It’s hard to find the perfect fragrance. Picking the right scent is like trying to find a combination of smells that define you as a person. These scents can change with context too. Your casual beach perfume is probably a little different from the fragrance you wear to sophisticated poolside parties. While a woodsy scent is just right for a confident woman in the dead of winter, something fruity and playful will work better when you’re surrounded by tropical trees and the sandy shore. Lucky for you, 2017 has a vast selection of new fragrances you can choose from. Each of them comes from a famous designer familiar with the latest trends in scent and presentation. You won’t just smell great using these options, your fragrance shelf will get an aesthetic upgrade. Here are your trending options for perfume this summer.
CHANCE by CHANEL
Chance means luck in French so this scent is setting the bar high with its name. The fragrance doesn’t disappoint. Chanel’s only perfume to come in a rounded bottle, this Chance offering is energetic and sensual, sure to turn heads when you walk into the club.
COCO MADEMOISELLE by CHANEL
Sexy and fresh, this perfume was made to recall the irrepressible spirit of a young Coco Chanel. It’s a day-long scent you can spray on in the morning to give yourself a little extra pizzazz. A worthy addition to any dressing table or fragrance rack.
AMAZING GRACE by PHILOSOPHY
Clean, classic, and feminine, this is a wholesome scent that would smell good on any woman in your life. The pastel pink label is a perfect color representation of the perfume offered inside.
NO. 5 by CHANEL
Still complex dozens of decades after it first debuted, Chanel No. 5 has never gone out of style. This epitome of France fragrances is confident and sweet in all the right ways. Spray a little on your pulse points before a fancy party to make your outfit even more alluring.
LA VIE EST BELLE by LANCÔME
Blending iris and patchouli into a perfect mixture of aromatic proportions, this warm weather offering from Lancôme is all you could want from a fragrance. The bottle even comes with a classy gray bow wrapped around the neck.
DAISY by MARC JACOBS
With an appropriately blossom-topped bottle and notes of strawberry, violet leaves, and jasmine, this subtle garden is a picnic fan’s delight. Whether you’re spreading a blanket in the grass or sitting down at a café, the fields will always be with you in this scent.
VIVA LA JUICY by JUICY COUTURE
Wild berries, jasmine, and vanilla all feature in this unusual offering from the brand known for those celebrity tracksuits in the Aughts. Velour was more an embarrassment than a success, but this fragrance is a good penance for that mistake. Give it a try if you want to attract extra attention at the beach.
LIGHT BLUE by DOLCE & GABBANA
This minimalist bottle is a work of art on its own. The fact that it houses one of the summer’s most diverse perfumes is just a bonus. Light Blue contained notes of citron, lemon, Granny Smith apple, rose, bamboo, cedarwood, and musk. It’s a fruity floral combination you can’t help but admire in scope and smell.
This year’s fragrances don’t always push the envelope as much as they could, but they’ll elevate your scent all the same. Grab one or two perfumes to get started. Revolutionary or traditional, it always pays to smell nice.
— Scarlett Price