Our Favorite Summer Scents


Like your makeup, the scents you wear in the summer should be light, airy and if you’re lucky, reminiscent of sweet warm weather memories. From light fruity fragrances to sultry scents, we’ve pricked out some our favorite summer perfumes.

Image credit: A Cup Of Mai

By Kara Manos of Politics of Pretty

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Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume ($67.50). Whether you’re on vacation or enjoying a stay-cation, this blend of jasmine, sea spray and mandarin will have you smelling like the beach all summer long.

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Author: Kara Manos

Kara blogs at Politics of Pretty, a go-to beauty resource. She’s been featured in People StyleWatch and Byrdie as a top beauty blog. Connect with her on Instagram.

  • I couldn’t agree more with this list for scents. Some of my favorite are listed. I use Bobby Brown Beach everyday and Bronze Goddess is also one of my staples. I have worn Island Michael Kors for years but can not find it anywhere except Amazon & Ebay and those (i believe) were counterfit perfumes- yellow and not the scent I love. Do you know where this perfume is available. The link in this post says it is no longer available on Michael Kors site.
    Joie is next on my “must try” scent list.

  • Love the recommendations. I love anything citrusy for summer. Will certainly be trying the Estée Lauder scent you recommend. Also love L’Occitane’s Verbana; gorgeous if you store in the fridge. Also Diorella by Christian Dior; a classic but reminds me of summer every time.

  • Do you feel like you need to layer the Victoria’s Secret scent with the lotion for it to last? I have the perfume only and feel like I cannot smell it at all after 3 hours, tops. I do love it though while it lasts.

    • Hi Leesa! Yes, I prefer to layer the mist with the lotion for it to last longer. It really makes a difference for me! Thanks for reading :)

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