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15 Perfumes to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

10 Perfume to Add to Your Collection this Summer

For many women summer doesn’t beginning until two things are in place: deciding on one or two nail polish colors that will be the staple colors for the season and adding one or two summer scents to their perfume collection. We are loving all shades of pink this Summer. We may be a tad bit influenced by the new Barbie movie premiering this June, but pink in summer is always a good idea. And, finding your staple scent will make transitioning to hotter, longer days that much sweeter.


What makes the perfect summer scent? Much depends on individual taste, longevity, sillage and projection. In general, summer perfumes tend to be light and airy, having fresh sparkling citrus, marine notes, and light, breezy floral tones.

Longevity: Longevity of a perfume is what is also called the lifetime of the perfume. This means how long a perfume lasts on the skin. This is from when the top notes open and eventually travel through the middle notes to melt into the base notes. The longevity of the perfume is based on the time one can still get a good whiff of the perfume on their skin. Longevity of a perfume can depend on a variety of elements such as:

  • Skin Chemistry: Individual skin reception of perfumes is different and how they react to your skin is different from person to person. For example perfumes are said to last longer on oilier skin types compared to dry skin types.
  • Hyposmia [high-POSE-mee-ah]: a reduced ability to detect odors. Having a reduced ability to detect smells, can affect your appreciation of a scent. However, just because you’re unable to smell the fragrance does not mean people around you cannot smell it either, much depends on the projection and sillage of the perfume.
  • Less is more: It’s not about the amount of perfume you have sprayed on yourself but the placement of each spray that determines how long it last on your body. Spraying areas like the wrists, under your knees, behind your earlobes and at the base of your neck, are known to last longer.

Sillage: Pronounced ‘See- Yahaaj’ stands for the trail your perfume leaves behind. We all have a specific scent that we leave behind when moving around doing our daily activities. It’s a unique smell that is specific to you. It’s the smell that lingers around you when you walk around. It’s that whiff you detect in the air after someone passes by wearing a perfume.

Projection: Sillage and Projection are terms often used interchangeably. However, the difference between them is that while sillage is the trail your perfume leaves behind, projection is the length your perfume radiates to. Projection is how far a perfume pushes out into the air. Projection changes over the longevity of the perfume. Projection is very powerful at first spray, but dies down during the lifespan of the perfume.

25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite scents, guaranteed to keep you smelling fresh and airy this Summer 2023. Disclaimer: You may need to hire a bodyguard as you will be stopped with inquiries about your special scent.

Apricot Privée is elegance in a bottle- 25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

APRICOT PRIVÉE

Elegance in a bottle

Rich top notes of pulpy apricot and velvety plum are dusted in cardamon before drifting into a bouquet of peonies and jasmine. Grounded in a warm base of rich tonka, creamy sandalwood, and striking agarwood, APRICOT PRIVÉE is a fresh take on a juicy scent.

PERFUMER: Jerome Epinette

Top Notes : Apricot, Plum, Cardamom 
Heart Notes : Jasmine Absolute, Peony 
Base Notes : Agarwood, Tonka Beans, Sandalwood, Labdanum

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $96.00 USD


25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

MADIE by rosie Jane

Where the sun meets the waves.

“Madie is inspired by summer and sun-kissed skin and feels like beach in a bottle; oceanic, light and fresh.” – by rosie Jane. It combines salty notes of sea spray and fresh, floral notes of jasmine and vanilla with a hint of coconut capturing the scent of summer in a bottle.

PERFUMER: Named after Rosie’s youngest daughter Matilda, a carefree headstrong beach bunny.

NOTES:

jasmine
sea spray
vanilla

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $105.00 USD


Juliette Has a Gun Lust for Sun

Juliette Has a Gun Lust for Sun

Sunshine in a bottle

In Juliette’s trail, bursting with light, her perfume’s sillage is nothing short of a caress.

Floral, with notes of Ylang-Ylang, Monoi and Coconut, a splash of Lust For Sun immerses you in the summertime. A sensual fragrance reminiscing of the rays of sunshine on a warm and golden skin.

PERFUMER: Romano Ricci

Top notes: Bergamot, Coconut, Freesia

Heart notes: Gardenia, Monoi, Orange Blossom, and Ylang Ylang

Base notes: Ambroxan, Musks, Vanilla

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $110 USD


La Perla Luminous

La Perla Luminous

Flirty and vibrant

This radiant woody and floral bouquet is vibrant, luminous and multi-layered, just like you are. Inspired by the peek-a-boo style of the La Perla lace bralettes, this spirited sister to our enticing Signature Eau de Parfum celebrates all the wondrous parts of you.  

PERFUMER: Louise Turner

Top note: Ambrette (Musk Mallow)

Middle notes: Jasmine Sambac and Sandalwood

Base note: Cedar

SIZE: 90ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $138.00 USD


L’EAU PAPIER by DIPTYQUE

Light and airy

White musks take on the aspect of a second skin. A rice steam accord combined with notes of mimosa and blonde wood tonalities.

L’Eau Papier eau de toilette celebrates the power of the imagination. On a blank sheet, ink infuses, shades emerge and new worlds are invented

PERFUMER: Fabrice Pellegrin.

Top Note: White Musks,

Heart Note: Mimosa

Base Note: Blonde Woods Accord

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $175 USD


Bal d'Afrique Byredo

Bal d’Afrique Byredo

Vibrant and nostalgic

Stockholm-based niche line Byredo introduced a new fragrance named Bal d’Afrique, which is “inspired by Paris in the late 1920’s and its infatuation with African culture, art, music, and dance.

