5 Beachy Summer Scents for Women

Fragrance Reviews

Best Summer Fragrances for Women

Dreaming of a beach getaway? A whiff of one of these evocative fragrance is almost as blissful as digging your toes into the sand.

Like clockwork, the second the weather heats up, people start smiling more. But the rising mercury isn’t the only thing at play: With blooming flowers, fresh fruit, and beachy cocktails everywhere, our olfactory senses are overjoyed from June to August. “We’re more outgoing, active, and energized in warmer weather, and when summery scents trigger those pleasant memories, we get an instant mood boost,” says Pamela Dalton, Ph.D., a sensory psychologist in Philadelphia. The aroma we most associate with the season is coconut, says Dalton, likely from years of slathering on sunscreen scented with the tropical fruit. The latest seasonal scents dial up the sophistication by mixing traditional summery notes of bright citruses and watery fruits with sexy white florals, crisp greens, creamy vanilla, and soft woods, says Yves Cassar, a perfumer at the International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Meaning your mouth will be smiling—but your nose is gonna be one very happy camper too.

Whether you’re vacationing in the country, soaking up the shore, or sticking it out in the city, one of these fragrance is guaranteed to be your go-to accessory this summer.


L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere

Is there anything more romantic than watching a sunset cast its golden glow over the lavender fields of Provence? You’ll want to smell L’Occitane’s Terre de Lumière before making that judgment. The aromatic scent combines sweet honey and calming lavender notes for a subtly seductive experience.

As the day draws to a close, the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold. Beauty is suspended in time as this stunning spectacle reaches its height. This is the golden hour.

Meaning “land of light”, L’OCCITANE’s new eau de parfum is inspired by the special time of day in Provence known as the Golden Hour… A short moment at dusk as the sun falls and the sky fills with golden and purple light. The air is filled with the most fragrant Provençal scents. The first gourmand aromatic fragrance by L’Occitane, Terre de Lumière embodies the contrast between the aromatic freshness and the soft warmth of this magical moment.

Zesty and aromatic at first, it consists primarily of edible “notes” such as honey and almond. This eau de parfum is warm and enveloping, perfect for lovers of rich and sweet fragrances.

The first gourmand aromatic fragrance by L’Occitane, Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum is both fresh and warm, consisting primarily of edible “notes” such as honey and almond. Zesty and aromatic at first, the fragrance melts into an unexpectedly sweet heart of lavender honey, like a dessert for the senses, before settling into sensual balsamic and musky base notes.

The sparkling aromas of the top notes are reminiscent of the first sensations awakened during a walk in Provence. The fresh bursts, like a light breeze are followed by a moment of warmth, like the golden hour of a Provencal sunset, the soothing power of sunlight on the skin. This addictive Eau de Parfum is warm and enveloping, perfect for lovers of rich and sweet fragrances.


Escada Fiesta Carioca

What’s the next best thing to sipping a caipirinha while people watching on Copacabana Beach? Escada’s new limited edition perfume. A real fiesta in a bottle, this scent grounds flirty notes of passion fruit and red raspberry with a touch of musk and cedar. Each spritz of the fruity fragrance will transport you further and further from your humdrum life — and that much closer to the revelers in Rio de Janeiro.

Escada’s limited editions specially designed for the summer season annually surprise us with a new floral – fruity fragrance composition in a fun, colorful packaging. For the 2017 season, the new edition Fiesta Carioca is announced, which was preceded by Born in Paradise (2014), Turquoise Summer (2015) and Agua del Sol (2016). The new edition marks the 25th anniversary of Escada summer releases.

Escada Fiesta Carioca is designed as a “cocktail of passion” and a summer party inspired scent of exotic fruits and flowers on a woody – musky background. Its fresh and fruity top notes of passion fruit, red raspberry and violet leaf cross into the floral heart of passion flower, orange blossom and jasmine. The base notes blend musk, cedar and benzoin.


Grand Cru Vanira Moorea

Vanira Moorea Grands Crus Perfume by Berdoues, This is a unisex fragrance created by the house of berdoues as part of their grands crus collection . It was released in 2016 as a sweet warm fruity scent for both men and women. A bit of a tropical flair with great interest and fun in the blend. The top notes are petite grain and coconut. The heart notes are romantic jasmine, tiare and brazilian orange. The finishing note is tahitian vanilla.

For an exotic escape, look no further than Berdoues Vanira Moorea, which derives its primary note (a striking vanilla) from Tahiti’s Moorea Island itself. Hints of orange from Brazil and petit grain from Paraguay round out the tropical fragrance. Breathe it in, and you may just find yourself on an uninhabited beach surrounded by lush greens and the sound of gently lapping waves.


Bottega Veneta

The fashion design house of luxury leather accessories Bottega Veneta launches its first fragrance in collaboration with Coty Prestige in 2011. Bottega Veneta fragrance is described as a leathery, floral chypre, representing the scented signature of the house—the “invisible, private luxury.”

Tomas Maier, the creative director, describes the inspiration for this creation: “An old house in the beautiful countryside in the Veneto region of Italy with rolling green hills, where we’re from. I envisioned a room with old wood floors, library walls and leather-bound books with the windows open wide, the breeze coming in and cut grass, hay, moss, garden flowers, growing through the room and everything mixing up. That’s where we started.”—wwd

The nose of the composition is Michel Almairac from Robertet who blended notes of Italian bergamot, Brazilian pink pepper, Indian Sambac jasmine, oak moss, patchouli and Indian patchouli, with a distinct leather accord in the trail.

The face of the campaign is Nine d’Urso, the daughter of French fashion icon Inès de la Fressange and Italian art dealer Luigi d’Urso. The campaign was shot Bruce Weber in South Florida.

The perfume bottle is made of Murano glass (limited edition), decorated with a metal cap and a leather bow. The perfume extract, which comes in the Murano bottle, is available in limited numbers at Bottega Veneta boutiques around the world.


Assam of India

Assam of India by Parfums Berdoues is a Aromatic fragrance for women. Top note is lemon; middle note is indian tea; base note is sandalwood. Earth and woody, Assam of India combines citrus from Menton, Indian Tea and the sensual scent of sandalwood.

The generous scent of black assam tea—grown at very low altitude—exudes finesse and elegance. Adventure beckons through this embodiment of unexpected intensity. Citron from Menton, tea from India, and sandalwood from Mysore join together in a unique blend to enhance and complement the natural elegance of tea leaves. Through the stunning assemblage of ingredients, the tea asserts itself and proves more valuable than ever.

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