Florals are everywhere in the summer months – from fashion to home to beauty.
When it comes to fragrances, not everyone wants to smell like a fresh bouquet.
The good news is that even though it’s prime floral time, there are plenty of other options on the shelf, in the likes of aquatic, fruity and woody concoctions.
To save you from endless browsing and sniffing, we’ve rounded up the best summer fragrances – that aren’t a floral fest – to add to your cart.
While a flower or two might feature in the notes for some of these fragrances, their overall smell isn’t one of dainty petals – fear not.
Jo Malone Salty Amber
Inspired by the sea and wild swimming, this warm scent with a salty quality recalls the sensation of foaming waves hitting sun-drenched skin.
Malin & Goetz Strawberry
Though not a literal take on strawberries as there is a subtle woodsy quality, this is a light and easy-to-wear scent.
Originally released as a limited edition product, popular demand means it’s back for good.
Replica Matcha Meditation
White florals do feature here, but the most striking quality of the scent is the sharp green tea note.
It’s fresh and unusual, light and very ‘everyday’ wearable.
Sol de Janeiro 62
Fun and summery, this is for those who like sweet beachy scents and want to feel like they’re on holiday.
Now for something darker, this deep woodsy scent has a herbal quality.
Caudalie Fleur de Vigne
Though ‘flower’ is in the name, the heavy dose of grapefruit lifts this into sparkling and fresh territory.
Boy Smells Suede Pony
A nutty, leathery scent perfect for summer evenings.
Get down to earth with this scent featuring bark, pink pepper, saffron and fig notes.