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Summer is the ultimate season for light, floral and fresh scents. High temperatures definitely play a major role in a fragrance’s performance so it’s very important to pick a scent you like while being sure it will perform and last properly even when the heats are unbearable.

That being said, we had to make the ultimate list of the best summer fragrances for women — scents that will exaggerate feminine sides and tell a story about her.


In order to make the list of the best summer fragrances for women, we tested over 150 different fragrances and perfumes.

A small excerpt from our Perfumes For Women reviews

Our testing protocol:

  1. Every fragrance was tested 5 times on 5 different occasions — daytime outdoors, daytime indoors, office, nighttime outdoors, nighttime indoors
  2. Average performance and longevity were measured and documented
  3. A team of experts (including me) discussed perfume compositions but also trends in 2023/2024

Based on the results we got, we crafted a list of the 24 best summer fragrances for women in 2023/2024, which we are 100% certain you will find useful.

Bear in mind that the fragrances below are not in a particular order, as ordering them in a particular order would mean saying one is better than the other, which is something we don’t have the right to judge — taste for scents is a subjective thing. Therefore we did our best to describe in detail what certain perfume smells like, and for the majority of them, you can find full reviews.

The list is made into 4 categories:

  1. Best New Releases– in this category you can find the very best summer fragrances for women that came out in 2023 and 2024.
  2. Best Designer Summer Fragrances For Women – category dedicated to best designer fragrances for summer that came in the past few years
  3. Best Niche Summer Fragrances For Women – if you’re into niche fragrances, this is your category, as it covers the best niche fragrances for summer that came out in the past few years
  4. All-time Best Summer Fragrances For Women – the name says it all, this is all-star category!

This list is updated every year in the middle of the spring and throughout the summer.

Without further ado, let’s see what are the best summer fragrances for women in 2024!

Best New Women's Fragrances For Summer 2023

Chanel Paris Paris


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Before Paris Paris, Chanel didn’t really have rose-oriented fragrance, so this is definitely something new from their end.

The untraditional combination of rose and patchouli makes Paris Paris a very unique chypre fragrance – the rose is, well, rose, it’s sensual and beautiful, but patchouli is earthy and a bit dirty and bold note, so mixing the two definitely isn’t something we often see.

The opening is citrusy, and after that, the entire composition becomes rich in rose tones.

This is amazing everyday wear, it’s clean, it’s light, and the perfect floral chypre that will hold a beautiful aura around you.

If you like rose-oriented fragrances, Paris Paris may be a perfect choice as it’s light, non-offensive, and definitely a safe blind buy!

ScentFloral, Clean, Chypre
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage6/10

Mugler Alien Goddess Intense


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When Mugler released Alien Goddess Intense, it was clear from the start that this a true year-round fragrance that can endure all weather conditions. 

However, after testing it, we all agreed that it definitely fits best summer days, so that’s why it’s on the list of best summer fragrances for women.

It’s a white floral fragrance where jasmine and jasmine tea dominate the heart of the composition. Base notes are vanilla, benzoin, and cashmere wood which gives the entire composition a cozy, warm, and a bit sensual feel.

That’s the part of the composition that gives it a year-round feel, however, the reason why it fits summer the best is because that coconut in the opening lingers in the background even when opening passes – coconut definitely boosts that creaminess but it also adds that tropical feel to the scent.

It fits perfectly on beach occasions (both day walks or beach nighttime parties) and you can’t go wrong with wearing it for any type of occasion during summer.

One could say that it has that niche perfumery vibe, and it’s true because coconut and jasmine are not the combinations you often see.

Overall, amazing creation by Mugler that can easily become a signature scent for everyone who likes this type of combination.

ScentFloral, Silky, Tropical
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Jean Paul Gaultier La Belle Fleur Terrible


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What would a new year be without a new JPG flanker?!

Jokes aside, Jean Paul Gaultier recently released their new La Belle flanker, and after testing it we had no other choice but to put it on this list as in my personal opinion, there hasn’t been a better flanker than this one.

La Belle Fleur Terrible has only 3 notes in its notes pyramid – the opening is a water lily, the heart is an iris and the base is vanilla.

