Seductive Summer Scents

Hot girl summer in a bottle.

Salt water, juicy fruits, sea breeze, and fragrant flowers — summer is an immersive experience for the senses. Arguably the most exuberant season of the year deserves a perfume just as lush. Give your heavy musks a break for the season in favor of playful summer perfumes.

Bottle up the uninhibited joy of summer and take your skin on a much-needed vacation with our eight favorite scents.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

Forget the cocktail — this perfume is sex on the beach. Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess ($105) gives creamy coconut a sensual side with warm amber, bergamot, tiare flower, and vanilla.

Kate Spade New York 

Capture the playful flirtiness of summer flings with this feminine fragrance. This eau de parfum, body lotion, and purse spray set from Kate Spade ($98) will sweep you away with the scent of roses and wild strawberry.

Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk

Take your skin on a trip to the tropics with this salty-sweet scent. REPLICA’s Beach Walk ($135), with notes of bergamot, coconut milk, musk, pink pepper, and ylang-ylang, will transport you to the islands — even if you’re stuck in the office all summer.

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo

Turn heads at summer parties with this glamorous scent from Jimmy Choo ($124). Featuring a full-size and petite eau de parfum, this vibrant fragrance set is scented with velvet peach, vanilla, spider lily, and jasmine.

Tom Ford Eau De Soleil

Just as it’s name promises, this perfume from Tom Ford ($134) is sunshine in a bottle. Sunny ylang ylang and Moroccan orange flower gets depth from coco de mer, pistachio, and tuberose for a bright, seductive scent.

MCM Eau de Parfum

As travel restrictions ease up, embrace your wanderlust with the help of MCM’s debut fragrance ($80). Its jetset packaging is accentuated by an equally free spirited scent: tart raspberry, apricot, white peony, and Ambrox.

Byredo Sundazed

Like a trip to Coney Island, Byredo’s Sundazed ($270) gives a sophisticated twist to theme park nostalgia. Cotton candy intertwines with musk, lifted with a dose of acidic citrus from California lemons and Mandarin orange.

Ouai Melrose Place

At once luxe and refreshing, embody west coast sunsets and summer soirees with this unique scent. Melrose Place by Ouai ($56) combines the aromas of fresh linen with lychee, cedarwood, white musk, and roses.

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