If you’re like me, you wear perfume everyday rain or shine, whether you’re going out to the club, or staying home alone lounging in yoga pants. I’m what you would call a total Frag Head! I need perfume like I need water.
Without a spritz, I feel like a basic B. with no purpose or direction in life. So with Summer right around the corner, I find myself putting away my Dior Hypnotic Poison’s and Addicts, and looking for a lighter, more refreshing scent.
So I scoured Fragrantica for the best, most raved about summer scents this year, so you don’t have to.
And without further ado…
1) PRADA LA FEMME
A classic white floral perfect for daywear, office wear. Very sophisticated, very clean. This won’t offend anyone or get you the side eye from co-workers. A classy woman’s scent. The notes are: Spices, honey, Iris, tuberose, Frangipani, vetiver, ylang-ylang, vanilla.
Versace Pour Femme Dylan Blue
Are you ready to transport yourself to a yacht in the middle of the ocean, full of beautiful people, suntanned bodies and Mai Tai’s. Because that’s the feeling you will get when wearing Dylan Blue. It’s a fruity floral- slightly green fragrance that’s amazing. Notes: Black current sorbet, Granny Smith apples, clover, forget-me-not, shisolia, Rose, Jasmine, peach, patchouli, styrax, smooth woods.
Bvlgari Omnia Coral:
Omnia Coral is a spicy woody floral that is like summer in a bottle. If you want to feel like the rich lady by the pool, this perfume is perfect for you. Notes: bergamot, goji berries, water lily, hibiscus, pomegranate, Virginia Cedar, musk.
Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche
Oh happy summer days! This classy fresh, citrusy fragrance is beloved on Fragrantica. Slightly unisex, men can enjoy this one as well for those hot summer days and nights. Notes: lemon, cedar, pink pepper, water hyacinth, jasmine, teak wood, iris, amber, patchouli, white musk.
Estée Lauder Sensuous Nude
Because you want to wear as little as possible in the summer, you can spritz this gem on when you want to feel sensual and let a nice powdery coconut scent take you away from all the stresses of life. Notes: bergamot, mandarin orange, pepper, musk, jasmine, amber, coconut, vanilla, sandalwood. (I own this and it’s lovely)
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc:
Suntan lotion vibes for days! If you go loco for the coconut, you should treat yourself to this dreamy creamy luxury fragrance. Notes: bergamot, cardamom, pink pepper, pistachio, jasmine, tuberose, ylang-ylang, amber, benzoin, Tonka Bean, coconut.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense:
Everything you wanted in the original Light Blue, you’ll find in the Intense. Longer lasting with a creamier vibe and a better performance overall. Any fan of original Light Blue surely needs to give this a spritz. Notes: lemon, Granny Smith apples, marigold, jasmine, amber wood, musk.
Rihanna Rebel Fleur:
This fragrance was inspired by Rihanna’s Barbados roots and it definitely has that island feel. A sweet, tropical attention getter for sure. Just like the lady herself. For the price, this is a definite must have for summer. Notes: peach, plum, red berries, tuberose, violet, hibiscus, coconut, musk, patchouli, amber, Vanille.
Coco Extreme Comptoir Sud Pacifique:
If you like Pina Colada’s and getting caught in the rain…No seriously, if you want to smell like a pina colada, this is for you. Sweet vanilla coconut, the holy grail of suntan lotion scents. If you can’t get to the beach, you can buy this and surely trick your mind into thinking you’re in Oahu. Notes: coconut, vanilla flower, Tonka bean, sugar, milk, almonds.
Britney Spears Island Fantasy:
It’s Britney, bitch… This underrated gem is in everyone’s price range and you can’t beat it if you want that sipping cocktails, laying out in the sun, listening to your favorite summer jams vibe. Notes: citrus, clementines, mandarin orange, red berries, watermelon, jasmine, violet, freesia, sugar cane, musk.
So there you have it. My picks for best summer fragrances 2018. If you have any other suggestions, leave them in the comments. I’d love to know what you’re wearing this summer.