12 Summer Scents That Need To Be on Your Rotation List, Stat

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summer scents 2024

In a time where the entire internet is in its niche fragrance era, perfumes have never gotten so much attention. Singular signature scents are now a thing of the past: we’re curating fragrance wardrobes and having bottles that not only match our mood, the vibes, the star placements, but also the season. Now that Summer 2024 is well underway, it’s time to introduce some summer scents to your perfume rotation list.

What makes a scent “summery”?

While we’d like to tell you to wear any fragrance you want despite the season, there are certain perfume notes that will hit better when the weather is warmer, versus the colder weather. If you’re a vanilla girly, for example, you might find yourself choking on the sickly sweetness of it on a hot, sunny day. That doesn’t mean you can’t wear a vanilla fragrance in the summer—just keep it light or ensure there’s a citrus note in the fragrance somewhere. As a rule of thumb, summer scents are synonymous with citrus, light or white florals, berries, and herbaceous green notes.

That said, not all summer scents need to be light and bright. There are scents crafted to evoke a certain summer nostalgia, like Kayali’s Vanilla Rock Candy Sugar 42 which feels like eating cotton candy at a carnival, or Jo Malone London’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt which feels like the salty seaside air—albeit more chic.

Below, you’ll find a variety of perfumes from mainstream to niche, juicy to floral, newly-released ones, as well as perennial favourites.

These are the summer scents we’re loving in 2024:


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