Though some may argue scents aren’t be seasonal, there are some fragrances that seem to be made for the warmer months. And no, we’re not talking about the hefty notes of coconut and mango that come around every summer. It’s time to grab something a little more elevated.
Don’t know where to start? Below, check out the editor-approved fragrances for a breath of fresh air.
Jess Teves, Editor-in-Chief
I’m not big on perfume, but when I do wear it, I want classic and clean—nothing too overwhelming or “lingering.”
Jen Hussein, Beauty Editor
Fruity, floral scents are not my forte, which is why I’m obsessed with this light mist for the summer. It’s a mix of coconut and sandalwood—my favorite aromas—and it’ll give your skin a subtle shimmer.
Beatrice Hazlehurst, Deputy News Editor
As much as I love to dabble in a little Giorgio Armani ‘Sky di Gioia’ or Miss Dior ‘Cherie,’ nothing can come close to my deep-seated attachment to Britney Spears ‘Curious.’ The pop star’s first and best-selling (I believe) scent via Elizabeth Arden, there is just no other smell like it. Whenever I run out, I miss smelling like 2004.
Alyssa Hardy, Senior Fashion Editor
MAISON MARGIELA: ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk is so youthful and fresh for day-to-day. I like to sometimes spray a little in my closet to get it embedded in my clothing. I’m not sure that actually works though.
Callia Hargrove, Social Media Director
Most people probably gravitate towards something light and fruity during the summer, but I love a spicy, rich scent year round. My friend Sarah, a true fragrance expert, put me on to this Maison Francis Kurkdjian scent, and it’s been my signature ever since. In essence, it smells like money, spice, and everything nice, and I can’t get enough of it.
Alix Gutierrez, Associate Art Director
I pretty much exclusively wear Burberry Brit, but lately I’ve been really into this Urban Outfitters body spray. The scent is “Chai Epice.” It’s very warm and subtly sweet, a little spicy, and feels like summer.
Beck Diaz, Editorial Intern
This is definitely my go-to scent during the summer because of how light and airy it smells! It gives me serious “prance through daisies” vibes, which I love.