Bobbi Brown Beach, Le Labo Jasmin, And 7 More Summer Perfumes That Smell Like Your Ultimate Vacation
If the glorious, sunny weather and abundance of sun-kissed skin hasn't informed you already, summer is officially here. In addition to bikini-driven workouts and Sundays spent lounging on a blanket in the park, summer necessitates a change of scent. Perfumes tend to be magnified in the heat, and if by some ghastly mistake you think the world wants to sniff your Chanel No. 5 from 20 yards away on a 100 degree day, you're sorely mistaken. In honor of summer, here are nine soft, light fragrances that capture the spirit of the season.
Tom Ford Private Blend Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino scent was created to evoke the scent of coastal Italy during the warm summer months, perfect for those who adore la dolce vida.
Tom Ford Private Blend Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum, $210, shop.nordstrom.com
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Cologne
If it’s good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, chances are it must be something quite special. This subtle, citrusy scent is perfect for your inner royal–and your desire for everlasting summer.
Jo Malone London Orange Blossom Cologne, $60, bergdorfgoodman.com
Robert Piguet Fracas Parfum
Robert Piguet’s classic perfume is a heady floral scent which may very well transport you to your favorite tropical isle.
Robert Piguet Fracas Parfum, $125, bergdorfgoodman.com
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum
Dolce and Gabbana’s latest eau is the first perfume to utilize South African White Amaryllis, a note which complements delicate water lily and Neroli leaf components for a truly unique experience.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum, $90, sephora.com
Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance
If you wear sunscreen in part because of the delightfully fruity scent, Bobbi Brown’s Beach is your perfect match. The understated scent combines the smell of sun, sand, sunscreen, and salt into one irresistible product.
Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance, $70, bluemercury.com
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk
Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica scent actually is evocative of a beach walk. Unlike other perfumes which pretend to locations or moments, this beauty will make you believe you’re strolling along a pink sand beach in Bermuda (or Montauk, or Santa Monica).
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk, $125, barneys.com
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi
Acqua Di Parma’s Fico Di Amalfi summons Italy in a few key notes: fig, jasmine, and bergamot. Who needs the Italian Riviera when you have this perfume?
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi, $98, sephora.com
Aerin Lilac Path
As if an eponymous makeup line weren’t enough, cosmetics entrepreneur Aerin Lauder (granddaughter of Estee) created a series of enticingly named scents. For a whiff of summertime, try Lilac Path.
Aerin Lilac Path, $110, saksfifthavenue.com
Le Labo Jasmin 17
If you’re a fan of night-blooming jasmine (and frankly, who isn’t?) Le Labo’s Jasmin 17 has your name on it.
Le Labo Jasmin 17, $160, lelabofragrances.com