With summer comes longer days, balmy nights, and a carefree mood that permeates our being. The vibe of the season is easy and breezy with a hint of fun and fabulousness–and we’re not just talking about your fashion choices, but your beauty look too. Not only should your makeup and hair lighten up, but you should switch up your scent for the season. Save heavier perfumes for cooler months and opt for fragrances with a fresh, floral-based packed with unexpected and captivating notes to give it a little extra oomph. Here are six fresh picks perfect for summer 2018!
If you like: Fruity and Floral
Try: Armani Si Passione, available at Sephora
Fruit and floral notes combine to create a sophisticated scent perfect for a sultry summer night. Giorgio Armani himself describes his latest fragrance as “an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independence of spirit;” he achieves this with a vibrant blend of notes including blackcurrant nectar, pear, jasmine, heliotrope, rose and cedarwood.
If you like: Warm Florals and Earthy Tones
Try: Chloé Nomade Eau de Parfum, available at Sephora
The Chloé girl is free-spirited, forward-thinking and fun-loving and this fragrance bottles that spirit and energy. A warm floral blend, oakmoss, freesia and Mirabelle plum are the stars of this show creating a scent with an alluring and sparkling earthiness.
If you like: Vanilla and Rose
Try: Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense, available at Holt Renfrew
The now-iconic original Coco Mademoiselle fragrance has been given a sexy makeover. The fresh citrus and bergamot notes of the original scent remain; what’s new is the addition of a higher concentration of Indonesian patchouli which imbues the fragrance with a magnetic richness and depth.
If you like: Powdery and Floral finishes
Try: Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori Eau de Toilette, available at Holt Renfrew
If you want an ultra-chic and unique fragrance this one’s for you. Where the original Gucci Bloom has a powdery, floral finish, this reincarnation has a decidedly aquatic, dewy scent thanks to the addition of green galbanum, a note renown in the fragrance world for it’s musky freshness.
If you like: Floral and Feminine notes
Try: Miu Miu L’eau Rosée Eau de Toilette, available at Sephora
This delicate floral scent is super-femme and whisper-light, a perfect choice if you want a fragrance that’s soft and incredibly subtle. Lily of the valley and cassis buds are at the heart of this juice which are enveloped in notes of woody musk.
If you like: Spice
Try: Twilly d’Hermés Eau de Parfum, available at Hudson's Bay
This delicate pink juice packaged in a stylish square bottle tied with a Hermés silk ribbon smells as pretty as it looks. A spicy floral, this fragrance gets it’s kick from a heady blend of tuberose, ginger and sandalwood—this scent is French girl coolness at it’s best.