Fashion & BeautyDrop-dead gorgeous ‘DDG’ summer signature scents!

Drop-dead gorgeous ‘DDG’ summer signature scents!

Drop-dead gorgeous ‘DDG’ summer signature scents!

I have had a blast discovering so many new fragrances for this season. Summer weather calls for a lighter and fresher take on perfume, so many of these new scents certainly will be additions to Fragranceistas’ perfume collections. I love starting each day by spritzing a fresh, invigorating fragrance that always gets everyone's attention with the response, “What is that beautiful scent you are wearing?”

Visit Hudson Bay and Shoppers Boutiques to experience these new and drop-dead gorgeous (DDG) scentilicious scents and have fun finding your summer signature scent.

Sid’s Fragrance Tips

1. Spray your clothes with perfume
Spritz perfume on your clothes. Remember, clothing fibres hold scents for a long time.

2. Spritz your fragrance
Don’t spray perfume in the air and walk through it . . . you are definitely wasting your perfume! Simply spritz a little on your skin.

3. Spray perfume on top of your ears
It sounds strange and weird, but oilier skin holds the scent, and the top of your ears is oilier than behind your ears.

4. Don’t shake your fragrance bottle
Shaking your perfume bottle allows air to infuse the fragrance and shorten its lifespan.

5. Perfume Vocabulary
Top Notes: The first scent you smell after applying fades quickly
Middle Note/Heart Note: The scent that starts to develop after Top Notes fade.
Base Notes: The scent that stays longest on the skin.

Sid’s Fragrance Picks


This glamorous and feminine fragrance was introduced after the success of Alibi Eau De Parfum. The sculptured rose-coloured glass bottle, similar to the perfume edition, was inspired by the iconic Alibi bag with its gold lock clasp. This new scent belongs to the Floral Musk Family and has notes of pear blossom, peach, white woods, and amber, to name a few. I absolutely love sharing this fragrance and hope you too can experience the world of Oscar De La Renta with their beautiful fragrance assortment.


Boucheron, the famous French luxury jewelry and watches house in Paris, was created by Frédéric  Boucheron in 1858. The first Boucheron fragrance was introduced in 1988. Boucheron pour Homme Eau De Parfum is a woody aromatic fragrance with notes of coriander, moss, white musk, and sandalwood. Launched in 2013, this fragrance is definitely for the man of distinction. Looking at the Boucheron bottles, you can easily see why the brand is winning awards for its exquisite designs.


Couturier Donna Karan founded Donna Karan New York. She has achieved fame for her incredible designs worn by Hollywood stars like Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Angela Jolie, and Beyoncé, to name a few.

The first perfume, Donna Karan for Woman, was launched in 1992. The Cashmere Mist Eau de Toilette is a beautiful warm and sensual fragrance. The floral woody musk fragrance for women has bergamot, jasmine, and cashmere wood notes. Cashmere Mist Eau De Toilette is definitely a true classic and feminine scent that all ages can wear.


I am a Bvlgari Man, I absolutely love their fragrances. When I wear Bvlgari I am always asked by people, “What is that fragrance you are wearing?” This is the newest fragrance in the Essence Collection. It is a fantastic woody fragrance for men, and it has been compared to Terre D’ Hermes. Terrae Eau de Parfum has a deeper and warmer aroma with a stronger earthy mood. The top notes are citron and calamansi, middle notes are vetiver and orris, with base notes of styrax.


I have loved wearing Jimmy Choo Man it is one of my signature fragrances, and I couldn't wait to try this new release for men. Jimmy Choo Aqua is an aromatic aquatic fragrance developed to evoke the smell of the ocean. The flacon is housed in a glass cornflower blue bottle with the iconic Jimmy Choo crocodile top. It is a fabulous fresh fragrance suitable for all ages — start your day with a spritz or two!  This Eau de Toilette has notes of grapefruit, ocean woods, and patchouli. Jimmy Choo Aqua is a GHI (Gotta have it) scent I will add to my collection.


Bvlgari’s parfum vision is to show that each Bvlgari fragrance is an expression of luxury that captures the brand's refinement and elegance. Bvlgari says this new fragrance conjures the freshness of rosebuds. Goldea Blossom Delight is an incredible new floral fragrance for women that Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas developed. It is a luxurious scent with notes of violet leaf, jasmine, rose leaf, and white musk, to name a few. This is a must-have for lovers of floral scents!

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