The Androgynous Perfume that Will Always Remind Karina of Summer

This scent is a compliment magnet for sure.
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Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau De Toilette, $150, available at Space NK.

Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau De Toilette, $150, available at Space NK.

I'm a fragrance junkie, and I know what I like: citrusy, clean scents that err on the side of masculine. My go-to's include Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza, Tocca Bianca and my all-time favorite, Frivole by Fragonard. What do all of these eaux have in common? Top notes of bergamot.

So naturally, you can only imagine my excitement when I heard about Malin + Goetz's new bergamot eau de toilette. I looked something like this (but with more clothing):

It was love at first spritz. The scent is invigorating and fresh, but intensely so. And don't let the name mislead you; the bergamot top note is rounded out with hints of lime, cardamom, black pepper and amber to form a complex, sexy scent. I've kept it at my desk all summer, reaching for it on mornings when I've forgotten to apply perfume before leaving my apartment, during afternoon slumps and on my way out to dinner. I have the feeling that for years to come, every time I spritz it, it'll be an instant flashback to summer '16.

Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau De Toilette, $150, available at Space NK.

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