According to The Trend Spotter, there are certain rules to selecting the perfect summer fragrance. For example, a light floral perfume works better during the warmer months than the more wintery formulas containing notes of patchouli, vanilla, and rich orientals. If you’re having a hard time finding your new signature scent for this season, don’t fret. Here are some of the best fragrances to wear this summer.
This light, feminine scent from YSL is bright and floral. It adds a more modern, youthful twist to a classic fragrance, thanks to bursts of French lavender essence and Moroccan orange blossom combined with an icy white tea accord.
Kilian Paris collaborated with perfumer Frank Voelkl for this summery scent reminiscent of the popular warm-weather drink: gin on the rocks with a splash of lime. It opens with the aquatic freshness of cucumber and the aromatic uplift of juniper berries, rounded in an accord with voluptuous rose centifolia with a base of sandalwood and musk.
As implied by the name, this summery scent is inspired by the smell of fresh, juicy grapefruit. With top notes of pomelo skin, elm leaf, and silver; middle notes of hawthorn flower, tuberose, and paradisone; and base notes of cork, grapefruit, and animalic musk, it simulates a grapefruit grove in the distance rather than delivering an overwhelming amount of citrus.
This joyful, sunny fragrance from Chanel combines the sweet, tangy freshness of Sicilian orange with the delicateness of neroli. Specifically, it aims to evoke the carefree charm of Gabrielle Chanel’s villa along the French Riviera.
Summer daydreams inspired this aptly named citrusy scent, which opens with sunny top notes of mandarin orange and California lemon, middle notes of neroli and Arabian jasmine, and base notes of cotton candy and musk.
Valentino Donna Born in Roma Coral Fantasy Eau de Parfum (starting at $82, shop here)
Valentino’s Born in Roma was inspired by the bright light of a sunset. The fruity, floral fragrance is twisted with juicy kiwi accord, heightened by rose, and infused with jasmine.
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