Best Citrus Fragrances for Summer

By Perfumista July 28, 2019

Best Citrus fragrances for men and women

Both men and women love citrus fragrances as they are easy to wear and great for any occasion. Citrus fragrances can be fresh, clean, woody even spicy. They have uplifting notes of lemon, bergamot, orange, lime, mandarin, neroli and orange blossom that give any perfume a touch of sparkling joy.  Whether you are hanging with friends or need a fragrance for that special evening out. has hundreds of citrus fragrances and perfumes that range from sunny to sultry. Here are five of our favorites.

dolce gabanna light blue

The Modern Classic, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Women was composed in 2001 by Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp. This fresh citrus scent evokes a leisurely picnic on a perfect summer day. Refreshing top notes of granny smith apple and fresh lemon lead us into a shady spot under a canopy of trees, where the scent of soft jasmine and roses waft in the breeze. As the sun sets, the scent deepens as cedar wood and amber add depth to this casual and fresh fragrance.

L'Heure Bleu Guerlain

L’Heure Bleu by Guerlain translated from French means “The Blue Hour, that hour before dawn filled with romance and the promise of magic. It is the blue velvet of summer perfumes and is said that the French actress Catherine Deneuve wore it as her signature scent. Opening with citrus notes of luminous orange blossom and neroli, then blending beautifully with the rich plushness of vanilla, powdery iris and incense.  L’Heure Bleue is bright, radiant, and as enveloping as a warm shawl on a cool summer eve.

Best Citrus and tea fragrances

 Declaration By Cartier: First created in 1998 by former in house perfumer of Hermes, Jean-Claude Ellena, is a slightly spicy masculine citrus cologne with mint and cardamom. A dash of bitter orange and the leathery warmth of cumin suggest the smoked tannins of fine tea. A wonderful fragrance for nights out and for the office.

 best citrus and floral fragrances for women

 Boucheron  Eau Legere for her, with its sparkling facets citrus: orange blossom and neroli is a dazzler. Light, with a hint of mystery, this twist on warm weather florals has notes of amber and creamy sandalwood. The modern oval flacon with its silver top and yellow/blue color evokes summer sun and starry skies.

best lime f fragrances

L’Eau Bleu Issey Miyake for him is an uncommon mix of notes that are at once citrus, herbaceous and woody. It begins with a cocktail of mandarin orange and lime spiked with ginger. There is fresh rosemary  which grounded in earthy patchouli and skin musk. Cooling but with a hint of spice for day into night.

Share This Article

Featured Posts

best oud perfumes for women and men

Best Oud Perfumes for Women and Men

September 18, 2019
woman walking down the street looking confident and happy

What is Sillage + 10 Other Fragrance Terms You Should Know

September 10, 2019
attractive perfume bottles with roses

Fragrance Notes: Everything You Need to Know

September 10, 2019
attractive young woman drinking water

13 Beauty Benefits of Drinking Water

September 10, 2019

VIDEO: Best Men’s Fragrances with Jeremy Fragrance!

September 4, 2019
woman looking in the mirror and touching her face

8 Face Yoga Exercises for Anti-Aging

August 28, 2019
woman mixing essential oils

24 Essential Oil Roller Recipes (+ Free Wedding Gift Printables)

August 26, 2019
lady with tattoo smelling her wrist

How to Smell Good: 18 Ways to Smell Fresh All Day

August 20, 2019

Best Niche Perfumes For Fall

August 18, 2019
Jean jacket with open perfume bottle on it's side sitting next to it

How to Get Perfume Out of Clothes: 6 Methods to Try

August 15, 2019

What is Eau de Toilette & How Does it Compare to Other Fragrances?

August 9, 2019
peach colored perfume in decorative box with ribbon around the box

How to Store Perfume: 13 Ways to Help Your Fragrance Last Longer

August 5, 2019
woman standing near her sliding glass door

13 Ways to Prevent Indoor Air Pollution (Backed by Science)

August 5, 2019

15 Evidence-Based Aphrodisiac Scents to Improve Date Night

July 18, 2019
woman laying in bed smiling

9 Benefits of Beauty Sleep – According to Science

July 16, 2019
man and woman enjoying a date

[Survey] Women’s Biggest Date Killers Revealed

July 12, 2019
cologne bottles lying on a black table

How to Apply Cologne: A Man’s Guide to Fragrance Usage

July 12, 2019
perfume bottles, flowers and fun little illustrations

Kids Craft: “Perfume” with Printable Labels

July 12, 2019
flowers and petals in science equipment

The Science of Scent Marketing

July 12, 2019
Bride putting perfume on her wrist - close up

Find Your Perfect Wedding Fragrance

July 12, 2019
closeup on a diffuser

15 Scents to Help You Sleep

July 12, 2019
a cup of tea with a flower in it

12 Scents That Will Make You More Productive

July 12, 2019
Person holding clear containers of homemade beauty products

35 Coconut Oil Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

July 1, 2019
woman sneezing into tissue

Fragrance Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

July 1, 2019
colorful perfume bottles arranged in a row

Your Guide to the Fragrance Wheel and Scent Families

June 26, 2019

 A Week of Vacation Fragrances For Summer

June 19, 2019
happy woman meditating on beach

Celebrity Morning Routines Backed By Science

June 11, 2019

Best Designer Perfumes for June Brides and Grooms

May 21, 2019
A perfume makers extracts ingredients to create a fragrance.

14 Strangest Perfume Ingredients of All Time

May 20, 2019
Women sitting at window ledge with tea

15 Healing Aromatherapy Scents And How to Use Them

May 13, 2019
photo of perfume making materials

How Is Perfume Made? The Perfume Manufacturing Guide

April 26, 2019
Best niche perfumes for fall

15 Fragrance Hacks to Make Your Perfume Last Longer

April 25, 2019

Best Perfumes For Mother’s Day

April 22, 2019
essential oils, flowers and herbs

8 Scents Scientifically Proven to Increase Student Productivity

April 19, 2019

Versace Dylan Blue: 3 Moments This Cologne Makes Infinitely Better

April 3, 2019

Parfums de Coeur: 5 Wild & Wonderful Fragrances to Try

March 26, 2019

Award Winning Fragrances for Men and Women

March 24, 2019

Ferrari Colognes: The 4 Best Fragrances to Test-Drive

March 21, 2019
herbs, flowers and spices

The Fascinating History of Perfume

March 21, 2019

Joop! Cologne: 4 Signs You Need to Start Wearing It Immediately

March 13, 2019
woman testing perfume to see if its expired

Does Perfume Expire? Find out If Your Fragrance Has Gone Bad

March 8, 2019

Polo Cologne: How a Legendary Scent Lasted 40 Years

March 5, 2019

How To Find Your Signature Scent: Starting a Perfume Collection

March 3, 2019

Black Cologne by Kenneth Cole: A Rare Scent for All Four Seasons

February 25, 2019

Chrome Cologne by Azzaro: 3 Occasions This Scent is Perfect For

February 18, 2019

Rihanna Nude Perfume: Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Wear It?

January 23, 2019
Follow us @Fragancex