Fresh picks: the best new citrus scents

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Ava Welsing-Kitcher
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Hang on to that bank holiday feeling with a selection of new citrus fragrances that deliver instant sunshine.

Warmer weather calls for a fragrance switch-up, and there is no aroma more summer-appropriate than a fresh citrus. The perfume equivalent of a sundress and straw bag, notes of lemon, lime and orange will instantly lift your mood and mentally transport you to a Mediterranean oasis - even if you’re stuck at your desk. 

These are our favourite new zingy scents… 


Goutal Paris Bois D’Hadrien EDP

If you like your citrus scents with a hint of the velvety, try this. The notes of lemon trees and cypress make it woody and aromatic.



Miller Harris Hidden On The Rooftops EDP

With lime, pollen, honey and violet leaf, one spray of this floral-citrus hybrid makes it impossible not to imagine honeybees bumbling lazily in an English orchard.


Juliette Has A Gun Moscow Mule EDP

This cocktail-inspired juice combines ginger and lime with sandalwood and amber. The result? A woody, citrusy dream.


L’Occitane Mint Verbena EDT

Almost as satisfying as the first sip of an expertly mixed mojito after a long day, the lime, spearmint and musk is a burst of freshness on your pulse points.

£46 (available from 5th July) 


Prada Les Infusions de Prada Mandarine EDP

Oranges, mandarins, clementines… Prada has distilled the absolute essence of this family of fruit – pith, zest, flesh and all – and added myrrh and neroli for subtle sweetness.


Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot EDT

Inspired by the bitter orange trees of Seville, this bottle is bursting with summery notes of mandarin and bergamot, while musk and cedarwood make it last until the sun goes down.


Lancôme Oranges Bigarades EDP

Ceylon black tea cuts through sharp orange essence, making this seriously sophisticated, while black pepper gives it a spicy edge.


Tom Ford Eau De Soleil Blanc EDP

This is what private islands smell like. Uplifting orange, jasmine and neroli hit the senses first, then comes sultry cardamom, warming coco de mer and tonka.


Images: Dennis Pedersen