Whether you like an action-packed time away, a city adventure, or a Mediterranean escape, we all need the perfect scent to accompany us on our summer holiday. So, it’s time to push the deep, rich scents to the back of the dressing table and discover the ten best summer holiday perfumes that will whisk you away before even setting foot on the plane.
CK One Summer Daze by Calvin Klein
Bursting with energy and freshness, CK One Summer Daze by Calvin Klein is bound to put some pep in your step once the temperature starts to soar. With notes of zesty kumquat and cooling mint iced tea, CK One Summer Daze will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you. Whether that’s listening to the waves crashing whilst the sun sets or embarking on a roundtrip with no end destination, this scent should be by your side through it all.
Flowerbomb Nectar by Viktor&Rolf
Don’t be fooled by the name, Flowerbomb Nectar by Viktor&Rolf is not your average floral fragrance. Delicate notes of orange blossom and jasmine combine with the unexpected gunpowder accord to bring together an addictively smoky, yet feminine scent. Whilst it’s fresh enough for a hot summer’s day, the seductiveness of this perfume makes it a showstopper come sunset. On the dry down, this perfume comes to a head with vanilla and spicy tonka bean, setting the mood for romantic alfresco dining.
Bloom by Gucci
Dreaming of a peaceful escape this summer? We challenge you to find a perfume more suited to that brief than Bloom by Gucci. The trio of white floral top notes mean that you won’t smell out of place in a meadow full of flowers. The delightful haze of summer is topped up with neroli, musk and sandalwood as any memories of winter slip further and further out of your mind!
J’adore by Dior
Going on a trip where fresh flowers and woodland will surround you? We’ve found your perfect sidekick! J’adore by Dior will engulf you in a fusion of florals and woody accents that are both refreshing and refined at the same time. This well-rounded scent is an instant mood-booster that is addictive to both the wearer and anyone you come across. The perfect summer scent? We think so!
La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal by Lancôme
La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal not only captures the carefree essence of summer, but it also embodies it. This well-rounded summer perfume captivates with its sparkling mandarin top notes and white floral heart. But this is not your standard floral scent; you’ll get coconut accord which gives it an oh-so-tropical feel to it. This captivating scent gets you ready for a summer of fun from the second you spritz. Be careful, you won’t want to stop!
Si Passione by Armani
If the bottle is anything to go by, Si Passione by Armani is a captivating scent that‘ll spark passion instantly. Whether you need it for day-time beach trips or late-night soirees, the pink pepper and pear notes sparks long-lasting life into the scent. The delicate florals are then given warmth with the vanilla and cedarwood, which will linger on your skin, long into the summer night.
NARCISO Néroli Ambrée by Narciso Rodriguez
There’s a clue in the name, but the entrancing notes of neroli steal the show here. NARCISO Néroli Ambrée by Narciso Rodriguez is a masterclass in capturing the beauty and vibrancy of the warmer months. Whether you’re blissfully strolling along a promenade or sitting on a balcony watching the sun shine its last rays, the delicate balance of neroli, orange blossom and amber is sure to delight.
Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia by Guerlain
If you were thinking of heading to the Mediterranean this summer, don’t forget your bottle of Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia by Guerlain! Inspired by the citrus groves of Sicily, you can expect a super juicy and delightful scent. With blood orange, mint, peppercorn, and woody notes giving this scent a light and refreshing aroma, you’ll be transported back to Sicily every time you spray.
Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder
Now who doesn’t want to channel their inner bronzed goddess? This is a scent for sun-drenched days where your only decision of the day is which sundress you’ll wear. It’s a carefree and light scent that blends zesty citrus fruits with delicate floral and creamy coconut notes to create a blissful scent journey. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder is best paired with a floppy sunhat and a good book.
Libre by Yves Saint Laurent
With Libre meaning ‘free’ in French, it’s no surprise that this is one of those holiday perfumes that inspires you to be your carefree, authentic self. Isn’t that what summer is about anyway? So whether you’re exploring sunny cities or feeling the sand between your toes, the contrast of lavender and warm orange blossom creates a feeling of liberation and a sense of fun.
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