Best Summer Fragrances: How to Find Yours?

My article about new spring fragrance launches was all about the florals, particularly those with a prominent rose in them. They’re equally nice for the summer, but a true summer fragrance needs more: It needs to be juicy, fruity, fresh like a cool breeze. So let’s take a look at the favourites as well as the newcomers, for him and for her!

If you’re looking for a new perfume, you might want to wait, because summer is the time for an Eau de Toilette. While the concentration of essences in a perfume is around 15 to 20%, an Eau de Toilette has about 5 to 15%. This makes it naturally lighter while not necessarily less intense or lasting. It all comes down to the notes.

In an Eau de Toilette, the usually fruity or herbal top notes take centre stage, while perfume is at its strongest at the heart and in the base (spices, woody notes). This is why perfume and an Eau de Toilette of the same fragrance might be similar, but different... And it’s also why Eau de Toilettes and unisex fragrances are better for the summer!

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WOMEN’S SUMMER FRAGRANCES

On the Beach

In 2001, Dolce & Gabbana, Light Blue succeeded at capturing the spirit of the Mediterranean. It’s refreshing and intoxicating, but very light, and still one of the all-time best-sellers, just like the timeless classic Davidoff Cool Water Woman...

Sweet and Floral

By contrast, Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Eau So Sweet is completely new and made for hot summer days. Red raspberries and blackberries with daisy are all about femininity! Or would you rather try another new floral, the Armani Light di Gioia?

MEN’S AND UNISEX SUMMER FRAGRANCES

A Citrus Grove

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capriis the most refreshing fragrance you could possibly imagine. Juicy orange, tangerine, and lemon will instantly grab your attention. And this one is UNISEX, too!!! Just like the good old Tom Ford Neroli Portofino in the niche category.

Casually spicy

The Calvin Klein CK One Summer 2019 was designed especially for this summer, and it’s a resounding success! Its coriander and matcha are pleasantly casual with the bergamot and water lily scents.. For another citrus-and-herbs combination, try the Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc.

Ocean Breeze and Call of the Wild

Paco Rabbane Invictus has both a great name and longevity. It transports you to the depths of the sea as soon as you smell it. And if your man is still not happy, try going for the Davidoff Run Wild a perfect fragrance for the adventurous type!

P.S.: Find more fragrance inspiration, summer perfumes and Eau de Toilettes in the Summer Fragrance category!