Guide to summer scents from beauty consultant Lorna McKay

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Beauty consultant Lorna McKayHere at QVC we pride ourselves on providing high-end luxury brands and unwavering expert knowledge. And we’ve been lucky enough to have esteemed beauty consultant, Lorna McKay, on board for the past 20 years.

She’s responsible for bringing you your favourite brands such as Liz Earle, Elemis, Decleor, Gatineau, Nails Inc and more recently our fine fragrance lines.

We caught up with Lorna to find out how to make this summer scent-sational!

“I am lucky enough to live near Grasse which is considered to be the fragrance capital of the world. This allows me to indulge my passion for perfume as I can wander in the fabulous rose fields and speak to the perfumers in order to grow my knowledge of the fascinating world of fragrance.

Summer is the perfect time to wear lighter versions of your favourite scent or be daring and try something new and uplifting. Here are a few of my top picks for this season…

Liz Earle Botanical EssenceBotanical Essence No 1 by Liz Earle
This is a true classic and boasting over 98% naturally derived ingredients it is amazing! It’s a fresh, citrus floral fragrance which can bring even more sunshine into your summer.

Perfect for spritzing throughout the day as it opens with a zesty, uplifting bergamot and mandarin note which is followed by the feminine light floral rose and lavender heart and ends on a sensual twist of patchouli vetiver and tonka bean.

It is really easy to wear day and night – a sophisticated and sexy smell! I was lucky enough to work on this fine fragrance creation with the perfumer.

Top tip: spray into the air and allow a gentle mist to fragrance your hair

 

Tocca Bianca Eau de ParfumBianca by Tocca 
This fabulous Italian fragrance is la dolce vita in a bottle. The fresh and sparkling top notes of lemon and bergamot remind me of lazy hazy days in Italy in a garden of white flowers.

The floral aspect of rose and jasime are complimented by the addition of Green Tea. The sensual musks and sugar give it an interesting  honey like twist.

Top tip:  wear it where you want to be kissed!

 

Lulu TIME perfumeLulu’s TIME 
Lulu’s Time is a very sophisticated, sensual and feminine grown up fragrance. The pink pepper top note with lemon and bergamot creates a sparkling freshness.

As it develops, the rose and jasmine comes through – the floral heart is delicate and not cloying and the patchouli gives it that lasting sensuality. It is Lulu through the ages and as it is very well made you can wear it at any age!

Top tip: wear this as a confidence booster!

L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse aux PapillonsLa Chasse aux Papillons by L’Artisan Parfumeur
I've been a lover of this brand since I launched it in Liberty many years ago. Imagine a garden of flowers where the sunlight catches the butterflies as they dart about escaping from laughing children as they try to catch them.

This is the ‘chase of the butterflies’ – the tuberose and orange flower with spices immediately transport me to this fragrant garden.

Top tip: keep your bottle in a cool dark place away from the heat

 
Have a scent-sational summer!

Lorna x

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