Eau d'Été was released by Parfums de Nicolaï in 1997. It has notes of lime, grapefruit, blood orange, jasmine, cinnamon, balsam, and musk.
Eau d'Été has long been one of my favorite summer fragrances. The top notes are sharp citrus, with a sparkling grapefruit that never turns sour on the skin and lots of zesty lime. It eases gently into into a soft blend of jasmine and citrus. There are hints of green and a dash of cinnamon to lend some warmth. The citrus notes are not long lasting, but a light, musky skin-scent lingers for a few hours.
It is a deceptively simple scent, and like many of Patricia de Nicolaï's fragrances, seamlessly blended. I should mention, however, that it appears to be a love-it-or-hate-it fragrance. I find it eminently wearable, but some find it too soapy, others too musky. The jasmine is very clean, but it does not turn soapy on my skin, and I find the musky dry down sexy in a quiet, subtle kind of way. Try before you buy!
For buying information, see the listing for Parfums de Nicolaï under Perfume Houses.