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30 Of The Best Eau De Parfum Fragrances For Summer

Tolani Shoneye
by Tolani Shoneye Published on May 5, 2015

Treat perfumes like your wardrobe and switch it up for the warmer months. From fruity scents to floral aromas, we have sniffed our way around and put together 30 of the best eau de parfum fragrances for the summer.

When it comes to choosing the right scents for the summer it's important to know your base notes. The rich, warm heavy notes of the winter don't work so well during the summer months. In the heat, you will need fragrances that are light, fruity, and fresh.

If you don't want to take our word for it, we spoke to Michelle D’Vaz, Brand and Marketing Manager of The Perfume Shop who added, "Summer scents are often lighter and brighter than winter scents as they use an array of floral, fruity or citrus notes to create maximum impact and compliment sunshine filled days."

That's what makes eau de parfum fragrances the perfect choice for summer. Unlike other fragrance strengths, eau de parfum is lighter. It contains just 10 to 15 percent of the perfume compound. But don't be put off by this, eau de parfums still leave you smelling sensational without being overpowering.

So for scents that conjure up the smell of summer, check out 30 of our faves.

Burberry My Burberry © Burberry

Burberry My Burberry

My Burberry is basically the British summer in a bottle. Inspired by the classic Burberry trench coat, it captures the smell of a garden after the rain, but in a good way. It holds a floral scent with a hint of rose. It's perfect for a sublime summer's evening.

Available from Burberry

Jimmy Choo Blossom

Just like the name suggests, this fragrance embodies the scent of a bold new bouquet. The initial spritz opens with the sweet floral fragrance with bright tones of red berries blended with a citrus cocktail. And at the heart of the fragrance is sweet pea, rose, white musk and sandalwood notes.

Available from Debenhams

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

Romantic, blissful and fruity, with a combination of pears, oranges, watermelon and vibrant waterlily, this is the ideal scent for summer. It's like a splash of freshness.

Available from Boots

Liz Earle Botanical Essence™ No.15

With fresh, spicy notes of pink pepper, cinnamon and bergamot and a lovely fresh undertone, you are sure to get compliments with this fragrance.

Available from Liz Earle

Hermes Jor D`Hermès Absolu

It smells just like a huge bouquet of flowers. Every note exposes a new floral tone. The blend of gardenia, sambac jasmine and apricot flower, makes the fragrance floral yet sensual. Perfect for summer lovin'.

Available from Hermes

Diesel Loverdose Red Kiss

A romantic twist on the original, Loverdose Red Kiss is a sensual infusion of zesty orange blossom, powerful patchouli and delicate blackcurrant. It's a playful, yet seductive scent which is perfect for summer dates; think cool drinks by sunset.

Available from The Perfume Shop

Valentino Valentina Pink

Not only is the bottle super cute, it also smells amazing. The delicious mix of strawberry and the musky blackberry makes it a great summer scent. Floral and fruity this is definitely top of our faves list.

Available from The Perfume Shop

Versace Yellow Diamond Intense

Inspired by the magical, warm feeling of the sun on your skin and the beautiful light of the sunset, this is THE summer fragrance. And with a head note of pear sorbet, this crisp fruity scent will have you dreaming of a beautiful summer's day.

Available from John Lewis

Ralph Ralph Lauren

Ralph is fast becoming a classic summer fragrance. The youthful energetic mix of colorful green apple, floral magnolia and white orris, captures the carefree essence of summer.

Available from Debenhams

Clinique Happy in Bloom

An upbeat floral fragrance that's perfect for adding a sweeter, softer and brighter touch. Every spray is like capturing the feeling of a sudden bloom.

Available from Clinique

Marc Jacobs Dot

It's a delicate fragrance that captures the scents of red berries, succulent dragon fruit, and sweet honeysuckle. The floral heart of the fragrance blooms with jasmine, mingled with notes of coconut water and orange blossom. This bold, feminine, perfume is definitely one for your summer collection.

