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Notes of Summer: Fresh, Floral Scents We Love

Warmer weather means it’s time for a fragrance shakeup. While in colder days we opt for musky complex scents, sunny skies pair beautifully with fresh, flower-infused blends that uplift the senses. Similarly, as we move from heavy creams and moisturizers to lightweight serums and SPF, we seek lighter compositions like eau de toilettes, scented oils, and hair and body products that leave behind evocative-and transportive- fragrances. Here, a look at our top fragrance picks for summer, and hint, hint they aren’t just found in perfume bottles!  

Proenza Schouler Arizona

By now it’s no secret that GLOSSYBOX <3s Arizona. This intrepid amalgam of orris, cactus and orange blossom, jasmine, solar accord and musk, will not only appeal to your summery feelings of wanderlust, but it will also imbue you with a sense of adventure. Meant to capture that oh-so-lovely feeling of being lost and in the moment while traveling, we love how this rosy-hued scent makes us smell, but even more how it makes us feel.

Temple Spa Drift Away Massage Oil

The healing power of scents can be experienced first-hand in this relaxing body oil, which is the perfect companion for therapeutic bodywork or a hot bath. Featuring sense-calming, mind-clearing citrus notes and nourishing ingredients like avocado oil, sesame oil and vitamin E, this soothing elixir will soften and hydrate your skin while bringing you peace of mind.

Gilchrist & Soames English Garden Body Lotion

Behold the transportive power of scent! The cheeky British beauty brand promises to bring to mind the beauty and glorious fragrances found in the English countryside. Formulated with silk proteins and a delicate rose-forward fragrance, this hydrating cream absorbs quickly to leave you feeling and smelling like a sumptuous bouquet.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Soap

Start your morning with a burst of flowers and fruits. The fragrance geniuses at Viktor and Rolf have encapsulated this creamy bar soap with their best-selling Flowerbomb scent. The octagonal pale pink soap, which features the embossed Viktor & Rolf seal, will not only leave you squeaky clean, but it will also infuse your skin with the addictive, iconic scent. Consider this the first step to your daily Flowerbomb ritual

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Bloom & Nectar

These two innovate iterations of the classic Flowerbomb scent bring out unexpected, cheeky nuances. Bloom, a fresh floral, brings an “airy” element to the fragrance, uniting notes of cool mountain air with liquid air molecules, juicy pomegranate, and a medley of flowers. While, Nectar, a warm and spicy juice, adds a touch of gormound to the mix. Featuring a unique gunpowder accord as well as patchouli oil, orange blossom and blackcurrant bud, this is as addictive as it is alluring.

The Artist’s Studio Palm Beach

This bright, fresh fragrance melds mood-enhancing notes of bergamot, grapefruit and coconut with feminine white florals and a drydown of sensual vanilla and earthy musky notes. Perfect for your summer getaway, the scent journey mimics a sun-drenched day spent on the beach and evening spent dancing with friends or with that special someone.

John Masters Organic Fresh Floral Roll-On

Looking for a travel-friendly pick-me-up scent? John Masters Organics has got you. This cheery blend of 100 percent USDA certified-organic essential oils like neroli flower, orange peel and geranium flower, set in a drip-proof roller-ball applicator, is evocative of warm sunny days and bright garden. Described by the brand as “light, fresh and sweet,”you’ll love sweeping this onto pulse points throughout long summer days.  

NCLA So Rich Cuticle Oil

Infused with the delicate scent of rose petals, this luxurious vitamin E and sunflower seed oil blend promotes nail growth and strength. You’ll feel uplifted and summer-ready each time you apply this fragrant long-term treatment to your nails and nail beds. Use two times daily to nourish and soften cuticles, and prep them for that Sunday mani.

By Belisa Silva



Writer and expert