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The New Uplifting Summer Scents

Here’s our pick of the best summer fragrances to lift your mood, remind you of warmer climes and tropical breaks (even when you’re heading to the Cornish coast).
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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche (£47,

Grab this limited fragrance before it disappears for another year. If you're only day-tripping to Brighton this summer, this coconut and amber scent will make it feel all the more tropical.
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Diptyque Geranium Odorata (£65,

Geranium makes this floral fresh, but the cedar gives a warm dry down. An easy, spritz-before-the-nursery-run scent.
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Guerlain Aqua Allergoria Limon Verde eau de toilette (£42,

This Brazilian caipirinha-inspired scent with cachaca, lime and cane sugar gives a zesty sweetness to skin.
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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae (£120,

Fresh and summery with notes of lemon and mandarin, mixed with the warmth of tonka bean and vanilla. Musky, woody and citrus-y.
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Lalique L'Amour eau de parfum (£67,

This pretty, feminine, woody floral scent is spiked with rosebud, neroli, gardenia, sandalwood and musks.
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Acqua di Parma Blue Mediterraneo Ginepro di Sardegna (£54,

Transporting you to the sun-drenched Sardinian coast, this summer offering contains aromatic juniper, zesty bergamot and spicy pepper.
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Jimmy Choo Exotic Limited Edition (£44,

More suited to a night out, this sexy fruity floral has notes of tiger orchids, patchouli and sharp pink grapefruit and raspberry.
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Nuxe Prodigieux Le Parfum (£43,

If you loved the vanilla and coconut milk-spiked scent of Huile Prodigieuse hair and body oil, you will love this. Like suntan lotion on hot, holiday skin
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Jo Malone Silk Blossom limited edition (£41,

Fruity floral with apricot, silk blossom and jasmine, but with a spiciness from white pepper and earthy moss
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Katy Perry Royal Revolution eau de parfum (£23.50,

A fruity floral scent of orange flower, jasmine and red pomegranate, together with more sensual notes of vanilla orchid, leather and skin musk.
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Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus (£90,

A happy, uplifting, summery citrus floral. Egyptian sweet herbs give an intense freshness – perfect to clear your head after a disturbed night.


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