There’s no greater turn-off than a person you can smell before you even see. We’re not talking about funk, although that’s bad too, but someone who takes a bath in their fragrance before they leave the house… especially in the summertime. The point is for people to be attracted to the lightly enhanced smell of YOU. You should choose a scent with a hint of sweetness and no more than a dabble of seduction.
Here’s a tip: Next time you find yourself in a department store, don’t run away from from the fragrance sellers. Stay and chat with them and test out a few. You never know when you’ll find your knight in shining signature scent armor! In the meantime, instead of shelling out close to $100 on a fragrance you have yet to commit to, follow our list of the best summer scents under $30–these Eau de Toilettes and Eau de Parfums will give you just the Eau you’re looking for to smell light, breezy and carefree as your white cotton dress.
LOVE ETC., Eau De Toilette, 1.69 oz for $25.00 The Body Shop
A sensuous blend of Egyptian jasmine with warm, radiant notes of vanilla sandalwood, pear, neroli, and bergamot.
Philosophy Pure Grace Eau de Toilette Spray, To-Go size, 0.5 oz for $15.00 Sephora.com
A lighter, softer, crisper interpretation of the original Amazing Grace fragrance, Pure Grace is a clean, transparent blend of fresh blossoms and cool greens, laced with sensual, frosty musk.
Aquolina Pink Sugar Body Spritzer, 1 oz for $29.00 Sephora.com
Pink Sugar takes you on a journey through the pleasures and flavors of childhood with a playful blend of vanilla and caramel.
Lucy B, Australian Wild Jasmin Roller Ball, .33 oz for $24.00 B. Glowing
Australia Wild Jasmine scents the skin creating a wildly sensual yet fresh Australian Scent while boosting the mood through the flower essences.
Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum Spray, 1 oz for $30.00 Sephora.com
A classic fragrance from Clinique to suit your mood. Contains, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Boysenberry Bush Flower, Hawaiian Wedding Flower.
Fresh, Sugar Lemon Eau de Parfum Spray, 1 oz $24.50 Sephora.com
A captivating and irresistible scent of sugar infused with refreshing lemon.