Spritz up Your Mood with Our Best Summer Fragrances
I love summer!
I love relaxed days at the beach, the slowing down of time, balmy nights, alfresco dining with friends and lighter layers of clothing.
To me, summer is a new beginning. It's fresh, fun and the perfect time to embrace the lightness of the season by switching my scent to something tender and ethereal by day, and dazzling or cocktail-like by night.
Shop my pick of the 10 best summer perfumes that will give your fragrance wardrobe a refresh for any occasion this summer and beyond.
Best Summer Fragrances Men
This Dior perfume for men makes me swoon with its sophistication and timelessness while remaining current and relevant at the same time.
Inspired by clear blue skies and a hot rocky landscape, this iconic fragrance strikes an elegant balance between raw and noble and is light, making it the best woody perfume for him in the warmer months.
It opens with vibrant base notes of Calabrian bergamot which gives a dazzling entry of sparkle before Ambroxan unleashes a powerfully woody trail.
Best fragrance for: The gentleman and can be enjoyed day or night
Zesty notes of blood orange and Sicilian lemon spark joy and instantly transport you straight on a Tuscan sojourn.
Underneath the refreshing top notes unfurls a fiery heart of pimento essence, and a sophisticated base of cedarwood and vetiver redolent of a magnetic encounter with an Italian lover.
The seamless merging of notes in K by Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Toilette creates a contemporary fragrance that leaves a lingering earthy trail.
Best fragrance for: The modern man who takes control of his destiny.
By far one of the best summer fragrances for men, Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Homme Eau de Toilette embodies the pure freshness and warmth of the glorious Mediterranean Sea.
With sophistication running through its DNA, this Armani perfume for men has an assured Italian elegance and is very wearable day or night. It opens with fresh, zesty notes of neroli and green tangerine, underpinned by light aquatic notes that mingle with jasmine. This delicious bounty of fruit and flowers will enthral those around you and will leave a memorable impression.
Best fragrance for: The natural and authentic gentleman
This unique fragrance makes our list as an easy to wear light floral perfume for men that challenges the male stereotypes of masculinity.
This cologne makes its presence known. It opens with Mediterranean notes of rosemary and bergamot that bring luminosity and an understated masculine bravado. A deep dive into a rich floral heart follows, which lifts the fragrance, while Spanish Cypress and white musk bring a grounding warm base.
Best fragrance for: A bold man, this scent takes character to wear
If you're looking for Australian natural perfumes, then let us introduce you to the best of the Australian made perfume brands, Goldfield and Banks.
This genderless fragrance is invigorating and carefree, and evokes images of an escape to Byron Bay. Perfumer Dimitri Weber experiments with vibrant notes of Australian finger lime and coriander which evoke an olfactory escape to the tropical rainforest.
The fresh green notes mellow to reveal a blissful and grounding vetiver and sandalwood base.
Best fragrance for: The free-spirit who loves the tropics.
We asked Dimitri to anwser a few questions for us around his new fragrance - Bohemian Lime.
Best Summer Perfume for Women
If wanderlust had a signature scent, this would be it.
Nomade perfume Chloe reinterprets the classic fragrance pillar and is here to represent the modern spirit of femininity - less floral and more spirited. It is bold and adventurous in its composition and in our opinion is one of the best woody perfumes for her this summer.
Earthy notes of oak moss anchor this fragrance and are harmoniously blended with zesty citrus, sweet plum and freesia to create a luminous perfume that will feed your soul.
Best fragrance for: Anyone with a sense of whimsy and adventure.
This light floral perfume gracefully unfolds to reveal joyous notes tuberose and jasmine. This bright bouquet is artfully blended with dainty green notes to create a soft and dewy fragrance.
Just one spray of this floral perfume captures the rich scent of a thriving garden making it an enchanting summer perfume for women.
Best fragrance for: The contented woman with style.
If ever there was a scent to capture the feeling of soft white sand and tropical island getaways, it would be Estee Lauder's Sensuous Nude.
Inspired by the intimacy of touch, this delicate woody fragrance is blended with coconut water and vanilla to create a sensual second skin.
A hint of pink pepper, Sicilian Bergamot and mandarin bring a sparkling modernity while sandalwood and musk leave a glowing warm base.
Best fragrance for: Balmy, sensual summer nights.
This sparkling fresh, floral perfume will sweep you up in its uplifting and contemporary energy.
Miu Miu perfume L'eau Rosee unfurls with a dazzling, vibrant burst of blackcurrant. The initial burst is cushioned with a soft floral hear crafted from lily of the valley and cassis buds.
A warm, light base of musk balances the sweet accords and brings a sophisticated, glowing haze.
Best perfume for: Girls who want to have fun.
It opens with zesty notes of bergamot and mandarin which is given some oomph from rose grasse and heady jasmine perfume. The bountiful blend of fruit is illuminated by the vibrant smile of the flowers.
As the fragrance dries down, it descends into a serene whisper of musk and warm sandalwood that wraps around you like a tender embrace.
Best fragrance for: The woman who appreciates life's little pleasures.
Need some help finding a new summer perfume to add to your fragrance wardrobe?
Why not contact Jaki, Kiana Beauty's fragrance aficionado for personalised advice via our Ask an Expert feature.
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