Scents Of The Summer: 10 Fragrances To Put On Your Radar

The must-have fragrance aficionados this season.


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There’s one thing I really love about beauty, and it’s that certain products remind me of certain times. Big false lashes for a night out. Red lipstick for a big occasion. A light, fresh fragrance for holidays.

And in particular, it’s fragrance that’s especially evocative. A certain fragrance can transport you to a different time, or another memory almost instantly. Chanel No. 5 could remind you of your mam, Mugler Angel of your best friend, or Lancome’s La Vie Est Belle of your last holiday pre-pandemic.

So, to mark the summer of 2021, here are some fab fragrances that you’re sure to fall head over heels for, and that in a few years time, will take you back to those gorgeous moments when you were finally reunited with your friends and family. 

I Want Choo by Jimmy Choo

The inspiration of this launch was to capture the essence of a true Jimmy Choo woman in a bottle: glamourous, confident and playful. If you love nothing more than a fresh, summery fragrance, then this is for you.

With top notes of mandarin juice and velvet peach, followed by red spider lily and jasmine sambac, and not to forget the base notes of vanilla and benzoin, this is set to be a big winner this summer. And for those who love to display their perfume collection, the gorgeous bottle features a bold, golden spray cap with a hammered jewelled effect and the JC monogrammed logo. Shop here.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew

The latest of the Flowerbomb family, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew. Not the newest perfume on the market, but you couldn’t find a better option for those gorgeous summer days. Rather than the intense Flowerbomb scent, this encapsulates soft, delicate, and feminine by enveloping by the floral perfume of Living Rose Lace with fresh and juicy top notes of Bergamot, Pear Accord, and Ambrette blended effortlessly with Essential Rose and musk. Shop here.

Cyprès Pantelleria by Armani

Keeping with classic scents, the latest addition to the Armani Les Eaux fragrance collection, is Cyprès Pantelleria. Another zesty option that almost screams summer, it opens with citrus notes of mandarin, bergamot, and cedrat, which fuse with floral neroli. Followed by a beautiful blend of clary sage and the resinous freshness of cypress essence, with base notes of mineral amber wood accord, oakmoss accord, patchouli and vetiver. Plus, it’s all ethically sourced thanks to Armani’s commitment to reduce its environmental and social impact. A win-win situation. Shop here.

Flower by Kenzo

The new Flower by Kenzo is inspired by one simple thing: a flower about to bloom. Which really, is the metaphor for what we’re all feeling right now. As we’re all getting ready for the summer ahead, it’s like we’ve been literally cocooning and are now almost ready to bloom. Fitting, right?

A classic scent with a bit of an upgrade, think vanilla and white musks, pink pepper and Bulgarian rose all beautifully blended into one. Subtle, yet iconic, it makes for the perfect scent as we (hopefully) spend our days meeting loved ones and lapping up the summer of 2021. Shop here.

Replica Matcha Meditation

Really want to go all out with your summer scent? The brand new Matcha Meditation by Replica is for you. Anyone who has a love for fragrance will know all about the famous, best-selling range. Their latest addition to the family, built with a sweet base of white chocolate and woody accords to really get your senses going.

Amped up with floral notes of orange blossom and jasmine flowers, Matcha Meditation is deepened, yet balanced with the base notes of bergamot and benzoin. Shop here.

Mugler Angel Iced Star

Mugler scents often embody that delicate blend between strong and sensual, and with Mugler Angel Iced Star it’s all about taking you to an outstanding destination where exoticism meets freshness, and where hot and cold come together in a striking contrast. Very Mugler, right?

The top notes include coconut water mixed with the energetic scent of pineapple, with an undertone of praline and patchouli. Sweet, strong and sumptuous. Shop here.

Huile Prodigieux Floral le Parfum by NUXE

Fans of the iconic Huile Prodigieux by NUXE will be delighted to hear about the new Floral perfume, think light, fresh, airy and fabulously floral. The perfect summer scent. The joyful notes blend Magnolia with Grapefruit and Musk to our senses and lift our spirits. Exactly what we all need right now.

From pastel pink to candy pink, the graduated hues on the bottle increases in intensity, making it a gorgeous addition to your collection. Shop here.

Rivières de Cartier

Cartier likes to change things up with their fragrances, by not telling you exactly what their top, heart and base notes are. They like to keep you guessing, or more so let you associate what you prefer with their scents, so it’s slightly more personal.

Their latest offering, Rivières de Cartier is inspired by the water of rivers. Choose from Insouciance, a fresh and sweet scent, Allégress, described as beautiful and joyful, or Luxuriance, rich and abundant. Shop here.

La Vie Est Belle Intensément

Loved the original La Vie Est Belle, but want to up the ante? Look no further than La Vie Est Belle Intensément, with a stunning combination of both strong and sweet scents, including Iris Concrete, Vanilla Bean, Sambac Jasmine Absolute, and Patchouli Heart.

If you’re in the market for a floral fragrance that’s not too overpowering or over the top, this should be at the very top of your list. Shop here.

ARONA Solid Perfume Collection

Expertly made, ethically sourced, and inspired by nature, ARONA Fragrance is 100% natural solid perfume made in Ireland. There’s a stunning scent for each season, for each mood, and for every occasion. For those who love a sensuous rich flowery perfume with floral top notes, Delicate Rose is the perfect choice for you.

For a fresh, light fragrance that’s ideal for those long summer days, Fresh Citrus is vibrant and vivid with zesty top notes of grapefruit, lemon, and limes, combined with heart notes of florals. Lastly, if you are drawn to soothing scents, then Calming Lavender is just what you need. Shop here.


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