Perfumes are a subtle way to make a statement but finding the right one can be quite a challenge. With summer just around the corner, the new season is the perfect excuse to switch up your perfume routine. Since everyone needs a signature scent but might not be able to make it out to a beauty or department store, we’ve got you covered with 15 of the best perfumes that won’t dominate the room, but will leave you smelling sweet and fresh!
1. Daisy – Marc Jacobs
This is one of the most popular perfumes on the market for a reason! Daisy is light and floral, making for the perfect summer day time scent. Plus, it comes in a super cute daisy-laden bottle, leaving you with a sweet display piece for your nightstand or dresser. You’ll love how this perfume bottle smells AND looks!
2. Libre Eau De Parfum – Yves Saint Laurent
The combination of lavender and orange essences with musk makes this perfume a unique floral fusion that’ll transport you instantly to an imaginary weekend on the Iberian coast. With a noninvasive scent that lasts for hours, Libre Eau De Parfum by YSL will be your next go-to perfume for anything from a day out shopping with friends to a casual evening event. The versatile combination of florals along with the perfume’s YSL “it-bag” inspired bottle make Libre absolutely to die for, complete with the brand’s timeless logo placed prominently on the bottle.
3. Bright Crystal Eau De Toilette – Versace
If you’re looking for a perfume that’s sensual and sexy, look no further than to Versace’s Bright Crystal. Inspired by Donatella Versace’s all-time faves, this floral fragrance would be irresistible to anyone who comes in contact with it. Yuzu and pomegranate combined with an entire garden of aromas – peony, magnolia, and lotus – give Bright Crystal a sharp and crisp summery vibe that’s so light you’ll forget you even put it on! It’s the ultimate perfume for warmer months, so definitely add this to your shopping cart.
4. Coco Mademoiselle – Chanel
If Chanel knows one thing, it’s perfume. Known for its timeless scents, the French luxury brand is famous for gracing the bodies of countless celebrities, and Coco Mademoiselle will make you feel as glamorous as your iconic Chanel contemporaries!
Coco Mademoiselle is a vibrant and daring fragrance that is very feminine. While its darker notes of patchouli and vetiver qualify the perfume as a night-out essential, fresh splashes of orange and rose bring it back down a notch so it’s good for day-wear as well. Plus, it’s not overwhelming like other Chanel perfumes, which ranks Coco Mademoiselle the perfect option for the summer months!
5. Miss Dior – Dior
If you’re into florals, Miss Dior is the perfume for you. Various roses contrast with one another, coming together for the ideal summer fragrance. It offers hints of boldness and sweetness, yet isn’t overbearing in any way shape or form. Miss Dior is definitely a good pick for day time wear, especially if you’re on the go and want something clean and fresh, yet sweet and girly.
6. Viva La Juicy – Juicy Couture
Don’t be deterred by the bold and vivacious bottle Viva La Juicy comes in, because this perfume is actually a great, light option for summer day-time wear. Viva La Juicy is glamorous, girly, and is designed to meet couture in the everyday wear. Delicious wild berries along with floral notes from jasmine and honeysuckle come together in Juicy Couture’s most famous scent, which also has subtle hints of praline and vanilla. This fragrance is playful yet decadent – perfect for a summer romance!
7. Signature Eau De Parfum – Coach
Signature Eau De Parfum is Coach’s most spontaneous and energetic perfume to date, and is perfect for your next dreamy summer getaway! Bright raspberry and Turkish rose contrast with sensual musk, echoing the brand’s famous, polished authenticity. Plus, the bottle is reminiscent of Coach’s iconic handbags, featuring a gold turn-lock along with metal and ebony hangtags. Signature Eau De Parfum is a feminine, carefree scent you need to try for yourself!
8. Bloom – Gucci
Envisioned as a beautiful and lush garden, Bloom by Gucci is a contemporary and fresh floral fragrance that will make you rethink perfume as you know it. Jasmine and tuberose come together for a rich and flowery scent that’s naturally vibrant, and you only need to apply a little bit because it lasts all day long – without overwhelming your skin.
9. Chloe Eau De Parfum – Chloe
A Chloe woman is creative and confident, which is exactly how you’ll feel in Chloe Eau De Parfum! This floral scent transforms a classic rose into a rich and sensual experience, while hints of peony and warm cedarwood bring it back down to a natural, subtle tone. Chloe is airy and light but is also intimate and flirtatious. If you’re looking for a perfume that will reflect easy summer love, this is the one.
10. Romance – Ralph Lauren
This crisp and light perfume is a fan favorite and is sure to please as your go-to summer fragrance! Romance by Ralph Lauren is so easy to fall in love with, mimicking a garden of roses, jasmine, marigolds, and geranium. White musk and patchouli give this fresh scent a unique lustful touch that’s not overpowering, bringing a dreamy floral essence to your breeziest summer day.
11. Chance Eau Fraiche – Chanel
Another Chanel must-have is in Chance Eau Fraiche, the brand’s most energetic and fresh perfume yet. Ideal for hot summer days when you’re looking for a quiet note rather than confronting fragrance, Chance Eau Fraiche combines a pop of citrus with soft jasmine and teak wood to attain a sexy and fun scent that’s not invasive. Anyone would love this classic perfume!
12. Black Opium – Yves Saint Laurent
YSL is at it again with Black Opium, your next going-out essential this summer! The sexy and intoxicating aroma of vanilla and coffee make this perfume modern and young, while splashes of white flowers give it an edgy tang. It’s almost addictive and is definitely something to wear to a hot night out.
13. Donna Born In Roma – Valentino
Vanilla bourbon and jasmine marry in Valentino’s Donna Born in Roma, which is the perfect pick for your new summer scent. Some perfumes that smell this expensive and luxurious are on the mustier side, but Donna Born In Roma is light enough that you can easily make it a go-to day time fragrance.
14. CANDY – Prada
Prada’s CANDY is bold and vibrant. With exceptionally high-quality ingredients, this perfume is warm, spicy, and honestly great at any time of year! It’s magnified by white musk and benzoin, while warmth emanates from its caramel undertones. Whether you’re going on a picnic date or a night in the club, CANDY is one of the must-have perfumes of the summer.
15. Her – Burberry
If you’re into hyper-feminine perfumes that are fruity and floral, Burberry has you covered with its signature Her. Inspired by the boldness of London, Her features dark berries and jasmine, bringing together a floral vibe with its sensual amber base. You don’t want to miss out on this irresistible fragrance!