Available from TJ Hughes

Cartier La Panthère Légère

A radiant feline floral fragrance, Légère is a lighter version of the original from Cartier. It contains a musk-gardenia accord with the addition of the tiare flower, which gives it the summery scent.

Available from Cartier

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

This is full of mystery and energy, this is perfect for summer night out. An addictive gourmand floral with notes of black coffee, hence the energy. With white florals for some seduction and vanilla to add a little sweetness this is the ultimate summer scent for alfresco drinks and dining.

Available from The Fragrance Shop

Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile

A combination of floral tones and fresh citrus notes, this vibrant and subtly sensual fragrance gives a warmth and intensity that's perfect for warmer weather.

Available from Acqua di Parma

DKNY Be Delicious

Be Delicious is a sophisticated blend of apples, exotic flowers and woods which creates a fresh, juicy scent. Great for summer and just like the name suggests, it smells delicious.

Available from DKNY

Miss Dior

This is summer loving bottled up. Miss Dior is an intense yet playful fragrance, with fresh, fruity citrus notes.

Available from Dior

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

It's a floral explosion with every spray. The Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance is a bouquet of sensations. It has an addictive floral note that will make it your favorite summer fragrance.

Available from Boots

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Velvet Orchid is an oriental floral scent lavished with notes of cool citrus, dramatic petals, honey and rum. It's an uber feminine scent that we are totally in love with.

Available from John Lewis

Chloé Love Story

A floral, fresh, and sexy scent. This perfume captures the seductive essence of the Chloé brand. The scent opens with a orange flower smell which is radiant and intoxicating. While the stephanotis jasmine allows a seductive joyful element. It's a lovely summery scent that lingers on the skin.

Available from Debenhams

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle

La vie est belle is a French expression meaning life is beautiful. This fragrance evokes the need to experience life at it's most beautiful, and what better time to do that, than summer time. The elegance of iris is the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note.

Available from Lancome

Estee Lauder Modern Muse

Here's a fragrance that captures your style, your confidence and your creative spirit. The scent is an alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods.

Available from Estee Lauder

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Evoking memories of summers past, this classic fragrance is sensual and passionate. With a base of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and patchouli.

Available from The Perfume Shop

Calvin Klein Downtown

The Calvin Klein Downtown fragrance balances the scents of feminine woods and soft, floral notes which creates a confident, modern fragrance with a unique signature and an unexpected edge.

Available from John Lewis

Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy

Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries, with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine notes.

Available from Superdrug

Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance

This fragrance captures everything about summer time.With a blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin, it will leave you smelling like the sea side.

Available from Bobbi Brown

Estée Lauder Pleasures Florals

As joyous as a bunch of flowers, Estée Lauder Pleasures Floral is combination of honeysuckle, jasmine and waterlily brightened with juicy mandarin. Finished with notes of creamy woods and musks, it's like having petals on your skin.

Available from Estee Lauder

Hugo Boss Orange

A warm, captivating scent, and unlike the name suggests, it has top notes of apples and at it's a heart a scent of cinnamon. Not a hint of orange.

Available from Superdrug

Tom Ford Costa Azzurra

A glorious scent that is oceanic, yet spicy. With top notes of seaweed, driftwood and cardamom, and middle notes exposing scents of lavender and lemon, it works perfectly for summer.

Available from John Lewis

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gioia

A crisp, minty fragrance with top notes of mint, brown sugar, and lemon. It's what the perfect summer morning should smell like.

Available from House Of Fraser

Carven Le Parfum

Carven Le Parfum is a youthful scent that will leave you feeling happy. It's a fresh citrus scent at initial spray, followed by a bouquet of freesia and a sandalwood-musk .

Available from Carven

What's your fave summer scent? Tweet us @wewomenUSA.

This article was written by Tolani Shoneye. Tweet her @tolly_t

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