Because warmer climates demand a different scent
Summer is within grasp, we can feel it. We can see it on the cheery faces of our fellow commuters, we can see it in the summer sandals that have been dusted off, ready for their season and we can feel the heat on our cheeks (don’t panic we’re wearing one of the best SPF moisturisers). With the new season upon us, it calls for a new wardrobe, a new outlook and definitely a new summer perfume. So what are 2019’s best summer perfumes?
Well there are plenty to choose from – you have your typical light and fresh fragrances that work for any occasion and then some more standout scents that will get you noticed at some of the summer’s most exciting events…
Here’s our roundup of the best summer perfumes…
Byredo’s newest offering is the embodiment of a summer fragrance. According to the brand, to be sundazed is ‘to be seduced by the sun in a state of summer bliss’. From the first whiff you’ll totally understand exactly what they mean. With ultra sunny notes, like mandarin, lemon, neroli and jasmin sambac, followed by the sweet and soft cotton candy and musk, this scent is sure to be a summer favourite this summer and all the years to follow. It’s perfect.
Does what it says on the tin, people. According to Calvin Klein, summer smells fresh, with notes of Blue Lagoon (not too sure), juniper berry (think G&Ts in the sun) and sparkling tangerine. It’s classic CK One, so suits ladies and chaps and that bottle is sure to cheer up any bathroom shelf.
Keep scrolling for even more fragrances that are sure to compliment your summer perfectly.
The best summer perfumes of 2019…
A super fruity, floral fragrance. Exactly the type that might spring to mind when thinking of summer scent. Much like Coach's other perfumes, at the base lies white woods and musk, but this new version has goji berry, grapefruit, peony and peach at the top and middle. If you're partial to something sweet, then this is right up your street.
Banana isn't your typical fragrance note, which is strange because the thought of bananas instantly make you picture tropical islands. This stunning scent combines jasmine flowers and candied bananas and works well on hot, beached skin.
Experimental Perfume Club is the niche fragrance brand that sells top, middle and base layer fragrances that can be worn together or alone. It allows you to play master perfumer in your own home. This middle layer fragrance, from their second collection, is completely delicious. It's part zingy and fruity, and part rich and floral.
Carine Roitfeld's new fragrance brand, with seven scents, has recently launched exclusively with Net-A-Porter. Each one inspired by a love story from Roitfeld's life. Sebastien is influenced by the heat of Buenos Aires, dance and tuberose. It's a rich, powdery fragrance that deserves to be worn in a hot climate.
This smells just like fresh orange juice - the type you only get on summer holidays. The type that's got those chunky bits in it, that's slightly red because it's been made with blood oranges. It's fresh, it's summery and it's highly addictive.
This is a fresh, light and fruity fragrance that's the perfect accompaniment to a summer dress and espadrilles. It's rich without being heavy, sweet without being sickly and light without being invisible. It's a modern take on a floral fragrance.
The main notes in Afternoon Swim are orange, bergamot and mandarin, so you can imagine how fresh and citrusy it smells. However, don't be put off for thinking that it just smells like a pot of marmalade. Oh no, with a hint of ginger and ambergris it has a watery fluidity about it, which make the whole thing work so well. The great thing about these bottles is that they can be refilled in store.
Every single year you can guarantee that Tom Ford will create a fragrance synonymous with summer holidays. And this year he has done it again. This salty, woody scent smells instantly quite masculine, but when worn with an oversized white linen shirt and tiny denim shorts, G&T in hand it works for women too.
This right here is a clever fragrance. Not only does it smell divine - that'll be the ylang ylang, rose, jasmine and coconut - but the citrussy notes also repel stinging insects, like mosquitos. AND it's been developed without phototoxic or photo-sensitive ingredients so it can be worn safely in the sun. Smart stuff.