June 11, 2017

Vacation in a bottle…Pretty summer fragrances

summer fragrances

Ah, like the Bananarama song goes…”It’s a cruel, cruel summer…” (I totally just dated myself, but I love the 80s!) Fortunately the latest round of summer fragrances are tropical enough to transport you from your non-air conditioned living room or stuffy cubicle into a breezy, tropical paradise. The kind of paradise where your only worries are whether you have enough SPF on and why there isn’t an umbrella in your drink….(probably because it’s 9am on a Monday and your boss or kids would judge you…weirdos.)

Anyhoo, I have rounded up my favorite beauty products to use in the summertime, including several perfumes, body lotions, and a wash/scrub combo. The items below may smell like an expensive island vacation, but they are much more affordably priced (at $25 or less) so you can put more money in your real vaca fund!

Pretty summer fragrances

summer fragrances

Product details clockwise from top right:  Ulta Aloha Pineapple Body Butter $8,  Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill Shower Gel $21,  Pink Fresh & Clean Vacay Body Mist $18,  Cliffside Coast Perfume Ocean Sea Salt $25, Me! Bath Summer Rain Shower Sherbet $19Watermelon Bath Bomb $4Pink Beach Flower Wash & Scrub $19,  Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Lotion $14, Bvlgari Aqua Marine Fragrance Spray $15.

June 21st marks the first day of summer but you don’t have to wait that long to slather yourself in the fresh, relaxing and tropical scents of summer. Mahalo!




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  1. Phil Bradford says:

    Missy, nice affordable products.. we really need something like these for this summer, cause it’s getting hotter every year.

  2. Robin rue says:

    You have so many good things here. I love finding out about new fragrances and I can’t wait to check some of these out.

  3. Oh so many fun products!! Can’t wait to try some of these. Thanks for all the recommendations!!

  4. What a beautiful way to beat the heat. And the heat has settled in here in Missouri!

  5. Yikes, guess I am dating myself too if I not only know Bananarama and love that song! haha Love summer fragrances – I always find regular perfume a little cloying when it is warm, and these (especially the Pink fresh and clean) sound right up my street!

  6. Pineapple butter! I totally need this in my life! Summer smells are my favorite and they always make me so happy!

  7. Those fragrances sound amazing, especially the watermelon bath bomb! I may have to check these out when I need a new one!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  8. I love perfume or beauty products that smell like the summer especially when it’s not yet summer, lol. These are all awesome and worth checking out!

  9. Love this!! I’m so excited summer is almost here and I’ll have to check some of these fragrances out. (Also- I love your blog name- Faking Fancy!! Great name!!)

  10. I tend to shy away from fragrances in the summer, but partly because I never know what I should be using. These all sound lovely!

  11. My daughter just told me this morning that she doesn’t like the way my perfume smells on me so this post is super timely. Need to find something that we both enjoy because let’s face it, perfume isn’t just for you…it’s for others around you!

    • Totally!! And it’s hard to find someone who hates a fresh, fruity scent, especially if it’s more subtle than actual perfume like a body spray.

  12. I always gravitate towards fruity fragrances during the summer. I like to imagine I’m enjoying a tropical drink every time I spray one on.

  13. The pineapple lotion sounds heavenly. I really love that fruity, tropical scent this time of year.

  14. You can never go wrong with Victoria’s Secret fragrances. I have found that every scent I used to be perfect.

  15. I love anything with coconut in the summer. It definitely makes me feel like I am in a tropical place.

  16. These all look like beautiful, summery scents. I need to treat myself to something new I think!

    Louise x

  17. I love summer scents and love when brands have new summer fragrances. The ones you suggested sound lovely and it can transport to a tropical place.

  18. All of these fragrances sound amazing! I really would like to try out the Watermelon Bath Bomb because I love fruity fragrances.

  19. I want to try this pineapple body lotion. I bet that smells heavenly! Summer fragrances are my favorite.

  20. I absolutely love summer scents! Currently, I’ve been wearing one from Bath & Body Works. It’s called Beach and literally smells like the beach. I’m obsessed with it.

  21. I can’t resist a fragrance or product that smells like summer… thanks for sharing these!

  22. So, I saw the reference to Bananarama and stopped short. Percentage-wise, not so many bloggers get the reference. You know what I mean. We need a special club or something.

  23. I love summer fragrances! Don’t get me wrong, I also really like the warm cinnamon and apple scents of fall and winter, but by the time summer comes around, I want something that smells light, fresh, and tropical!

  24. I can’t believe that summer is finally here. I definitely plan on smelling my best when I am out this summer.

  25. Oooh! These sound fantastic! I’m actually needing some new perfume, I’ll have to check these out soon!

  26. Omg, this is something I always think about traveling, the perfect fragrance. Thanks for all the recommendations!

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