The right perfume can make all the difference to an outfit and your mood. But there are so many options out there – and most of them smell so good – that it can be hard to decide which. Perhaps we can help though. From department store favorites to indie darlings and everything in between, these are the best light perfumes that will have you smelling like a summer (or springtime) dream.
Dive into the glistening Mediterranean with Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Eau de Toilette, a sparkling, floral-fruity concoction that beautifully encapsulates all the splendor of a Sicilian summer. Top notes are lemon and apple, followed by bamboo, jasmine, and white rose, culminating in musky cedar, musk, and amber at the base. More oceanic adventures await with Maison Margiela’s Replica Beach Walk. A base of musk, cedar, and benzoin comes together with bergamot, pink pepper, and lemon to deliver a scent infused with sunny, maritime notes. Prefer a touch more fruit in your scent? Try Yves Saint Laurent’s Yvresse, a sweet mixture of nectarine, lychee, lily of the valley, and violet. Combined with elements of patchouli and cedarwood woven throughout, this is a soothing perfume for women like no other, capable of transporting its wearer into a blissful state of zen.
Other light perfumes that deserve special mention are Jo Malone London’s Blackberry & Bay Cologne, Victor & Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum, and Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette. These light perfumes are not only wonderfully aromatic, but also soft and subtle, making them perfect for everyday use.