Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely
£10.72/30ml – Amazon here
£40.00/100ml Anniversary edition – Superdrug here
This is a perfume I seem to mention each year around spring/summer as it’s my ultimate go-to scent for when the weather warms up. Why is this? Well it’s just a beautiful and soft scent that despite it’s budget price tag has a luxury air to it and as the name suggests is just lovely. For me this is a powdery clean white musk scent with light floral notes. If you are looking for a grown-up spring scent then this is it!
4711 Original Cologne
£2.99/25ml – Fragrance Direct here
£11.49/ 50ml Boots here or in-store
Jumping straight into the heat of summer I have the most perfect refreshing scent with 4711. This is a unisex scent that is simply fresh and citrus and ideal for hot summer days as it strangely feels like a drink for the skin as it’s refreshing and there isn’t a hint of alcohol to it. The only downside to this scent is that isn’t doesn’t last on the skin and will be gone within an hour and so for that reason I keep it in my handbag to freshen up with during the day. Even though this is a hugely popular cologne especially in Europe it still feels like a unique scent. If you love refreshing fresh scents in summer then this is a must try especially for only £2.99.
£17.92/50ml – Perfumes Club here or Boots
Onto the one with the oh so pretty bottle! Tous H2o is a great scent for both spring and summer as it’s fresh and aquatic. The notes in this for me are lemon, rose and a light cedar to add a slight spice, but overall you do get that fresh ‘aqua‘ scent that is perfect for hot summer days! Side note – Although it’s cheap online it’s worth looking in Boots for as I’m sure they are currently discontinuing the line… in the past I’ve picked up bottles of this for £2-5?!
Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Fragrance Mist
£8.41/250ml – Amazon here
£9.99 – Superdrug in-store
Lastly I had to include at least one Victoria’s Secret fragrance mist as I own quite the stash now and find I turn to them mostly in summer to spritz all over. I have quite a few favourites including Coconut Passion but my ultimate mist is Love Spell. Love Spell isn’t a scent for everyone and very much a love-hate product due to the sharp peach scent. I personally love anything containing peach and this certainly reminds me of The Body Shop Fuzzy Peach Perfume Oil that has long since been discontinued. The scent is also mixed with cherry blossom which I fail to detect but I can sense it’s not a purely peach scent that’s but mixed with slight floral notes. Select Tesco and Superdrug stores now stock VS body mists to it may be worth having a sniff of this and a few other scents to find a budget scent that will seriously last you.
You can find 3 more summer scents that I was loving last year here.
I’d love to know your own favourite budget summer scents!