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The New Uplifting Summer Scents

Section: Skin & Hair
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.
  • Author: Lisa Durant Lisa Durant
  • Job Title: Beauty Editor

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