By Hannah Muehlberger
Welcome to the peak of summer! Time to spend your weekends wading in the pool and doing fun outside activities. The best part of summer is the summer scents! Now is the PRIME time to switch out the winter and fall fragrances of freshly fallen leaves and hot cocoa (although stay tuned for a list of our favorite fall and winter fragrances), and spray and lather the scents that remind us of the Fourth of July, Summer Vacation, and campfire side times! Below are some of the fragrances that exude the fruity and floral best moments of Summer.
Bath and Body Works: Fiji Sunshine Guava-tini
If you want to smell like the fruity cocktail you enjoy sipping by the pool, this is the one for you. At a glance, this packaging, whether it is the fine fragrance mist or the body cream, the colors on the bottles reminds you of the best beach sunsets of Summer. This scent includes fragrance notes of sun-kissed guava, fresh orange, and seaside jasmine. You will smell like a sweet, fruity cocktail in paradise! The fine fragrance medium scents your skin with a light-as-air-mist that’s super layerable while being designed to have ultimate coverage and is free of parabens. If you prefer body creams and lotions for your scents, the Fiji Sunshine Guava-tini also comes in the form of Ultimate Hydration Body Cream. It leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth, and replenished, just like your favorite body cream—but with hyaluronic acid. This cream is infused with the good stuff (hyaluronic acid and shea butter) which gives you 24-hour moisture all in a rich, luxe texture.
Buy it from the Bath and Body Works website here.
Pacifica: Island Vanilla Hair & Body Mist
If you are looking for a more affordable fragrance to wear throughout the summer, Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Hair and Body Mist are inspired by the luscious Tahitian vanilla and magic of the island. There’s a reason why this is their best seller. With no alcohol, parabens, phthalates, or propylene glycol, this fragrance is a blend of natural and essential oils, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free (perfect for summer). This mist is a light scent that lingers all day but is not too powerful. Key notes of this fragrance include Tahitian vanilla has fruity and light floral notes anchored by creamy, rich bourbon vanilla. Pacifica Beauty is an innovative clean beauty company that started a revolution in natural beauty. They are committed to using natural ingredients that are skin beneficial, non-toxic, and safe. Their product range includes skincare, color cosmetics, hair care, body, and perfume.
Buy it on Ulta here.
Next up on our list is an Eau de parfum with a distinct combination of honeysuckle and grapefruit. Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit evoke voluminous flowers and shimmering beaches. Italian bergamot, sun-warmed and citrusy, and mandarin oil impart lasting freshness. Lily of the valley and gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of jasmine sambac absolute. A fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration. With a reputation for innovation, sophistication, and superior quality, the iconic beauty brand Estée Lauder has produced luxury skincare, makeup, and fragrances since 1946. The philosophy that inspired Ms. Lauder more than 65 years ago remains the driving force of the Estée Lauder brand today: every woman can be beautiful. A radiant scent for a radiant summer!
Buy it on Nordstrom here.
This fruity-floral scent invites you into our lush garden by the sea—a sun-dappled oasis brimming with vibrant flora and abundant sunshine. A transportive temptation for our fragrance lovers, this immersive and uplifting scent is kissed with joy, dancing with notes of Brazilian jasmine, pink dragonfruit, ocean air, and a sheer touch of Tropicália vanilla. Every sensorial spritz inspires endless smiles and creates connections with others. Heighten the scent experience with Beija Flor™ Elasti-Cream. This collagen-rich, elasticity-boosting body cream kisses every inch of your skin with the same fresh and bright scent. Use them together to be cheirosa even longer! Effusive and unexpected, Cheirosa 68 Perfume Mist leaves you so cheirosa, which in Brazil means you smell incredibly delicious and irresistible. It’s a way of life and a way of loving life.
Buy it on Sol De Janerio’s website here.
Let the sunshine in. Limited-edition Bombshell Sundrenched opens with a fresh splash of coconut water. At the heart is our signature sunset coral peony, one of the first peonies to bloom in early summer. This delicate floral blends with the bright, tropical juiciness of guava blossom. The beach vibe comes from our exclusive warm sands accord, which feels like salty sea spray and sunkissed skin. Glowing and golden, it’s a glam vacation in a bottle. Fragrance notes include sunset coral peony, guava blossom, and warm sands. With just one spritz you will sweep everyone around you off their feet!
Buy it on Victoria Secret’s website here.
Tan lines, ripe fruit, bare skin, SUN FRUIT Eau de Parfum by Ellis Brooklyn is a creamy and unapologetic blend of fresh fig, bergamot, handpicked jasmine, cyclamen, coconut, and vanilla. Addictive and aspirational, it’s the kind of scent that inspires vacation daydreams. With warm fragrance notes include bergamot, plum leaves, fresh fig, pear, handpicked jasmine, cyclamen, orris, and orange blossom. The bottom fragrance notes include amber, vanilla planifolia, musks, and coconut. This vibrant packaging will emulate not only the pungent scent that stimulates your senses but the bright summer sun. SUN FRUIT is PETA-certified, Cruelty-Free, Paraben-Free, and Phthalate-Free.
Buy it on Ulta here.
Maison Margiela: Replica When the Rain Stops Eau de Toilette
A different perfume from the fruity summer scents, this perfume captures a separate feeling of summer. Summer rain has a very distinct scent that you can now wear on your wrist and neck in an apothecary-style bottle. A fresh scent that captures the moment after the rain stops—the wet grass and rays of sunshine peeking through—is created through a unique combination of aquatic accord, rose petal, bergamot oil, and patchouli. The luxe bottle carries a cotton label with black ink text and a unique pump wrapped with rope as a homage to the original couture line. The fresh eau de toilette within is echoed by the Polaroid photograph printed on the outside carton. Like memories of a spring afternoon, when the sky calms, raindrops roll off the windows, and the smell of wet earth radiates through the air, this fragrance inspires a fresh start and new beginnings.
Buy it on Sephora here.
Glow Recipe: Watermelon Glow AHA Pink Dream Body Cream
Another fresh scent that comes with more skincare ingredients creates a plus for a fruity and refreshing scent of watermelon. A lightweight body cream that hydrates and smooths, in Glow Recipe’s favorite watermelon scent. Ingredients like hibiscus AHA, Hyaluronic Acid, and Watermelon Seed Butter create a lightweight, creamy texture, which helps moisturize. This cream is infused with a watermelon scent and includes holy grail actives, and creates hydrated, smooth, and glowing skin without silicone or leaving a sticky feel.
Buy it on Sephora here.
The Body Shop has some choices for your summer hydration scent! In the medium of The Body Shop’s Body Yogurt, this product is a lightweight, fast-absorbing gel-cream formula providing 48hr moisture for normal to dry skin. Just jump out of the bath or shower and apply this creamy body yogurt for your skin to feel hydrated, softer, and looks radiant. Skin-loving almond milk and oil are rich in Vitamin E, grown by The Body Shop’s ‘Almond Experts’ in Spain. Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful, re-plumping moisturizer, it’s found naturally in the skin and helps it hang onto hydration. With options like strawberry enriched with strawberry seed oil & juice extract, mango with juicy mango bits in this tropical product makes a fruit extract that helps leave your skin glistening, and pink grapefruit with pink grapefruit extract for a juicy scent.
Buy it on Ulta here.
With great, fresh, juicy scents to choose from, this summer make your signature scent one that is unforgettable!
*All information about products were quoted from their respected retail website*