When it comes to perfume we all have our loyalties but, once the temperature soars, the warmth and spice that drew you to your go-to scent may suddenly feel overbearing. Enter the seasonal fragrance switch. Whether you’re lured by fruity notes, uplifting florals or invigorating, nature-inspired scents, our beauty buyers' guide you through the fresh fragrances that will redefine your summer.
Floral FreshnessFloral notes lighten up for summer as exotic blooms and milky petals find new freshness at the heart of unexpectedly clean blends.
Carnal Flower 100ml, £245
“Created by Dominique Ropion, this is one for the brave, and one of our bestsellers; with a large dose of tuberose, a symbol of forbidden pleasure, Carnal Flower is an intoxicating, almost moreish scent, hiding behind a fresh facade.”
Ripe & ReadyWhen the mercury rises, seek out hints of ripe fig, sharp citrus and stone fruits to bring a rounded, edible note to crisp high-summer scents.
D.S. & Durga
Debaser 100ml, £200
“Debaser is one of the freshest takes on fig we’ve seen in a while, conjuring memories of long, hot summer days. We predict big things for this Brooklyn-based fragrance brand.”
The Great OutdoorsPlucked straight from the great outdoors, nostalgic notes of sweet sap, fresh-cut grass and ocean spray will transport you back to distant balmy days.
Eau de Toilette 100ml, £75
“Everything you want in a summer fragrance: a crisp and clean scent combining Lily and Tahitian Rose, with cucumber and blue sea kelp, reminiscent of warm sea breezes and long summer evenings.”