I usually enjoy sheer florals, salty or tropical florals, and juicy citrus and fruits in summer. It hasn't fully warmed-up here so I haven't had many chances to wear my favorites for sultry weather, but these are the ones that I generally reach for in the heat.
Dune, Christian Dior - a masterpiece of contradictions; dry and wet, warm and cool, inviting and aloof...I've always had a hard time describing what Dune does to me, but it's been my go-to summer fragrance for a long time, and it's always magical.
Laguna, Dali - delicious and creamy but sheer citrus and salty florals, la lot like Dune but more tropical, more floral, more flirty and much more casual. Dune seems serious to me, Laguna does not.
Belle de Soleil, Fragonard - lactonic, sultry, slightly exotic florals, Belle de Soleil is wonderfully beachy without a hint of coconut. A beautiful sunny holiday sort of scent.
Miranda, Fragonard - my favorite fragrance with prominent coconut, it's beachy and tropical but doesn't remind me of tannning lotion.
Infini, Caron - my favorite from this house; a unique and beautiful lactonic green floral with sparkling aldehydes...it just comes alive in the heat. Very chic and elegant for summer....such a classic.
L'Instant de Guerlain, edt - fresh citrus and dewey magnolia, the beauty of L'Instant edp without the thick honey and warm amder. The edt is glorious in the heat.
Climat, Lancome - oh those aldehydes! It makes me think of sailing under blissfully bright blue skies. Chic, cool and brisk.
Oxygene, Lanvin - just cool, refreshing citrus and lovely florals; this is a good one to lavish, and I do.
Ysatis, Givenchy - I know it seems just way too heady and opulent for summer, but this is another of my favorite vacation scents. It somehow reminds me of pool water, palm trees, luxurious marble hotel lobbies, and sunny skies. It's never detectable to my nose, but I wonder if it's the coconut in there doing some subliminal work.
Dolce Vita, Christian Dior - another opulent oriental that just somehow just works for me in the heat. Radiant, smooth and sexy - perfect for sultry nights.