When temperatures begin to rise, only crisp, cool fragrances will do.
Ralph Lauren Ralph Rocks
This youthful, sporty cocktail is perfect for sunny days and warm nights—a vibrant mix of citrus, passion fruit, orange blossom and amber encased in an eye-popping orange bottle.
($45-$59.50; Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s)
Escada Island Heat
Tropical notes of lemon, mango and pineapple mix with lotus and hibiscus for a light, fruity essence, tempered by a sandalwood and musk drydown.
($50-$70; Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks, Sephora)
Potter & Moore Bergamot & Green Ginger
A celebrated English company for over 250 years, Potter & Moore’s mix of earthy, zesty bergamot and spicy sweet ginger is another instant classic.
($90 for set of five; Henri Bendel)
Jo Malone Acqua di Limone
Sprayed on skin for a pick-me-up, on linens to induce a calming nap or in the air to thwart a musty environment, this refreshing burst of lime is invigorating and comforting.
($55-$65; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks, jomalone.com)
CK One Summer
The timeless classic gets ready for warm weather with sparkling grapefruit, mandarin and watermelon, spicy ginger, creamy vanilla and a shot of fresh green vetiver.
The latest addition to the wildly popular Curve line starts with a juicy kick of mandarin, mellowed by peony, patchouli and vetiver.
($50-$52; Liz Claiborne counters)
Asprey Purple Water
The tony British company has launched its first fragrance: Essential oils of lemon and mandarin, zesty basil and ginger, plus pepper and musk make for a wearable, comforting unisex scent.
($50-$220; Bergdorf Goodman)