Think it’s just your clothing that requires a refresh come summer? Think again! Warm weather calls for light, fresh fragrances to match the sweltering climate, so it’s always a good idea to update your perfume wardrobe, too.
Out with all those musks, ouds and rich leathers (save those for the bitterly cold winter months), and switch them up with zesty citruses, fresh florals and cool ocean scents for the hot months ahead.
Looking for a summer perfume that’s reminiscent of salty skin and a balmy breeze? Or prefer one that’s similar to a garden in bloom? Whatever fragrance you’re normally into, you’ll find the perfect summer perfume to treat yourself to in our selection. Trust us, these are the scents you’ll be wearing all season long.
1. CK One Summer by Calvin Klein
Perfect for fans of the iconic unisex fragrance, Calvin Klein’s CK ONE SUMMER is bright, gender-neutral and has everything you loved about the original with the new addition of bright citrus notes. Created to capture searing days spent road-tripping through the American desert, this fresh and energetic limited-edition version is fruity too (that’ll be the vibrant rhubarb, grapefruit, Meyer lemon and watermelon). Intoxicatingly summery, we defy anyone not to fall in love with this.
2. Summer Festival by Escada
If adorning a flower crown and dancing to pulsing music in grassy fields is more your vibe, Summer Festival by Escada will soon become a staple when the temperature soars. It wastes no time in announcing itself with notes of delicate jasmine petals alongside cherry blossoms that are encapsulated in ice cubes. Complete with fruity green mandarin and sensual sandalwood, you can ensure the festival spirit lasts even longer with this wearable fragrance. The good news is, it mimics the good time feeling minus the mud, sleeping in a tent and lack of a hot shower!
3. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
Who needs a trip to the island of Capri when you have Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue? Transporting you to sunnier shores in a single spritz, this invigorating fragrance blends crisp apple with bluebells, jasmine, bamboo and white rose to embody the essence of a South Italian summer. Rounded off with subtle hints of cedarwood, amber and musk, this is one fruity-floral perfume that won’t disappoint in bringing sparkling beach days and evocative holiday evenings to you (sans the air miles, sadly). Even the light blue cap gives the nod to the clear skies of the Mediterranean landscape. We can’t imagine the warm-weather months without it.
4. Daisy Love Eau So Sweet by Marc Jacobs
You seriously can’t go wrong with a Marc Jacobs fragrance, especially when it’s a sweet and unexpectedly fresh twist on the addictive Daisy Love. Just one spray of Daisy Love Eau So Sweet will make you feel sun-kissed, thanks to the soft floral airiness of sparkling white raspberry, daisy tree petals and delicate musk. Light and fresh enough for daytime wear, this gourmand fragrance creates an enticing atmosphere that really lives up to its name!
5. Idôle by Lancôme
With a wide range of Lancôme scents to choose from, Idôle makes the top of the summer wishlist with its rose accord heart (sustainably sourced, of course) and radiant oil of jasmine. Musks form a sophisticated, clean chypre, which is meant to evoke the airy freshness of just-washed linens. Plus, the perfume comes housed in a sleek, modern and ultra-slim bottle that will look great on the bathroom cabinet – an added bonus. So what’s not to love about this light summer scent?