We’ve found your new summer scent
Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / December 03 2017
It is officially summer and if you haven’t already overhauled your wardrobe and beauty kit in anticipation of the sweaty season, there’s no time like the present to get to it.
One of our favourite parts about the warmer days and balmy nights? Finding a new fragrance to encapsulate the summer season. Here are our top picks of the perfumes that’ll take you back to summer 2017 as the years roll on.
L’Artisan Parfumeur Histoire D’Orangers EDP
If you want your local summer break to feel like a luxurious getaway to Capri, you might want to invest in L’Artisan Parfumeur Histoire D’Orangers. The white florals paired with zesty citrus and fresh green notes will make you feel equal parts feminine and adventurous.
Roberto Cavalli Paradiso Assoluto EDP
It’s not always easy to find a fragrance that strikes the perfect balance between light and summery and rich and sensual, but Roberto Cavalli Paradiso Assoluto manages to do it with ease through its mix of patchouli and sandalwood with spicy red pepper and fresh wild jasmine.
By Terry Délectation Splendide EDP
By Terry Délectation Splendide is one for the lady who loves a sweet, feminine fragrance with a side of surprising zing. Adding lemon, ginger and pepper to Moroccan rose, praline, plum and Madagascar vanilla doesn’t sound like it would work, but it’s the kind of combination that makes you want to throw on a kaftan and spend all summer barefoot.
Lubin Epidor EDP
If your goal this summer is to embody the feeling of lying in a field surrounded by sunflowers with the sun warming your face, Lubin Epidor will be a welcome addition to your fragrance wardrobe. Featuring notes of jasmine and orange blossom with sandalwood and vanilla, this dreamy scent is bound to be a hit December to February (and beyond).
Eight & Bob Champs De Provence EDP
The combination of bergamot, orange and pear with jasmine, rose and musk in Eight & Bob Champs De Provence makes for a playful and lively scent that captures the frivolity of summer.
Jason Wu EDP
As chic as the Jason Wu EDP bottle looks, the scent is here to make a statement, too. The fresh, floral and woody fragrance has a slight muskiness to it that will ensure you’ll turn heads without overpowering the senses.
Orto Parisi Bergamask Parfum
Summer doesn’t always mean you have to go light and fresh, especially if you prefer warmer, richer scents. For something a bit more sensual that’ll be the perfect accessory for those balmy summer nights, try Orto Parisi Bergamask. The citrus and musk combination will tick all the right boxes, lasting all night long.
Bastide Ambre Maquis EDT
Another option for those who prefer a spicy, heady fragrance. Bastide Ambre Maquis is slightly lighter than Orto, and the fact that it’s an EDT means you’ll get that punchy woody start with a gradual fade as the night’s hours pass. A must-try for those who love notes of leather, patchouli, amber and sandalwood.
Prada Les Infusions de Rose EDP
For anyone who can’t get enough of a rose-based perfume. Prada Les Infusions de Rose combines the classic note with mandarin, orange plus other floral notes for a twist that’s perfect for the warm weather. This one will work an absolute treat for those summer day events that require something that’s as light as it is sophisticated.
Penhaligon’s Clandestine Clara EDP
Penhaligon’s Clandestine Clara is the kind of smoky, spicy scent that doesn’t overwhelm the senses, but certainly commands attention. Featuring notes of vanilla, cinnamon, musk and patchouli, you’d be just as comfortable wearing this to a late night summer soiree as you would sipping on Aperol spritzes in the sunshine.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Éclat EDP
If you’re a fan of sweet or gourmand fragrances, this twist on the classic La Vie Est Belle is one to try. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Éclat adds a touch of edginess with bergamot and sandalwood, while the notes of orange blossom and vanilla satisfy your sweet tooth.
Nasomatto Narcotic Venus EDP
If you could bottle that moment when a party kicks in, Nasomatto Narcotic Venus would be it. Sweet and floral notes mix with warm spicy accords, resulting in a fragrance that’s empowering, feminine and flirty. A guaranteed head turner.
Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue EDP
Light and fresh, Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue will make you feel like you’re out breathing in that summer air even when you might be stuck at your desk. The crisp combination of floral and green notes, lightly peppered with some woodiness, make for a lively scent you’ll wear again and again.
L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere EDP
Encapsulating the magic hour of sunset, L’Occitane Terre De Lumiere Gold Edition combines gourmand notes with aromatic freshness to leave you feeling like the night has just begun. Definitely one for the lavender lovers out there.
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Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.