The best summer fragrances for men and women

Summer is a special season that brings many happy memories of holidays, BBQs, making new friends and sunbathing in the park. It’s also a great opportunity to add a new summer fragrance to your collection.

You may already have a few warm-weather favourites, but as the days continue to heat up, heavy ambers and winter spices are less appealing and instead, fresh, floaty florals or fruity notes take precedence. The best summer fragrances capture that feeling of a special holiday, the warm breeze running through your hair and the hazy, sunny days, and balmy nights. Here’s our top picks for your next summer fragrance to add some effervescence to your life:

1: Acqua di ParmaBergamotto di Calabria

This unisex fragrance is sure to transport you to the Italian Coast! Bergamotto di Calabria Eau de Toilette expresses the essence of the Calabria region, rich in traditions where the colours and scents of the coast inspire the senses. As a tribute to Calabria’s finest and most sought-after ingredient, the bergamot fruit, this enchanting fragrance is characterised by effervescent top notes of sparkling bergamot, grounded by cedarwood and the relaxing notes of red ginger to create a fruity, earthy and joyful scent. The base is rounded off with a unique combination of vetiver, benzoin and musk.

Buy it here for £70 for 75ml


2: Bond No.9High Line

Far from a typical summer floral, High Line Eau De Parfum is very light and crisp with the scent of wildflowers, green grasses and urban renewal. Lighter than some of the other Bond No.9 favourites, this unisex scent is dominated by green notes of fresh cut tulip stems and dewy grass. Perfectly uplifting and pretty. Featuring notes of bergamot and purple love grass, it’s summer in a bottle rounded off with Indian rhubarb, red leaf rose, tulips, grape hyacinth and bur oak.

Buy it here for £159 for 100ml


3: Yves Saint LaurentLibre

Floral and bright, this is a firm favourite from Yves Saint Laurent. “Libre” is French for “free” and this idea informs this sensuous fragrance on every level. Designed for all strong women, Libre features essences of orange tree and petitgrain, perfect for a summer blend. Lavender accords are accompanied by tangerine oil and blackcurrant, pairing up with jasmine at the heart of this fragrance. The final combination of warm vanilla with musk, amber, and cedar wood gives the fragrance a touch of opulence, keeping it fresh, but luxurious.

Buy it here for £80 for 90ml


4: NishaneHacivat

This perfume from the Turkish house Nishane, is a tribute to elegance, kindness, competence and the love of art. This beautiful summer scent predominantly for men, is made of stimulating fruity notes to create an iconic, niche fragrance. One of Nishane’s most acclaimed fragrance compositions, it features top notes of citrus, chpyre, bergamot, pineapple and hints of grapefruit. In the heart notes, jasmine, patchouli and cedar are supported by a base of oak moss and dry wood notes which give this fruity creation a very long shelf life.

Buy it here for £172 for 50ml or £239 for 100ml


5: Parfums De MarlyLayton

Conjuring up the luxurious life of the French court in Versailles, this colourful, full-bodied fragrance for men is one of the fresher Parfums De Marly scents. It starts with fresh notes of sour apple, lavender and bergamot that change into the floral notes of jasmine and geranium at its heart. This seductive, oriental-floral fragrance is carried by creamy vanilla, sandalwood and patchouli, heightened by caramelised coffee for a warm summer spritz.

Buy it here for £180 for 125ml  


6: NicolaiCap Neroli

Cap Néroli ‘on the French Riviera’ is a tribute to the bitter-orange cultivation of the Côte d’Azur. This aromatic take on neroli provides a flavourful citrusy opening and a green, verdant base to ground the fragrance and give it great longevity. Plunge straight into the Mediterranean with top notes of bitter-orange petitgrain and majestic Neroli flower. This unisex fragrance also features jasmine, ylang and eau de Brouts supported by oakmoss and a hint of musk and amber to provide a surprisingly vivacious scent.

Buy it here for £115 for 100ml 


7: Bond No.9Bleecker Street

This niche fragrance is a favourite in Bond No.9’s summer line up due to its fresh aroma and vibrant blend. It's a unisex fragrance full of art, originality and creativity with a warm and sensual edge that glides from day into evening. Featuring top notes of violet leaf, fruity cassis and jasmine it creates an invigorating and seductive bubble that mesmerises at first spray!

Buy it here for £239 for 100ml 

Whether you fancy a fruity citrus spritz, a floral parfum or beachy eau de toilette, these fragrances will be sure to beckon many exotic locations and summer adventures to come. Discover our full range here for more men’s, women’s and unisex fragrances.