17 Dreamy Summer Perfumes To Wear All Year Long In 2022

By Phoebe Youl
2nd Feb 2022

A collage showing the ocean at sunset and a bottle of Goldfield and Banks Sunset Hour perfume.

We all have that one scent or nostalgic smell that triggers a surge of summer memories. For some, it's the sunscreen your mum used to lather you in as a kid. Maybe it's the smell of the beach first thing in the morning, or perhaps it's the unique fragrance you packed for your last trip abroad. Regardless of the particular smell, it's further proof of the power that scent memory holds and its ability to shift our mood instantly.

With summer's end on the horizon, we think now is the perfect time to consider changing up your signature scent to make those balmy nights linger just a little longer. Whether you prefer sweet scents, warm and musky notes, or pretty florals—we're here to remind you that the scents of summer can extend far beyond your typical coconut. 

From fragrances inspired by lazy summer days to picks that will instantly transport you to a tropical destination, keep reading below for 17 picks that will have you smelling like summer all year long. 

Peggy Sue Dawn Perfume

Price: $42

Inspired by a summer's dawn, this uplifting scent contains top notes of grapefruit and mandarin and bottom notes of ylang-ylang and neroli. Shop here

Goldfield & Banks Sunset Hour Perfume Concentrate

Price: $229

Citrus with a touch of sweetness, this fruity, floral, and woody scent is composed of notes including Australian desert peach, coconut cream, and green mango. Shop here

Ellis Brooklyn Salt Eau De Parfum

Price: $150

Described as a "holiday in a bottle", this dreamy scent takes its cues from the healing properties of saltwater with notes of ylang-ylang, Tahitian tiare, vegan ambergris, and sandalwood. Think lazy afternoons at the beach. Shop here

Bon Parfumeur Eau De Parfum 801 Aquatic Sea Spray, Cedar And Grapefruit

Price: $70

Fresh with a touch of spice, this marine-inspired scent is rich with Italian lemon, grapefruit, cedar, and sea spray notes. Shop here

Maison Margiela Beach Walk Eau De Toilette

Price: $185

This comforting and warm scent will evoke memories of lazy summer days thanks to its blend of bergamot, pink pepper, coconut milk, and lemon. Shop here

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Eau Neroli Ambree Eau De Parfum

Price: $159

This sunkissed, bright and sensual scent features warm floral notes of frangipani, ylang-ylang and white flowers. Shop here

AYU Rumi Perfume Oil

Price: $90

Warm and refreshing, this scent mixes notes of jasmine nectar and dewy orange blossom with warm tonka bean. Shop here

Who Is Elijah Her

Price: $99

Made up of delicate orange blossom, petitgrain, rosemary, and florals, this soft citrus-inspired scent will bring a touch of elegance to any summer occasion. Shop here

Glasshouse Fragrances Kyoto In Bloom

Price: $99.95

Effortless, sensual, and warm, this scent features notes of amber, vanilla, citrus, and musk. Shop here

By Rosie Jane Madie Eau De Parfum

Price: $100

Inspired by surf, sun, and sand, this oceanic and youthful scent is like visiting the beach in a bottle. Shop here

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nettare Di Sole Eau De Toilette

Price: $120

Fresh with a touch of floral honey, this unique summer scent mixes unexpected aquatic notes with classic bergamot and citrus. Shop here

Issey Miyake A Drop D'Issey Eeau De Parfum 

Price: $135

The latest fragrance from Issey Miyake features uplifting notes of almond milk, lilac, orange blossom and atlas cedar to evoke summer memories. Shop here

Gucci Gorgeous Gardenia Flora Eau De Parfum

Price: $158

This joyful floral scent balances sweet and woody with its notes of white gardenia, solar jasmine brown sugar, patchouli, and pear blossom. Shop here

Juliette Has A Gun Vanilla Vibes Eau De Parfum

Price: $159

This fragrance is designed to feel like summer road trips and adventure with salt, sandalwood, and vanilla notes. Shop here

DIOR Holy Peony

Price: $205

Featuring a charming blend of rose, raspberry, and musk, this sparkling fragrance is equal parts floral and fruity, perfect for summer days. Shop here

Byredo Sundazed Eau De Parfum

Price: $217

Transport yourself to the South of France with this sweet-citrus fragrance rich in lemon, cotton candy, and jasmine notes. Shop here

Tom Ford Bitter Peach Eau De Parfum

Price: $310

Floral with a touch of sweetness, this unique and sensual scent will evoke memories of nectar-filled flesh and summer romance. Shop here

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Image credit: Anastasia Taioglou and Goldfield & Banks

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