12 New Fragrances That Scream Summer

These are the scents you'll be spritzing all season long.

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18 New Fragrances That Scream Summer
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Smell and memory are closely linked. That's why a few spritzes of a citrus eau de toilette can transport you back to your last vacation in Tuscany, or a few whiffs of a musky cologne will remind you of the toxic ex you blocked on Insta.

Given that heading to the park or going on a tri-state road trip might still be the most realistic vacation options this summer, turn to the power of scent to send you somewhere far, far, away — from inside the walls of your house.

Even though it takes months — or years — for brands' master perfumers to conjure up the perfect mix of top, heart, and base notes to land on the scent, this season's new fragrances capture the wanderlust everyone feels after years of spending so much time at home.

From a beach-inspired eau de parfum that's reminiscent of eating sweet fruit under the sun, to one that smells exactly like a freshly-cut bouquet of garden-picked flowers, these are the 12 best new fragrances of summer 2022.

1. Giorgio Armani My Way Floral

Giorgio Armani My Way Floral Eau de Parfum
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Key Notes: Petitgrain, tuberose, and vanilla.

Scent Vibe: The bouquet you grabbed as a little pick-me-up on your last grocery run.

2. Louis Vuitton City of Stars

Louis Vuitton City of Stars Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Blood orange, lemon, bergamot, lime, and tiare accord.

SCENT VIBE: A rooftop happy hour at sunset.

3. Gucci Love at your Darkest Eau de Parfum

Gucci Love at your Darkest Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Black pepper, incense, and cedarwood.

SCENT VIBE: Going on a date at a dark, sweaty hipster bar with vintage decor in Brooklyn.

4. Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau de Parfum

Ellis Brooklyn Sun Fruit Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Fresh fig, handpicked jasmine, and vanilla planifolia.

SCENT VIBE: Eating the fresh fruit you packed for a mid-afternoon picnic for a day at the beach.

5. Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Toilette
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KEY NOTES: Grapefruit, datura and rose flower, and patchouli.

SCENT VIBE: The smell of fresh flowers on a neighborhood walk right after a thunderstorm.

6. Ralph Lauren Polo Earth Eau de Toilette

Ralph Lauren Polo Earth Eau de Toilette
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KEY NOTES: Bergamot heart, mint piperita essence, citron essence, sage heart, Turkish rose absolute heart, musks, cedarwood heart.

SCENT VIBE: An afternoon reading in the park, iced coffee in hand.

7. Jo Malone London Bitter Mandarin Cologne

Jo Malone London Bitter Mandarin Orange Cologne
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KEY NOTES: Mandarin, orange, and amber.

SCENT VIBE: This citrus scent is inspired by Mediterranean summer evenings, but if a trip overseas isn't in the cards for you, this scent can take you there — mentally, at least.

8. Costa Brazil Aroma Eau de Parfum

Costa Brazil Aroma Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: White jungle flora, Brazil orange oil, white pepper, geranium bourbon, nutmeg oil, and plant-based musks.

SCENT VIBE: The tropical vacation you saved all of your PTO to go on.

9. Acqua Di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B. Eau de Cologne

Aqua Di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B. Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Bergamot, lemon, pink and black pepper, rosemary, cedarwood, and musk.

SCENT VIBE: That carefree feeling of a summer Friday.

10. Off-White Beauty Solution No.1 Eau de Parfum

Off-White Beauty Solution No.1 Eau de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Wood, sage, bergamot, seaweed, sand accord, patchouli, and sandalwood.

SCENT VIBE: The fresh summer breeze driving on the freeway with the windows down, en route to a long weekend at the beach.

11. Byredo Vanille Antique Extrait de Parfum

Byredo Vanille Antique Extrait de Parfum
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KEY NOTES: Freesia, plum, amber, cashmere woods, Madagascar vanilla beans, and citrus oil.

SCENT VIBE: Sleeping all afternoon so you can stay out all night.

12. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver Eau de Toilette

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Vetiver Eau de Toilette
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KEY NOTES: Calabrian neroli, vetiver, basil, and fig accord.

SCENT VIBE: A woodsy, floral scent that works for every summer situation.

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