Summer is the best time to renew your fragrance collection. Instead of heavy woody or oriental notes, the best scents for summer feature floral or fruity notes for both men and women.
Best perfumes for the summer have floral or fruity notes over woody or spicy base.
As the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to reconsider your fragrance closet.
Summer promises sunny days and cool nights and we need to match this with the right scents.
Stay away from heavy, woody or musk notes, that are overpowering in warm weather.
Instead, opt for light floral, fruity or aquatic compositions, which will give you the fresh feeling of a breezy day. Our selection of scents for summer will help you make the perfect choice.
1. Dolce & Gabbana Dolce
Dolce and Gabbana describe this perfume as: “A result obtained thanks to a complex process: the same one needed to create a finely-embroidered dress.”
The Italian duo managed to encapsulate “the nobility of the soul, the elegance of every day gestures, the joy of sharing from generation to generation, and the effortless perfection of a single white flower”.
The top notes of this fragrance are South African flower (never before used in perfume), Neroli leaves and Papaya flower. White Water Lily and White Daffodil Amaryllis form the heart, and there is a warm musky base.
The font of the bottle is a replica of Dominico Dolce’s father’s signature. Thee designer says:
“This is the picture of Sicily that I carry within me, and the one captured in this delicate fragrance.”
2. Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Delight
Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight is the latest fragrant released by Marc Jacobs, composed by Frank Vöelkl. The perfume is a fresh reinterpretation of the iconic Daisy.
The fruity floral composition blends pink pepper, white tea, blood orange, Tiare Tahiti flower, violet, raspberry and apricot. It captures the spirit of a summer day.
3. Elie Saab L’Eau Couture
This fragrance combines the glamour of Couture with the easiness of summer wear. The nose behind the scent is Francis Kurkdjian.
He notes: “It s a sophisticated, sensual freshness, far removed from the conventions found in fragrances usually created in this repertoire.”
The perfumer incorporated the unique note of Orange Blossom to exude freshness, delicacy and femininity. The colour of the bottle is in a subtle light hue that is neither green, nor blue, and it fully incorporates the controversy and the magic of Couture.
4. DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom Urban Violet
The floral fruity fragrance is Donna Karan’s latest treat. It is inspired by New York in spring. Top notes include mandarin with delicious red apple blossom and berries.
The heart is dewy petals, freesia and delicate violet, and base notes consist of sandalwood, musk and orris root. It is the ideal way to ‘escape the busy streets by planting your own cosy oasis’.
5. Escada Born in Paradise
This is the 22nd perfume presented by Escada, which captures the ‘feeling of delight, warmth and frivolity’ in an clean bottle in emerald.
The scents enchants with an opening of pineapple and coconut milk, that transcends in notes of watermelon, green apple and guava with woody, musky and creamlike undertones. The vibrant fragrance is inspired by the iconic Pina Colada cocktail.
1. Burberry Brit Summer Edition For Men
This is a lighter version of the classic Burberry Brit. The fragrance opens in ginger, lime, mandarin and cardamom, its heart consists of rosewood, patchouli and cedar, and base notes are musk, vetiver and tonka bean.
The fragrance incorporates rose accords, which is highly unusual for a male perfumes. However, latest research by the University of Bangkok proved that rose notes can lower the blood pressure.
2. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Living Stromboli Pour Homme
The Italian brand’s latest summer fragrance is inspired by the scents of the volcanic island of Stromboli in the Meditarranean.
The perfume is a woody aquatic composition of Sicilian mandarin, frozen grapefruit peel, bergamot, juniper, and rosemary over Szechuan pepper, rosewood, musk wood incense, and oak moss. This fragrance is specifically designed to work well with the skin during the long hours under the sun.
3. Lacoste L.12 L.12. Red
The fragrance is the latest addition of the L.12.12. series of Lacosta fragrances, dedicated to the first polo shirt designed in 1927.
The woody spicy composition opens with fruit notes such as red roiboos tea, mandarin liqueur and juicy mango, blending in a spicy base of black pepper, ginger and cardamom.
The scent is dedicated to the passionate, dynamic and energetic man.
4. Givenchy Play
Givenchy Play is an ideal fragrance to wear while playing sports. The citrus aromatic perfume is created as a collaboration between well-known perfumers Emilie Coppermann and Lucas Sieuzac.
The composition is a blend of bergamot, mandarin orange, grapefruit, bitter orange, amyris wood, coffee flower, black pepper, vetiver and patchouli.
5. Kenzo L’Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
The Kenzo aromatic aquatic scent is a perfect choice for date night. The nose behind the composition is Olivier Cresp. He managed to encapsulate the perfect symbiosis between technology and nature, that is traditional for the French label.
Top notes are Japanese uzu with lemon and green pepper. The heart of the perfume consists of green notes, water mint and water notes, that dry in white musk and cedar.
As summer approaches, we need to trade the heavy winter perfumes for lighter and fresher scents: best perfumes for the summer have floral or fruity notes over woody or spicy base. These choices will be perfect for the coming season, and keep you fresh in the summer heat.
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