14 Fresh Scents That Are Basically Summer in a Bottle
By now we all know we should switch up our skin care strategy once the weather warms up. But you should also hit the refresh button on your go-to scent. Florals and fruity fragrances are the perfect summer companions because they embody everything the season stands for. And since most of us don’t have off to enjoy the high temps and cool breezes, these fresh perfumes are a great way to bring a little summer with you everywhere you go.
While citrus and potent bouquets fit the profile of a standard summer scent, this season we’re favoring unexpected accents, like rhubarb, almond milk and pink pepper. Hey, we like our aromas complex, just like our personalities. As a bonus, all of these top summer scents come in bottles that are just as enchanting.
Keep reading to discover your new signature (summer) scent.
Louis Vuitton On the Beach, $265 at Louis Vuitton
Can’t get to the beach? No problem. Louis Vuitton’s new fragrance will take you there. Master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud combined yuzu, neroli, thyme, rosemary, pink pepper, cloves, aromatic herbs and a veil of cypress. The result? One summery scent.
Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Toilette Spray, $125 at Nordstrom
A truly beautiful blend of bergamot, citron, red ginger and cedarwood, this scent is super sophisticated. It also boasts a base of vetiver, benzoin and musk. Spritz on day and night to feel totally glamorous.
Salvatore Ferragamo Giardini di Seta - Storie di Seta, $112 at Salvatore Ferragamo
Inspired by the brand's silk creations, this refined scent has summer written all over it. The fresh fragrance relies on a rich, exotic flora and green olfactory notes to make an impression. And the aroma really lingers.
Kayali Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper, $138 at Huda Beauty
Better buy this one before summer starts because it’s bound to sell out. (It’s already sold out at Sephora.) For both your sweet and spicy sides, this electric, floral, woody creation merges pink pepper and saffron with sweet Bulgarian rose and royal lily florals. Throw in sandalwood, golden amber and sparkling bergamot and you’ve got one summer-ready scent.
Tom Ford Soleil Brulant, $350 at Sephora
Want something a little moody? Then you’ll love this warm and spicy scent. The sunny blend of orange flower absolute, amber and black honey accord is well worth the price. Not to mention that lavish metallic-gold bottle that’ll look great on your vanity.
Henry Rose Windows Down Eau de Parfum, $120 at Henry Rose
Looking for something lighter? Give this perfume a go. Neroli, grapefruit, bergamot and earl grey tea accord are enlightened by orange flower with a base of moss, guaiacwood and musk. This is one scent you’ll want to keep wearing come fall.
Juicy Couture OUI Splash Eau de Parfum, $85 at Ulta Beauty
A fun mix of floral and fruity notes, this pick is perfect for those lazy summer days. Featuring top notes of fresh lemon sorbet, pineapple and apple, it also includes a bouquet of magnolia, jasmine and orange flower. It stays grounded thanks to a base of ambrox and cedarwood wrapped in white moss.
Issey Miyake A Drop D'Issey Eau de Parfum, $111 at Nordstrom
Attention floral fans: this summer scent will become a seasonal staple. Solar lilac accord is heightened by a top note of almond milk accord and a musky base. Resulting in a fragrance as unique as you are.
Juliette has a Gun Pear Inc., $100 at Sephora
Nothing says summer like fresh fruit. This scent is the epitome of the season with a delightful twist. It pairs green pear accord with ambroxan and musks for a complex aroma you’ll want to wear every day.
KKW Fragrance Blue Roan, $40 at KKW Fragrance
We love a layered fragrance. Especially when it only costs $40. Marine waters are teamed with vibrant citrus and white peach. Pear blossoms, geranium and ylang ylang come in before the fragrance dries down to a woody, musky base.
AERIN Rose de Grasse Pour Filles, $90 at Neiman Marcus
Who knew pear, rose and soft musk would work so well together? The mix transports you to a sunny summer morning in the garden. You won’t be able to stop sniffing yourself all season long.
Jo Malone London Tangy Rhubarb Cologne, $74 at Sephora
Rhubarb often gets a bad rap. Here the tangy treat is amplified by zesty orange and an elegant note of cedarwood. Another plus? The white ceramic bottle is inspired by vintage marmalade jars.
Pamella Roland Eau de Parfum, $165 at Pamella Roland
The designer’s first foray into fragrance is a good one. That’s because this perfume features sparkling bergamot, blackcurrant buds and pink peppercorn. At its heart are notes of Provence and Persian roses over an earthy base.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia Cologne Forte, $225 at Bloomingdale’s
Like a vacay in a cool blue bottle. This aroma sends you to Calabria without leaving your house. It’s all courtesy of its blend of bergamot, musk accord, blackcurrant, jasmine and mimosa.