When the temps get high we often need a lighter, softer fragrance to help us not only cool down, but keep fresh in the summer heat and humidity.
Here are some tips for what types of scents you should switch to in the summer months, and the best ways to wear them to keep you nice and fresh - no matter how hot it gets outside!
What version of fragrance to use in the summer
Light colognes, Eau de toilettes, Body splashes, Body deodorant sprays.
What notes to look for in a summer scent
Citrus, Light florals, Oceanic, Light tropical fruits/berries, Soft, dry woody/spicy notes.
The best way to cool down after a long day commuting, at the beach or out and about in summer heat is to spray a cold version of your favorite scent on your body. Just keep them in the refrigerator!
Use it in a deodorant form
If you really want to keep it simple, just use a scented deodorant in the AM. The fragrance will linger lightly throughout the day. Many of your favorite perfume brands offer a scented deodorant version as well. In addition, these are usually much cheaper than the fragrance so you can also save $!
Use it in a scented lotion form
Another idea to keep your scent light on your body is to use just a scented lotion after bathing. Again, many perfume brands make a scented body lotion version. Also keep these in the refrigerator to cool your body down after a day at the beach! During the day you can spritz a little of your chilled perfume with sunscreen and at night try mixing the chilled perfume with a little more of the matching perfumed lotion for an additional cooling layer of fragrance. Yes, you can also chill your scented body lotion too for when you really need to cool down!
Use it in your hair only
Dry Shampoos and hair refresher mists/sheets can be the lightest, quickest and easiest way to have fragrance during the summer that won't interfere with body perspiration, etc.
Our picks for summer scents:
Missoni Acqua 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
Kenzo Eau de Fleur Silk 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray
Bvlgari Eau Parfumee White Tea 1.33 oz Eau de Cologne Spray
Marc Jacobs Splash - Cucumber 10 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Hair Mist 1 oz Hair Mist
Jonathan Product Redo Freshen-Up Mist for Hair & Skin® To Go 1.7 oz
Fresh Sugar Deodorant Antiperspirant 2.3 oz
Dove go fresh Ultimate Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Burst, Nectarine & White Ginger Scent
L'Occitane Purifying Roll-On Deodorant 1.7 oz
Ted Gibson Hairsheet Styling Sheets
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
Dove go fresh Body Mist, Energizing Grapefruit & Lemongrass Scent
Darphin Comforting Softness Deodorant
Why not read more of our Fragrance Reviews while you're here?