The best summer fragrances for women

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The best summer fragrances for women
Summer fragrances are often light and fruity. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Some women have a signature scent: a fragrance they love to wear because of how it smells or makes them feel. Other women, however, choose to experiment with different fragrances, adopting new ones as the seasons change. During the summer when it's hot and sticky, women often choose perfumes, body sprays and oils that have light, sweet and fruity scents, according to lists published by Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar and Elle.

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Perfumes

Perfumes offer women a variety of different fragrant oils and aroma compounds. "No 5 Eau Premiere" by Chanel is a light, soft and elegant scent infused with rose, jasmine and other modern floral fragrances. "Armani Code Summer for Women" by Giorgio Armani is a special summer version of the original "Armani Code" perfume and is infused with orange blossom, jasmine, bitter orange, vanilla, musk and ginger fragrances. "Halle" by actress Halle Berry is a warm and modern scent that features pear blossom, freesia, mimosa, hibiscus, amber and cashmere musk fragrances. "Nina" by Nina Ricci is a fruity floral perfume with peony, apple, vanilla and moonflower fragrances. Magnolia, lily, jasmine and pineapple are some of the sweet-smelling fragrances found in the "Australian Wild Jasmine" perfume by Lucy B. "Burberry Summer for Women" by Burberry is an extremely fruity-smelling and feminine perfume with rose, honeysuckle and freesia fragrances. "CK One Summer" by Calvin Klein is a unisex perfume with a light, tart and fresh scent. It features notes of watermelon, lime, verbena, water lily, pear and mandarin.

The best summer fragrances for women
Perfumes (Jeffrey Hamilton/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Body Sprays

Body sprays are similar to perfumes but aren't as concentrated. They can also be sprayed on the body, hair, clothing and household items such as sheets and upholstery. Because body sprays are less potent than perfumes, they typically do not last as long on the skin. When choosing body sprays for summer, there are several scents to consider. "Cucumber Melon" is a fresh, crisp scent with notes of cucumber, honeydew and soft musk. "Cherry Blossom" is a bright floral scent with notes of watermelon, freesia, red plum and soft musk. "Plumeria" is a sweet and floral tropical scent with notes of peach, melon, gardenia, jasmine and sandalwood. "Sweet Pea" is a floral-infused scent with notes of pear, raspberry, freesia, bergamot, mandarin, gardenia and marigold. "Honeysuckle" is a rich, floral scent with notes of honeydew, violet, freesia, tuberous, jasmine, rose, peach and musk.

The best summer fragrances for women
Body Sprays (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Essential Oils

Essential oils are potent liquids generally distilled from elements of a plant such as the flowers, leaves, stems and barks. Many women may choose to use fragrant essential oils to create their own summer perfumes, lotions, soaps and other body products. When selecting essential oils for the summer, choose fragrances that are not too strong or overpowering. Grapefruit essential oil is cold pressed from the peels of pink grapefruits and features a citrus fragrance. Juniper essential oil is made from juniper berries and features a sweet, fresh and woody fragrance. Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from lavender flowering plants and features fresh floral fragrances. Jasmine essential oil is steam distilled from the royal jasmine flower and features a sweet and exotic floral fragrance. Rose essential oil is steam distilled from the fresh petals of roses and features a warm and rich floral fragrance.

The best summer fragrances for women
Essential Oils (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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