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Best summer fragrances

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Choose the ideal scent for your personality

When the weather heats up, it's a good time to switch up your favorite perfume to match the season. Warm days and nights call for fresher, lighter scents that won't overpower you or intensify in the heat. You might also try switching to perfumed body lotions or fragrance oils for long-lasting, head-to-toe sexiness. Here are the best summer fragrances grouped by personality type (or perhaps even your mood that day!).

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Choose the ideal scent for your personality

When the weather heats up, it's a good time to switch up your favorite perfume to match the season. Warm days and nights call for fresher, lighter scents that won't overpower you or intensify in the heat. You might also try switching to perfumed body lotions or fragrance oils for long-lasting, head-to-toe sexiness. Here are the best summer fragrances grouped by personality type (or perhaps even your mood that day!).

If you are romantic, you will like:

Coach Love

Coach Love

This floral, woodsy perfume strives to evoke the rush of love. Try it and find out if it works! (Sephora.com, $72)

Ralph Loren Romance Summer Blossom

Ralph Lauren Romance Summer Blossom

As the latest addition to the Romance Collection, this fresh fragrance combines exotic fruits and florals, such as guava, jasmine and coconut water to bring summer love to life. (Sephora.com, $90)

If you are sensual, you will like:

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent

This blend of citrus and floral scents is inspired by the Mediterranean. It's designed to make you feel like you are basking in the sun (perhaps on your luxury yacht with billionaire boyfriend?). The base notes of musk and woods give it its sensual tones to make you feel sexy anywhere you are. (esteelauder.com, $60)

LATHER Limited Edition Summer Body Oil in Summer Nights

LATHER Limited Edition Summer Body Oil in Summer Nights

Sensual skin is also soft skin, and this new fragranced body oil is a sultry blend of jasmine, neroli, frankincense, lavender and coriander that inspires romance and acts as an aphrodisiac. The oils also nourish and moisturize your skin. You can also use this in the bath or as a massage oil, so it's a multitasking sensuality tool! (Lather.com, $16)

If you are natural and outdoorsy, you will like:

Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum

Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum

If you have glorious memories of playing on the beach as a child with the scent of suntan lotion around you, then this perfume is for you! This fragrance combines jasmine, seaspray and sand scents to bring about happy beach memories. It also has a body scrub and body oil in the collection, so you can have soft skin to match your (faux) tan. (Macys.com, $68)

Burberry Summer for Women Eau de Toilette

Burberry Summer for Women Eau de Toilette

This fresh and soft fragrance combines pomegranate, orange and green leaf with woodsy undertones to make you feel like you are taking an early morning walk in the fresh English countryside (just get back in time for tea!). (Sephora.com, $65)

If you are edgy, you will like:

DOLCE&GABBANA The One Desire Eau de Parfum

DOLCE&GABBANA The One Desire Eau de Parfum

This alluring fragrance combines exotic fruits such as mandarin and lychee with tuberose and jasmine to inspire mystery and temptation. It also indulges your senses with a base of caramel and vanilla to help you complete your seduction. (Sephora.com, $116)

GUCCI Guilty Black Eau de Toilette Spray

GUCCI Guilty Black Eau de Toilette Spray

The name of this perfume says it all... guilty! For the woman who loves danger and scandal, this is the perfect summer scent! This combination of oriental florals and spices such as pink pepper can satisfy your hedonistic self. (Sephora.com, $93)
Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum

Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum

This sexy summer fragrance is perfect for the woman who is beautiful and dangerous at the same time. With a base scent of hemp leaves and vetiver roots topped with Turkish rose essence, it combines edginess and beauty. (Sephora.com, $90)

If you are elegant, you will like:

Stella McCartney Lily Eau de Parfum

Stella McCartney Lily Eau de Parfum

This fragrance combines pink pepper, black pepper with white musk and patchouli for a crisp, delightful scent. The gorgeous crystal bottle (which almost looks like a tropical pineapple) will look beautiful on any woman's vanity this summer. (Sephora.com, $90)

Calvin Klein ETERNITY Summer Eau de Parfum

Calvin Klein ETERNITY Summer Eau de Parfum

This serene fragrance combines Japanese pear with white peony for a fresh, clean feel. It is designed to remind you of a warm summer beach day as the sun starts to set on the horizon and the world is sparkling below it. (Sephora.com, $72)

If you are an optimist, you will like:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Eau de Toilette

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Eau de Toilette

This uplifting scent combines fruits like strawberry, apple and grapefruit to create joy and happiness. (Nordstrom.com, $78)

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Eau de Parfum

Inspired by vacationing on the Italian Riviera, this vibrant fragrance (which also comes in a bath and body collection) combines citrus oils with subtle florals. Who wouldn't be happy on an Italian beach? (Sephora.com, $140)

If you are strong and feminine, you will like:

See by Chloe Eau de Parfum

See by Chloe Eau de Parfum

This luxurious fragrance combines exotic florals like ylang-ylang and jasmine with fruits like apple and bergamot for a bold statement. (Sephora.com, $85)

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum

This charming perfume in a beautiful colorblocked bottle is a sophisticated blend of white musk, vanilla and caramel. You might just say it's yummy! (Sephora.com, $96)

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