10 Perfect Summer Fragrances to Try Today

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10 Perfect Summer Fragrances to Try Today
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If your summer has gone anything like ours, then it’s been one sweaty (see: smelly) rollercoaster of a ride. Sorry, maybe that’s TMI, but summer heat is no joke, and our clean, freshly showered scent hardly lasts through the first half of our hot-as-hell morning commute, let alone a full day in the sun. But lucky for us, and well, those around us, the summer season is always loaded with brand-spanking-new fragrances that not only mask unwanted odors, but leave your skin smelling freakishly good.

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We get it: You’ve probably been using the same scent for the past decade. But after combing through the newest, prettiest perfumes on the market right now, we’ve found 10 that are so damn good you’ll be more than ready to swap it out. Including a lightweight, rose and white-flower infused oil from Kai and a clean, bergamot hair fragrance from Tocca, these new scents are about to *majorly* impact your summer. Shop all 10 of our picks, below, for a variety of floral, woody, and fruity perfumes to try right this second.

 

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Best summer fragrances-Kai*rose Perfume Oil
Kai Rose Perfume Oil

A fresh take on the brand's namesake gardenia scent, Kai Rose combines rose and white flowers for a clean, crisp oil that's anything but old fashioned.

Kai Rose Perfume Oil, $48; at Kai

Photo: Kai
Best summer fragrances-SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Women's Fragrance
Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Fragrance

Shea Moisture's refreshing, lightweight spray offers hair a quick and subtle blast of fig and honey.

Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Fragrance, $7.99; at Target

Photo: Shea Moisture
Best summer fragrances-DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum
DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum

The perfect middle ground between floral and fruity (not too sweet or overwhelming), DKNY's perfume is infused with top notes of freesia and mandarin.

DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum, $98; at Ulta

Photo: DKNY
Best summer fragrances-Yves Saint Laurent Noble Leather The Oriental Collection
Yves Saint Laurent Noble Leather The Oriental Collection

Yves Saint Laurent's smoky leather is rounded out with notes of vanilla and patchouli for a warm, but sweet, fragrance.

Yves Saint Laurent Noble Leather The Oriental Collection, $250; at Yves Saint Laurent

Photo: Yves Saint Laurent
Best summer fragrances-Tocca Hair Fragrance Florence
Tocca Hair Fragrance Florence

Just a few sprays of Tocca's Florence leaves hair smelling like fresh bergamot and gardenia.

Tocca Hair Fragrance Florence, $28; at Tocca

Photo: Tocca
Best summer fragrances-La Femme Prada Intense
La Femme Prada Intense

Ylang-ylang and frangipani give La Femme Prada Intense a feminine, floral scent that's neutral enough to carry into the fall.

La Femme Prada Intense, $104; at Nordstrom

Photo: Prada
Best summer fragrances-Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Jasmine Twist
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Jasmine Twist

Viktor & Rolf's concentrated oil is a 2-for-1: Layer it under Flowerbomb to enhance the brand's wildly popular perfume, or wear it on its own for a soft, jasmine scent.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Jasmine Twist, $69; at Sephora

Photo: Viktor & Rolf
Best summer fragrances-Nest Citrine Eau de Parfum
Nest Citrine Eau de Parfum

Crisp lemon takes the lead in Nest's Citrine, paired with soft and warm undertones of lotus and sandalwood.

Nest Citrine Eau de Parfum, $72; at Nest

Photo: Nest
Best summer fragrances-Valentino Valentina Blush Eau de Parfum
Valentino Valentina Blush Eau de Parfum

Spicy but sweet, Valentina Blush is stacked with top notes of pink pepper and cherry, with the faintest hint of coffee.

Valentino Valentina Blush Eau de Parfum, $120; at Nordstrom

Photo: Valentino
Best summer fragrances-Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia Fine Fragrance Mist
Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia Fine Fragrance Mist

Vera Wang's mist is loaded with notes of mango, melon, and cardamon for an airy, everyday scent.

Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia Fine Fragrance Mist, $7.97; at Walmart

Photo: Vera Wang
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  • Best summer fragrances-Kai*rose Perfume Oil
  • Best summer fragrances-SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Hair Women's Fragrance
  • Best summer fragrances-DKNY Nectar Love Eau de Parfum
  • Best summer fragrances-Yves Saint Laurent Noble Leather The Oriental Collection
  • Best summer fragrances-Tocca Hair Fragrance Florence
  • Best summer fragrances-La Femme Prada Intense
  • Best summer fragrances-Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Jasmine Twist
  • Best summer fragrances-Nest Citrine Eau de Parfum
  • Best summer fragrances-Valentino Valentina Blush Eau de Parfum
  • Best summer fragrances-Vera Wang Embrace Marigold and Gardenia Fine Fragrance Mist
  • Best summer fragrances-brown hair dark eyebrows

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