10 Summer Scents for Women and Men

Nothing says refreshing like a new summer scent

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Treat yourself and those around you to these fabulous summer scents

Eau-la-la — the scents of summer will summon your attention or better yet, the object of your attention. Whether you fancy eau de toilette or perfume, you’ll be able to pair these summer fragrances with your favourite Bermuda shorts, flip-flops or slinky tank.

As sassy as a summer fling, or as romantic as a warm secluded beach, you’ll find summery twists on enduring classics and fresh finds sure to be perennial favourites.

10 Summer Scents from Exotic to Invigorating


Burberry Brit Summer Edition for Men
A limited edition of the landmark ’03 version of Burberry Brit now echoes with cool Japanese green tea accord; top notes of Italian lime, crisp green almond and icy pear. The heart notes reveal a sheer sweetness through sugared almond and lush white peony. Dry down is a combination of white musk, amber and mahogany wood. 100 ml eau de toilette spray, $76.

Calvin Klein

Eternity Summer for Women
Evoke the sensation of an endless summer with a Japanese pear martini accord at the top, a heart of white peony, gardenia, hyacinth, and a dry down of musk. 100 ml eau de parfum spray, $72.

ck One Summer
Unisex, fresh and clean. Limited edition ck One Summer captures the spirit and mood of a beach party. A citrus aromatic scent bursting with tangerine, lemon and sea breeze accords wrapped in cedar wood and peach skin. 100 ml eau de toilette spray, $58.

Eternity Summer for Men
Opening with fresh aromas of ripe melon, juniper berries and chamomile, with violet leaf and mimosa at its heart; its base notes are patchouli, amber, and musk for a woody dry down. 100 ml eau de toilette spray, $72.

Issey Miyake

L’ Eau d’Issey Summer
Featuring floral and aquatic accords, a burst of rose and lotus notes, sparkling and crisp off the top; blossoming on floral middle notes of peony and carnation.

Velvety base notes of osmanthus and precious wood. 100 ml eau de toilette spray, $74.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Classic Summer Fragrance
Signature female torso bottle, surrounded with tropical foliage, this floral oriental has feminine notes of wild liana and exotic flowers. Ylang-ylang forms the core together with petals of sambac jasmine, lily of the valley and white iris. 100 ml eau de toilette spray, $74.

Le Male Summer Fragrance
Lavender, mint and cardamom accentuate the fresh and aromatic notes of this summer edition in the signature male torso bottle. The heart exudes green: notes of green leaves and green grass. Vanilla, sandalwood and musk complete the composition. 125 ml eau de toilette spray, $68.

Nina Ricci

Nina Fantasy
The white lacquered apple-bottle is a nod to this playful fragrance. A floral-fruity Nina fragrance with hints of cherry blossom, pink grapefruit and white musk; a hint of brown sugar sweetens the deal. 50 ml eau de toilette spray, $68.



Thierry Mugler

Limited Edition Alien Aqua Chic
From Mugler’s new collection, the ginger water spices up the original fragrance and gives it even more radiance. The result is a luminous, vibrant and distinguished scent over a woody-ambery accord. 60 ml light eau de toilette spray, $85. (Exclusive to The Bay).

Limited Edition Angel Aqua Chic
Joining the new collection, the gourmand note of Angel is refreshed in a unique way with cornflower water of the original fragrance. It creates a radiant, lush and gourmand scent over a patchouli-vanilla base accord. 50 ml light eau de toilette spray, $85. (Exclusive to The Bay).

Summer fragrances are available at The Bay and leading retail stores throughout BC.

Product images by Tracey Rayson.