Juicy and luscious fruit elements remain front and center when it comes to perfume currently, but many modern options are careful to pair the freshly-picked notes with additional intriguing elements to offer up something entirely new.Â
Each makes an ideal rotation to your fragrance wardrobe with the change of season, with bright, uplifting but pleasingly familiar elements that only get better when released against warm summer skin.Â
The fuzzy peach of Tom Fordâs Bitter Peach 50ml EDP, $530 is tempered with boozy rum and cognac notes, so while itâs office-appropriate, itâs just as good for wearing to sunset cocktails on the balcony.
Tangerine and blackcurrant add a fruity intro to a heart of blooming rose in Chloeâs Rose Tangerine 50ml EDT, $125, a sparkling seasonal update of the classic Chloe Eau De Toilette.
Vilhelm Parfumerieâs Mango Skin 50ml EDP, $264, offers a warm and classy summer scent grounded with orris and pepper thatâs far more elegantÂ than you might expect from a fruit-laden scent.
Karl Lagerfeldâs legacy lives on in a range of understated, accessibly priced scents. The newest, Karl Paris 21 Rue Saint-Guillaume 60ml EDP, $49 opens with a burst of mandarin and grapefruit that contrasts with the green freshness of crushed violet leaves and is finished with a lingering trail of soft sandalwood and patchouli.Â
There can be no mistaking the intentions ofÂ Dolce & Gabbanaâs fruit collection, 150ml EDT, $340 each. The trio of scents are inspired by Sicily, from its renowned orchards to its brightly coloured ceramics and delicious marzipan Frutta di Martonara. Zesty Lemon, sweet Orange, or tangy Pineapple, each is an unmistakable olfactory mood booster.
Blood orange, bergamot and pink pepper make a sprightly opener for Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia, 125ml EDP, $174, one of the light and clean scents in this category.