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As someone who loves to vacation in tropical climates, I understand the struggle of finding the right fragrance that works for hot and sticky weather. That’s why I have researched and curated a list of perfumes that not only smell fantastic but also have the staying power to keep you feeling fresh and confident all day long. So, whether you’re planning a beach vacation or simply bracing for the summer heat, keep reading to discover the best fragrances that will keep you cool and collected in any humid climate.

FragranceReleaseFragrance Notes
Versace Bright Crystal2006Pomegranate, Yuzu and Peonies
Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline2005Pear, Tea and Cassia
L’Imperatrice 3 Dolce & Gabbana2009Rhubarb and Green Accords
Amo Ferragamo Flowerful 2019Black Current, Yuzu and Campari
Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumiére2017Orange Blossom, Mandarin Orange and Patchouli
Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria2010Bergamot and Citrus
Acqua di Parma Arancia di Capri1999Orange and Cardamom
Angel Nova2020Raspberry, Litchi and Damask Rose
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess2019Coconut, Tiare Flower and Vanilla
Lancôme Idole2019Pear, Bergamot and Pink Pepper
Jimmy Choo Floral2019Nectarine, Magnolia and Apricot Blossom

Versace Bright Crystal

Versace Bright Crystal is a fragrance that exudes freshness. It’s a clean floral scent with top notes of pomegranate, yuzu which reveal a heart of peony, lotus and magnolia. Peony is the main note and it’s such a clean peony scent that leaves me feeling clean as if freshly showered. I really enjoy how this fragrance has an aquatic note too that blends with the peony very well.

Check out my article on all the Versace Crystal range.

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline is a beautiful, tropical fragrance that is also quite sophisticated. I adore this floral aquatic fragrance and wear it when I want something classy in the height of summer. The top notes are a unique bamboo and pear, which are followed by the main fragrance notes which are fresh lotus and tea leaves. This fragrance is genderless and is perfect for anyone who is looking for a clean, bright and lively feel.

Dolce & Gabbana L’Imperatrice 3

L’ Imperatrice 3 is the only fragrance which is still sold from the D&G Anthology range. I think its so popular because is a very fresh, and a slightly tart fragrance which is created by rhubarb and kiwi notes. There is also a refreshing watermelon! Personally, I find D&G L’ Imperatrice 3 quite green, almost like freshly cut grass.

Amo Ferragamo Flowerful

Amo Ferragamo Flowerful is a really fun fragrance that I find joyful to wear. It has yummy fruity top notes of blackcurrant and yuzu. This is followed by an unusual Campari note which provides a sweet undertone; just like a fruit cocktail! Owing to the beautiful medley of freshness and sweetness, I find Amo Ferragamo Flowerful to be perfect for humid weather if you like fruit fragrances but don’t want anything too strong or sweet. I tend to wear it for an evening out in the summer.

Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumière

Elie Saab Le Parfum Lumière is summer fun in a beautiful sunrise yellow bottle. It is my personal favourite summer perfume due to its classy opening notes of mandarin and African orange flower, which give way to a melange of fragrant orange blossom and jasmine sambac. I highly recommend this for summer weddings and other elegant occasions as it leaves me spellbound with its, floral and fresh fragrance.

Check out my article on the entire Elie Saab Le Parfum range.

Acqua Di Parma Blue Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria

Acqua Di Parma are an Italian fragrance brand who’d Blue Mediterranean range is made for hot Mediterranean days. Their Bergamotto di Calabria is inspired by Italian bergamot trees and is a perfectly refreshing lemon fragrance with complimentary notes of ginger and cedar. This fragrance positively bursts with freshness; like sipping ice cold lemonade when it’s humid. The entire range is also unisex and can definitely be shared by a couple.

Acqua Di Parma Blue Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri

Arancia di Capri is another unisex fragrance in the Acqua Di Parma Blue Mediterraneo range; it’s also my personal favourite fragrance from the brand.

Arancia di Capri is a warm, gorgeous orange fragrance are supported by petit grain which adds a slightly green tone to the fragrance mix. The freshness from the citrus combined with the warmth from the aromatic notes make this fragrance chic and effortless.

Angel Nova Mugler

Angel Nova, comes in a stunning star-shaped bottle and is a fun tropical fragrance which has good lasting power (as all the Mugler Angel perfumes do). The opening notes are raspberry and lychee and a lovely heart of Damask rose. You can spray Angel Nova in the morning and feel confident that

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum

Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum is the ultimate summer perfume with coconut dominating, but not overpowering, the fragrance and complementing beautifully with the Tiare Flower and vanilla notes, providing an ethereal tropical scent that captivates my senses wholly. I love coconut for the humid climate, it gives me a complete summer time vibe.

Lancôme Idôle 

Elegant, sleek and stylish are all words I would use to describe Idôle by Lancôme, a fragrance that opens with notes of pear and bergamot; an exquisite combination which feels fresh year-round, but especially in summer. The rose heart notes coupled with the freshness of the pear create a very feminine and classy fragrance. The most unique feature of this is the bottle itself, which is thin enough to slide right into my smallest handbag; making it super convenient for travelling.

Jimmy Choo Floral

Jimmy Choo Floral is a lovely Eau de Toilette that is absolutely right for the humid weather. The top notes are two of my favourite tropical fruits; nectarine and tangerine along with heart notes of magnolia, apricot blossom and sweet pea. The fragrance is beautiful and performs like an Eau de Parfum and is comparable in scent to a fruity cocktail. When I’m wearing Jimmy Choo Floral I feel so summery and the fruity notes are really uplifting on a humid day.

Soki London

Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.