These citrus-infused gems—layered with grapefruits, tangerines, orange blossoms and ginger—make every day feel warm and bright.
01 Givenchy Ange ou Demon Tender
A lighter take on Givenchy’s signature scent, citrusy notes of tangerine and orange blossom mix with a heady heart of peony, lily and heliotrope and sensuous traces of patchouli, palisander wood and white musk. ($85; select Dillard’s, Nordstrom)
02 Ralph Lauren Ralph Wild
Youthful and fruity, with the zing of wild strawberries and cherry blossom and the coolness of watermelon, Wild smells like what summer vacation should be—a carefree road trip without a map. ($59; Belk, Macy’s)
03 Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Light Breeze
What do you get when you add citrus to the classic White Linen? This gorgeous scent, with top notes of Darjeeling tea, Italian bergamot, white grapefruit; a heart of osthmanthus, freesia, neroli and centifolia rose, and hints of cedar, teak and acacia honey. ($45; Estée Lauder counters)
04 Lollia Always
Fresh and appealing meets clean and uncloying in this blend of grapefruit, mandarin and rosebuds with white wood and a dash of golden honey. ($40; lollialife.com)
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05 Marc Jacobs Grapefruit Splash
This exhilarating scent combines grapefruit with orange flower, ginger, freesia and lagette—and like the best Marc Jacobs clothes, it works beautifully alone or layered with his other summer splashes, Basil and Pear. ($65; Bloomingdale’s, Marc Jacobs boutiques, Sephora)
06 Lubin L’Eau Neuve
Inspired by the social upheavals of Paris in 1968, this flower child fragrance is anything but hippie-dippy. Orange, lemon, bergamot, thyme, lavender, marjoram, rose and jasmine mingle with cedar, sandalwood, oak moss, and—can you say 1968?—patchouli. ($120; Aedes de Venustas)