The Best New Fragrances Smell Just Like Summer

A good winter perfume should always feel like the olfactory equivalent of your favorite wool sweater: warm, cozy, ideally not at all itchy. A good warm-weather fragrance should evoke just the opposite: exposed skin heated by the sunshine, bright and crisp or rich and intoxicating, the kind of scent that leaves a trail.
Your sense of smell can trigger all kinds of emotional associations, and the switch from the calm and comforting to the fresh and exciting is just one of them. Whether you're looking for the beach-friendly version of your year-round favorite or are ready to get spring started on the right (base, middle, or top) note with a brand-new scent, lose yourself in some of our newfound favorites, ahead...

More from Fragrance

Watch

R29 Original Series