10 Best Summer Perfumes and Where to Buy Them





Last Updated: May 10, 2021

Summertime – the gorgeous long days, balmy breeze, chirping crickets, glittering fireflies, and most of all, the gorgeous scent of perfume hanging in the air. Whether it be from our gardens or from the perfume we are wearing, a lovely fragrance has an undeniably uplifting effect on the human mind.

We’ll be sharing the best summer perfumes – our focus will be on eau de toilette and eau de cologne with some refreshing eau de parfums thrown in, all of them around the $100 mark!

So, sit back and whilst you daydream about that summer romance or a romantic summer with your better half, let us introduce you to the summer perfumes that will add a dash of magic to your summer:

Best Summer Perfumes 

Chanel Chance Eau de Fraiche

Chanel is no stranger to ranking the highest in style and panache, so it should be no surprise that they have created a fabulously fresh eau de toilette. The Chanel woman is unique, confident and fantastically independent much like each of the dominant notes of jasmine, citron and teakwood in this perfume. 

Chanel promises that this summer perfume has an empowering effect on your energy and vitality and we can vouch for that. One whiff of this perfume is enough to infuse you with enough energy to last the day.


Chloé L’Eau

Whilst the classic eau de parfum by Chloé springs to mind when one thinks of summer perfumes by Chloé, I want to bring to your attention this light and breezy alternative. 

The Chloé woman is feminine, luminous and free-spirited and that is how this perfume will make you feel. Featuring top notes of magnolia with middle notes of rose and jasmine and base notes of oakmoss, this is a unique blend of floral and woody. Complete your perfect summer look by wearing this with a summer dress and strappy sandals.


Malin+Goetz Cannabis Perfume 

First things first, the only cannabis in this perfume is in the name. A personal favorite, this delightful summer perfume with top notes of bergamot and black pepper, middle notes of magnolia and base notes of cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood, is the perfect perfume for those who prefer to be surrounded by woody and musky scents

Applying this conjures up images of music filled evenings by an outdoor firepit with numerous glasses of wine and soulful conversations. The best part is that you can even buy the small roller to try it before you invest in the full bottle!


J’adore by Dior

A fresh take on the classic J’adore by Dior, J’adore eau de toilette replaces some of the heavy notes of Indian jasmine and sandalwood of the classic perfume with lighter and fresher ones of blood orange and neroli

This gorgeous concoction makes one feel like one is standing in a lush orchard high up in the Himalayas surrounded by colorful butterflies. Sold in the classic J’adore bottle inspired by the feminine silhouette designed by Monsieur Dior himself, this fresh take is really worth a second glance.


Marc Jacobs Daisy

This fragrant wonder in a super cute bottle with white daisies on the lid may be everything you need to brighten up your summer. If I had to summarize this fragrance in one word it would be “bright”. It brings to mind beautiful images of bright sunlight, bees on flowers and a field of gorgeous daisies. 

To tell you the truth, every summer I wrestle with the decision of buying this perfume and have ended up giving in every summer. The best part is that this even lasts for ages even making your laundry basket smell gorgeous!


Versace Yellow Diamond

This was a most surprising discovery whilst I was browsing perfumes at the airport one summer. I had pretty low expectations as I had never heard much about this perfume but oh my, was I pleasantly surprised! 

This was fresh, full of vitality and made me feel bright, much like a diamond itself. If there is only perfume you will try this summer, let it be this one.


Victoria’s Secret Bombshell

Wandering through the gigantic Dubai Mall one lazy evening, I walked into a store I would never ordinarily enter, Victoria’s Secret. Over a casual chat with one of the attendants, she suggested I try this perfume called Bombshell which was a bestseller that season. 

This perfume was beautifully floral and citrusy, feeling feminine and fresh at the same time. Containing top notes of my favorite flower Peony, with passion fruit and vanilla orchid, it is a fragrance you simply cannot ignore!


Estée Lauder Pleasures

 I am yet to meet someone who has not been obsessed with this perfume at one point or the other. This super fresh blend of lilies, white peonies and jasmine truly is as Estée Lauder themselves describe “fresh as flowers after a Spring rain”. 

This is so sensual that you will struggle to stop at buying the perfume alone and will want to get the body lotion as well!


Burberry Body 

This is an absolute steal, one has to wonder why Burberry would price this stunning perfume as they have. A gorgeous blend of peach, freesia, iris, amber and musk, this perfume has a transformative effect. 

It makes you feel elevated and abundant conjuring up images of holidays in western Europe. This is also available in a more intense and lighter version of itself, which means there’s something for everyone!


Moschino I Love Love

 Another hidden gem that should definitely be more popular than it is, Moschino’s I Love Love is the perfect blend of citrus, floral and musk that smells like hope and sunshine. I first caught a whiff of it on a friend and it must have taken me less than a week to get a bottle for myself as I couldn’t stop thinking about it! 

Whether you choose to gift it or keep it, one simply cannot go wrong with this perfume. The best part is you can get a bottle of it on Amazon with that fantastic two-day delivery service!


Bottom Line

A summer holiday may be up in the air this summer but we are confident that one of these are the best summer perfumes that will bring your holiday right to you in the comfort of your own home!

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