Style File: Sweet Summer Scents

Burberry Summer,

Burberry Summer,

Summer is in full swing and a spritz of a light, fresh scent can feel just as cool and refreshing against your skin as a fabulous blast of air conditioning. Whether your summer dreams include fresh picked fruit, fresh-cut flowers, a day at the beach or a night under the stars, there’s a fragrance for that. Here are a few ideas: 

One of the go-to summer scents we’re loving right now is the aptly named Burberry Summer Perfume (, which combines fruity notes of citrus and green apple with light florals like rose, water lilly and freesia.

Ralph Lauren Romance Summer Blossom ( is a lovely, fresh and fruity scent for all of those summer wedding celebrations.

CK One Summer,

CK One Summer,

Another nice choice for the warm weather season is Gucci Flora Gracious Tuberose (, a lovely eau de parfum that combines peach, tuberose, rose, and violet leaf with exotic base notes of African orange flower and French labdanum.

Bobbi’s Brown’s ocean-inspired Beach Fragrance ( almost as refreshing as a dip in the Pacific.  This light, happy, nostalgic scent blends jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.

For those of us who require fruity umbrella drinks to really make it feel like summertime, CK One Summer ( is just the ticket, blended with tangerine and lemon to make you feel like you’re sipping a fruity cocktail, seaside.

Santa Barbara’s own Grapeseed Company’s ( Mojito Man Shaving Prep Scrub has a refreshing lime and mint scent that’s great for summer shaving.

Santa Barbara's own Grapeseed Company's ( Mojito Man Shaving Prep Scrub

Santa Barbara’s own Grapeseed Company’s ( Mojito Man Shaving Prep Scrub

We’ve also been loving the cooling refreshing feeling—and scents—of  Jane Iredale’s ECOCERT Hydration Sprays (, which can be used as moisturizers under makeup or as a quick pick-me-up during the day. We particularly like the smell of the Balance Hydration Spray, made with orange essential oil, orange peel extract, grapefruit peel extract and algae.

—Leslie Dinaberg
Originally published in Santa Barbara SEASONS on July 17, 2014.