As summer approaches, we’re all preparing for it. Bring out those tank tops, shorts, and sun dresses! It’s time to put away those huge jackets. Phew! Thank goodness that’s over. Come summer, and we change our entire look, so don’t you think we should as well have a few signature scents for this warm season?
Treat your perfume like your wardrobe: change it up with the seasons! Since warmer weather can change your skin chemistry, the fragrances you loved in the winter may be too overpowering for the summer. From celebrity to boutique, and everything in between, we've rounded up the sexiest new scents that leave you smelling great as the temperature heats up.
Look no further because here is a list of the highly recommended perfumes for the summer that you’d totally want to spritz all over your body!
JO LOVES MANDRINE by JO MALONE
It comes as no surprise that Jo Malone finds its place in this list. They have some of the best perfumes available in the market. This cologne has a citrus fragrance that will instantly remind you of the warmth of somewhere lovely.
ARMANI CODE by GIORGIO ARMANI
Capture the intimacy and excitement of an unforgettable new encounter with the signature Armani Code for Women eau de parfum. The floral fragrance opens with a sensual orange flower note intertwined with fresh ginger accents that give way to a slow honey-sandalwood caress. Addictive. Intoxicating. Passionate.
This Perfume has a blend of Sambac Jasmine, Bitter Orange, Italian Orange, Absolute, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Honey.
10 CROSBY SILENT ST by DEREK LAM
Derek Lam had a very specific image in mind. He pictured a girl walking down the street, looking ever so confident and in her element. He wanted to capture that feeling in a perfume, which is exactly what this perfume is. It has a floral and fresh scent that has a hint of pure musk. Perfect for a day out in the sun!
ATELIER by CLEMENTINE CALIFORNIA
This screams summer in the warm beaches of California. When you spray it, the first thing that will hit you is the citrusy burst along with hints of juniper and just the slight tanginess of mandarin. It is also blended with other explosive scents like star anise, sandalwood, and pepper. It’s the tropical vibe of this cologne that men and women will love since it’s gender neutral.
BLACK OPIUM FLORAL SHOCK by YVES SAINT LAURENT
This one is for all the coffee lovers. Nothing better to jolt you awake than a strong cup of coffee right? Now imagine that coffee in the form of perfume. A shot of espresso is what everyone needs! The iconic scent of coffee beautifully blended with vanilla and hints of orange blossom and gardenias is what makes it so summery.
SOLEIL BLANC by TOM FORD
Think sultry summer nights. That’s exactly what you get in this bottle. The perfect blend of floral with the seductiveness of amber, this falls nothing short of creating that signature magnetic scent by Tom Ford that everyone ‘oh-so’ love so much!
POISON GIRL by CHRISTIAN DIOR
This list would not be complete till it has something by Dior, and here it is! When you get a whiff of this amazing scent, you’ll be entranced, as it personifies a confident bold and sexy woman who knows what she wants. In this perfume, you’d find traces of Venezuelan Tonka Bean with bursts of citrus orange combined with the elegance of Grasse Rose.
CK ONE SUMMER by CALVIN KLEIN
When I think of summers, I think of hammock on the beach, a good book and sipping on a nice cold mojito. You may not be able to sip on a mojito always, but you can definitely embrace its scent in this lovely perfume. This fragrance is enough to transport you to a fabulous resort and if that’s not enough, wait till you get a whiff of lime mojito, ripe guavas and the coolness of cedarwood as soon you open the bottle. ROSE DE VIGNE by CAUDALIE
Picture a garden of roses in the early morning. They’re surrounded by other shrubbery and if you look further ahead, you can see the forest. Now, imagine all of this in a bottle, because that’s exactly what this perfume is.
BOTANICAL ESSENCE by LIZ EARLE
With hints of pink pepper, bergamot, the spice of cinnamon and cypriol combined with the enchanting fragrances of damask rose and sandalwood, this perfume has the perfect elements of elegance coupled with a fresh appeal. It’s a must try if you like spices and the earthy feel that it comes with. DAISY by MARC JACOBS
If you’re into fruity, floral and sweet scents, then this one is for you. It’s a twist on the original Daisy by Marc Jacobs. The first thing you’d notice when you spray this is the burst of pomelo. You would also get a whiff of bright peonies and rustic cedar wood. All of this in a pretty pink bottle with the signature daisies on the cap.
NASHI BLOSSOM by JO MALONE
As the name suggests, this lovely fragrance by Jo Malone contains the beautiful scent of the Nashi blossoms in its heart. However, it’s probably not the first thing you’d smell when you open this bottle. At first, the citrus jumps right at you, followed by the Nashi blossoms and finally the subtle hints of white musk. All in all, a perfect cologne for the summers.
RAIN by MARC JACOBS
This scent from Marc Jacobs will remind you of the showers in the warm summer months. It’s a new take on the original Marc Jacobs collection in order to capture the essence of summer. If you like cool fresh aqua fragrances, then you should definitely give this one a spritz.
FLORA GARDEN COLLECTION by GUCCI
In order to encapture the essence of the flowers at their full bloom, Gucci has created a beautiful floral scent with the fragrance of magnolias at its heart. You will also smell notes of zesty citrus, captivating sandalwood with freesia and an accord of warm chocolate towards the end.
LOVE IS HEAVENLY by VICTORIA'S SECRET
As always, Victoria’s Secret always has something sexy in store, and this perfume is no exception. If the packaging doesn’t encourage you to buy the product, then I assure you that the scent will. You’ll be delighted to find a beautiful blend of florals with hints of sweet musk.
