Best Women’s Perfumes for Summer 2020
Staying Fresh in Summer Heat
You are walking on the beach, wearing your favorite perfume. The blistering summer sun is quickly fading away from the dollars worth of perfume you just sprayed. Your deodorant is quickly losing its effectiveness while you are sweating leading to dreaded body odor. The ocean’s water is leaving you smelling like a fish market.
This is bad… But, there are some ways to help fight against odor caused by the summer heat.
Some things you can do are…
- Bring a collection of on-the-go products
- Wear clinical strength antiperspirant
- Know which perfumes are best for the summer
- Apply more than you normally would
Find out what antiperspirants are best for excessive sweating here.
What to Look For in Summer Perfumes
When looking for a perfume to use during the summer months consider the following.
- The notes are refreshing and citrus/floral
- The projection is light/moderate
- Lasts 8+ hours
- Bought from a trusted source, some examples are fragrancenet.com,fragrancex.com or perfumania.com.
Fake formulas have become increasingly more common with higher-end perfumes. If the price seems too good to be true, it usually is.
How Heat Affects Perfume
Want to know what’s one of the worst things you can do to a perfume? Put it in heat. Putting perfume in a hot car for multiple days is all it takes to change the perfume forever. The heat can affect both the fragrance and the color of perfume within hours, making a cloudy or opaque perfume with an altered scent.
Direct sunlight is also a big no-no when it comes to perfume. The sun’s ultraviolet rays will break down the molecules of the perfume creating a different scent.
The best way to store a perfume is in a cool dark place away from direct sunlight and hot temperatures.
When on the skin, perfume has a variety of factors that affect its smell. It can be skin chemistry, temperature, or even where you sprayed it. The amount of direct sun can change the scent, even on your skin.
Top 7 Best Women’s Perfumes for Summer 2019
7. Envy Me by Gucci
This is for the woman who is still in college or just starting her career. A fresh feminine fruity floral scent that is loved by the majority of people who smell it. The fragrance is refreshing for the summertime with a note like a tropical pineapple added to a bouquet of flowers.
The performance is moderate, you may smell an increase when the sun heats it up on the skin. Its longevity will last you 8+ hours when not exposed to excessive sweat or sunlight.
6. Weekend by Burberry
A casual and relaxing fragrance that is still classy. The most powerful note that you come across is an in-your-face nectarine, it is sweet and fresh smelling. Mixed with a variety of herbs and another citrus, creating a refreshing and elegant perfume.
This is for the older women who are looking to keep it classy while being adventurous during summer.
The fragrance will continue to project more when exposed to the heat of summer making it attapt to your surroundings. Want something mellow for a relaxed evening at a restaurant? Weekend keeps the projection low. Want to walk around the beach shopping and you need an extra boost to fight odor? Weekend will keep the projection high.
It lasts a long time as well, we are talking 10+ hours of projection. This is more than enough for just about every situation you find yourself in.
5. Pure Grace Endless Summer by Philosophy
This is a limited edition piece that came out in 2018 by Philosophy, who is known for inexpensive yet beautiful fragrances. It is a light perfume that smells of fresh fruit that women of all ages can wear. The Endless Summer edition of Pure Grace took out the deep musk notes that were not for the summertime.
This fragrance had such a short period of production it can be hard to come across a bottle. The link I provided is a trusted amazon seller who works for Philosophy. I wouldn’t advise buying it from any other seller, due to the increase in fake formulas that don’t even get close to the original smell.
The longevity lasts a very long time, 8 to 10 hours is what I timed it on multiple days wearing it. It seemed to increase in projection on the more humid days of summer.
4. Versense by Versace
One word….Citrus. This is a citrus dominated perfume that is perfect for the summertime. It’s clean and fresh with a hint of sweetness to give it the feminine edge. Some other notes that are in Versense include cedarwood, musk, and lily. Perfectly balanced yin and yang of musk, sweetness, and refreshing notes of citrus.
I would recommend this to anyone who loves fresh citrus perfumes with squeaky clean soap-like notes.
If you have ever visited Italy, this perfume will bring back the nostalgia of your trip.
The performance gets the job done and will last you 8 hours during the hottest days of summer. The projection is something that fits perfectly during summertime. It just gets more powerful with heat and humidity.
3. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
This is a beautiful composition from Chanel that was launched in 2001. Receiving multiple awards for its uniqueness and the perfect blend of ingredients that work together. The main three notes that I get each time I smell this are patchouli, orange, and rose. These bold scented notes have created a perfume that has been in people’s collections for almost 20 years.
It just will never get old, no matter how many times you wear it.
It is an extremely classy and sophisticated scent that can be overbearing to some. I would recommend this for women who are over the age of 30.
The performance is incredible and I don’t think you can find better performance for a summer perfume. The longevity will last you 12+ hours of powerful projection that is for the women looking to be noticed.
2. Chloe New by Chloe
A rose centered perfume that is a 2008 Eau de Parfum version of the classic Chloe, released in 1975. It is my favorite version in the line of Chloe perfumes, with good reason. It is a soft and elegant perfume with a freshness of peony and freesia flowers.
The performance is what you would expect from Chloe, incredible. The longevity will last you longer than you ever wanted, lasting 16 hours when I sprayed it on paper. The projection is great as well, making you a center point in the rooms.
1. Sunshine by Amouage
The greatest summer perfume I have ever smelled, and it isn’t even close. The first time you smell it you will never be the same. Mainstream and designer perfumes will no longer be interesting to you. This one is a vibrant apricot, creamy vanilla, and a little bit of tobacco. Blended so smoothly each note pops out, making you able to pick notes out individually.
This unique gourmand fragrance is sweet, but not overpowering. The wonderful notes of tobacco and juniper perfectly balance it out for a journey of complex aromas. It starts off as sweet almond, transforms into a floral scent, and lastly is creamy vanilla.
The longevity of this perfume can be even too long. It can last anywhere from 14 to 18 hours on a few sprays to the wrist. The projection is pretty incredible as well, making you a focus point of any event.