Summer is the season for letting your hair down and soaking up the sunshine with family and friends. It’s also the ideal time to try out new fragrances, finding that *perfect* signature scent to see you through the season. 

The main reason for swapping out your perfume in summer is because heat and humidity can change your body chemistry, changing the scent of your fave fragrance. You might also find that your perfume wears off quicker, usually due to the combination of sweat and a perfume formulation that hasn’t been designed for high temperatures. 

A well-chosen summer perfume sits on your body like your favourite sundress, perfectly complementing an idyllic day. But, finding that unicorn fragrance usually requires a lot of trial and error. Thankfully, we’ve done the hard part for you.

We’ve filtered through all the most popular scents and new releases to create this curated list of the best summer perfumes for 2022. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Intense EDP

If you love the original Daisy fragrance, you’re sure to be smitten with the recently released Daisy Eau So Intense. Bright, clean and sweet, Eau So Intense features the same strawberry, white floral, and musk notes you know and love but leans further into the gourmand genre of fragrances. 

Honey, vanilla and pear bring a rich decadence to an otherwise light summer fragrance. This fruity-floralscent is anything but boring, so get ready for the compliments to start rolling in.

Valentino Born In Roma Coral Fantasy EDP

A fruity fragrance with a deep, musky dry-down, Valentino Born In Roma Coral Fantasy is a feminine summertime fragrance that retains enough sophistication to make it office-friendly. 

Imagine kiwifruit on the beach, and you’ll have an inkling of how Born In Roma Coral Fantasy smells in person. The lighter notes of kiwi, Brazilian orange and rose are balanced by musk, ambrette, muskmallow and cedar. The result is a clean, sweet and well-rounded perfume for long summer days.

Lancome Oui La Vie Est Belle EDP

A brand new release for 2022, Oui La Vie Est Belle is the latest flanker in the popular Lancome range. A fruity, floral gourmand fragrance for women, this is a toned-down version of the original, with notes much better suited to the warmer months.

Iris is the dominant floral in both versions of the fragrance, but while the original was a creamy sweet scent, Oui La Vie is much fresher. In place of praline, vanilla and tonka are raspberry, pear and bergamot – with a touch of pepper – because Lancome knows you like life to be a little spicy.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love Skies Edition EDT

Another Marc Jacobs Daisy flanker? Well, it is a summer round-up after all, and the Daisy collection is quintessentially light and breezy. From the same master perfumer who brought you the other fragrances in the range, Daisy Love Skies brings a fresher, more aquatic update.

Boasting the same DNA as the original, the berry notes are joined by slightly more unusual notes in the form of whipped cream and salt. Sure, it might not be a winning flavour combination, but in this scent, it just works. Creamy, fruity with a waft of salty sea breeze, you’ll reach for this beauty all summer long.

MUGLER Alien Goddess EDP

While MUGLER is very open about targeting Gen-Z with their latest fragrance, this one is likely to be a winner with all ages. With powdery white floral notes, the core of this perfume is a traditional, classy, feminine scent. But that’s not where it stops. 

What truly cements MUGLER Alien Goddess in the summer category is the blast of bourbon vanilla, and coconut water that layer over the other notes. Cosy, warm, but unmistakably tropical, it’s like being wrapped in a cashmere shawl after sunset at a beachside cocktail bar – heavenly.

Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid EDP

Quickly becoming the darling of the Flowerbomb family, Ruby Orchid is a simple, syrupy vanilla fragrance that’s utterly perfect for summer. While the original very much lived up to its name, the newest addition plays it lighter on the floral notes, concentrating solely on orchid.

Along with the floral heart, you’ll find peach, vine and vanilla bean – a sensual, sweet, sugary combination that will turn heads for all the right reasons. Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid also packs a punch, with enough longevity to last morning till night. 

Jimmy Choo I Want Choo EDP

The final fragrance to make our shortlist of the best summer perfumes for 2022, Jimmy Choo I Want Choo is the most floral of the bunch. If you were intrigued by the peach and vanilla notes of Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid but want something a little less sweet, I Want Choo is a match made in heaven. 

In this fragrance, vanilla is the standout note, paired with jasmine and red lily to create a creamy, powdery scent. The top notes of peach and mandarin provide the bright, vibrant twist that makes this perfume effortlessly wearable from Spring through Fall. 


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