Summer time means beach days, pool parties, afternoon barbecues, and tropical vacations. A great way to embrace the summer season is by finding the perfect summer scent that will be you go-to. Now is the time to switch out your heavier winter scents, and instead replace them with light floral, fruity or citrusy scents. If you’re on the hunt for a fragrance for this summer, here are 10 fragrance ideas perfect for summer! From the beach to your summer vacation, these scents will be sure to have you covered for any summer occasion!
1.) Victoria Secret Bombshell
An old-school classic, yet still a timeless favorite. Victoria Secret’s Bombshell fragrance is probably one of the most iconic summer scents, and for good reason. It is affordable, long-lasting and smells amazing. It combines fruity and floral notes, a perfect summer fragrance for the summer season.
2.) Viva La Juicy
Viva La Juicy is a perfume made by the clothing brand Juicy Couture. It is a very gourmet floral fragrance, with notes of wild berries and fresh mandarin. The fruity and citrusy nature of this fragrance is perfect for summer. It is also an affordable but quality perfume option, not to mention that they bottle will look adorable sitting in your bathroom or on your vanity.
3.) Coach Floral For Women
This perfume is an amazing summer fragrance that is still in the affordable price range. This perfume combines citrus mixed with a tropical sorbet scent, making it reminiscent of hot and lazy tropical days by the pool. The scent is made for summer, and is light enough to wear everyday, but also sophisticated enough to pass as an “evening” fragrance for summer nights out.
4.) Tocca Bianca
This is such a fun fragrance, and the scent is unmistakably suited to summer. Tocca creates fun and affordable fragrances for women based on capturing a certain personality in certain locations. For example, the fragrance Bianca is described as being inspired by the seaside coast of the Amalfi Coast, with notes of green tea, rose, lemon and crushed sugar. It is truly an indulgent and unique scent. Tocca also sells lots of other fragrances inspired by other places, so check out their brand for other fragrances that you may enjoy!
5.) Clean Reserve Rain
This fragrance evokes the scent of a cool and refreshing downpour during a balmy summer evening. It is classified as a fresh aquatic, and has notes of bergamot and white flower. It’s a very clean and fresh scent, and is also light and not too overwhelming. Not to mention, the fragrance brand Clean is also a certified clean beauty brand, meaning that their products are vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic and comes in sustainable packaging.
6.) Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit
This fragrance made by the beauty brand Fresh is beautiful full-bodied fragrance, with refreshing citrus notes such as grapefruit, lemon and orange. The scent is citrus, but has complex layers meaning that it will last all day. It is light and effortless to wear, and is a perfect signature fragrance to have throughout summer! The scent of pink grapefruit is clean and refreshing, yet surprisingly feminine, making it great to wear all throughout summer. Citrus fans will keep coming back to this fragrance year after year.
7.) Marc Jacobs Daisy
This is yet another well-loved and classic fragrance. Although it comes on the pricier side, it is still well-worth investing in. The scent is surprisingly simple and light, and embodies the concept of “less is more”. The main fragrance family is floral and fruity, and has notes of strawberry, jasmine and violets. It is an extremely feminine scent, but is not overbearing, making it a very modern-day scent. This perfume can also be used for almost any event; enjoy it everyday, or save it for formal summer events. It is one of the best-selling fragrances at Sephora, and it is no wonder why so many customers keep coming back to it.
8.) Gucci Bloom
This fragrance is a soft and dewy fragrance that resembles the delicate yet lush scent of flowers in a garden opening bloom on a summer night. It is described as a fresh floral, and has top notes of jasmine and sandalwood. The scent is then all contained within a beautiful lacquered bottle that is meant to resemble vintage porcelain. Although this fragrance comes from a designer brand, the price is well worth it for quality, complexity and longevity of the fragrance.
9.) Versace Bright Crystal
Bright Crystal is a a fresh, light yet sensual blend of pomegranate, peony and magnolia, with a hint of musk. It is refreshingly simple and deliciously intoxicating. It is a fresh and very versatile scent, perfect to wear to summer picnics, to an evening event, or even to work! This fragrance also comes in a variety of sizes in different price points, so you are sure to find a price that suits your budget.It is a perfect scent to transition from day to night.
10.) Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine
Atelier Cologne uses natural and exotic ingredients from all over the world to curate unique and luxury scents. If you’re looking to elevate the basic scents of citrus to an even higher level, then Atelier Cologne’s perfume in the scent Orange Sanguine will be sure to satisfy the fans of citrus scents. Transport yourself to a summer morning in Positano with the happy and uplifting fragrance of fresh oranges. This scent is at the pricier side, but only uses natural ingredients and is extremely long-lasting. If you are a citrus fan and your budget allows it, then this perfume is a good investment for your perfect go-to summer scent.
These fresh, bright and feminine summer fragrances are great ideas if you’re on the hunt for a signature summer fragrance. Enjoy the summer days, and complement the warm and happy days of summer with these uplifting scents.
Which of these scents would you like to try? Do you have a go-to summer fragrance? Let us know in the comments below!
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Allison Havermale grew up in sunny San Diego, California. She is a senior at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and is majoring in English Language & Literature. She has a passion for food, literature, traveling, fashion, and beauty, and is hoping to pursue a writing career in one of those fields. When she’s not reading or writing, you can usually catch her at the beach or grabbing brunch with friends!