burberry summer

burberry summer

like lara, my signature winter scent is burberry body. it stays on heavy rotation during the chilly months, along with kate spade’s twirl (which is now discontinued, boo! although a gal pal of mine recently snatched up a bottle on e-bay if you’re willing to put in that kind of work…) and stella mccartney’s stella (a subtle scent with hints of rose, amber and mandarin – the $20 rollerball version lasts forever, and i always have one stashed in my purse).

but with the summer-like spring days we’ve been having here in dc, i’m reverting back to a favorite discovered late in the warm season last year: the appropriately named burberry summer. floral and fruity top notes keep this perfume light and fresh enough for the hot days, while cedarwood and musk undertones guarantee that it lasts morning to night. i love how the scent lingers long after application, and the way the pink bottle is brightening up my dresser doesn’t hurt either!

so, all this chatter has us dying to know: what’s your favorite warm weather scent?

all decked out in burberry body

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nothing makes me feel more luxe and feminine than a fancy new scent.  the lovely people at burberry sent me their ‘body’ eau de parfum to test and asked me to style a photo shoot inspired by the fragrance.

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body is effortlessly glam with top notes of absinthe, peach, and freesia, but also warm and elegant with hints of rose, sandalwood and a touch of vanilla. the packaging is so gorgeous and the scent so luxurious that it evokes a feeling of an era gone by.

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the sparkle that comes with the holiday season goes so naturally with burberry body – and there’s nothing more girly than getting all dolled up to go out. i put on my favorite new party dress and snapped a few shots at my vanity, surrounded by sequins. i hope you like!

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shop the burberry body fragrance collection at macy’s!

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all photos are by my very talented friend, kate headley.

ps – want to see this dress (and me!) in person? if you’re in dc, come learn festive holiday makeup tips, eat chocolate, drink champagne and score some free beauty, during ‘all decked out’ tonight at wink! details here.