8 Crisp Citrus Perfumes That’ll Have You Feeling Oh-So-Fresh This Season


Picture this: you’re bang smack in the middle of a concrete jungle and the weather is hot and humid All you’d like to do is take off to an idyllic hillside with a cool, freshness in the air, or a breezy beachside where the water gently laps at your feet. But in reality, you’re in the city, the sweltering summer has you more grumpy than usual, though monsoon promises to be right around the corner. There are all sorts of foul odours in the air – damp clothes and hair, wet shoes, and (ugh) BO! What better to take on the heat and humidity than the crisp, clean notes of a citrusy fresh fragrance, right? 

We’ve got recommendations for super fresh, zesty fragrances with invigorating citrus notes, including the newest buzzy launch from fragrance house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. Think: bergamot, bitter orange, grapefruit, mandarin, lemons and more.

Take a look at our picks of citrusy fresh perfumes for the season…

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Media Cologne Forte

This new launch from the fragrance house that introduced the now iconic Baccarat Rouge 540, is powered by the citrusy notes of bergamot and comes in a dreamy green bottle. The colour of the bottle was inspired by the hypnotic green of the middle of the rainbow, that fantastical fusion of water and sunlight. The fragrance is composed of Calabrian bergamot, verbena, sweet fennel and a woody hedione-musk accord. How incredibly fresh does that sound!

Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum


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With top notes of Calabrian bergamot, this iconic fragrance opens with a freshness that captivates. This men’s fragrance (which women will enjoy using too!) draws one in with its citrus top notes and woody heart of pure vetiver.

L’Occitane Mint Verbena Eau De Toilette

The Mint Verbena Eau de Toilette combines invigorating citrus aromas with an aromatic bouquet of mint, for an instantly refreshing summer fragrance. It contains mint essential oil and verbena extract both from Provence.

Maison Margiela Replica Under The Lemon Tree

The name ‘Under The Lemon Tree’ almost paints a picture. This citrus floral fragrance at once takes you to a scene of a leisurely nap under the leaves of a lemon tree on a warm summer day. Launched in 2018, Under the Lemon Tree has notes similar to MFK Aqua Media with Citrus, green tea, coriander notes. Freshness at its best!

Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot


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A woody fragrance with a citrus spicy twist, this unisex fragrance is classy and opens with the green and fresh aroma of bergamot and cheerful pink pepper, while ginger enhances its sharpness and citrusy scent.

Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense

Inspired by the fragrant tradition of the Middle East, this Oud & Bergamot is a fresh interpretation of oud, made from orange, bergamot, lemon, cedar and oud.

Kayali Citrus | 08

You’ll love this playful one where sparkling notes of Italian bergamot and pink grapefruit mingle with rhubarb, blackcurrant and pink pepper.

Acqua di Parma Bergamotto di Calabria La Spugnatura

This unisex citrus aromatic fragrance was launched in 2021 and its top note features bergamot. At the middle are notes of grapefruit, and mandarin, while base notes are fragrant geranium and fennel. Talk about a Mediterranean escape in a bottle!

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