The hottest scents for summer – 2013

If you are anything like me you love summer scents. They tend to fall into two categories; floral or fruity but both are refreshingly sweet and that’s what I love about them. None of the heavy musky spiced fragrances that you associate with winter scents, just zingy and zesty light and refreshing summer scents that are perfect for the warmer days. Summer fragrances are ideal for cooling you down as you can just spritz them on over and over again and they won’t smother you in perfume.

The hottest scents for summer - 2013

We’ve handpicked some of our favourite summer scents of this year, see if yours is in our list.

Black XS by Paco RabanneBlack XS by Paco Rabanne

RRP: £29.99

Don’t be put off by the dark and wintry bottle by Paco Rabanne, the deep purples actually belie a lovely sweet fragrance with top notes of black pepper, black vanilla, rose absolute and finishing touches of pure Queen of The Night Jasmine. Available from The Perfume Shop

Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola!

RRP: £47.00

This is a gorgeous sweet scent from Marc Jacobs will definitely suit younger ladies who like a fruity combination of lush strawberry and pear top notes with a base of peony and rose heart. Ideal for spritzing when the heat rises. Available from Boots.

Stella McCartney L.I.L.YStella McCartney L.I.L.Y

RRP: £65.00

A more floral fragrance from Stella McCartney that has top notes of indulgent black truffle, black pepper and a lily of the valley, middle notes of ambrette seeds, and finishes with a subtle amber base that blends oak moss and dry woods with hints of patchouli. Addictive! Available from Feel Unique

Lancome La Vie Est BelleLancome La Vie Est Belle

RRP: £41.50

Another floral number from Lancombe which features a blend of blackcurrant and pear top notes, an uplifting middle of iris, orange blossom and jasmine and a base which includes praline, vanilla and tonka bean to sweeten the whole scent. Available from Harrods.

Narciso Rodriguez essence eau de parfumNarciso Rodriguez essence eau de parfum

RRP: £63.00

A gorgeous sweet and powdery scent that features top notes of crisp rose petals, a middle base of soft iris and finishes with a base of amber musk. A very light scent but has a very sensual feel to it. Available from House of Fraser.

Dolce & Gabanna Light BlueDolce & Gabanna Light Blue

RRP: £33.50

Beautiful bluebells take centre stage in Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue summer scent. Featuring the spring flower with the essence of apples and white rose, this fragrance is cool and refreshing and perfect for summer.

Available from John Lewis.

Chloé L'eau De Chloé Eau De Toilette SprayChloé L’eau De Chloé Eau De Toilette Spray

RRP: £46.00

A refreshing and light scent from Chloé that will cool you down on the hottest of days. Combined with natural rose-water, summer fruits and a twist of citrus, this scent is finished with base notes of cedarwood, amber and patchouli. Available from Escentual.

Prada CandyPrada Candy

RRP: £25.50

A super sweet fragrance from Prada and one of my all time favourites, perfect if you like a vanilla powdery scent, reminiscent of sweet shops. Top notes of creamy caramel, it blends a subtle, but not overpowering musk and is styled in an art deco bottle.

Available from Debenhams.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

RRP: £66.60

A light, airy and delicate fragrance with an intoxicating fruity-floral scent. Top notes of grapefruit and quince blend to a heady mix of jasmine absolute, and the vibrant bases notes include a wave of warmth by the white musk.

Available from Debenhams.

Elie Saab Le ParfumElie Saab Le Parfum

RRP: £32.50

A beautiful scent which opens with summery orange blossom and hints of jasmine, middle notes include a heady mix of patchouli and honey rose and it finishes off with a touch of addictive rose tones.

Available from Feel Unique.