The 3 Best Woody Scents For Summer

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While our go-to summer scent usually errs on the side of fresh and floral, this summer we're leaning towards fragrances with woodier top notes. While our decision to change up our fragrance wardrobe this season was an easy one, finding a suitable fragrance to tick all the boxes has not been as easy. In our minds, the perfect woody fragrance should be a delicate pairing of subtle woody scents with a touch of light earthy tones… anything too overpowering and you're guaranteed to give yourself (and those around you) a fragrance induced headache!

After testing scent after scent to no avail, we have finally found three fragrances that tick all the boxes. Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find a woody scent to see us through summer? Perhaps we need to narrow down our checklist? Who are we kidding though, finding a must-have fragrance is no easy feat. From light woody scents to something a little spicier for senoritas who stay out late, you're bound to fall in love with one (or all) of the below fragrances!

Top of our list (and one of our personal faves) is Volutes from cult Parisian Perfumery, Diptyque. Available in both an Eau de Toilette and an Eau de Parfum, this fragrance is suitable for any occasion. Described by the brand as an elegant boat crossing from Marseilles to Saigon, Volute delicately pairs together notes to create a sense of exoticism. Top notes of everlasting flower, blond tobacco and honey have been paired with base notes of myrhh to create a scent that oozes opulence and is well the splurge! (we may need to rationalize that a bit more – 'girl maths' always wins)

For something ever so slightly lighter (especially on the ole credit card), we suggest Jo Malone’s Wood Sage and Sea Salt Eau de Cologne. A delightful blend of fresh sea salt and woody earthiness of sage, this one is a sure winner (and firm favourite of many beauty bloggers). Not convinced yet? Luckily for you it is also available in a 30ml travel size bottle, so you can test the waters before splashing out on a large bottle!

Still on the fence about woody fragrances? If so, Estee Lauder's Modern Muse Chic Eau de Parfum will be right up your alley. Designed for the woman who is feeling bold, creative and stylish, Modern Muse Chic captures the bold contrast between vivid floral and bold wood accords. Inspired by the complexity of a modern woman, this fragrance is unique in it's scent and is definitely one of our faves. While many may think it is better suited to winter, we're looking forward to rocking it in the warmer months – after all, it was created with a bold woman in mind!