6 Garden-Inspired Summer Perfumes

Looking for the perfect summer scent? This year, the hottest summer perfumes take notes from your backyard.

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The Scent of Summer 

There was a time when fine fragrances took us on wild adventures, transporting us to exotic locales by way of fanciful ingredients and complex accords. This season, the most luxurious summer perfumes aren’t taking us any farther than our own backyards. Highbrow is going homey and paying homage to life’s simplest pleasures, with sophisticated results.

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CLEAN Reserve Smoke Vetiver

This wild moss and blonde cedarwood fragrance bring the outdoors in.

$125 for 100ml at Sephora 

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Hermsés Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

This fruity green fragrance is a stroll through the garden with a surprising top note: tomato.

$113 for 50ml, Holt Renfrew 

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Elizabeth Arden Garden Tea Nectarine Blossom

This perfume smells like you’re standing in an orchard of nectarine trees, all in bloom.

$40 for 50ml at The Bay 

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Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk

The scent reminds you of lying on the dock in the sunshine, with notes of lemon and coconut milk that scream summer.

$135 for 100 ml at Sephora

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Jo Malone Sorrel & Lemon Thyme 

With lemon thyme, rosemary and sorrel, this perfume is like an herb garden in a bottle.

$80 for 30ml at Nordstrom 

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Byredo Seven Veils

A spicy oriental scent with an unexpected top note: sweet and earthy carrot.

$145 for 50 ml at Bryedo 


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