As the sun stretches its rays longer and the air turns warmer, it’s time to bid adieu to the heavy, winter fragrances and welcome the light, airy scents of summer.

Summer is a season of vibrancy, of outdoor adventures, and balmy evenings under starlit skies. And what better way to complement these moments than with the perfect fragrance?

From the refreshing citrus bursts to the delicate floral bouquets, we delve into the essential notes that define the quintessential summer scent. Whether you’re lounging on a sun-kissed beach or attending a rooftop soirée, let us help you discover the scents that capture the essence of the season.

But finding the right summer fragrance isn’t just about selecting a scent—it’s also about understanding how to layer it for maximum impact and longevity.

How to layer your summer perfumes?

Begin by selecting a light, fresh fragrance as your base. Next, introduce a floral middle note to add depth and complexity to your scent. Choose floral accords like jasmine, rose, or lily of the valley to evoke the romanticism of a summer garden. To inject a playful, fruity twist into your fragrance, incorporate a fruit-based top note. Finally, anchor your fragrance with a subtle woody or musky base note. Sandalwood, cedarwood, or musk add warmth and depth to your scent, ensuring it lingers on the skin throughout the day.

When layering perfumes, it’s essential to apply each scent strategically to ensure they harmonize rather than clash. Start by spraying your base fragrance lightly on pulse points like wrists, neck, and décolletage. Then, layer additional scents sparingly, focusing on complementary areas to create a seamless blend.

If you’re looking to explore the olfactory delights of summer, we’re here to help.

Here’s the EW editor-approved guide to summer fragrances you must own this season:

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