6 Summer Scents
To Sweep you Away
With social distancing practices and travel restrictions in place, this summer might look very different from the usual—no summer breeze or sandy beaches. While we’re reminiscing about our past holidays, what better way to create some splendid summer escapism than through an olfactory adventure? We’ve scoped and sniffed our way through the perfume aisle to find you the most pleasing, mood-lifting, warm-season summer scents. Who needs a summer getaway, anyway?
We wanted to start our list of the best summer scents with this gorgeous treat from Byredo. The uplifting scent of blissful summer holidays encapsulated in a bottle. It features citrusy top notes of Californian lemon and mandarin, floral heart notes of neroli and Arabian Jasmine, and sweet base notes of white musk and cotton candy. Evoking a sense of nostalgia and escapism entwined with the warmth of an endless summer.
Tom Ford captures the cool breezes, sparkling clear water and foliage of the Italian Riviera through crisp citrus oils, floral notes and amber undertones. One of the best summer perfumes we found, it stimulates the ideal recollection of a summer stroll through its namesake Italian coastal village.
Next on our list of the very best summer scents is the Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Crush Body Mist. The scent to transport you to the sandy beaches of Rio. An alluringly sweet, yet sultry scent of pistachio and salted caramel that you and everyone in your vicinity will find irresistible. Spritz it all over your hair, body and clothes for a deliciously enticing lift.
A firm favourite with the candle lovers among us, Diptique have made it into our list of the best summer scents with their Philosykos Eau de Toilette. A fresh fig fragrance, inspired by Greek summers at Mount Pelion. Philosykos is Greek for "friend of the fig tree". This evocative scent of summer was formulated by master perfumers as an ode to the entire fig tree stood in the backdrop of many fond summer memories – imagine sun-soaked wild fig groves mixed with the warm summer wind. The delightfully aromatic fragrance contains layers of milky scent of figs, green freshness of leaves and earthiness of white wood.
Our penultimate choice of the best summer perfume is CLEAN RESERVE's Acqua Neroli Eau De Parfum. A unisex fragrance that is reminiscent of a refreshing Mediterranean breeze. Acqua Neroli has a citrusy top note of Bergamot, Mandarin and Sicilian Orange. With a zesty floral heart of fragrant Jasmine, Neroli and Orange Blossom and a rich aroma of Acqua Musk, Amber, and Ambrette at the base. The combination blends together seamlessly to create a warm freshness that's perfect for summer.
Rounding up our list of the best summer perfumes is the Ouai North Bondi Eau de Parfum. Created by celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkins in collaboration with a French perfumer. Inspired by the iconic and beautiful Australian beach, North Bondi. North Bondi Eau de Parfum features fresh, citrus notes of bergamot and Italian lemon with intoxicating magnolia, sweet vanilla, fruity blackberry and woody amber. Wear it as an everyday scent by misting it on your hair, pulse points and body.