The summer limited editions are starting to appear in force. Here are a few scents you can look forward to using (or not) in the heat of August:
First up, CK One Summer 2008 from Calvin Klein, a unisex fragrance developed by perfumer Harry Fremont and featuring notes of watermelon, watermint, hedione, cucumber, cardamom, moss, blonde woods and musk.
From Donna Karan, this year's version of DKNY Summer for women, expected to launch in April. I can't tell if they change the juice every year or just use a new bottle (see the 2006 and 2007 versions) but this one is described as "based around the core elements of the original DKNY Women's Fragrance, introduced in 1999, updated with the addition of ripe red berries"; additional notes include red currant, cassis, vodka-soaked mandarin oranges, thyme, tomato leaves, daffodils, white birch and tulip tree wood. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette. (via moodiereport)
This year's summer duo from Issey Miyake includes L'Eau d'Issey Summer for women (shown, in 100 ml Eau de Toilette with notes of rosewater, pear, peony, carnation, osmanthus and precious woods) and L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer (125 ml Eau de Toilette and featuring mandarin, cardamom, sage and ambergris). If you're curious, see the 2006 and 2007 versions. The 2008 bottles look lovely and I'll post a better picture later if I can find one; they were designed by Santiago Marotto. (Update: see image of men's version at bottom)
From Yves Saint Laurent, L'Homme Yves Saint Laurent Eau d'Eté 2008, with notes of bergamot, Chinese ginger, ozone, basil, violet leaf, white pepper, vetiver, musk and cedar. In 100 ml, and expected to launch later this month. (via cosmoty.de)
From Estee Lauder, the "Summer Fun" collection for 2008, including Eau Fraîche Skinscent versions of Pleasures (75 ml), Beautiful (75 ml) and Pure White Linen (shown, 100 ml). $49.50 each, and available now at Estee Lauder counters and online. See last year's Summer Fun from Estee Lauder. (via esteelauder)