As spring swiftly turns to summer, the days are getting lighter, the weather warmer, our spirits brighter…and so should your signature scent. If you haven’t already, it’s time to retire your warm winter perfume and pick out a fresh, new fragrance for the warmer days ahead.
With so many exquisite perfumes on the market, finding your new favorite might prove to be a challenge, but we’re here to lend a helping hand, with expert suggestions of 10 of our favorite spring and summer fragrances.
1. Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé
Spring is the time for romance, which is why Ralph Lauren’s new floral scent, Romance Rosé, should be on your radar. Feminine key notes of fresh Bergamot, dusky Patchouli, sweet Lychee, and delicious Red Apple come together with a rich base of Rose de Mai for the perfect spring fragrance.
2. Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya
Sweet and fruity, Tropical Cherimoya’s notes of juicy Pear and fragrant Passion Flower are warmed with Brazilian copahu resin and balmy Tonka Bean, keeping the scent soft, feminine, and absolutely divine.
3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Love
This delicate floral fragrance is a fresh, romantic take on Marc Jacobs’ classic Daisy, featuring notes of sparkling Cashmere Musk, Driftwood, enchanting Crystallized Cloudberries, and exquisite Daisy Tree Petals.
4. Pinrose Secret Genius Shimmer Mist
With warm notes of Vanilla, Sandalwood, and rich Caramel, Secret Genius is an alluring gourmand fragrance that’ll give your skin a gorgeous, ethereal glow.
5. Tocca Maya
A warm floral fragrance, Maya features key notes of wild Iris, Blackurrant, Patchouli, Jasmine, Rose, and spicy Oakmoss for a delightfully flowery yet sophisticated scent.
6. Mugler Les Exceptions Mystic Aromatic
The tenth creation in Mugler’s Les Exceptions collection, Mystic Aromatic is herbal and green, with sensual key notes of Amber, Basil, Clary Sage, Oregano, and Thyme, before settling into the unexpected oriental sweetness of Peru Balsam.
7. Berdoues Oud al Sahraa
Good news: Warm and spicy perfumes aren’t just for winter months anymore! Berdoues’ Oud al Sahraa combines the enchanting aroma of Oud with the brightness of Italian Mandarin and the headiness of myrrh for a truly captivating scent.
8. Atelier Cologne Clementine California
Perfect for a bright spring and summer fragrance, Clementine California is a fresh citrus scent with top notes of Clementine, Mandarin, and Juniper berries, melted together with warm base notes of Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Cypress.
9. Hermès Eau de Citron Noir
Want something summery, yet still dark and mysterious? Eau de Citron Noir is the signature scent you’ve been searching for. Fresh citrus fruits of Buddha’s Hand, Finger Lime, and Eureka Lemon seductively contrast with the woodiness of Black Lime for a truly irresistible fragrance.
10. CK One Summer
The 2018 composition of the cult favorite CK One, One Summer opens with top notes of fresh Lemon and Lime Mojito before melting into middle notes of White Flower, Pineapple, and Guava, and settles into a creamy base of Coconut Milk and Cedar Wood.
Zeynep Yenisey is a relationship, grooming, and travel journalist based in New York. Her work has been featured both online and in print for publications including Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Dr. Oz The Good Life.