It’s rather strange to be smelling a juicy, summery scent in November, but Shay & Blue Watermelons doesn’t actually hit the shelves until March next year.
I love clean, fresh scents that have a sweet backdrop to them – although it’s often the case that any fruity fragrances will have some vanilla notes to sweeten them further and I really don’t like that. Shay & Blue Watermelons is rather a simple scent – watermelon, green mandarin, honeysuckle, green tea and crushed leaves with a base of vetiver. So, while the opening burst is all fresh watermelon (it even smells pink), so juicy you can almost taste it, the dry down is a crisp, modern vetiver. It has all the initial pleasure of a ripe and fruity scent but you won’t be smelling of Chewits all day.
It’s good to see an independent fragrance house steadily rise to success – prices are very reasonable (and they’re sold in Marks & Spencer) starting at £30. So, while there’s a wait for warmer climes for Watermelon, if you love a crisp and ultra fresh scent, try Cucumber & Almond, my favourite so far from Shay & Blue. It’s the olfactory equivalent of an icy gin and tonic, HERE.