We know that perfume is very personal. But with a world of fragrances out there, why would anyone want to wear the same scent every day? Your guess is as good as ours.
Picking a fragrance that's right for your personality and lifestyle can get tricky, especially if you run into an aggressive person behind the perfume counter. But summer is the perfect season to experiment with something new. After all, you wear less clothes during the warm-weather months and a fragrance can add the finishing touch to any outfit.
To help you sort through the season's latest fragrances, we're sharing nine summer scents we just can't get enough of -- sorry elevator mates!
Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi
The cool blue bottle is enough for this fragrance to earn a place on our bedroom dresser. But it's the herbal blend of tarragon and sage with citrus notes like mandarin, grapefruit and lemon that help to secure its spot. $215, Bergdorfgoodman.com
Lanvin ME L’Eau
One whiff of this scent will instantly transport you to a garden filled with lush roses, peonies and magnolia. Subtle hints of peppercorn and musk keep this from becoming overly floral. $92, Nordstrom.com
Philosophy Sunshine Grace
With a mood-boosting blend of bergamot, honeysuckle, sparkling freesia and jasmine, this fragrance holds true its "sunshine grace" moniker. $46, Sephora.com
Bond No. 9 Shelter Island
You may not be able to afford a monthly rental home at the seaside getaway that inspired this scent, but you can experience its essence by spraying on this citrus zest, white lily and sandalwood unisex fragrance. $195, Saksfifthavenue.com
Repetto may be known for outfitting ballerinas, but we think they're on to something with this fragrance that piques our senses with sweet notes of cherry blossom, vanilla and rose. $35, Sephora.com
Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet
Seduce your lover by simply wearing a LBD and this exotic fragrance created with saffron, amber, Indian tuberose and mandarin. $65, Saksfifthavenue.com
Diptyque Eau De Lavande
Three (yes, three!) French lavenders provide the base for this floral fragrance that also packs a bit of a punch with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander seeds. $98, Diptyqueparis.com
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
Don't let the bottle's masculine aesthetic fool you, ladies. This designer fragrance is all woman with notes of apple, jasmine and white rose. $72, Sephora.com
Fan Di Fendi Blossom
If we could imagine what the color "pink" smells like, this perfume would be it. This light and feminine fragrance would flatter any sundress moment. $86, Macys.com