Many of us live for the summer - or at least really, really look forward to it. Being beauty lovers, we also live for the season because it means we get to whip out our favorite summer perfumes to accompany a season full of flowing dresses and Aperol spritzes. Trust us when we say, we take our summer fragrances very seriously at POPSUGAR (no, really, there's nothing we love more than a perfume that smells like the sun, the sea, and island vacations), which is why we've taken it upon ourselves to create an all-encompassing list of the best summery scents on the market right now.
When it comes to summer perfumes, brands have treated us to a variety of new scents to spritz in 2022, from Jo Malone London's English Pear & Freesia Cologne and Estée Lauder's Desert Eden to a new eau de parfum from Ralph Lauren Polo that's inspired by sunny summer days. Newness aside, there are also dozens of iconic summer perfumes out there, including Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino and Soleil Blanc (Ford's an expert at creating scents that smell like a beach holiday) and Acqua di Parma's Arancia di Capri. To round out the list of must-try summer fragrances, we've also tracked down scents from small, niche brands - many of which have become fast favorites of ours.
Keep reading to discover the best summer fragrances of the year.