For me, summer time is all about renewal. Renewing my love of outdoor beer gardens, crisp rhubarb (preferably in pie or cocktail form), and—yep, you guessed it—light floral scents. Here are three fresh-smelling perfumes I’m psyched to wear this season:
In the 1996 documentary Unzipped, Isaac Mizrahi quipped, “Either it works or it doesn’t.” Happily, the fashion mogul’s debut scent definitely falls into the former category. With bright citrus and soft floral notes, the blend is fresh and sweet without veering into an overtly girly domain. And yes, as the name implies—it will make you feel fabulous no matter what.
Inspired by SoCal beaches and Parisian cafés, Joie’s refreshing new fragrance has a playful and seductive vibe that’s perfect for warm, sunny days. The scent opens with an intimate blend of calming citrus and a light woodsy floral that give way to playful hints of cognac. Plus, the vintage-inspired glass bottle adds a chic touch to any vanity.
The legendary fashion designer has been dressing the world’s leading ladies for over four decades. Fortunately, you don’t have to be nominated for an Academy Award to sample his show-stopping style. Featuring lovely notes like jasmine sambac, rose, ginger orchid, and amber, this modern-meets-classic perfume pairs perfectly with a shoulder-baring sundress and your favorite strappy sandals.
You have different outfits for different occasions—and you should have an equally diverse perfume wardrobe. To get you started, we’ve broken down the different scents you’ll need for every event.