8 Sexy Scents for Summer (Including Kate Middleton’s!)
From Tom Ford’s breezy lime fragrance, to Victoria’s Secret’s newest summer scent, to what Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day, we’ve got delicious, fragrant perfumes for you.
Summertime has arrived and that means soaring temps, fewer clothes, alfresco dining and weekends by the water, be it pool, beach or lake. If you’re looking to change up your scent routine and add something heat appropriate we’ve got some hot picks. We’ve even tracked down Kate Middleton’s wedding day scent–it’s finally available stateside!
Versace Yellow Diamond
Get your summer sparkle on with this bright and zesty citrus scent that combines sunny citron and bergamot, soft orange blossom and a hint of amber woods to have you feeling cool and smelling great all summer long. Yellow Diamond is everyday wearable, and the rare citrus based fragrance that lasts long. Versace Yellow Diamond (1oz, $50, sephora.com)
Annick Goutal Le Chevrefeuille
Remember lounging in the grass at your grandparent’s house, the breeze fragrant with the honeysuckle bushes dotted along the yard? That’s exactly what you get with this newly re-released soliflore (single note fragrance) from the storied French perfume house of Annick Goutal. Le Chevrefeuille, French for honeysuckle, is a pure, soft and unabashedly feminine scent that is never overdone and oozes thoughts of the lazy days of summer. Annick Goutal Le Chevrefeuille (3.4oz, $120, saks.com)
Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection
Indulge every fascinating facet of your personality with four different scents from Ralph Lauren’s new Big Pony line. Are you Sporty (#1Blue), Sensual (#2 Pink), Free Spirited (#3Yellow) or Stylish (#4 Purple)? Hopefully you‘re a little bit of them all. Each of the “ponies” is light, and easy to wear with fun fragrance combos like Cranberry and Tonka Mousse in Sensual or Pear and Mimosa in Free Spirited. Plus they have summer weekend portability down pat with the new deodorizing body mists and rollerball sizes. Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection ($ 19-$70, sephora.com)
Bobbi Brown Beach Shimmering Fragrance Oil
The scent that truly brings the beach to you is now considered a classic. Evoking old school Coppertone suntan lotion, warm skin, and the salty ocean breeze with a touch of mandarin and jasmine, Beach will transport you to the sand and surf even if you’re firmly landlocked. New this year is the limited edition Shimmering Fragrance Oil to gives legs and décolleté a fragrant sheen that complements sundresses, sandals and pretty pedicures.Bobbi Brown Beach Shimmering Fragrance Oil (1 oz, $ 34, bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
Kate Middleton’s fave, new Victoria’s Secret and Tom Ford fragrances up next!