Summer is here and in this sticky heat and humidity, you want a perfume that is light with clean crisp fragrance notes. So, leave your rich and oriental fragrances that you wore last Christmas in your wardrobe and get ready to splurge on some fresh new summer fragrance. During summers, the heat and the humidity intensifies any fragrance, so you need to choose a fragrance carefully. Fragrances that have too much vanilla, bergamot or musk tend to become overpowering and cloying. Since light fragrances tend to wear off soon, you need to find a summer fragrance that is fresh and crisp and which will last for a few hours. Summer is the perfect season to wear single note floral fragrances or zesty citrusy fragrances. Perfumes that have predominant aquatic notes and green notes are ideal for men. Women can opt for fragrances that have light floral or zesty citrus notes.
Best Perfumes for Summer for Women
Burberry Summer for Women
One of the best summer scents, the new edition of Burberry Summer for Women, does not disappoint. It is a limited edition summer perfumes and its clean and crisp notes is just right for day wear. It contains top notes of pomegranate, green leaf and orange followed by middle notes of lily of the valley, rose and freesia. The base notes of this beautiful perfume are that of white musk, cedarwood and sandalwood that give the perfume depth and linger on for a long time.
Jo Malone Assam & Grapefruit
This is another great perfume for summer which is minimalistic with citrus notes and a hint of spice. It has a very refreshing tea fragrance that you would definitely love wearing in the summer. It contains top notes of grapefruit and rhubarb which gives the fragrance just the right amount of zestiness. The middle notes consists of black tea, cardamom, rose and almonds followed by the base notes of patchouli and musk. There is just a hint of patchouli in the perfume, which gives it a crisp sheer quality and does not overpower it.
Benefit Garden of Good & Eva
If you are bored to death in the office and want a perfume that transports you to a Mediterranean beach, then try Benefit Garden of Good & Eva. It is a citrusy floral perfume, that can instantly make you feel energized. It contains top notes of watermelon, jasmine, pear and violet leaves followed by middle notes of ozone accord, rose and freesia. Sandalwood, musk and cedar completes the base notes of this lovely summer perfume.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is a must have perfume for the summer. It is floral but not overly so, with strong citrus notes that are fresh and not overpowering. It is one of the best summer perfumes for women. It contains top notes of green mango and grapefruit middle notes of lotus blossom and calamus and base notes of aromatic rushes, incense and sycamore wood. The woodsy base notes give the perfume depth and it lasts the whole day long.
Best Perfumes for Summer for Men
Givenchy Pi Néo Tropical Paradise
This new launch from the house of Givency Pi Néo Tropical Paradise might sound like a woman's perfume, but it is a totally masculine fragrance. It is an aquatic fragrance that has a hint of spice to give the perfume more depth and staying power. It contains top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and grape leaves, followed by middle notes of palm leaves and saltwater accord. To finish it off the base notes are of sage and cedar. It is not a very intense perfume but is light and fresh.
CK One Summer
One of the top perfumes for men this summer is CK One Summer. It is a limited addition fragrance that has top notes of blue mint, cucumber and bergamot followed by middle notes of limette, water accord, lotus blossom, green apple and rosemary. Its base notes are sandalwood, sea moss, rum cocktail and driftwood. With its citrus notes of limette and blue mint, this fragrance is sharp and crisp.
Kenzo Pour Homme
This aquatic fragrance for men is ideal for summer and it evokes the freshness of the sea. It has top notes of bergamot, fennel, lemon and green foliage, middle notes of sage, nutmeg, clove and geranium and base notes of cedar, sandalwood, musk, patchouli, iris, oakmoss, vetiver and rosewood.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme
This perfume for men is a citrus cum aquatic fragrance and is one of the most popular summer fragrance for men. It has top notes of mandarin, bitter citrus, bergamot, persimmon with middle notes of neroli, jasmine and nasturtium. Base notes of this perfume are patchouli and rosemary. The sharp notes of bergamot and neroli is nicely balanced by the citrus notes of mandarin and persimmon to give the perfume harmony.
These were some of the best perfumes this summer. Summer fragrances should not be too rich or too cloyingly sweet. Heavy oriental perfumes are best reserved for fall and winter. Crisp and fresh perfumes are ideal for the summer months that are not too heady and smell wonderful too.