Summer is right around the corner, and I thought I would share a few of my favorite “summer” fragrances with you all today. I pretty much wear these scents year-round, though, hence the quotations around “summer.” I mean, it is California after all–it’s basically summer the whole year. These scents are all very light and refreshing. Maybe a tad bit on the sweet side as well, but nothing that’ll make your nose scrunch (in my opinion, haha). And I definitely think light/sweet is the way to go for the summer. No one wants to be drowning in (or smelling) sweat and heavy musky scents, man…that’s brutal for EVERYONE. So here we go:
1. Dot by Marc Jacobs: I absolutely love this scent. I think I use it most just because it’s in rollerball form and it’s just more convenient, but the scent itself is so refreshing! Very light, slightly sweet (lots of berry notes), and this scent literally lasts all day. A little goes a long way. I’ve had this rollerball for a couple of years now and I still have a good amount left! For those of you who are interested in the official description of this fragrance:
Notes include Red Berries, Dragonfruit, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Coconut Water, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Driftwood, Musk. Style is Chic, Energetic, and Upbeat.
I couldn’t agree with the style more. It definitely is all three! I can’t really speak for the notes though–I don’t know what half those things actually smell like. Berries for sure, maybe a hint of Jasmine, but everything else–I have no idea. The blend is great, though!
2. Bright Crystal by Versace: So the scent itself is lovely, but I find that it’s not very long-lasting. Bright Crystal is a little sweeter than Dot, and definitely heavier on the floral notes. It’s still very light though, and great for the summer in my opinion. You may just need to reapply more frequently (I suggest getting the rollerball…). While I am glad that I was able to get the 3 fluid oz. size (thank you Costco for your amazing fragrance deals), I don’t think I’ll ever get through the whole thing. Actually, if I transfer it into those travel-size perfume atomizers…I might be able to. Without reapplication, I think this scent is only good for about a couple of hours before it wears off. Official description:
Notes include Iced Accord, Yuzu, Pomegranate, Peony, Magnolia, Lotus Flower, Acajou, Vegetal Amber, Musk. Style is Sheer, Sensual, and Luminous.
Once again, can’t speak for the notes since I have no idea what most of them smell like. It is florally though. As for style, I don’t know about sensual…I feel like it smells a little too sweet for that, but definitely sheer (it doesn’t last, lol). If only this scent could last–then it would be perfect! So only buy it if you can find a deal…otherwise, it’s not worth.
3. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana: Hands down my favorite scent of all time. I need to get this in a rollerball form so I can wear it more often! My spritz thing on the perfume bottle is broken…so I haven’t been using this as much because it’s such a hassle. But OMG this scent is heaven. If there ever was a signature scent for beaches and summer, it would be this one. It’s so light and refreshing, a little bit masculine, but this is the perfect scent for summer! Official description:
Notes include Sicilian Citron, Bluebell, Granny Smith Apple, Jasmine Sambac, Bamboo, White Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk. Style is deep and true.
I think the citron gives it a slight masculine scent, but it’s not like cologne or anything. I can see where they get Granny Smith Apple….I think that combined with the citron gives it a very fresh and crisp kick. You could literally not shower for a week and just wear this and you’ll be golden . That’s how fresh and CLEAN this scent smells. I’m obsessed, haha. I recommend this scent to just about everyone.
So there you have it! My top 3 scents for summer. Let me know if you guys have any other suggestions! I’m always looking for new fragrances to try 🙂