As summer approaches, the excitement of a well-deserved holiday fills the air. Whether it’s to far-off lands for a tropical adventure, or a city break touring ancient wonders, what’s a summer holiday without the perfect holiday perfume? Choosing the best summer holiday perfume to accompany you on your travels requires a touch of whimsy and a dash of expertise. So, join us on a fragrant escapade, where scents are like passports to paradise and each bottle holds the promise of unforgettable memories. Here’s our top ten summertime scents!
Top 10 Summer Holiday Perfumes
1. Fame Blooming Pink, by Paco Rabanne
We’re coming out the gate strong with our first holiday perfume pick. Fame Blooming Pink, by Paco Rabanne is a summer vacation wrapped in a sparkling, pink jewelled bottle! This fragrance is unique, playful, and oh, so enticing. It’s bursting with precious ingredients from airy jasmine and succulent mango to sensual, creamy incense. Which, we might add are all vegan, 90% natural origin, and 100% sustainable.
2. Born In Roma Uomo Intense For Him, and Born In Roma Donna Intense For Her, by Valentino
Are you looking to create romantic vacation memories this summer?
Then the Born In Roma Intense duo collection are the best summer holiday perfumes for you! This iconic duo by Valentino – Born In Roma Uomo Intense, for him, and Born In Roma Donna Intense, for her, were inspired by the magical sunsets in Rome. Hers is a bewitching blend of jasmine, vanilla, amber and benzoin. While his is an intoxicating infusion of vanilla, lavandin, leather, and heart of vetiver. Two playful perfumes are a unique mix of freshness, and deep sensuality that subtly shift between day and night.
3. Un Jardin à Cythère Eau de Toilette, by HERMÈS
If you’re heading to the Greek Islands this summer (or just wish you were!), you’re going to want to pack Le Jardin a Cythere, by HERMES. Inspired by an unspoiled Greek island named Kythira, and beautifully presented in a bottle inspired by horse-drawn carriage lanterns of yesteryear. The details! Clearly this exquisite perfume lives up to the exceptional standards of the 19th century French design house that is Hermes. Notes of refreshing, green grass-meets-woody-meets-citrus-with a dash of fresh pistachios will have you reliving your summer holiday with every future spritz!
4. Beach Walk, by Maison Margiela
Picture this: you’re on a dreamy holiday, relaxing on a sun-drenched beach, toes sinking into the warm sand, as the salty breeze cools your skin. As the ocean’s waves rhythmically roll in and out your worries are whisked away, leaving you in a state of pure bliss. And this is the exact moment that Maison Margiela has miraculously replicated and labelled Beach walk by Maison Margiela. It’s a blissful, beachy blend of floral notes paired with sweet coconut and soft musks. The perfect holiday perfume!
By the way, we’ve dedicated an entire article to perfumes that smell like the beach where this popular summer holiday perfume is described as ‘the memory of a warm summer’s day on a sandy beach’.
5. Lunar Ossa Ocean, by Prada
Calling all men. Sweeping in on the ‘best summer holiday perfume’ list is Luna Rossa Ocean, by Prada. The sleek bottle is inspired by the dynamic beauty of extreme sail boats, which cleverly alludes to the intense, masculine fragrance within. A full-bodied fougere formulation opens with a burst of grapefruit, contrasted with a rich, smooth vanilla bean. This my friend, is sexy summer holiday perfume for the man in your life!
Interested in the ‘her’ to his Prada, Luna Rossa Ocean? We’ve created a list of His and Her Fragrances to help you compliment your other halves!
6. Boss Bottled Pacific, by Hugo Boss
Boss Bottled Pacific, by Hugo Boss is another sexy summer holiday perfume for men. Inspired by ‘warm blue waters, pastel sunrises and golden sands’, this Eau de Toilette is a refreshing and invigorating tonic for the BOSS Man! An infusion of coconut, lemon, and salt, with warm, woody, musky base notes thanks to cashmeran. Never heard of cashmeran? It’s a synthetic note romantically described as ‘the scent of sun-kissed skin’. Sound like the ultimate fragrance for your sizzling summer holiday!
7. Dylan Purple, by Versace
Featured in our ‘What are synthetic fragrances’ article, Dylan Purple, by Versace is a velvety dream wrapped up in a decadent amphora-shaped bottle. Iso E Super, is a woody, amber-like synthetic note that brings velvety smoothness to a fragrance. Dylan Purple is an infusion of freshly harvested orange, juicy pear, heady freesia and other musky notes that create a bright, addictive holiday perfume.
8. Nomade Jasmin Naturel, by Chloé
Nomade Jasmin Naturel Intense by Chloé is the scent that’ll instantly make you think of summer holidays. Just one whiff of this long-lasting eau de parfum and you will be mentally transported back to your vacation destination –long after you return! It’s an intensely feminine summer holiday perfume, thanks to notes of jasmine, date, pear accord, vanilla and creamy sandalwood. Wherever your travels take you this summer, you will be a compliment magnet in this crowd-pleasing perfume!
9. Burberry Her Elixir, by Burberry
Turn up the heat this summer with Burberry Her Elixir, eau de Parfum. An irresistibly sexy perfume to create summer holiday memories. The latest in the Burberry Her collection this sensual fragrance features natural aphrodisiac aromas of vanilla and jasmine, infused with fruity gourmand and dark red berries. One of the best summer holiday perfumes in our line up –if sweet ‘n sex is your thing!
10. Eros, by Versace
Versace male fragrances embody four key concepts: desire, beauty, love and passion. And we think these are the elements of the best summer holiday perfume! Eros, by Versace is fresh, woody, and rather citrusy. But best of all? This fragrance is vegan. It’s made without any animal-derived products, including eggs, bees, dairy and animal enzymes.
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ABOUT GABRIELLE RICHENS
Gabrielle is a skincare pro turned beauty copywriter. She’s been writing and creating beauty content for over five years but has been in and around the world of beauty for most of her life. When she’s not researching the latest skincare ingredients you’ll find her dishing out beauty tips on Instagram. Her current perfume obsession? Rose Naturelle by Chloé.