Bid farewell to the woodsy, spicy fragrances you cozied up to on cold days. Summer’s almost here, y’all, and your perfume wardrobe is due for an update. So as you’re dusting off your espadrilles and shimmy into your favourite sundress, reach too for fresh citruses, florals, and other sparkling, zesty notes to wear on your escapades in the sun, salt, and sand. Below, shop 10 new fragrances that fit the bill.
For the Citrus-Lover
Louis Vuitton Le Jour Se Léve, £185
A single spritz of Louis Vuitton’s new Le Jour Se Léve transports you right into a grove of mandarin trees. It’s the closest you’ll get to smelling like an overflowing basket of citrus—without carrying one around, Carmen Miranda style. Notes of sambac jasmine and blackcurrant accord add to its fresh and uplifting vigor.
For the Party Girl
Bvlgari Omnia Pink Sapphire £57.60
If the KiraKira sparkly app were a fragrance, it’d be Bvlgari’s Omnia Pink Sapphire. It’s fun and festive, with notes of frangipani, pink pomelo, and vanilla musk. The whimsical, fruity combo matches a wearer who doesn’t plan to waste her summer nights at home. If you’re wearing this, you’re going out.
For the One Who Buys Fresh Flowers Every Week
Tory Burch Just Like Heaven, £109.72
If you’re into florals, Tory Burch’s Just Like Heaven is a necessary addition to your collection. The notes of hyacinth, heliotrope, and tonka bean absolute are intoxicating—and leave you feeling sentimental, not unlike a bouquet from a beloved.
For the #Influencer
Prada Candy Sugar Pop, £62.10
Be the center of attention when you wear Prada’s Candy Sugar Pop, a mixture of green citrus, peach, and vanilla. Yes, it smells sweet, but another selling point is how damn ‘grammable that bottle is. Sky blue, yellow, millenial pink, and a golden Prada logo? Double tap.
For the Beach Bum
Marc Jacobs Daisy Love, £90
A new take on Marc Jacobs’ iconic Daisy fragrance, Daisy Love brings a summery twist with sweet cloudberries, daisy tree petals, cashmere musk, and gourmand. It’s meant to capture the carefree effervescence of youth, and the bliss of relaxing on a beach under a clear sky. Sign me up.
For the One Who Plans to Be On a Boat All Summer
Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria, £98
Whether or not you have a trip booked to Italy this summer, your seafaring spirit can thrive with a bottle of this Acqua Di Parma scent inspired by the prima locale. Notes of mandarin, jasmine, geranium, and patchouli will make you feel like you’re sipping chinotto on a yacht in the Mediterranean before settling down to sunny nap.
For the Romantic
Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé, £74
Florals and fruit are friends in this delicious new offering from Ralph Lauren. Rose, jasmine, red apple, and patchouli capture the allure of the year’s most romantic season.
For the One Looking for a Summer Fling
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense, £82
Watch any of the iconic Coco Mademoiselle commercials and you’ll know the person who wears the fragrance always gets, then leaves, her paramour. This new version on the floral scent, featuring jasmine, orange blossom, and ylang-ylang, will undoubtedly beckon suitors closer—you decide what’s next.
For the World Traveler
Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum, £65.60
Freesia, mirabelle plum, and oakmoss were crafted with a free-spirited woman in mind. It’s not your average floral, that’s for certain. Wear it all summer as you go on adventures and spray it months later to take you right back.
For the One Who Loves Luxury
Cartier La Panthère Eau de Parfum , £110
Someone who loves the finer things in life won’t be able to resist this Cartier bottle…in the shape of a panther face (!!!). The scent—summery gardenia, jasmine, bergamot, and grapefruit—is equally mysterious, elegant, and refined.
Have you tried any of these new perfumes? or what’s your new fave perfume for this summer? Let me know x