When you live in the UK, summer is a state of mind. The rain hasn’t stopped us from hitting the beer gardens and most of us are ready for summer to commence earlier than usual, and our pick of the best citrus perfumes will help you get there.
Fruity-fresh fragrances are addictive for good reason. They might remind you of the fresh sea breeze on holiday but they are generally thought to be mood-boosting and reduce stress (*adds every one to basket*). Even Kate Middleton has started her summer early after reportedly wearing a lemon-like aroma to engagements. If it’s good enough for a princess, right?
We’re sharing our top zesty, citrus fragrances we are loving this Spring/Summer, including women’s perfumes, men’s aftershaves and unisex fragrances. From Tom Ford to Calvin Klein, there’s a transformative summer scent in everyone’s budget!
Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi Acqua will transport your senses to the idyllic whitewashed terraces dotted along the Amalfi coastline in one quick spray. Top notes include citrusy goodness from Lemon and Grapefruit, followed by hints of Fresh Mint and wild flowers in this unisex fragrance.
When it comes to the best citrus perfumes, Light Blue Eau Intense by Dolce & Gabbana is still one of the best. The fresh citrus Eau De Parfum is a floral union of fruity, musk notes. Combining top notes of lemon and Granny Smith apple, making it a perfect summer scent.
The compelling top note, made of a vibrant accord of mandarin and bergamot, is enriched with the intense and exotic character of ylang ylang. Alternatively, our favourite IKON 914 is a similarly bright and aromatic scent, featuring the fresh fizz of Bergamot with Lime and Tagete in the top notes.
Two of the best citrus perfumes to arrive in the past year are from Tom Ford and Calvin Klein. The new unisex Tom Ford Costa Azzurra is a woody-aquatic fragrance with a citrus floral heart, bursting with Lemon, Yellow Mandarin, Juniper, Myrtle and Lavender.
If you’re in the market for something less expensive, the 2022 edition of Calvin Klein’s now-signature CK One release is a real summer dream. The citrus unisex fragrance opens with zesty top notes of kumquat and a fresh citrus accord, combined with a vegan formula this is a must-have.
Candy Florale by Prada is another summer staple when it comes to citrus perfumes. Opening with a Limoncello, this fresh fragrance boasts a light Peony heart over a refreshing base of Honey, Caramel, Musk and Benzoin.
Not sure which to go for? You can take our Fragrance Match quiz to find your new signature scent by telling us which fragrances you love (and hate). If you’d still rather try before you buy, sign up to our scentaddict perfume subscription to receive a new fragrance every 30 days and you can choose from more than 500 different perfumes and aftershaves. Use code SAVE30 to get 30% off your second month!
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