The 8 Best Scents for Summer

Because sweat becomes no one.

Design by Dana Tepper

Yes, shedding layers is key, but it's our personal belief that the single most important thing to switch up when the temps climb is your fragrance. Is it really summer if you haven't found a new, equal parts fresh and sexy scent? From well-worth-it indulgences to total steals, here are the eight new perfumes worth their weight in sweet-smelling notes.

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1 Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Fragrances
Design by Dana Tepper

If being true to one scent isn't your cup of tea, Lacoste has created your very own fragrance wardrobe with its three new L.12.12 Pour Elle scents: Naturale, Sparkling, and Elegant. Let your mood dictate which croc-emblazoned bottle you reach for.

Key Notes: Coconut milk, jasmine, white flowers, and orris (Naturale); French macarons, jasmine, and white flowers (Sparkling); mimosa, jasmine, white flowers, and vetvier (Elegant).

Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Fragrances, $59 each; kohls.com.

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2 Tom Ford Private Blend Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum
Design by Dana Tepper

Simply Put: If you want unapologetically hot sex on the beach in decadent fashion, Ford's latest private blend is your scent.

Key Notes: Bergamot, coconut, and amber.

Tom Ford Private Blend Soleil Blanc Eau de Parfum, $220; nordstrom.com.

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3 Thierry Mugler Angel Muse
Design by Dana Tepper

A reinvention of their revolutionary '90s fragrance Angel, you'll #HatetoLove this explosive mix of "gourmand" notes. You've been warned.

Key Notes: Grapefruit, pink berries, hazelnut cream, vetiver, patchouli.

Thierry Mugler Angel Muse, $70; muglerusa.com.

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4 Lanvin 'Éclat de Fleurs' Eau de Parfum
Design by Dana Tepper

A bewitching fruity and floral mix, it's the perfume equivalent of stocking your home with fresh blooms. Save yourself a trip to the florist.

Key Notes: Pear, jasmine, rose, white musk, and sandalwood.

Lanvin 'Éclat de Fleurs' Eau de Parfum, $85; nordstrom.com.

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5 Stella McCartney Pop Eau de Parfum
Design by Dana Tepper

An ode to free-spirited millennials (the campaign frontwomen include Grimes and Lourdes Leon), you'll want to bathe in this bright and breezy fragrance this festival season.

Key Notes: Violet, tuberose, and sandalwood.

Stella McCartney Pop Eau de Parfum, $72; stellamccartney.com.

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6 Prada Candy Kiss
Design by Dana Tepper

Candy kisses FTW! This unapologetically feminine statement proves once and for all you *can* seduce with sweetness.

Key Notes: White cotton, orange blossom, and vanilla.

Prada Candy Kiss, $88; macys.com.

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7 Dior J'adore Eau Lumière Eau de Toilette
Design by Dana Tepper

Sweet, juicy, and downright addicting, Dior's latest will make you feel warm and fuzzy while turning all the heads (er, noses).

Key Notes: Blood orange, neroili, and rose.

Dior J'adore Eau Lumière Eau de Toilette, $124; neimanmarcus.com.

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8 Pinrose Gilded Fox
Design by Dana Tepper

The personality-driven Pinrose range just launched at Sephora and this particular scent is best worn with a "come-hither stare." Spritz accordingly.

Key Notes: Cocoa, buttered rum, and vetvier.

Pinrose Gilded Fox, $55; sephora.com.

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