The Best New Summer Scents
You’ve switched over your closet, swapped your heavy face cream for a lighter one (with SPF, of course), now it’s time to put your winter fragrance on the back burner and spritz on a scent that screams summer! Here, six that’ll make this season even more delicious.
Imagine having the luxury of smelling fresh-from-the-dryer laundry without having to fold it (or put it away!). This clean scent has pear, verbena, jasmine, orange flower, and marine essences for a fragrance that’s cozy, crisp, and subtle enough to apply on the go.
To buy: $20, sephora.com.
If rose scents are your go-to, you’ll fall head over heels with this fragrance, which strikes the balance of classic yet completely original. In addition to the main notes of rose and grapevine branches, unexpected bursts of grapefruit, rhubarb, black currant, and musk combine to create a fragrance that’s feminine and lush.
To buy: $39, us.caudalie.com.
For those moments when you can’t sit on your porch and sip a refreshing cocktail, this is the next best escape. Inspired by lemon sorbet, it’s sweet but not too sugary, and is blended with magnolia and watermelon.
To buy: $40, ulta.com.
Nature-inspired notes of sea salt, sage, and ambrette seeds mingle to create a fresh, addictive scent that also smells incredible on linens—a must-have fragrance for your beach house (or your bathroom).
To buy: $60, jomalone.com.
More than just a sultry scent, this summer beauty must-have doubles as a lightweight body oil spray. Mist it onto your arms and legs for a sexy sheen. The tiny golden flecks deposit a subtle shimmer (not glitter) and act as an instant pick-me-up for pasty skin, while notes of white floral, amber, and sandalwood will whisk you away to your dream island.
To buy: $95, shop.nordstrom.com.
If you gravitate toward fresh cut grass or how your herb garden smells, you’ll want to feast your nose on this green scent. Inspired by a trip to Jeju, an island off the coast of Korea, the perfumers worked to create a fragrance using white musk, mandarin, and green tea. Stash the bottle in the fridge and douse it on when you need to chill out.
To buy: $149, Annick Goutal Boutique; (646) 964-4819 and bloomingdales.com.
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