Floral and fruity scents tend to dominate over the warmer months. But fresh fragrances, which are often created from combining aquatic, floral, citrus, green and woody notes, are as well suited to summer. Whether you’re staying cool by the pool or basking on the beach, here are the scents to spritz this season.
1. Davidoff Cool Water Reborn Eau de Parfum
A reinterpreted version of the first variant that launched in the 90s, this 2022 floral-aquatic fragrance is as good as its predecessor. It’s comprised of just three notes, namely rose, bergamot and vetiver, which come together to create a mesmerising fragrance that mimics a fresh coastal summer breeze.
2. Jo Malone London Earl Grey & Cucumber Cologne
Just two notes, with a hint of citrusy bergamot to amp up the freshness, this cologne has been a hit since it launched in 2011. Earl Grey tea is known for its floral aroma, and cucumber for its crisp, cool freshness. Together, they create a light but sophisticated summertime scent.
3. Molton Brown Wild Mint & Lavandin Eau De Parfum
When it comes to ultimate freshness, it doesn’t get much fresher than mint! This note is combined with lavandin – a flower from the lavender family – to make up this must-have unisex summer scent. With some tonka bean and nutmeg thrown in the mix, the accords can be described as green, aromatic and woody.
4. Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette
A his-and-hers scent that has been a best-seller since launching almost 30 years ago, “fresh” is the best word to describe it. It has citrus and aromatic accords, with notes including lemon, bergamot, pineapple, jasmine, rose, freesia, cedar, oakmoss and musk. This is one classic fragrance that never goes out of style!
5. Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey Eau de Parfum Fraîche
One look at this water drop-like bottle and you *know* that this fragrance is going to be a breath of fresh air. And it is! A floral-aquatic scent, it has both rain and water notes (yes, they are a thing!), as well as lilac, rose and cedar, making it delicate and perfect for warm weather.
6. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette
A fragrance that has stood the test of time and continues to fly off shelves to this day, it was created to evoke the feeling of summer spent by the sea (preferably on a yacht!). With fresh, citrus and woody accords, it has notes of lemon, apple, cedar, bamboo, jasmine, rose, musk and amber.