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The 13 Best Men’s Fragrances For Summer 2021 That Smell Amazing!

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Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

The Best Fragrances For Summer

It’s no secret that Summer is my favourite season, I love it for so many reasons, and having that perfect summer fragrance is a must.

There’s so much fashion out there for the Summer which I love, you can be as bright and colourful as you like with your clothing and style options, there’s the weather, which is sometimes sunny and at least a bit warmer.

And of course Summer football with the Euros or World Cup at least every other year.

But what scent should you wear? What are the best fragrances for summer?

Here’s the best summer fragrances for men you can wear this season.

The Best Summer Fragrances To Wear During the Day

Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo

Armani Acqua Di Gio Profondo

A really clean aquatic and marine fragrance is what Profondo from Armani is all about. It’s one of the latest from the Acqua Di Gio line, and it’s a good one.

This has more of a focus on green marine like notes which differs from the original which has more of a watery type of scent. This is a modern scent which works well in the summer.

Acqua Di Parma Fico Di Amalfi

Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi

When it’s sunny outside and you want a good time summer scent, Fico Di Amalfi is a great choice. It comes from the Blu Mediterraneo line by Acqua Di Parma.

It’s underlying smell is all about the fig. It’s such a nice sweet smell, combined with some orangey citrus notes and just a touch of woody notes it works so well in the heat. It’s got a unique style which is great when you don’t want to smell like everyone else.

Hugo Boss Bottled Parfum

Boss Bottled Eau De Parfum

The Bottled line from Hugo Boss is timeless, including the trademark original Boss Bottled aftershave. But there’s a newer version of the scent, Boss Bottled Eau De Parfum which is a great alternative for the season.

It’s a much sweeter, more fruity version of the original Bottled which makes it a good choice for summer. The apples notes are the ones which shine through, and if that’s your vibe you’ll like Bottled eau de parfum.

Floris London Santal Eau De Toilette

Floris Santal

Floris Santal is a truly brilliant scent. It’s a floral type of scent which does not sound the most manly, but I can assure you it is. If you’ve ever had the now discontinued Gucci Envy for Men, it comes close to that, which is not a bad thing at all.

It’s a fairly green scent, not aquatic or citrus, packs a punch but is refined and elegant. It’s definitely an all rounder, but still perfect for Summer.

YSL Libre Eau De Toilette

YSL L’Homme Libre

It may have been launched back in 2011, but L’Homme Libre is still a favourite and a great choice for a cologne this Summer. It’s a modern refined style of scent which is citrus and masculine at the same time.

Floris London Bergamotto Di Positano Parfum

Floris Bergamotto Di Positano

From the Floris Private Collection comes Floris Bergamotto Di Positano. A unisex style, it’s sweet, citrus and marine-like, wearing this will take you to the Mediterranean.

It oozes that Summer holiday feeling, and is not like anything else in this list. If you want a unique scent for the Summer, this should be worth trying out.

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau De Toilette

Dolce And Gabbana Light Blue

The name really says it all, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue is a light and fresh type of fragrance with a hint of citrus. It does have that little bit of musk, but it’s subtle and just that right amount to keep this as a lighter Summer style of smell.

Y Eau De Toilette By Yves Saint Laurent Fragrance

Y By Yves Saint Laurent

I may have got this scent in the Winter of last year, Y by YSL is definitely a one for Spring and Summer. It’s a zesty, sharp and citrus style of scent with a modern masculine twist.

Great for wearing casually through the day, it works well in the current climate.

Prada L'Homme Eau De Toilette Fragrance

Prada L’Homme

A one which is slightly different from the rest in the list, Prada L’Homme has admirers everywhere, and there’s a good reason for that. It’s inviting aroma is a powdery and floral kind of scent, you’ll get notes of everything purple.

It works best during the day, but could possibly double for an evening too.

The Best Fragrances For A Summer Night

Creed Aventus Fragrance For Summer

Creed Aventus

My first choice for a summer night fragrance is Creed Aventus. It’s an all rounder style of scent, it certainly doesn’t instantly take you to Summer. But if you’re off out for an evening and you want some lady killer, or you really want to be noticed for your scent, you don’t need to look any further.

Aventus is a masculine fragrance but isn’t overly woody or musky, so it works perfectly fine for this season, and get the compliments you’re looking for.

Versace EROS Eau De Toilette

Versace EROS Eau De Toilette

It’s known as the clubbing fragrance, Versace EROS Eau De Toilette is a favourite of many for a good reason. It’s a super inviting scent, with a strong mint opening and masculine style notes.

Wearing this in a club during the warmer months it will get you noticed for all the right reasons. It’s a very attractive men’s fragrance.

Bleu De Chanel Eau De Toilette

Bleu De Chanel Eau De Toilette

It now has the right to be known as a modern classic, It’s Bleu De Chanel Eau De Toilette. There’s other variants of this scent, but when you want something a bit youthful, the original EDT is the one to go for.

It’s slightly more sharp, more citrus and a good choice for summer. I’d recommend wearing this one on a night, although it can work through the day just as well.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum Fragrance

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum

An all time classic has been reimagined, this is Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Le Parfum. The original is one of the all time greatest, so Le Parfum had a lot to live up to. I can honestly say, it’s done well.

Le Male Le Parfum is very inviting. It’s a more sensual and refined version of the original scent. It might be possible that I prefer this over the original, although that green bottle does have the nostalgia factor.

This would make a great choice for a summer night scent.

Those are my top tips for the Summer for fragrances, as always you can read more of my men’s fragrance reviews, and let me know what your favourite scents are for the Summer.

To go with the scent you need the clothing, so make sure you’ve check out my men’s summer essentials too, so you can look as good as you smell ๐Ÿ™‚

How To Find A Good Summer Fragrance

  • Key notes: Fresh, Aquatic, Marine, Citrus, Fruity, Light Spicy
  • Has a good summer vibe
  • A scent that represents your personality
  • Wear the right scent for the right occasion – e.g. a summer office scent could be different to a summer nightclub fragrance
  • Avoid heavy oud, musky and boozy types of scents.

Why You Need To Get Your Summer Fragrance Right

Getting your scent right for the summer is possibly more important that other seasons, as everyone is out and there’s more socialising going on in the Summer than other seasons, as everyone wants to come out and play.

There’s everything from the Summer BBQ to nights out and holidays abroad, so picking out the right fragrance is crucial.

I always separate my scents into seasons and times; Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter, as well as night or day. Autumn and Winter scents are all about the dark, musky, warming scents, ouds and woods play a big part.

When it comes to Spring, and more importantly for this guide, Summer, it comes down to citrus, floral and fresh styles of scents, which can be pungent but subtle and not overpowering.

Those are the best men’s summer fragrances for this year. Remember to check out all the fragrance reviews, where you’ll find an in-depth look at fragrances for every occasion.

Other Seasons Fragrance Guide

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