In this case, vanilla has nothing to do with sweetness but with the smoothness of aquatic notes of water lily and powdery notes of iris.

That’s exactly, how this fragrance can be described – aquatic and powdery.

It has a somewhat beachy feel, but in general, La Belle Fleur Terrible is a beautifully clean, and fresh fragrance you can pull off almost anywhere.

The only downside is that not all markets have it, so it might be difficult to find one. It is being sold on FragranceNet but stock often runs out (which also tells you how wanted and amazing this fragrance is). However, if you manage to get it while in stock, then definitely make sure to do so!

ScentFloral, Aquatic, Clean
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage7/10

Lancôme Idôle Nectar


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Another rose-oriented fragrance that came out about a year ago won the hearts and noses of many but in a very different way.

Lancome released another flanker of Idole called Idole Nectar, and what makes this perfume different and unique is that it has 3 types of roses in the opening that are very dominant throughout the entire lifespan of the fragrance.

The heart has caramel and popcorn notes and the base is vanilla.

The combination of roses and caramel gives an incredibly soft and almost gourmandy feel to the entire composition. I don’t sense the popcorn note in it, and I haven’t seen anyone who claims they do. However, that probably means that some properties of popcorn notes were used to manipulate and alter other scents.

The scent is bright, uplifting, and soft, making it perfect wear for any daytime occasion.

According to the reviews of others, this even made rose haters love it!

ScentFloral, Rose
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity4 hours
Projection in distance3-4 feet
Sillage8/10

Paco Rabanne Olympéa Solar


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Ever wondered what does Sun smell like?

Well, Paco Rabanne decided to release another flanker of Olympea that captures the ultimate scent of solar vibes combined with white florals.

Orange-based opening, solar notes combined with white flowers and tiare flower, and the base of ylang-ylang and benzoin.

This combination makes the entire scent very beachy, creamy, and sweet.

It kind of reminds of the standard scent of suncream but in reality, it’s far more complex and it has a much more expensive feel.

Truth be told, it can be compared with Alien Goddess, because they are both white-floral and beach-vibe-oriented, but they are different.

It’s safe to say that Olympea Solar is literally summer in the bottle. Due to its creaminess and sweetness, you can easily pull this one off on nighttime events where you’d want some irresistible scent to radiate around you.

Definitely the best Olympea flanker so far!

ScentCitrus, Floral, Aromatic
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity3 hours
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage6/10

Dior J’Adore Parfum d’Eau


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Sometimes it’s hard to track all J’Adore flankers but truth be told, all of them that we tested so far have been really great!

The latest J’Adore flanker that came out is J’Adore Parfum d’Eau and I believe it’s the one that fits casual wear best out of them all on this list.

Notes pyramid wasn’t released by Dior but the main olfactory notes are jasmine, honeysuckle, and magnolia. In that combination, you can also find a lot of green and herbal notes.

What makes this incredible casual wear or even perfect office wear is that it’s so non-offensive and mass-appealing. You will basically smell nice and clean.

The scent itself is fresh, clean, smooth, and silky as white florals are combined with a green freshness. 

I wouldn’t call it the most precious gem in the collection, but it perfectly fits the times when you don’t know what to wear and you just want to smell nice. 

The reason why such fragrance is on our list of best summer fragrances for women is that majority of fragrances here have some main purpose or occasion when they should be worn. In the case of J’Adore Parfum d’Eau, it’s just the perfect casual wear for the 2024 summer.

ScentFloral, Green
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance1-2 feet
Sillage5/10

Valentino Donna Born In Roma Coral Fantasy


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If you’re not much into white florals or rose-oriented scents but still want to wear something new on the market, then fruity Valentino Donna Born in Roma Coral Fantasy might be what you’re after!

The list of best summer fragrances for women in 2024 couldn’t go without this beautiful perfume not just because it’s different from where today’s trends are going, but because it’s truly a beautiful composition that tells a story about sunsets in Eternal City, also known as Rome.

Born in Roma Coral Fantasy has a fruity opening dominated by the note of kiwi with the orange backbone.

