There’s a lot of great things to love about summer, but for a beauty junkie the absolute best part of the warmer months is the amazing summer scents. Suddenly it’s time to break out the lotions that smell like coconut oil, the perfumes that smell like suntan lotion, the body scrubs that smell like citrus, and the shampoo that smells like gardenias. After all, it’s not summer until literally every inch of your body smells you’ve spent the entire day at the beach—even if you’ve actually been stuck in an office.
With that goal in mind, here are our top ten summery-scented beauty products. Simply apply, bask in the sun and daydream of the ultimate summer paradise!
CLEAN Air Parfum ($69).
We love this fragrance for the summer because it smells so light and fresh. Some fragrances can be too overpowering and musky for hot weather, but not this one. It has notes of mountain air, fresh flowers, and quiet woods. If you're looking for a simple, refreshing scent that won't give you or your office mates headaches in the summer heat, CLEAN Air is for you.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Body Oil Spray ($40).
If you prefer to have a bit of shimmer in your body oil spray, this is the product for you. Between the subtle glow that it imparts on your skin and the beachy scent, you really will feel like a bronze goddess while wearing this.
Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub ($21.95).
There's nothing like the invigorating scent of the ocean combined with a hydrating and exfoliating scrub, especially first thing in the morning. Ocean Salt has coconut and avocado and lime to brighten and soften your skin—plus, the summery smell can't be beat.
Maison Martin Margiela "REPLICA" Beach Walk ($125).
If you just want to smell like the most seductive beach EVER this summer, you need this perfume. Notes of bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, musk, and cedarwood combine to create an intoxicatingly warm, come-hither fragrance that's all sorts of amazing.
OGX Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Mist ($7.99).
This body oil is a great budget buy for the summer. Spray it all over your body post-shower for fast-absorbing hydration, and you'll smell lightly of delicious coconuts for the rest of the day.
Hask Monoi Coconut Oil Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each).
Looking for a summery-smelling shampoo to liven up your morning shower? Look no further than this delicious shampoo and conditioner range. You'll love the genuine coconut scent that will linger lightly in your hair all day, and thanks to the blend of coconut oil and gardenias, your hair will love its softening and hydrating effects as well.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coconut Lime Scrub ($7.49).
Between the lime and the coconut (just like the song!), this zesty body scrub makes your shower feel like a tropical vacation. Take a few minutes every day to treat yourself with the soft skin and invigorating aroma this scrub leaves behind. Bonus: the scent stays in the shower so that it won't interfere with your sexy summer fragrance—score!
Bait Hair Perfume Skinny Dipper ($38).
If you're not interested in texturizing sprays but you still want your hair to smell summery, try this hair perfume. Skinny Dipper smells like coconuts and suntan lotion, but in a very sophisticated way. With one flip of your hair everyone near you will be dreaming of sitting by the pool—and really, isn't that what we want our summer beauty choices to do to the people around us?
Le Couvent des Minimes Everyday Deodorant ($13.50).
Don't forget about your deodorant! You can enjoy the scents of summer under your arms as well. This natural deodorant doesn't have any aluminum but it does have a blend of essential oils of blood orange, lemon and mandarin as well as essential oil of rosemary. The fresh, citrus scent will keep you smelling fresh and clean all day.
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray ($25).
This unisex texturizing spray has a wonderful scent that's hard to describe: yes, like ginger, but also a fresh, light scent that's reminiscent of flowers and salty sea air. It's not an overpowering fragrance at all, so it's perfect for the summer heat, and it will give your hair lots of texture and volume without drying it out.