With summer in full swing there’s no better time to switch your trusted fragrance to a fresh seasonal scent. During winter we usually opt for deeper scents that get elevated during the colder months, whereas in summer, lighter fragrances tend to work well during warmer days.
If you’ve been looking to try out a new, summer-ready scent, we’ve compiled five perfumes you’ll love this season. Ranging from floral options from Diptyque to head-turning scents from Le Labo, keep reading below to see our top picks this season.
Another 13, Le Labo
Le Labo has practically become known as the “Haute Couture of Fragrance,” and with good reason. The niche fragrance maker’s AnOther 13 has become a favorite for both men and women, featuring notes of musk combined with 12 ingredients including earthy moss, subtly sweet jasmine and musky ambrette seeds. The alluring scent is ideal for day-to-day wear, and will become a staple during the summer months.
Where: AnOther 13 is available in 15ml, 50ml and 100ml sizes, and are available at Cult Beauty starting at $75 USD.
Gypsy Water, Byredo
Swedish label Byredo’s fragrance Gypsy Water has become one of its best-selling products. Boasting a mix of pine needle, sandalwood and lemon as well as hints of vanilla and bergamot, the fragrance is light yet leaves a lasting impact. Inspired by “the roaming wanderlust of the Romani people to evoke freedom and a deeper connection to the Earth,” the scent is the perfect pick for the summer heat.
Where: Available in both 50ml and 100ml bottles, Byredo’s Gypsy Water is available at Space NK where it retails starting at $175 USD.
Eau Rose Eau De Toilette, Diptyque
For those looking for a floral scent, Diptyque’s Rose fragrance is a must-have. Taking inspiration from roses, “the Queen of flowers,” the impactful scent delivers fresh and tangy scents of blackcurrant, bergamot and fruity lychee, layered atop the deep rose smell. To finish it off, the fragrance sees base notes of cedar, musk and honey, leaving the scent with the impression of freshly cut roses.
Where: Space NK, retailing at $140 USD.
Skin, Clean Reserve
Skin by Clean Reserve has a warm and tender scent containing top notes of fresh musk as well as middle notes of tonka bean and warm skin accord. The fragrance works perfectly for both day-to-day wear as well as special occasions, and has a unique salty sweetness to its captivating aroma.
Where: Skin by Clean Reserve retails at approximately $107 USD at Space NK.
Vetiver, Malin + Goetz
This fragrance from Malin + Goetz comes with a fresh scent featuring surprising smoky notes. The perfume is filled with energising qualities from citrus and cardamom, contrasted with a woody warmth of celery sees and white iris. The bottom notes are warm amber, vetiver and guaiacwood, which uplifts and energises, and is the perfect seasonal scent to try out.
Where: At $164 USD, Malin + Goetz’s Vetiver fragrance is available at Space NK