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Best summer fragrance

by Jade Moscrop |
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Summer is well on its way, and while our plans might be a little more Costa del Back Garden than day-drinking in a pub, jetting off somewhere lovely or rocking out at a festival, we can still feel good and smell good, right?

So, you've got your vitamin C serum sorted, you've nailed down your favourite sheet mask and you're living in a CC cream right now - what about perfume?

Sun-soaked days are all about trading in powerful winter perfumes for lighter, crisper, brighter scents. Florals and fruits are in, so if you're looking to switch out your autumn and winter faves for something that'll have everyone asking "babes, what perfume are you wearing?", then we've got just the roundup for you.

Here are some of our all-time favourite summer perfumes, as well as a few newbies that we think you'll love. Whatever your budget, you're sure to find your new favourite scent.

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Summer scents: The best fragrances

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs1 of 9

Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs

Florals for summer? While it isn't groundbreaking, Daisy Eau So Fresh from Marc Jacobs is basically summer in a bottle. Fruity and playful, if you love the original Daisy, this will be a real treat. Top notes: Green notes, raspberry, pear, grapefruit Middle notes: Jasmine, rose, violet, lychee, apple blossomBase notes: Virginia cedar, musk and plum

Gucci Bloom2 of 9

Gucci Bloom

Gucci Bloom is like stepping into a glorious garden - it's divine! Created to 'unfold' throughout the day like its name, it will soon become your summer favourite. Top notes: Orange, green notesMiddle notes: Tuberose, jasmine, honeysuckleBase notes: Orris root, sandalwood, vanilla

Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely3 of 9

Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

SJP doesn't just have fabulous style, she's also got a nose for a great perfume. A great everyday scent, Lovely is fresh and light - and super affordable.Top notes: Bergamot, lavender, apple martiniMiddle notes: Patchouli, paperwhites, creamy orchidBottom notes: Cedarwood, white amber, sultry woods, musk

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue4 of 9

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Light and floral, Light Blue from Dolce & Gabbana will make you feel like you're sauntering around a Mediterranean town without a care in the world. Top notes: Sicilian cedar, apple, bluebellMiddle notes: Bamboo, jasmine, white roseBase notes: Citron wood, amber, musk.

Vera Wang Princess5 of 9

Vera Wang Princess

Soft and sweet, vanilla and citrus lovers will adore Vera Wang Princess. It won't last as long as some of the pricier options, but is ideal for work or everyday wear.Top notes: Lady apples, water lily, golden apricot, mandarin meringue Middle notes: Pink guava, Tahitian tiare flower, wild tuberose, dark chocolateBase notes: Vanilla chiffon, pink frosting, amber, wood

Jennifer Lopez Enduring Glow6 of 9

Jennifer Lopez Enduring Glow

J-Lo's Eduring Glow is vibrant but delicate, developed using some of her favourite ingredients. Another one that's ideal for day wear, it lasts surprisingly well for a budget fragrance.Top notes: Italian bergamot, pear and lychee accordMiddle notes: Magnolia petals, pink peony, violet leaf Base notes: Sheer Musk, white amber crystals, sandalwood

720 by Maison Sybarite7 of 9

720 by Maison Sybarite

On the higher end of the price range, 720 from Maison Sybarite will be a perfume you fall in love with over and over again. It perfectly combines spicy with sweet, giving a long-lasting, mysterious fragrance. It's a gender-neutral, alcohol-free emulsion made of oil and water. Top notes: Birch Tar, lavenderMiddle notes: Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmegBase notes: Ambrox, tonka bean, patchouli, cedarwood

Korloff Paris Miss8 of 9

Korloff Paris Miss

For fans of a more woody smelling floral scent, Korloff Paris Miss is one you won't be able to get enough of. Perfectly balanced and ideal for a special occasion, everyone will be throwing compliments your way.Top notes: Cassis, apple, ylang-ylang, mandarin orange Middle notes: white lotus, lily-of-the-valley, rhubarb Base notes: white cedar, vanilla, musk

Kenzo Flower9 of 9

Kenzo Flower

Fresh, sweet, but with a lovely warmth to it, Kenzo Flower has a bit of a cult following with those who've tried it (and it's a duty-free favourite!)Top notes: Rosehip, rose, blackcurrantMiddle notes: Jasmine, violet, rose, myrrhBase notes: Musk, vanilla


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