Scent of success

Summer is just around the corner and people are not only making sure their clothes match the season, but they are assuring their fragrances do as well.

Most people either use too much cologne or perfume, or they choose a fragrance that doesn’t complement them. This can be a big turn off when it comes to attracting that significant other.

But for summer 2008, it is time to find that scent that complements you. There is everything from fruity to floral to clean and crisp. Here are a few choices for both genders.

For Her

Three fragrances that are receiving numerous amounts of reviews this summer are Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail, Ralph Wild by Ralph Lauren and Addict Shine by Dior.

Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail Limited Edition comes in a reddish-pink glass bottle. The price is $52 for 2.5 ounces. It’s a light fragrance of crushed mint leaves and five types of roses.

According to, “this scent is for an irresistible summer of fun, romance and spontaneity.”

Next is the classic Ralph with a wild side. Ralph Wild is hot in the red and teal bottle, which holds a fresh scent of wild strawberries and watermelon. With the price of $45 it’s sure to fit the bill.

Dior Addict Shine is sure to have him addicted. It citrus, gardenia and raspberry scent is in a light pink bottle. The price range is from $40 to $73.According to Sephora, “Dior Addict Shine is ultra feminine, sophisticated and impactful. It’s a young, chic and sensual fragrance for the woman who has to shine.”

For Him

This summer for him it’s all about clean and crisp. The three fragrances that fit these criteria are Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Summer and Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail for Men.

Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme is a fresh woody scent with a splash of ginger. The price range is $53 to $79.50.

Macy’s Web site states that L’Homme is the force of attraction of a man with style and sensuality.

Next, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Summer is a twist to the original Eternity. The bottle holds a light blue potion, which speaks for the refreshing ocean cool breeze scent. The price is $50.

Like the Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail for Women, there’s the Very Irresistible Givenchy Summer Cocktail for Men Limited Edition. Sephora describes this fragrance in three words: sexy, free and invigorating. Summer Cocktail is in a tall and slim blue bottle with price of $52 for 2.5 ounces.

This summer, no matter what you prefer something is bound to catch your nose!