8 classic summer perfumes you’ll want to spritz now

You might be hunkered down at home, but a few sniffs of a fresh and light fragrance can really spritz you straight into a summer adventure. To prepare, you might want to switch out your darker, moodier perfumes for lilting florals and zesty citruses, which can serve as a complete mood boost at the moment. Here’s what to reach for now.

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Florale EDT

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Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Florale EDT

A modern interpretation of a rose fragrance, this one is balanced with other florals and woods. t is meant to smell like just-showered skin, with powdery florals on top, mandarin in the heart and white woods as the base.

Giorgio Armani Si EDP

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With notes of mandarin, may rose, freesia, vanilla and patchouli, this might be the creamy feminine fragrance you’re looking for. The presence of the citrus fruit gives it a sparkling brightness that works for the day, and the woody and ambroxan notes make it evening-appropriate too.

Chloé EDP

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Chloé EDP

The fragrance is feminine in a non-traditional way that is not all-out girly. The accords of lychee, rose, lily of the valley, cedarwood, amber and honey all play well against each other, which give it a balanced but refreshing character.

Jo Malone Sea Salt and Wood Sage Cologne

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Jo Malone Sea Salt and Wood Sage Cologne

With you could take a quick escape to a salty and sandy beach? This perfume might help you get there. It has an earthy, marine ingredient profile that is composed of ambrette seeds, sea salts, sage, sea algae and grapefruit, all of which leave a warm and spicy but iridescent scent.

Gucci Bloom EDP

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Gucci Bloom EDP

This is a go-to for all who love white florals, especially the whiff of jasmine. It is meant to recreate the ecstasy of being in the modern Garden of Eden. Notes of tuberose, jasmine and rangoon creeper slowly unfold on the skin conjuring up a wild, intense trail, that makes its presence felt. Discovered in India, the rangoon creeper has a slightly powdery floral scent, which makes it a key addition to this formula.

Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT

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Marc Jacobs Daisy EDT

Many floral perfumes can smell too powdery and musky to be modern and can stay on your vanity for years before you spritz it again. This one however, is a fruity-floral composition with jasmine in the heart rate. The woody presence of white wood and musk balances the sweetness of the berries and vanilla.

Versace Dylan Blue EDT

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Versace Dylan Blue EDT

If you’re on the lookout for a fresh and clean fragrance, this one fits the bill. Top notes include bergamot, grapefruit, aquatic notes and fig leaves, and middle notes include violet leaves, black pepper and papyrus wood. The base notes of saffron and mineral musk tie it all together and last all day without fading.

Twilly d’Hermès EDP

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Twilly d’Hermès EDP

A summer-ready perfume should look just as great on your shelf as it does when spritzed on, and this perfume serves that purpose. It is made of ginger, tuberose and sandalwood notes that serve as a great study in contrasts.

The article was first published in Vogue

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  • Aparrna Gupta

    Transitioning from crafting stories for The Asian Age and Bombay Times to setting beauty trends in Verve, Aparrna Gupta’s journey has always revolved around resonant storytelling. Her prowess in content creation is unparalleled, with articles featured in renowned publications like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel India, Lifestyle Asia, Elle, and Femina. She also excels in content ideation, trend identification, mood board creation, and product styling. Her expertise has proven invaluable to homegrown brands, enabling them to authentically connect with their audience.

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