What do palo santo, cannabis and music festivals have in common? Well, a lot of things, probably. But perhaps the most surprising is that they’ve all served as inspiration for a new crop of summer’s most intriguing fragrances.
Whether you want to smell like a fancy hippie, a well-crafted cocktail, salty ocean air, freshly laundered linens or an oddly sexy confection, this season’s batch of perfumes — in mist, oil and even body glitter forms — offer something to appease a diverse range of olfactory desires. Fragrance brands really stepped up their game of late, turning out inspired updates on beloved classics, cool-as-hell unisex colognes, nuanced florals and addictively complex gourmands, all housed in aesthetically pleasing vanity toppers you’ll have no choice but to ‘gram. Let’s just say, it’s a fun time to go fragrance shopping.
To help you narrow down your perfume prospects, we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite elegant, unexpected, mood-boosting scents to try now. Prepare finally have the revelation: Oh, is this what it means to find a signature fragrance? Click through the gallery below to find your summer scent soulmate.
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