Smells Like Summer - Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Eau Fraiche Skinscent

Bronze Goddess Soleil for Summer 2011

I have been looking forward to Estée Lauder's Bronze Goddess fragrances each year for the past couple years.  I had actually finished their first edition Azure Soleil, which came out with Tom Ford's collaboration with Estée Lauder.  Check for it on EvilBay if you want to be shocked!  Talk about inflation!  Someone has been out in the sun too long.

The original was my go-to summer scent.  It was salt, suntan lotion, coconut and heady taire without being overally beachy or Coopertone.  The overall experience was bright, sunshiny summer.  Bronze Goddess Soleil is much more floral.  It still sparks that summer quality, but this version is much more refreshing, possibly spiked by the citrus.

Notes include: Sicilian citron, bergmot, tangerine, lavender flowers, lemon tree petitgrain, neroli, Moroccan orange blossom, sambac, grapefruit tree blossoms, pink lily nectar, blonde woods, iris notes, ambrette seed and crystalline musks.

I have been wearing this for a week, and I just feel so ready for summer! 

The sunnies are from Forever 21 and totally match the bottle! 

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Eau Fraiche Skinscent is limited edition and $55 for 100ml.  It is available at and at Estée Lauder counters nationwide.

What are your favorite scents for summer?  Do you change your perfume seasonally or get you in the mood for an upcoming season?