Summer Fragrances for Women

Cheryl Cirelli
Perfume and a flower
Try a summer fragrance.

Summer fragrances for women are light and fresh. Take a break from the heavier scents worn in fall and winter and embrace something new for summer. These scents are inspired from fresh flowers, beaches, vacations and the sea. When you take a sniff of a summer scent you will be reminded of everything you love about the season.

About Summer Fragrances for Women

Summer fragrances are specifically formulated for the warmer months. Unlike the scents designed for winter, they are lighter and fresher. Winter scents tend be heavier and stronger. Women should have at least two options: one that is more airy for summer and one that is richer for winter. As the seasons change, so to should your fragrance.

Some popular ingredients used in summer fragrances are:

  • Jasmine
  • Honeysuckle
  • White Musk
  • Mandarin
  • Freesia
  • Citrus
  • Cedar

Splash versus Perfume

Many fragrances come in different forms. The most expensive and concentrated form of fragrance is perfume. A splash is the lightest form and is a refreshing choice for summer. Just splash it on and enjoy the breezy scent. It can be sprayed on from head to toe to give you an instant lift whenever you need it.

Some scents also come in the form of a solid or a deodorant. Check to see what the fragrance you like has to offer. In addition, scents can be layered with other products in the same line such as powder, lotion and even body wash.

Day or Evening

Your fragrance may also differ depending on whether it is day or evening. For day wear in the summer, choose something bright and airy. Fruit-centered choices are great for day wear. For evening, a more romantic floral option is perfect. You can choose something slightly more musky or heady for evening wear, but stay away from scents that are too strong, dark, or rich.

Scents Made Just for Summer

Many designers make scents specifically for summer. Some women love them so much that they prefer to wear them year long. Designers also often take a variation on their signature scent and create it with a twist for warmer weather.

Some summer choices include:

  • DKNY Women Summer 2010: This fragrance has notes of of magnolia, mandarin, pink guava nectar, mango blossoms, and freesia. It also has hints of red jasmine, lily, and orange blossoms. Other notes used in the scent are sandalwood, cedar, and white wood. This combination is perfect for summer and captures all that makes summer so special.
  • Bond No. 9 Coney Island: Unlike anything else, this scent will remind you of a fun summer day. It has notes of melon, guava, chocolate and caramel as well as musk, vanilla, cedar and sandalwood. The bottle will instantly remind you summer with its ocean blue design and gold neck.
  • Burberry Summer for Women: This fragrance is both floral and fruity. It contains notes of blackcurrant, pomegranate, mandarin, white peach, freesia, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, rose, cedar, sandalwood and musk. Like all Burberry fragrances, it is distinguishable and unique. Once you smell this one, you will want to wear it everyday.

Other scents for summer include:

  • Flora by Gucci
  • Bobbi Brown Beach
  • Ralph Lauren Romance - Summer Romance
  • Excade Ocean Lounge
  • Kenzo Summer
  • Harajuku Girl Sunshine Cuties

Many summer fragrances for women contain fruit and floral notes, while others have sandalwood, cedar and musk as their undertones. If you have a favorite fragrance, check to see if there is a summer version of it available. A splash is another option for summer. They tend to be lighter than perfume and can be spritzed on for a fresh feeling any time of the day.

Summer Fragrances for Women