The best summer fragrances evoke a sensation. Just as summer is punctuated by dazzling parkscapes, beach days and a glass of mojito or three, the best summer fragrances have some quintessential features: They’re concentrated into citrus notes, aquatic essences, tropical fruit flavors, as well as fresh green tones. They exude the optimism of a long, unplugged weekend and the slow, sluggish perfection of a 9 p.m. sunset. Best of all, they are the best candidate for year-round wear, as we always expect summer sunshine at the height of winter. A warm weather fragrance that can settle into the senses and spark enough motivation for a new day.
Here are our newest and enduring favorites among the best summer fragrances, emitting seasonal smells like meadows, Italian coastal yachts, high-end kush (seriously) , and even pool water with coconut. Pick a favorite song or two to get you through a long, tireless winter or end the summer with all the right notes.
Byredo “Mister Marvelous”
After 11 years of retirement, Mister Marvelous is back and he’s still at the top of the perfume organization chart: This is a summer scent for alpha, when he can finally press the button and let loose. It’s equally appropriate for the office, but Mister Marvelous has a playfulness that suggests a softer side — so if you’re a tough boss, avoid it at work or playing sports every day. day as a gentler reminder. (It might be good for you.)
Louis Vuitton “Imagination”
Out of all the best fragrances for men, we call Imagination the best summer scent, and so Louis Vuitton tops this list as well. This luxury label has appeared on many of our fragrances later this year, thanks to perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud. An invigorating blend of Chinese black tea, Italian citrus, Tunisian neroli, Nigerian ginger and premium ambrox, Fantasy smells like endless summer of bliss, its potential realized but infinitely at the same time.
The scent is a blend of fresh ingredients – yuzu lemon, basil and vetiver – strong enough to make an impression, yet subtle enough to never create polarization. It’s the perfect summer scent for any office worker, and also a favorite “at home” scent for freelancers still dressing for Zoom.
Richard James “Aqua Aromatica Blade of Grass”
One of our picks for the best green scents, Blade of Grass is uplifting: It’s the sprawling, freshly cut park essence of a healthy, growing meadow. The fragrance is combined with notes of fig tree, moss, bergamot, rosemary and green tea, adding a crunchy earthy flavor to a completely unique formula. Best of all, you’re hard-pressed to find someone else wearing it, so grab it and make it your New Year’s-round signature — or an exclusive summer piece.
Diptyque “Eau de Minthé”
Eau de Minthé is a standout among Diptyque’s already incredible scents, with notes of mint, patchouli, geranium and a hint of nutmeg. It has the essence of barber-aftershave, and manages to smell fresh and assume “traditional masculinity”.
Hermes “Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée”
Terre d’Hermès’ latest remix is just as sensational as its predecessors. It’s a sophisticated, spicy citrus fragrance that will make for a great signature/year-round scent. Hermès is the most consistent luxury brand creating accessible scents for the mass market, and this label makes their mark to perfection.
John Varvatos “XX Artisan Teal”
Varvatos’ latest is an aquatic masterpiece, combining driftwood and sea salt with spicy pepper and crunchy citrus. It teleports you to some private oasis where the sailboat is docked and the picnic is unleashed. Even if it’s Wednesday, your mind is an island with XX Artisan Teal.
Vacation by diving into the shallows of the pool: This perfume is intended to smell like sunscreen — especially the one that smells of coconut. However, it elevates the idea with notes of (realistic) lycra swimsuit, sea salt, pool water, bergamot, banana and pineapple. It’s the ultimate summer nostalgia, creating a frenzy thanks to the spearheads behind beloved niche brand Arquiste (Rodrigo Flores-Roux and Carlos Huber).
Of the many elemental essences of Elorea, Water is the most wearable in the warmest weather. It has equal parts citrus, floral and musky, just like summer should be. This one puts you by the lake, with a gentle breeze bringing you the most signature scents of the season. Meditation study.
Matteo Parfums “Celadawn”
Perfumer and potential entrepreneur Matthew J. Sánchez launched MATTEO PARFUMS with Celadawn as its base scent. In it were notes showing his father’s Mexican-Sicilian background: Sicilian orange, plus Mexican vanilla and ambitious horchata. This shirt looks good year-round, but encapsulates the inimitable West Coast sunset — a reminder of Sanchez’s own California roots.
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