What Scents You Should Wear During Summer

Summer’s just begun, and we all know what that means- it’s time to head outdoors! and there’s one thing you’ll need to prioritize just as much as reapplying your sunscreen- finding a good summer fragrance.

With all the heat, you’ll need a long lasting summer fragrance to get you through it. If you’re unsure of how to pick good summer fragrances, we’ve got your back. Here’s our list of scents that are good for summer. 

5 Scents that are good for summer

1. Floral and green notes

Good summer fragrances can be seen using floral and green perfume notes for summer. They are fresh, uplifting, airy, and not overpowering, which is ideal when looking for perfume notes for summer.

If you’re looking for new scents that are good for summer, try perfumes that use notes like honeysuckle, patchouli, mint or rosemary, all of which make great perfume notes for summer.

For women, we’d recommend Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori. This floral fragrance has a top note of galbanum leaf, Cassis, bergamot and lemon, a middle note of honeysuckle, tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and freesia, and ends on an earthy base- ideal perfume notes for summer. Gucci’s Bloom Acqua di Fiori is also a long lasting summer fragrance that will last for 10-12 hours.

For men, perfume notes for summer like neroli and geranium are more masculine while still being floral scents that are good for summer. Try Versace Pour Homme, an aromatic fougere fragrance. Being considerably long lasting, it stays for 6-8 hours on the skin. With citrusy top notes, middle notes of Hyacinth, Cedar, Clary Sage and Geranium and earthy base notes, Versace Pour Homme is definitely composed of scents that are good for summer, making it a good summer fragrance.

2. Gourmand scents

If we had to pick one word to describe gourmand fragrances, we’d choose irresistible. These are notes like vanilla, caramel, chocolate or candy that smell edible, and leave you smelling absolutely delicious, which is why they make scents that are good for summer. 

Being somewhat stronger than florals, these notes also make for long lasting summer fragrances that will keep you smelling good throughout the day. What’s more, these fragrances tend to transition smoothly from day to night time, and their almost edible nature makes them perfect to wear out on a date.

If you want to give your summer a sweet touch, we’d recommend trying Si by Giorgio Armani. Si has top notes of Cassis, middle notes of May Rose and Freesia and Woody base notes with Vanilla, Patchouli, and Ambroxan. A mix of florals and gourmand notes make Si a good fragrance for the summer. This fragrance lingers on the skin for 6-7 hours or more, and has great perfume notes for summer. 

As for men, we’d recommend Pi by Givenchy, which is an amber woody fragrance. Its top notes are aromatic and citrusy, while its middle adopts more florals, but its base notes are Vanilla, Almond, Tonka Bean, Benzoin and Cedar- a combination of scents that are good for summer, but with a heightened gourmand touch.

3. Fruity notes

Similar to gourmand scents, fruity notes are scents that are good for summer. A good summer fragrance with these notes will appear more youthful and refreshing while being able to transition from day to night. What’s more, fruity notes have an irresistible quality that makes them attractive, and their strong notes are also more likely to make a long lasting summer fragrance. Notes like apples, watermelon, strawberries and apples are great to look for when choosing a good summer fragrance.

If you’re looking for a long lasting summer fragrance for women that has fruity notes, you can start with CK One Red Edition for Her by Calvin Klein. With top notes of watermelon and violet, this fragrance opens on scents that are good for summer, and is joined by floral notes in the middle, and green, woody notes at its base. With 6-7 hours of longevity, CK’s One Red Edition for Her makes a good summer fragrance.

As for men, we’d recommend trying Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Yellow (Jaune) by Lacoste Fragrances, an aromatic fruity fragrance for men. If its bright yellow packaging didn’t tell you already, Yellow has all the perfume notes for summer that you’re looking for. Yellow starts with tonic, grapefruit and pink pepper before delving into red apple and coriander for a sweet, aromatic touch, and finally ends with green earthy notes.

4. Citrus

From all the scents that are good for summer, citrus will always be the most prominent. It is cooling, refreshing, and incredibly energetic. Good summer fragrances don’t just use oranges and lemons, but may also use grapefruit, bergamot and lemongrass.

If you want citrus perfume notes for summer, we’d start with Paradiso by Roberto Cavalli, a floral woody musk fragrance for women with strong citrusy accords. This fragrance opens with a combination of citruses and has a heart of jasmine before ending with green, woody notes. Paradiso is a long lasting summer fragrance that will stay on your skin for 7-8 hours, which is what you would want from a good summer fragrance.

Burberry Weekend by Burberry

If you want a good summer fragrance for men, we’d recommend trying Burberry Weekend, a citrusy, long lasting summer fragrance. Opening with lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, pineapple, mandarin orange and melon, with a heart of woody notes, finally closing with honey, musk and amber, Weekend is a combination of scents that are good for summer. This long lasting summer fragrance can last for about 9 hours.

5. Aquatic or Marine notes

Nothing says summer like the beach, so if you’re picking perfume notes for summer, go for marine notes. Being sensual and salty, they really leave you feeling refreshed, which is why they’re scents that are good for summer.


A good summer fragrance with these notes we’d recommend is Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani, a floral aquatic perfume for women. Opening with perfume notes for summer, the fragrance starts with lemon and mint followed by a floral heart, and ends with a woody floral note with a touch of brown sugar, making it a decently long lasting summer fragrance.

If you’re looking for a long lasting summer fragrance that has marine notes, Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani makes a great pick. With 7-9 hours of longevity, Acqua di Gio has a citrusy-floral blend, and heart of sea notes and aromatics before moving on to a base of earthy tones. With a refreshing start and a calming base, Aqua di Gio’s balance makes it a good summer fragrance.

And that’s the end of our list of perfume notes for summer! If you like any of the long lasting summer fragrances you see, check out our online store, and get them at wholesale prices! Or pick your own perfume notes for summer using our search filters. With delivery all across America, we’ll have it at your doorstep in just a few days. 

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