The domination of kiwi never truly passes and stays around the radiating scent the entire time, but the jasmine from the heart declares this fragrance as a feminine masterpiece. 

The base is made out of ambrette seeds and musk accords which makes the entire composition smooth.

Overall, Born in Roma Coral Fantasy is uplifting, and smooth and definitely has that tropical vibe that makes it perfect for summer. 

The idea behind it is to portray the sunsets of Rome, and truth be told, I can’t picture a better occasion and time to wear it!

It’s safe to say that this perfume leans more towards the fruity category than floral, but either way, definitely a safe blind buy!

ScentFloral, Fruity, Tropical
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity3 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10
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Maison Margiela REPLICA Beach Walk


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This perfume lives through its name and its summertime in a bottle. One of the reasons I chose this Maison Martin Margiela scent is because of its perfect salty beach vibes. If you are planning a sea vacation soon and need some fresh scent for sunbathing, you just found it.

Opens with light citrus of lemon and bergamot combo, but dries down to a Coppertone scent. As it dries down the coconut and Ylang-Ylang become more prominent so the whole performance gets sweeter and even powdery. 

Personally, I couldn’t sense any trace of pink pepper so maybe it has been working some magic in the background of the performance but there is nothing warm or spicy in this scent. 

It reminds me of long Hawaiian beaches with a tropical essence and I can picture a beautiful girl wearing it during hot, summer vacation days.

ScentSweet, Coconut, Powdery
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average5 hours
Projection longevity1 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Marc Jacobs Daisy Love


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If there is a fragrance category that we can call “girly” then Daisy Love by Marc Jacobs would be the definition of that category. It’s an exquisite perfume when you put on some very feminine outfit and you need the cherry on top. 

The original Daisy Marc Jacobs was a real success and women adored it; in consideration of that one, Daisy Love is a more playful, sweet, and youthful fragrance than the original. 

I don’t like setting boundaries when it comes to fragrance age limitations, but I do find Daisy Love more compelling for younger ladies, which doesn’t mean that if you are more mature you can’t pull it off. Age is just a number! 

Daisy Love is a simple yet irresistible scent with cloudberry being the top note, the daisy flower in the middle, and a musky backbone. The scent is very much fruity-oriented, sweet, and musky with a light and airy texture.

I would also like to say that Daisy Love is a crowd-pleasing scent, it is not offensive in any way and as long as it lasts (which isn’t that long) will get you beautiful compliments.

ScentSweet, Musky
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity1 hour
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Interested to know more about this beautiful perfume? Read our Marc Jacobs Daisy Love full review!

Giorgio Armani My Way

One of the most famous lines from Giorgio Armani’s house was the My Way, where master perfumers Bruno Jovanovic and Carlos Benaim created such an artwork that is supposed to represent an open-minded, curious, and authentic woman who is ready to broaden her horizons.

There are several flankers of My Way, but the reason none of them is on this list of best summer fragrances for women is that the original My Way has a story that very few designers actually have.

Performance and mass-appeal factors are not always the winning combination and knowing the world we live in today, we should definitely promote these values more!

My Way is an incredibly fresh, feminine, and playful scent that suits all ages and occasions. It’s amazing everyday wear and it can easily be a signature scent.

The citrusy opening led by an orange blossom and tuberose, jasmine combination in the heart and all that rests on the base of musk, vanilla, and woods.

Definitely a safe blind buy, and definitely something every girl should have in her collection, but that’s just my personal opinion! Armani’s My Way is a standard!

ScentWhite Floral
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity1 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage7/10

Want to know more about this perfume? Read our detailed Giorgio Armani My Way review!

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal


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From the iconic La Vie Est Belle original scent, last year, the house of Lancome surprised us with this purely beautiful, spring-summer edition called Soleil Cristal.

As a huge lover of La Vie Est Belle, I have had very high expectations for this one, and (not)surprisingly, it was much more than I hoped for — definitely deserved a spot among the best summer fragrances for women!

It’s important to know that the La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal doesn’t share many similarities with the original, except for the vanilla note they both share. That makes this gorgeous scent even more special in its own way. 

