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Uplift Your Senses with These Summery Must-Have Citrus Fragrances

rpzargarian contributor

In aromatherapy, citrus's uplifting and stimulating essence is renowned for fostering joy and positivity. Some clinical studies have found that the vibrant notes of citrus can reduce depression and anxiety while triggering the release of serotonin, the hormone strongly associated with feelings of happiness. Summer 2023 is in full swing, and I want to usher in my favorite season with some beautifully-crafted citrus frags!

At first glance, the zesty freshness from the citrus is balanced with foliage and greener notes, which then trail to a subtle warmth to its gentle honey notes. I’m a big fan of Diptyque’s products, and this is an honest interpretation of the neroli oil’s bitter orange scent with an eventual dry-down that is a natural, inviting tenderness, making it a wonderful day-to-night transitional scent for warmer days.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon Verbena, Petitgrain, Tarragon

Middle Notes: Neroli, Orange Blossom, Egyptian Pelargonium

Base Notes: Beeswax, White Musk, Cedar

For the price: A bit on the steeper side, but oh so worth it. Fuss not, my friends! Per Diptyque’s website, each purchase comes with a trial sample, and returns are accepted within 30 days for unopened boxes.

You may have seen ads for Snif’s products on Instagram or TikTok - and the reviews are surprisingly unanimous. The packaging, presentation, and price approachability have been a fantastic nudge for serious consideration. Let’s add Ace Ace Baby to the list, a summery fresh citrus frag with a seemingly cheeky flair.

Notes: Lemonade Accord, Ginger, Timur Pepper, White Freesia, Green Apple Blossom, Lavender, Grass, and Blonde Woods

For the price: Looking to dip your toes into the world of citrus scents? Snif can be a great place to start with its affordable price point.

Juliette Has A Gun offers a daring and unconventional approach to fragrance. The avant-garde brand incorporates sophistication with a rebellious spirit, offering picks that explore the complexities of femininity and masculinity. Enter Moscow Mule - a flirtatious homage to an iconic go-to summer cocktail of vodka, ginger beer, and lime.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Lime, Ginger

Middle Notes: Apple, Jasmine

Base Notes: Ambretolide, Ambroxan

For the price: JHAG fragrances can be an excellent investment in your scent collection! Like most brands, they offer a try-before-you-buy option by including a sample size to ensure your satisfaction with every purchase. Give it a shot (or a cocktail).

The Replica collection has been making viral waves across all platforms, and people have expressed finding their new signature scents. I just received my discovery set in the mail, and I’m excited to explore all fragrance options, but for now, Under The Lemon Trees may be my next full-bottle purchase. It leans unisex at first with its sharp Kalamansi lime opener and spicy specks of greenery until it dries down to a soapy, clean, and floral bouquet. Gorgeous!

Top Notes: Lime, Petitgrain, Cardamom

Middle Notes: Coriander, Mate, Green Tea

Base Notes: White Musk, Cedar, Rock Rose

For the price: I highly recommend starting with their discovery set ($40). Move quickly, and you can sign up to get 15% off your purchase of $75 and treat yourself to a full bottle of this citrusy treat.