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6 Fresh Perfumes for Summer

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We all have that one perfume that reminds us of our favorite person, event or vacation. Now that summer and our getaway plans are in full swing, it’s the perfect time to find the right scent for the occasion. These fresh perfumes will give you and your friends major beach vibes and hold you over if you can’t wait for your next vacation. Surf’s up!

1. Philosophy’s Pure Grace Summer Surf

philosophy Pure Grace Summer Surf Eau de Toilette

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This sea-inspired fragrance is summer personified. The photo on the bottle is a bit cheesy but right on point. The fresh floral, sea spray accord and tiare notes will take your mind away from what’s stressing you and put you on a beach far, far away. Retailing for $48, this perfume is perfect for people who prefer a lighter scent that is not overwhelming but still lasts for a long time.

2. Bath and Body Works’ At the Beach Fine Fragrance Mist

When I think of summer, the three things that come to mind are palm trees, coconut water, and a nice ocean breeze. This affordable body mist from Bath and Body Works combines the best of those worlds. With its blended notes of toasted coconut and bergamot waters can easily become your new everyday perfume. I fell in love with this at first scent. It doesn’t hurt that it is currently $14.50.

3. Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Sun di Gioia

Your friend just posted her favorite #throwbackthursday from her last vacation in Maui and you’re experiencing serious FOMO. This fragrance by Armani won’t get you there but it’s the next best thing. Packed with a sexy mix of sambac jasmine, coconut milk and freesia, this is what I envision a tropical getaway smells like. If you can’t get enough, there are also two other scents in this radiant collection that compliment this fragrance: Air di Gioia and Acqua di Gioia. Each comes in at about $72.

4. Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance

This light body mist will bring the sun with you wherever you go. Not only is it free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, it is also great for fragrance lovers with oily, dry or sensitive skin. Its pistachio and salted caramel scent are reminiscent of Coney Island’s famous salted caramel treats. Try spritzing it on after your work out and prepare to be blown away. It is currently on sale for $32.

5. Bobbi Brown’s Beach Fragrance

Sunscreen lovers, unite! This is the perfect mix of mandarin, sea spray and jasmine; I love that it gives off a slight sunscreen smell and is essentially summer in a bottle. For $76, this is great to wear whether you are out of office or in office (but would rather be at the beach).

6. Maison Margiela’s ‘Replica’ Beach Walk

Picture yourself lying on an exotic beach or dipping your feet in the cool waves, surrounded by the salty smell of the ocean. This image is a spot-on rendition of Maison Margiela’s fragrance. It combines the strong scent of cedarwood, musk and lemon with the sweet, sensual notes of pink pepper, bergamot and coconut milk. It smells even better when paired with the matching shower gel and lotion. At $126, this is a splurge but is more than worth it.

Cassandra is a beauty and women's health writer. She spends most of her time treating herself to dinner and movie dates, pretending her life is a Marvel comic and figuring out how to keep her makeup on her face. Not necessarily in that order. She blogs about affordable outfits from her favorite movies and TV shows at Onscreencloset.com.