodorant too! This is the best of both worlds & my fave combo: vanilla and coconut. It’s inviting & warm, but not sweet. Like the kai above, I love to use this to layer perfumes but it’s heavenly on it’s own. This is also a super clean fragrance: no chemicals, just essential oils! Notes include: vanilla & coconut as the main, with sandalwood & tiare woven in.

KKW Body II by Kim Kardashian West fragrance review • essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

KKW Body II

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This perfume blew me away. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it but it’s incredible. It literally smells like a day at the beach & gets better and better as the day goes on. This was the most unexpected find of them all but I’m obsessed with it. Notes include: bergamot, neroli, & mandarin, all splashed in coconut water with a lil ylang ylang, orange blossom, & coconut musk. It’s an instant vacation & intoxicating. Trust me on this one!!! also it’s 25% off for Mother’s Day #SCORE

Skylar Capri review • essellesse, San Francisco lifestyle blog, shares her favourite summer beachy perfumes: Giorgio Armani Sun di Gioia, Kai Fragrance, Lavanila Vanilla Coconut, KKW Fragrance Body II, Skylar Capri

Skylar Capri

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Yet another natural scent! Full disclosure, this was sent to me last year & I’m so glad it was because I’ve been wearing it constantly {& have bought a few others from them}. Another clean fragrance, which I love, & it’s one that will just make you HAPPY! Basically, it’s “I’m OOO & casually in Capri” in a bottle: think Limoncello by the Mediterranean Sea in the sun. Notes: citrus; bergamot; musk; with a hint of ocean breeze

Happy Monday!

I spent the entire weekend having a mini self-care weekend. Last week was CRAZYTOWN with a ton of social outings so over the weekend I spent some quality time, reading these books.

It feels so nice to press “reset”. Saturday was full on self-care, think bringing the spa to the house. Sunday, however, was full of action: cleaning the house, organizing my life, organizing the house… & it all feels good!

Anyways, Erik is grilling some burgers so I g2g but let me know if you have a fav fragrance… always looking to add more to mine! The beachier, the better 😉 x

x SLS

+++ ps: try layering these with this vanilla musk!

+++ for more beachy vibes, check out my sunset playlist! for more playlists check my spotify!

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