Besides the bergamot and mandarin orange, the opening has a prominent pink pepper strike but don’t worry about it since after only 10-15 minutes it quickly fades away. As it dries down, it becomes a more sweet, coconut-oriented scent with a vanilla backbone and powdery, creamy effect. 

Besides its stunning scent, the quality of La Vie Est Belle Soleil Cristal is almost as good as the original. It will serve you throughout the whole day and definitely get you compliments. One more note: it is a pretty safe blind buy if you crave coconut fragrances.

ScentSweet, Coconut, Powdery
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity3 hours
Projection in distance4 feet
Sillage7/10

Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense


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One more equally beautiful fragrance that cannot go unnoticed is the Light Blue Eau Intense, which came out as the flanker of the well-known Light Blue, and to some level, I can surely say it is an improved, higher-quality version of the original liquid. 

Since I know that many of you ladies are huge fans of Light Blue, I wanted to remind you to try out this sharper, crispy, and new, timeless replacement that won many hearts. 

In the opening of Light Blue Eau Intense, you get a citrusy lemon and the crispiness from the granny smith apple, and that fresh mixture stays present throughout the whole. When the initial blast tones down, you get a dominant, overload of muskiness but with aromatic marigold and amber wood, they create a pleasant, sexy, and charming scent.

It’s important to emphasize that the intense version surely gets you better longevity, wider projection, and stronger silage, which is also a huge factor when you are debating whether to go with an iconic, original scent or try out a new, future queen of Blue edition.

ScentMusky, Citrusy
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage7/10

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia (Eau De Parfum)


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In 2021, Alberto Morillas (also known as the king of fresh fragrances) along with Honorine Blanc created Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum for Gucci, and in a short time, the fragrance reached big popularity.

The entire composition is all about the gardenia flower which was believed that has magical properties and was often used in elixirs and magic potions. 

The opening starts with pear blossom which gives the scent natural sweetness, especially when combined with red berries and mandarin notes.

The heart is dominated by white gardenia that is combined with solar jasmine grandiflorum absolute, which gives the scent a modern vibe.

The base is made out of brown sugar and patchouli which is supposed to give the composition the earthy tones, but truth be told, I don’t find it much in the scent.

Overall, Flora Gorgeous Gardenia is a beautiful floral scent with the juiciness that pear blossom and mandarin provide, which is perfect for people who love the scent of gardenia flowers.

The only downside to it is its performance, as sillage is almost non-existent and longevity is no longer than 6 hours in the best-case scenario. 

There are a couple of tricks you can do to improve the performance and longevity of perfume, but if you expect performance beast then Flora Gorgeous Gardenia might not be the best choice.

However, not everyone is after fragrances and perfumes that project feets away, and knowing how beautiful, simple, and uplifting this floral composition is, it definitely deserves its spot among the best summer fragrances for women in 2024.

ScentFloral
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity1 hour
Projection in distance1 ft
Sillage4/10
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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis


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This Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance deserved its place on today’s top list because of its universal cleanness. If you are looking for a clean, fresh scent that can be your everyday refresher, Aqua Universalis could end your search. 

The opening is purely citrusy with Amalfi lemon and bergamot being the top notes. As it dries down, the floral side of this fragrance comes out and that’s the moment this scent becomes more feminine, fizzy, and evocative. 

The interesting side of this light scent is that many people get reminded of those citrus vitamin C tablets but positively. It reminds you of cleanliness on an airy morning with a musky and aromatic backbone. 

I would like to emphasize that Aqua Universalis is not the exciting, thrilling, or compulsive perfume that will get everyone’s attention. It is a simple, light scent made for everyday activities from getting groceries to taking a pleasant evening walk.

ScentFloral, Citrusy, Fresh
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Byredo Bal d’Afrique


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Probably slightly underrated, the house of Byredo gave us some phenomenal and gorgeous scents, including the Bal d’Afrique – a mix of the Parisian avant-garde and African culture shaped into a masterpiece you can’t get enough of. 

