Meet the mood-enhancing scents to give you that instant summer feeling, no matter the forecast

The power of scent isn’t to be sniffed at – if you’ll pardon the pun. When just a spritz has the power to evoke precious memories, it’s safe to say that a beautiful fragrance is always worth the investment. This summer season, we’re swapping our woodier winter perfumes for sparkling, refreshing numbers that lighten our mood as the weather gets warmer. Whether it’s notes of crisp citrus, fresh sea salt, or sweet blooms, these beauties are sure to transport you across the world, from the sun-dappled terraces of the Amalfi coast to the sandy beaches of Bali. All without leaving the comfort of your home.

Here are the scents sure to bring sensory summer bliss, from those trending on TikTok to timeless classics.  

Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc (£94)

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance family: Citrus floral amber

Bursting with refreshing bergamot, warm amber and tropical ylang-ylang, Tom Ford’s Eau De Soleil is nothing short of delicious. Just a spritz will have you dreaming of sun-soaked days spent on your very own private island thanks to notes of creamy coconut and sparkling citrus. Seriously luxurious, incredibly addictive and perfect for those of us who are constant in search of the sunshine. Our top tip? As a finishing touch, mist the fragrance across your hair for an added boost of scent that will disperse naturally in the breeze. Bliss. 

Versace Dylan Turquoise Eau De Toilette (£64)

•  Size: 50ml

•  Fragrance family: Floral-woody-musk

Blue sky (or bottle) meets crystal waters to make this scent the ultimate ode to the summer season. Sicilian mandarin, primofiore lemon and pink peppercorn create an exuberant concoction with an enduring, exotic and tropical undertone, while layers of jasmine petals and essence of freesia add a feminine finish. More than 85% of the raw ingredients used in this fragrance are biodegradable, which just adds to the loveliness. 

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau De Parfum (£60)

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance family: Floral

One of our most complimented fragrances ever, Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess is a cult favourite that brings joy with every spray. The gorgeously sensuous, sun-drenched blend of bergamot, warm amber, tiare flower and vanilla combine for a lingering scent that leaves us reminiscing of bare feet on warm sand – piña colada in hand, naturally. It comes as no surprise it’s one hot-weather classic we return to time and time again in the quest for an endless summer.

Gucci Bloom Profumo di Fiori Eau De Parfum For Her (£105)

• Size:100ml

• Fragrance family: Floral

If there was ever a way to join the Gucci gang, consider this wonder scent your ticket in. The blend of jasmine and sandalwood evoke ideas of a sun-drenched wood, while tuberose and orris layer to add the perfect touch of sweet musk. Just a few spritzes on pressure points will leave behind an elegant and distinctive trail, long after the sun has set. And if this isn’t enough, the sunshine yellow bottle will sit pretty on your dressing table. Consider it the ultimate feel-good buy. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Forever Eau De Parfum (£69)

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance family: Fruity floral

Clear skies on even the dullest of days? Count us in. Marc Jacob’s iconic Daisy fragrance has had a revamp in the form of this bright and beautiful number, which captures the serenity of an afternoon spent dreaming by the ocean. Heaven? We think so. The feminine scent contains top notes of blackberry mingled with blue wisteria, making for a freshness we can’t get enough of. This is followed by an equally lovely dry down of fresh grapefruit and succulent pear. Spray over warm, sun-kissed skin for the best results.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau De Toilette (£62)

• Size: 50ml

• Fragrance family: Fruity floral

A sunny, Italian summer, bottled. Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue scent is a timeless classic, and rightly so. Fresh top notes of cedar, green apple and bluebell are balanced by the hearty base notes of citron wood, amber and musk. Consider it the perfect spritz for an alfresco summer dinner. 

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau De Parfum (£89)

• Size: 100ml

• Fragrance family: Fresh floral

If you love a fresh, floral fragrance, then this summery number is for you. One whiff of its jasmine, brown sugar and crushed mint cocktail and you’ll be reminded of those seemingly never-ending, balmy summer nights. Gorgeously sweet, yes, but never OTT, it’s the perfect chilled-out Sunday scent.

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal Eau De Parfum (£102)

• Size: 100ml

• Fragrance family: Floral solar

Composed of mandarin, white flowers and sunkissed vanilla from Madagascar, this scent has the kind of uplifting aroma that sticks around long after you’ve left. Think a light and airy tropical vibe that’s guaranteed to turn heads. As for the bottle? We’re talking glittering holographic shades of pink, blue and green that work to diffract the sunlight as it passes through. Just dazzling. 

For more gorgeous fragrances to refresh your summer scent wardrobe, check out our full range.

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All prices correct on date of publication