When you’re on holiday the last thing you want is an overpowering perfume on a hot sticky day that lingers in the air for hours. What you do need is a heat-proof fragrance that you can wear to the beach or the bar which doesn’t smell overly flowery or excessively sweet. Think fruity spritzes, light mists, and subtle scents that instantly take you to a beach in the Mediterranean.
1. Honey by Marc Jacobs
This remarkable fragrance screams summer – especially with its eye-catching yellow and gold bottle which comes complete with its very own bumble bees. Mixing hints of mandarin and honeysuckle with sweet undertones of vanilla and smooth woods, this alluring aroma is a seasonal scent at its best.
2. CK One Summer by Calvin Klein
We’re definitely a fan of this fresh smelling fragrance! Ideal for holidays this light scent blends floral and zesty notes of kiwi, blueberry leaf, and cactus. So, whether you’re hitting the beach for some serious tanning or you’re heading out for a night of dancing and cocktails, this is your go-to spray.
3. Couture La La Malibu by Juicy Couture
This LA inspired scent is perfect for laid-back nights and hot days. The fruity floral combination will have heads turning with its mandarin meets wild rose tones often reminiscent of the effortless glamour captured on the beaches of Malibu.
4. Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess has captured the smell of holidays and placed it inside a bottle. And it doesn’t matter where you are when you spray it as it somehow manages to transport you to a sunny beach somewhere with its coconut and jasmine tones.
5. Just Pink by Next
Looking for a summery fragrance, but can’t afford Chanel or even Calvin Klein prices? Well, we have found a cheap alternative, and it smells amazing! Often compared to the popular and slightly pricier Ralph Lauren Romance with its rich floral hints there’s nothing not to love about this fragrance. So, for only £8 for a 30 ml bottle this is a holiday essential – even if you only wear it to the beach!
6. DKNY Summer by Donna Karan
With its signature elevated bottle, inspired by New York’s skyline, you know a DKNY perfume when you see one. Launched by New York designer Donna Karan, this fragrance oozes summer sophistication as the spray captures classic floral notes of patchouli and lily fused with zests of orange and grapefruit
7. Roberto Cavalli Paradiso by Roberto Cavalli
Italy’s stunning landscape was the inspiration behind this fragrance, which becomes clear through its orange, jasmine, rose-bay, and stone pine notes. This warm weather fragrance is the scent of the summer, so if you’re jetting off soon this is the perfect opportunity to the raid the duty-free aisle.
8. BVLGARI Pour Femme by BVLGARI
This unique blend of orange blossom and jasmine defines femininity – and with Kate Moss as the advertising face of the fragrance who can argue with this. First created in 1994 and later re-launched, this is a timeless scent. So, don’t be surprised if its floral notes bring to mind dozens of holiday memories.