Is this what summer smells like? – Lancaster Sole Di Capri Éau d´été

When I think back to the endless and always sunny summers of my youth, there are a few things that instantly come to mind:
The smell of frying fat and chlorine at the public swimming pool.
The taste of maracuja ice cream.
And the heavily vanilla scented perfume Jil Sunder “Sun”.

Every one and their grandma was wearing this perfume, and even though I didn’t own it, I used to spritz myself liberally whenever I was at my friends house.
The two of us were probably recognizable from two miles away just by sniffing the air, but you know how you think during your teenage years:
More is always better!

Lancaster “Sole di Capri” and some sunglasses! 

And even though my taste in perfume (and everything else) has changed a lot since then, I still like the idea of a special summer fragrance, one that transports me to the poolside after just one spritz, even if it is grey and rainy outside.
So I was excited when the perfume outlet EasyCosmetic contacted me and offered to send me Lancasters Sole di Capri Eau d´été to review.

What Lancaster claims:
Inspired by summer holidays, enjoyment and leisure in the sun.
Sole di Capri is a fruity-floral cocktail that opens with a mixture of Italian citrus and ripe Mediterranean fig. Sunny notes of white flowers, tiare and yang-ylang form the heart of the perfume. Warm accords of benzoin, vetiver and cedar finish the composition.
Created specifically that it can be worn at the beach under direct sunlight.

Lancaster Sole di Capri



Facts:
The perfume is housed in a glass bottle with an orange lid and a sixties inspired drawing of a fabulous beach girl on the outside. While the bottle is see-through, the liquid itself is orange tinted, making it easy to track how much is still left.
One bottle contains 100 ml (3.4 fl oz) and retails for 39,99€ regular price or 34,95€ at EasyCosmetic.

Even though it is labelled as Eau de Toilette, the scent stays on very well. When I apply it in the morning around 6 am, I can still smell it at around 5 pm, so it is safe to say it lasts all day.
The scent is quite strong, too, so one spritz at your wrists should be enough.

Isn’t this beach girl adorable?

Citrus and fig in the overtone smell fresh and warm, but disappear on my skin very quickly.
The heart, dominated by the sweet smell of tiare, last much longer. Sadly, they are too heavy and sweet for my liking, so I don’t get on with the perfume to well.
After maybe two hours, the base made of warm and woody scents takes over. I notice the benzoin and vetiver much more than I do the cedar, so the smell still stays sweet, without being “grounded” by the wooden scents.

I rarely wear perfume to the beach, but if I do I always make sure the formula is sun approved, as some perfumes can lead to dark spots on the skin when worn in direkt sunlight. Not to pretty on the décolletage!

Does it live up to its claims?
Yes.
I haven’t had the opportunity to put this one to test on a sunny day at the beach, due to the lack of beaches and sun around here, so I can’t vouch for this one, but everything else is covered for sure.

Will I rebuy?
No.
I don’t like my perfume to be that sweet, so I don’t wear it too much. But this is a matter of personal preference.

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone who likes easy, sweet scents that stay put throughout the day.

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