This mix of Parisian avant-garde and African culture shaped a unique and vibrant expression. The intense life, the excess and euphoria is illustrated by Bal d’Afrique’s neroli, African marigold, and Moroccan cedarwood.

PERFUMER: Jerome Epinette

Top Note: African Marigold, Bergamot, Buchu

Heart Note: Cyclamen, Violet

Base Note: Moroccan Cedarwood, Vetiver

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $185.00 USD


SUNSET HOUR

Addictive and sultry

Artistic Director’s Word

“The heartbeat of Sunset Hour is a very unique and rare Australian ingredient: Quandong or Desert Peach. With this juicy, playful and addictive fruit I decided to explore a new sensual signature, fruity yet refined. I had in mind a glowy & tantalizing fragrance, but above all, elegant, surprising and unique.”

PERFUMER: Honorine Blanc

Top Note: Peach

Heart Note: Jasmine

Base Note: Sandalwood

SIZE: 100ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $190.00 USD


The Noir 29 Le Labo- 25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

THE NOIR 29

Where softness meets strength

THÉ NOIR 29 combines depth and freshness, softness and strength through permanent oscillation between the light of bergamot, fig, and bay leaves and the depth of cedarwood, vetiver, and musk.

PERFURMER: Frank Voelkl

Top Notes: Fig, Bay Leaf and Bergamot

Heart Notes: Cedar, Vetiver and Musk

Base Notes: Tobacco and Hay.

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $220.00 USD


Mango Skin by Vilhelm Parfumerie 

Sweet and Spicy

Vilhelm Mango Skin EDP 100 ml is a fruity eau de parfum for men and women. With a single bite, you can feel the mango in your veins. Wild colors, endless skies and untamed happiness: breathtaking South Africa becomes the backdrop for this expressionist burst of blackberries, mango and black pepper. A ripe fruit that reveals its complex flavors — a cocktail of wild orris, black lotus and jasmine that leaves behind patchouli, vanilla and a hint of pink sugar.

PERFUMER: Vilhelm Parfumerie 

Top Notes: Blackberries, Mango, Black Pepper

Heart Notes: Wild Orris, Black Lotus, Jasmin

Base Notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Pink Sugar

SIZE: 100ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $250 USD


25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

TRÈS CHÈRE by MIZENSIR

A moment in time

It tells of that moment that stretched to the point where it marked my memory. It was all there. The softness of your voice, the grace of your gestures that I translated by the roundness of the musks, the velvet of sandalwood and vanilla. 

PERFUMER: Alberto Morillas

TOP NOTES: ORANGE BLOSSOM PETAL EXTRACT

HEART NOTES: AMBROX, PARADISONE, JASMINE SAMBAC

BASE NOTES: BOURBON VANILLA ABSOLUTE EXALTONE, AUSTRALIAN SANDALWOOD ESSENCE

SIZE: 100ML EAU PERFUME

PRICE: $250 USD


Louis Vuitton City of Stars

City Of Stars Louis Vuitton

Effortless exuberance

As darkness falls, the city’s lights surge in a sensual olfactory tableau. A citrus quintet dazzles like a thousand flashbulbs: lemon, blood orange, red mandarin, bergamot and lime swirl and dance, gradually succumbing to the Tiaré flower’s voluptuous embrace. Warmed by noble sandalwood, a dry down of powdery musk alludes to a passion that disperses only with the morning’s first rays. 

PERFUMER: Jacques Cavallier

Top notes: Lime, Blood Orange, Blood Mandarin, Lemon and Bergamot

Middle note: Tiare Flower

Base notes: Powdery Notes, Musk and Sandalwood

SIZE: 100ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $280 USD


Tom Ford Soleil Blanc- 25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection

SOLEIL BLANC

Sophisticated and refreshing

A couple of spritz will evoke feelings of being on an off the path private beach where summer lasts all year long, where morning and night are one.

PERFUMER: Natalie Gracia-Cetto

Top Notes: Pink pepper, bergamot, cardamom

Heart Notes: Ylang ylang, jasmine, tuberose

Base Notes: Amber, tonka bean, coconut milk

SIZE: 50ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $295 USD


Delina Exclusif by Parfums de Marly

Indescribable and Edible

Delina Exclusif is the full quintessence of Delina. Some will detect a suede-gloved, slightly milky rose; others a floral bouquet good enough to eat with scattered delicious hints of peach, apricot and lychee.

PERFUMER: Quentin Bisch

Top Notes: Litchi, Pear and Bergamot;

Middle Notes: Turkish Rose, Agarwood (Oud) & Incense

Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber and Woody Notes

SIZE: 75ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $355 USD


25 Perfume to Add to Your Summer 2023 Collection- Creed Wind Flowers

CREED WIND FLOWERS

A burst of flowers in a bottle

Floral and fresh, sweet jasmine, wrapped around the zesty scent of Tunisian orange blossom and softened by a fresh and a fruity peach note.

PERFUMER: Olivier Creed

Top Notes: Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Peach

Heart Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Tuberose and Rose

Base Notes: Musk, Orange Blossom, Praline, Sandalwood and Iris.

SIZE: 75ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $445.00 USD


BOND 9 NEW YORK FLOWERS

BOND 9 NEW YORK FLOWERS

Bold and beautiful

New York Flowers honors not just the democracy of city’s “public” botanicals, but also celebrates the spirit of joy, renewal, and the natural wonders that each spring brings to our town. A celebratory scent that opens with sparkling notes, almost like popping the cork off of a bottle of champagne.

PERFUMER: NYC

Top Notes: Kir Royal, Clementine and Green Anjou Pears;

Middle notes: Grasse Rose and Jasmine

Base notes: Iris and Amber

SIZE: 100ML EAU DE PARFUM

PRICE: $460.00 USD

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