Bal d’Afrique is a unisex scent and it is very well balanced that both genders can easily pull it off but it slightly leans towards the feminine side. What I love about this fragrance is that it is highly pleasant and inoffensive. Nothing about this scent is too much or too strong, just very well blended. 

This is a nice light citrus opening with a wonderful touch of floral essence, encased in a woody background. As it dries down it becomes a more aromatic, woody scent with exotic spiciness and traces of floral nuances. 

I like the way Bal d’Afrique has a unique combination and isn’t purely fruity or floral.

It can also be your great signature scent since it is suitable for any occasion or event, including regular office days.

ScentCitrusy, Aromatic, Woody
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage6/10

Parfums de Marly Delina La Rosée


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Bright, lively, and vivacious – Delina La Rosée is the latest release by Parfum de Marly, came out in 2021 and represents a lighter and shinier flanker of the original Delina that was a huge success. 

Delina La Rosée provides that light, ethereal, and dewy experience and it is surely a lighter, more summery scent than other Delina flankers. 

You get a bright, citrusy opening with a little bit of tartness that comes from the pair nuance which adds to the fruitiness and freshness. In the heart of the composition, you get a more floral-rose aroma with an aquatic effect and traces of fruitiness from the top. 

I would say that Delina La Rosée is a pretty “active” scent; it develops in different directions over time and reaches the nicest tops of each phase. It is a romantic, sensual, and flirty fragrance that could be your perfect choice for summer-evening dates. 

ScentFloral, Fruity, Fresh
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average9 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage7/10

Ex Nihilo Lust In Paradise


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Ever wondered what French Riviera smells like?

Well, combined with sensual and dreamlike feelings, it smells like Lust in Paradise by a niche house Ex Nihilo.

When creating Lust in Paradise Louise Turner wanted to bottle and capture the sensuality and dreamy feel of the French Riviera and she did that by creating a composition that spins around the main note of peony and lychee.

Opening starts with very sharp pink pepper and that sharpness is transferred to the peony and lychee heart. The entire composition is supported by white cedar, musk, and amber, which makes the perfume a bit powdery.

In general, this is a perfect blend that smells incredibly smooth, floral, and a bit fresh. It’s versatile and can be worn on many occasions.

The price tag may seem a bit off-putting, but bear in mind that we’re talking about niche perfumery here, where creations are made not to reach record-breaking sales, but to tell a story about a certain moment or feeling the creator experienced.

Beautiful collectible and definitely the right choice if you want to smell different from others!

ScentSensual, Floral, Musky
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average8 hours
Projection longevity3 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage7/10

Kajal Dahab


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In the Somali language, “Dahab” means “gold”, which is the exact vision behind this masterpiece – to exaggerate the luxury and richness of the wearer.

Niche house Kajal released Dahab in 2015 and it’s rare to see that niche perfume reached such success. 

What won the hearts and noses of many was the monster performance combined with the luxury and tropical feel this perfume radiates.

The opening is rich and juicy with granny smith apple as the main note. Apple is so dominant that lasts even after opening passes.

In the heart, passionfruit is extremely dominant and it combines with cedarwood and spicy coriander. The base is filled with musk, patchouli, and amber, which makes the scent very bold, smooth, and seductive.

It’s safe to say that Dahab smells like money! It’s luxurious, fruity bomb, incredibly feminine and it will definitely make the first impression for you. 

Performance is out of this world, so if you’re after a fragrance that fits any type of formal event when you want something that smells luxurious Kajal Dahab is definitely one of the safest fragrances for that occasion that you can get.

ScentLuxurious, Fruity
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average12 hours
Projection longevity5 hours
Projection in distance4 feet
Sillage9/10

Penhaligon’s Heartless Helen


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Who needs romance when one wields power?!

That’s exactly how the description of Heartless Helen starts on Penhaligon’s website and after testing this fragrance, it’s safe to say they’re not wrong.

Heartless Helen is tuberose-heavy but it’s not the type of tuberose you’d find in other fragrances. It has that sharp tone, and it almost feels like it didn’t fully bloom, where traces of green notes can be found.

It’s sharp, it’s aggressive, and it’s… Heartless!