LA COLLE NOIRE by DIOR
The La Colle Noire rests its base in the signature flower, Rose de Mai as it pays homage to the origin of this flower in the land of Grasse. Christian Dior purchased the Chateau de la Colle Noire in 1951 and had always loved the serenity and peace that he felt from the garden where the Rose de Mai flowers grew. It’s no wonder that this signature scent made it to this perfume.
ABSOLU by TORY BURCH
Absolu is the new fragrance from fashion designer, Tory Burch. If you liked her first fragrance, you’re bound to love this one. Featuring the same classic elements of her signature scent, Absolu takes things to the next level with a boldly intense and unexpected refinement of the original. Perfect for use in colder weather, this scent is stronger and longer-lasting. It features notes of fresh tuberose, pink pepper and pure rose, grounded in earthy vetiver and sandalwood, for a sophisticated, modern and feminine perfume. While the smell is divine, the bottle itself is also a reason to buy this perfume. Featuring the Tory Burch signature fretwork top in gold and a clear base, it’s a chic and contemporary piece of design.
ALLURE by CHANEL
Chanel Allure in an Eau de Toilette spray is the perfect summertime fragrance for lavish use all over your body. As with all Chanel scents, Allure exudes a certain sophistication that breathes womanly confidence. However, unlike other Chanel scents, such as the legendary No. 5, this fragrance has a certain lightness that adds an air of relaxation and youth to its otherwise robust scent. The irresistible smell is hard to define but brings to mind a balance between clean and sheer scents and warm and sexy notes. This perfume is highly rated and consistently receives rave reviews for its scent and incredible long-lasting formula, which stays fragrant all day.
OLYMPEA by PACO RABANNE
Olympea isn’t the fragrance of a born goddess; this deity was chosen for greatness. The first spray catapults our heroine from earth into the stratosphere, with a bright and energetic (yet ever so smooth) thread of juicy, just-ripened green mandarin. After this initial adventure, Olympea settles into her celestial surroundings quickly, melting into a distinctive signature: a very prominent, very delicious salted vanilla accord. This, together with an elemental fusion of ginger lily (fire) and hydroponic jasmine (water), creates a compelling story that is all at once fresh and enveloping, soft and voluptuous. It’s completely and utterly intriguing, and powerful in an unexpected way.The Notes
Top: Green Mandarin, Ginger Lily, Hydroponic Jasmine
Heart: Salted Vanilla
Base: Sandalwood, Ambergris
Sag Harbor - Bond No. 9 New York
Sag Harbor will be a favorite to all fans of herbal compositions, full of freshness, sea notes and flowers. The composition opens with citrusy drops of bergamot, adding fine, gentle notes of ivy leaves and accords of bay leaf from Sag Harbor. A floral heart blooms with peony petals, magnolia and honeysuckle, adding sweet and fresh fruity notes of Long Island grapes. A base of the composition incorporates precious oud, warm amber and creamy sandalwood. This pink fragrance cocktail is best worn casual. Bright and airy like a warm summer day, it's a floral aroma enhanced by notes of peony, magnolia, and lotus. With a hint of musk and amber, it's a mist to spritz on before heading to the office.
BRIGHT CRYSTAL by VERSACE
Inspired by a mixture of Donatella Versace's favorite floral fragrances, Bright Crystal is a fresh, sensual blend of refreshing chilled yuzu and pomegranate mingled with soothing blossoms of peony, magnolia, and lotus flower, warmed with notes of musk and amber.
VELVET CYPRESS by DOLCE & GABBANA
A Fresh woody citrus fragrance inspired by the Italian cypress of the Mediterranean landscapes. . The fragrance is built around a hearty dose of Cypress, reflecting its sparkling facet in an elegant fresh woody citrus fragrance. Italian Cypress is one of the most iconic features of the Mediterranean gardens. With its elegant dryness of cedar, Velvet Cypress is an homage to the late-summer Italian countryside.
CLASSIQUE WONDER WOMAN by JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Alien Aqua Chic is very pretty, the addition of orange blossom is inspired but it iss all perhaps a little bit too fizzy and light for my tastes and one can’t help but wish there was a little bit more of the original’s oomph to liven things up. One can only imagine just how good a non-summer Alien and orange blossom combo would be – now that I would like to see!
MEDITERRANEAN by ELIZABETH ARDEN
Relaxing notes of this perfume are filled with glaringly color of the sky, freedom and release. It opens with notes of lotus, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, pink peony and gardenia. The middle notes wrap with accords of rose de Mai, tuberose and orange blossom, and the base adds a sensuous warm trail of sandalwood, musk, ambrette seed vetiver and oakmoss. This marine fragrance, wrapped up in blue bottle with silver stopper and monogram
EAU DES MERVEILLES by HERMES
from surprise to magic and from magic to enchantment, Eau des Merveilles wraps us around its finger on a cloud of fancy. Imagined with an amber woody chord that rings up to the top notes, this fragrance wins the bet to portray a sparkling femininity without a noticeable floral scent. Paradoxical, contrasted, intimate and delicate, a skin-deep infusion of happiness to savor.
FLEUR MUSC by NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
Fleur Musc For Her is enchanting . A generous floral bouquet with vibrant notes envelops the signature heart of musc with warmth and sensuality. The sumptuous pink flowers, enhanced by pink peppercorns, blend with the rare musc while woody amber notes—a mix of patchouli and soft amber—illuminate. The result: a radiant sublime rose that stands alone.
There you have it— perfumes that are perfect for the summer! Each of these perfume has a very distinctive and signature scent that would garner the attention of everyone, no matter what kind of preference you have. So, do check them out and grab your favorite for the coming summer!