THB Team Share Their Favourite Summer Scents

By Tamara Corin | 27th July 2023
THB's Favourite Summer Scents

Need some inspiration for a new summer scent? Here, The Handbook staffers reveal the must-have seasonal fragrances which they wear on repeat.

“I love this as it reminds me of childhood days at the beach, such happy nostalgia every time I spray it on.” – Elly Stancliffe, CEO & Editor.
“This has been my go-to perfume for years. It's fresh and slightly zesty but far from sweet or heavy. With one spritz, I'm transported to the Amalfi Coast, sipping an Aperol as the sun begins to set.” – Natasha Harding, Digital Editor.
“I heavily rely on this classic scent in the warmer months. It's citrusy and floral and smells quite fresh and sweet. It isn't too overpowering, which makes it perfect for the day and as an everyday perfume. It has been my tried and trusted for over a decade. It was a gift from my father, and I haven't been able to part ways with it ever since. It has this nostalgic allure that makes me always come back to it, time and time again.” – Nicole Duret, Graphic Designer.
“I’m always drawn to functional fragrances that not only smell good but give deeper benefits. This scent takes inspiration from blue medicine (the belief that water positively impacts our mental health) and packed with calming notes. Being a Piscean, which is a water sign, it makes perfect sense that I go back to this scent time and time again.” – Tamara Corin, Contributing Beauty Editor.
“Recently I've discovered this, and it instantly transports me to days in the sun and being barefoot on the beach. Summer perfumes bring a sense of freedom and lightness that I am 100% here for.” – Ashling McCloy, Contributing Style & Interiors Editor.
“I always wear Coco Noir; a classic, iconic scent that works for all seasons. I like to stick to one signature perfume. I’ve been wearing this for years!” – Harriet Smales, Head of Partnerships.
“I love Norfolk Natural Living for its all-natural products, and while they specialise in cleaning products, their shower mists are perfect for spritzing on balmy nights. My summer favourite is MidSummer 24, with notes of jasmine, vetiver, and cedar wood.” – Lottie Woodrow, Deputy Editor.
“This is the perfect union of heady, dewy florals and rich, warm wood notes. Described as, 'the wind scent of a dreamlike afternoon spent wandering on an imaginary mountain peppered with an impossible collision of blooms,' and I can genuinely say this is what it feels like to wear it. I love it, my go-to scent on a warm summer’s day.” – Robyn Upton, Managing Director.
“I stumbled upon this after a friend re-gifted the discovery set to me. I pretty much always want to be somewhere tropical - especially in the summer - and this one at least gives me a small flavour of it when instead I’m stuck on the Irish and British coastlines”. – Patrick Dunne, Editorial Assistant.
“I've always been drawn to fragrances that feel more wintery - notes that are woody, with hints of tobacco or leather - so when I found Jo Loves Pomelo I was blown away by how much I loved its bright, zesty scent. It's a blend of pomelo, pomelo zest, patchouli and vetiver, which I think gives it the warmth I'm always craving, whilst still smelling like summer. “ - Astrid Carter, Contributing Fashion & Lifestyle Editor.

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