If you live in the UK, likelihood is that you live for the summer, or in many cases, really, really look forward to it (even if we are going to spend the majority of it remaining within our borders this year due to travel restrictions). And being beauty lovers, we also live for the summer because it means we get to whip out our favourite summer fragrances to accompany a season full of floaty dresses and Aperol spritzes. And trust us when we say, we take our summer perfumes very seriously at POPSUGAR (no really, there's nothing we love more than a perfume that smells like the the sun, the sea, and island holidays), which is why we've taken it upon ourselves to create an all-encompassing list of the best summery scents on the market right now.
When it comes to summer fragrances, brands have treated us to a variety of new scents to spritz in 2021, from DKNY's new coconut-apple blend (which is incredibly refreshing BTW!), to Louis Vuitton's On the Beach fragrance and a new limited-edition eau de parfum from Carolina Herrera inspired by seaside holidays (with a fun, seashell-bedecked bottle to match). Newness aside, there are also dozens of iconic summer perfumes out there, including Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino and Soleil Blanc (Ford's an expert at creating scents that smell like a beach holiday) and Acqua di Parma's Arancia di Capri. To round out the list of must-try summer fragrances, we've also tracked down scents from small, niche brands like Sana Jardin, Maya Njie, and Floral Street, many of which have become fast favourites of ours.
Keep reading to see our favourite summer fragrances of all time.