The opening starts with sharp and aggressive pepper and after just a few minutes, tuberose starts dominating supported by the base of cashmeran and woods.

The entire scent is a bit creamy and soft which is not something we usually see in tuberose-dominant scents.

Even though it has that soft side that sits close to the skin, tuberose is what makes it heartless – it’s literally a tuberose bomb!

As Penhaligon’s would say themselves – don’t let white flowers fool you, this bird bites!

ScentFloral, Creamy, Soft
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance3 feet
Sillage7/10
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Tom Ford Soleil Blanc


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Soleil Blanc is one of those rich, complex, beachy scents that take your mind on the yacht and make you crave some juicy cocktail. 

It was described as mainly a coconut fragrance but I would say that there is much more to this fragrance than “coconut aroma”. 

There’s pistachio, bergamot, cardamom, and pink pepper as the top notes but the opening is so beautifully blended that it’s really hard to pick up a single note. It has that warm, spicy gourmand effect in the first 15 minutes but gets more white-floral sweet, ambery, and coconut-based as it dries down.

It is a succulent, buttery, and tropical fragrance with rich coconut flavor and sunscreen vibes. Soleil Blanc may not be the crowd-pleasing scent but it will get you compliments from everyone who likes intriguing and engrossing fragrances.

ScentSweet, Creamy, Coconut scent
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average7 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage7/10

Interested to know more details about Tom Ford Soleil Blanc? Check out our detailed review!

Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia


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Unless you live under a rock, there is no real chance that you haven’t come across this iconic fragrance by the famous house Giorgio Armani.

Acqua di Gioia came out in 2010, after 15 years of the well-known men’s fragrance Acqua di Gio, and won many hearts all over the globe. Years later, you can still detect it while walking down the streets with many passengers that have a great nose for perfection. 

Because of its origin, this fragrance always evokes some nostalgia within me; reminds me of my high school years and some very happy moments, and Acqua di Gioia really has that power of bringing back some good memories. 

This sensual perfume opens with the Amalfi lemon and the mint nuance but it is not mint-heavy, it is more like a side note that leaves space for other scents to do their magic. 

Acqua di Gioia is a classy, elegant scent, with a prominent aromatic aroma; it gets slightly sweet because of the jasmine in the mid and also has a fresh-spicy effect because of the pink pepper.

Its woody base notes complement the citrusy opening nicely, adding to the greenness and zesty feeling. 

ScentCitrus, Aromatic, Green
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Need more details about this one? Read our Acqua Di Gioia full review!

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell


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Victoria’s Secret bestseller called Bombshell is an extremely feminine, girly, and fruity scent with distinct, tropical aftereffects. 

Bombshell is one of those fragrances that makes you want to quit your job, travel to Miami, buy a cocktail and just relax on the sunny, exotic beach. One important note to you ladies is that men tend to adore this scent, whether it’s because of the brand name or not, it has been approved. 

Bombshell is more of a fruity bomb combination of several notes including pineapple, grapefruit, and passionfruit. Even though the heart of the fragrance is floral, the scent remains utterly fruity-sweet with traces of citrus and a woody backbone. 

Bombshell is fresh, juicy, delicious, and sexy, it doesn’t have a complex composition but can get you lovely and flirty compliments.

ScentFruity, Sweet, Fresh
Concentrationeau de parfum
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity1 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage6/10

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche


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While we are at greeny and woody scents, the beautiful and alluring composition of Chance Eau Fraiche by Chanel has to be mentioned as well! 

I like the complexity and the mixture of nuances that aren’t usually blended for feminine fragrances, and if you are like me, you are going to love this outstanding flanker.

Chance Eau Fraiche opens with a prominent burst of lemon and citrusy combo, just like many other uplifting and bright summer scents

What makes it unique, is that the cedar that is usually found in middle or base notes, here plays as a top note and locks that citrusy and sparkly effect for a longer time. In the dry down, the scent gets woodier and more aromatic, while the patchouli is present, it doesn’t feel dirty or masculine, but rather musky and earthy. 

