7 Dreamy Fragrances for Summer


So, I have a little bit of a perfume obsession. And when I say a little bit I mean that I currently own 12 full size bottles, 15 rollerballs, and at least 50 samples. I fully understand that that is ridiculous, and I’m super jealous of people who can stick with a signature scent, but I just love options! I pick what I wear every day based on everything from my mood to my outfit to the weather. My summer picks happen to be some of my absolute favorites, so I thought I’d share them with you!

  • Curie Bella Flor: This is one of the most unique scents I’ve ever worn. It starts out smelling quite lime-y and salty on me, and slowly fades into the loveliest combination of rose, jasmine, and wood smoke. So basically the dreamiest combination of beach and garden, and total perfection.

  • Tom Ford Neroli Portofino: I’m typically not the biggest citrus fan in the world, but the bergamot in this is perfectly balanced with amber, lavender, and orange flower. The best way I can describe it is effervescent.

  • Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi: Another citrus based scent I’m surprised I love so much! This one has mandarin and lemon notes tempered with basil, spearmint, and jasmine. It’s super fresh and pretty, and makes me want to picnic in a grove of orange trees. Ideal summer mood.

  • Jo Malone Wild Bluebell: This smells like a straight up, almost too juicy, peach when I first apply it, but eventually settles into the softest white floral scent. I wouldn’t recommend this if you don’t like seriously fruity scents, but in my opinion it’s worth it for the dry down.

  • Ellis Brooklyn Fawn: In desperate need of a beach vacation? Fawn might just help you pretend you’re exactly where you want to be. The coconut milk and musk make this smell just like soft, clean skin, and they’re freshened up with a touch of bergamot. It evokes innocence as much as its name does.

  • Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile: Okay, so I was sure this would smell like a classic older lady perfume, but friends! It smells just like a real magnolia. It has a ton of notes so I don’t know how they did it, but smelling this takes me straight back to playing under the magnolia tree in my front yard as a little kid. Divine.

  • Frederic Malle Carnal Flower: I don’t own this one yet because the price tag hurts, but I spritz it on every time I go to Nordstrom (not that often, don’t judge me) and for the rest of the day I’ll get people asking me why I smell so good. Now, weirdly enough, I feel pretty neutral about it on me, but when it smells that could to other people, that oddly feels worth it?? (I know I’m crazy.) Anyway, the tuberose and white musk combo is lovely, classic, and soft, and definitely worth trying.

What’s your favorite summer scent? Have you tried any of these?