Elevate your Charm when the Heat is High with these Summer Fragrances
Refreshing and invigorating summer fragrances become an essential part of your collection when the heat goes up. It is a statement that can elevate your style or simply put you in a great mood.
The fragrances on this list are crafted with higher concentrations of premium and more natural ingredients, resulting in a purer, more resonant scent. This can elevate the olfactory experience, especially now during summer, when lighter, quality scents are much appreciated.
There is a challenge with summer fragrances though, at high temperatures they can often evaporate quickly, making them less noticeable. However, with a better formulation and higher concentration of perfume oils, niche fragrances generally lead to improved longevity. This means that your summer scent can stay vibrant and fresh for longer, even on the hottest days and sometimes even get more powerful which is rare but it happens.
Niche Summer fragrances stand out for their unique scent profiles. Instead of using traditional, crowd-pleasing notes, niche perfumes often boast unconventional notes. From refreshing citrus fruits and exotic florals to spices and musks, these unique notes make each wear a delightful experience, offering an escape from the summer heat and leaving everyone looking at you.
Some of the ingredients that can be found in summer fragrances are:
Bergamot, Grapefruit (mostly all citruses tbh). These notes give freshnes and tartness to a fragrance. Usually placed in the very opening of a perfume. That amazing first stage after each first spray.
Green tea, Mint, Basil are some of the notes used as “green” notes. These are the ones that give a “walk outside” type of feeling, making a perfume vibrant and fresh. And if you want to switch to a summer cocktail type of smell, they can help with that as well (Mojito style)
Aquatic notes are the ones that include sea salt, ambergris and sea foam to name a few. As the name suggests, these notes bring all the mysticism of the ocean. If well balanced, these can transport you to places…sea places 😀
Some wood notes in summer fragrances are cedarwood, sandalwood, vetiver.
Floral notes can include lilies, orange blossom and other delicate little flowers that work incredibly well in a summer perfume.
And if you like your vibrant summer fragrance to have a touch of colorful fruits, then you can expect to find touches of black currant, apple and pineapple (to name a few)
Musk is another note that has to be mentioned. However, the natural form of musk is banned from perfumery as it comes from animals. What you can find in modern perfumery are molecules that add the soapiness and clean feeling that musk is known for when it comes to summer fragrances.
Summer niche fragrances are also very unisex because of the same reason we stated before. Their notes are often very pleasing for all people regardless their gender but today is for the boys. Whether you are a guy and want to smell like a modern adonis, or if you are a lady looking to find a gift for a men, then this is the place to be.
So after this short introduction, here is our list with the Top 3 Niche Summer Fragrances for Men. We have curated this list based on personal use, scent profile and general feedback. Out of a pretty big collection we could easily put a top 10, 15, or whatever but we decided 3 that are EPIC!
These are the perfumes that work flawlessly every time the weather gets hot. We are talking over 30C/86F
By the way, we just started with summer season in Europe and it is very very hot (38C/100F at the moment)
1. Parfums MDCI: Le Barbier de Tanger
Le Barbier de Tanger from the bespoke French house Parfums MDCI was a revelation that came after months of having it in our collection and specially for the hot days. What started as an incredibly nice and classic perfume for spring and autumn, became a must have during summer. This is not a composition that is new or groundbreaking but a fragrance that was put together masterfully.
The brand speaks about this perfume as being subtle but in our case it is the opposite.
Very masculine, refreshing and with an amazing performance. People call it a “barbershop” style perfume (which is fine) but at home, this is a masterpiece.
If you are a guy and you haven’t tried this amazing summer gem, then you are missing out.
Expect to see a full blog post about this perfume because it deserves the spotlight.
Perfumer: Anne-Sophie Behaghel
Top: Bergamot, Basil, Cardamom, Tangerine, Lemon and Calone
Middle:Petitgrain, Lavender, Pineapple, Galbanum and Apple
Base: Oakmoss, Vetiver, Woody Notes, Patchouli and Amber
2. ROJA PARFUMS: Vetiver Parfum Cologne
This perfume smells like it was made out of summer, class and manliness all together. Vetiver parfum Cologne from luxury perfume house of Roja Parfums is the meaning of good taste in liquid form.
There is a Perfume extrait version of this gem but this cologne version is far better when the temperature goes high.
Some people find the performance of this perfume to be moderate but we have to respectfully disagree. Maybe we are again just lucky with the skin we’ve got ? Who knows. Besides, this is a perfume that you want to bathe in, we are talking 6 to 8 sprays each time you wear it. A phenomenal scent and an all time favourite.
Perfumer: Roja Dove
Top: Lemon and Bergamot
Middle: Jasmine, Rose de Mai and Labdanum
Base: Vetiver, Cedar, Cedar Needles, Oakmoss, Galbanum, Caraway, Celery Seeds, Guaiac Wood, Pink Pepper, Labdanum, Pepper, Amyris and Nutmeg.
3. OXYMORE: Oud Atlantique
When you write Oudh in a summer perfume composition, the mind goes “What”? This is because the precious wood note is normally use in more denser perfumes. Those that are more suitable for the colder days. In the case of Oud Atlantique by the French house Oxymore, the Oud accord works so good that demystifies the later statement.
This perfume is the perfect example of how to balance some of the great smells that the sea has to offer with spices, woods, resins and musks amongst other ingredients. The performance is great but we would advise you to wear it in a summer evening for best results. Oud Atlantique has some warmth to it that makes it very sensual when the ocean breeze is blowing.
Perfumer: Carine Lebrun
Top: Sea-spray accord, Clary sage oil, Cardamom
Middle: Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Pink peppercorn, Rosewood
Base: Agarwood accord, Myrrh, Gurjum balsam, Guaiacwood, Patchouli, Clary sage absolute, Amber, White musk
These top three niche Ylang Ylang perfumes for women are the perfect choices to pick. Each scent is unique, portraying a different aspect of the exotic Ylang Ylang, and designed to cater to different personality types.
Whether you are seeking a perfume that exemplifies timeless elegance, captures the allure of opulent gardens, or embodies sensual mystery, this list caters to all your perfume desires. So, ladies, why wait? Get on this olfactory journey and choose the scent that speaks to you the most.