If I had to picture Chance Eau Fraiche as a woman, I would picture her as an elegant lady with a great, green hat, light makeup, and fluttering, white dress – a woman that is one with nature. 

I also find Chance Eau Fraiche to be the best compliment-getter of all other Chance flankers, because of its light and brilliant nature, it is suitable for any possible summer occasion. Definitely earned the spot among the best summer fragrances for women!

ScentGreen, Woody, Citrusy
Concentrationeau de toilette
Longevity on average5 hours
Projection longevity1 hour
Projection in distance2-3 feet
Sillage5/10

Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet


Buy Dior Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet (EDT)


One of the most mass-appealing summer fragrances for women since 2014 is a release from Dior where Louise Turner created a true masterpiece for Miss Dior line – Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet!

This perfume literally smells like a blooming bouquet!

It’s sensual, sophisticated, and seductive, and the combination of rose and pink peony is just mind-blowing.

Rose isn’t too aggressive, and musk from the base gives the entire composition smoothness, coziness, and softness, making it absolutely gorgeous.

This masterpiece is probably one of the most popular fragrances on this list and that’s for a reason – it’s extremely mass-appealing and it will get you a ton of compliments.

If you love floral scents, this is a no-brainer, as Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet dominates this category of fragrances since 2014.

The list of best summer fragrances for women can’t go without this masterpiece regardless of what year it is, and we’re sure it will stay on this list permanently as an all-star.

ScentFloral
ConcentrationEau De Toilette
Longevity on average6 hours
Projection longevity2 hours
Projection in distance2 feet
Sillage5/10

Since this is one of the world’s best sellers, we had to make Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet detailed review, so make sure to check it out to see why it dominates the floral category!

FAQs

How To Choose The Best Summer Fragrance For You (Her)

If you have no experience with fragrances then all you should do is go and discover new scents and find what you like.

On the other hand, if you already have some experience, first and foremost it’s important what you like and what you don’t like. There are some compromising notes like jasmine and musk which can be presented in million different forms, but when it comes to unique notes such as oud and rose it’s really important that you know what you like and what you don’t like.

Once you figure that out, you can start exploring this list or do the research on your own.

Things to pay attention to:

  • Avoid warm spicy scents as they don’t work well with high temperatures
  • Know what longevity and performance you need your fragrance to have
  • Know your budget
  • Figure out where you want to wear it / for which occasion you want it

Once you combine all this data, your choice will come down to 3-5 fragrances.

Bear in mind that it’s impossible to make up the formula for choosing the best summer fragrance for you. The reason for this is that we are different every year — our senses change just like we do. So test, test, test!

If you have the opportunity, avoid buying online and buy at the physical store/perfumery because that gives you the ability to test the fragrance before buying it. If you’re, however, buying something you haven’t tried before and buying it online, make sure to get it in a small bottle, so if it turns out to be a mistake, you don’t spend too much on it.

Where To Safely Buy Summer Fragrances For Women

For this particular occasion, we linked to 3 different sources where you can safely buy fragrances – Fourth Sense Shop, FragranceNet, and Amazon.

Fourth Sense Shop is our own shop that we built with a mission to make all fragrances affordable to everyone. We partnered with the most reliable and trustworthy wholesalers and managed to get really good prices. Saying that it’s likely that prices on Fourth Sense Shop are the best among all other options.

FragranceNet has been our partner for years now and before we built our shop, I personally got all my fragrances from them, so rest assured that you’re getting the original. However, their prices usually tend to be higher but still lower than retail.

Amazon is the last option I recommend simply because things change too fast on Amazon and we can’t stay constantly up-to-date. Currently, we linked to trustworthy resellers on Amazon, but just to be safe, please double-check their authenticity and do the research before making a purchase.

If you’re seeking a certain fragrance that you can’t find in our shop, please feel free to reach out to us, and we’ll do our best to get it in there ASAP.

Conclusion

As this list of best summer fragrances for women is updated every year in spring, this, 2024, was the first official year after the pandemic, so we’re expecting many new releases. As they come out, we will test them out and include them in this review if we find them worthy!

Some articles you might want to check out as they can help you with choosing the best summer fragrance:

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