25 Affordable Perfumes That Smell Like The Beach
If, like me, you are longing to travel and you feel that your soul really belongs at the beach or near to the ocean, then I suggest closing your eyes and inhaling an evocative scent of a perfume that smells like the beach.
Just breathing in a fabulous fragrance that reminds you of that wonderful beachy and salty smell of your summer holidays can be both comforting and compelling.
It can evoke your precious memories of long summer days, hot sunshine, warm sand, sunscreen, saltwater, tropical flowers, coconuts and exotic fruits, and provide you with a much needed sensory beach escape until you are able to have a real one.
But, of course, you don’t want a perfume that smells like the beach to actually cost you the price of a beach holiday.
So, I’ve put together a list of 25 the best inexpensive budget perfumes and affordable fragrances that with one long sultry whiff, will evoke your beach walk travel memories.
But, as perfume is such a personal matter, it’s important to consider which scent suits you best.
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Do you long to evoke the scent of the seas and the oceans with aquatic notes of sea-spray, seagrasses, and salt water?
Or to be enveloped by the scent of your favourite sunscreen, with a base tone of frangipani and tropical orchid?
Or, maybe you want to be reminded of a summer rum cocktail – a delicious pinacolada with the fresh scent of pineapple and coconut or the zesty citrus and mint bouquet of a mojito?
Which one of these 25 best perfumes that smell like the beach will take you back to those lazy hazy beach days in the heat of the sun and to your favourite tropical islands, where you lay in the hot summer shade on your lounger with a cocktail in one hand and a summer beach read in the other?
His? Her’s? Unisex? It doesn’t really matter!
As 33 percent of women wear fragrances marketed to men, don’t be afraid to ignore the rules, push your boundaries and trust your nose in detecting the right scent for you despite the marketing.
After all, the perfume you wear says so much about you and your personality.
Choosing a fragrance might seem like a complex issue but knowing what key ingredients you personally enjoy and then detecting them in the right ‘notes’ will help you achieve your sensory beach experience.
It’s just down to choosing your fusion of floral, fresh, oriental, or woody.
A blend of those essential elements will reflect your very own essence and capture your signature beach scent and help you determine the best perfume for a beach vacation.
The scent of the sea: the key character for this fragrance is called ‘calone’ also known as ‘watermelon ketone’. It’s a light and airy and fresh popular ingredient used to achieve a ‘marine’ or ‘ocean breeze concept’ in a perfume.
Sunscreen: Coppertone? Hawaiian Tropic? Piz Buin? Perfumers have worked hard to blend the oils of Green Herbs, Jasmine Infusions, French Lavender, Rose and Lilac to replicate the sensory experience of wearing tropical fruits and floral fragrances in your suntan lotion inspired scent.
Summer Cocktails: pairing your favourite summer drink with your perfume makes for a heady and sensual experienced evoking earthy wood tones and musky blends of bergamot with coconut wood and tonka bean to create a delightfully creamy, nutty vibe. A delicious and extravagant infusion!
Davidoff Cool Water Caribbean Summer: transport your senses to a dream destination with white sandy beaches and rippling waves. A floral and fruity fragrance with top notes of melon, pineapple, and mint. Middle notes of lily-of-the-valley. Base notes of orris (an ancient and earthy scent with violet flower nuances).
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist: Be a Brazilian beach babe: The warm scent is bursting with enticing layers of Pistachio and Salted Caramel to keep you ‘cheirosa’ (smelling absolutely delicious) on the beach from sunrise ’til sunset.
Victoria’s Secret Beach Orchid Fragrance Mist: A body mist with a warm fruity composition inspired by equatorial forests with orchid, honey, and coral flowers.
Clinique Happy Lily of The Beach Parfum: A Floral and woody scent that is expressive and exotic. Escape to an ocean beach on a perfect summer day with sweet Solar Lily, Frangipani, and Coconut. Notes of bergamot, solar lily, ylang-ylang, tiare, frangipani, sandalwood, vanilla, amber.
Pacifica Island Vanilla Spray Perfume: Inspired by the Polynesian island of Tahiti, Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Spray Perfume mixes the fruity and floral aroma of Tahitian Vanilla with a creamy rich Bourbon Vanilla for a truly exotic blend reminiscent of these South Sea islands.
Bryredo Sundazed Hair Perfume: A swish of your hair and a waft of fragrance floats in the air. Sunny top notes of mandarin and Californian lemon to a bold heart of neroli and Arabian jasmine. Channel the warmth of an endless summer as a cascade of white musk injects this citrus scent with the endorphin rush of sugar on skin.
Giorgio Armani Acqua Gioia Parfum: This fresh, aquatic fragrance, whose name means ‘water of joy’ captures the simple happiness of a soft sea breeze, bringing forward a sensual blend of cool mint, warm brown sugar and the zest of Italian lemon. Heart notes emerge with beautiful floral hints of jasmine, dew of peony and traces of pink pepper. The base lingers on a uniquely Mediterranean trail of cedar wood and the complex herbaceous accords of labdanum.
Hermes Eau de Merveilles Bleue: An aromatic aquatic mineral fragrance. Inhale the sea notes of patchouli and wood tones that combine to refresh and calm you like a brisk walk along the seashore.
Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Sun: A warm summer tone promises a fresh cascade of bright citrus and white florals with lemons, apple and coconut, with a sweet floral heart of rose, frangipani and jasmine and a musky finish of ambergris, vanilla, and cedar.
Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana: scented with coconut cream, warm vanilla, toasted praline, creamy sandalwood and tropical orchid to transport your senses to the lush greenery of the Amazonian tropics and the sun-drenched coastlines of Brazil.
Library of Fragrance Salt Air Cologne Spray: a perfect sea breeze on the perfect beach. Take off to the land of tranquillity where the scent of the sea breeze wakes you up each day and sends you off to dreamland at night.
Sisley Eau Tropical: sparkling and exotic with fresh floral notes of bergamot, ginger flower, hibiscus, frangipani and passion fruit. Its base blends cedar, patchouli and the ambrette seed to develop a musky character. A fragrance reminiscent of the intriguing, sultry and perfumed atmosphere that prevails after a tropical rainstorm.
Demeter Salt Air: A scent of sea breeze from the sunny beaches of your favourite tropical island. For men and women, this aromatic aquatic fragrance has marine and salty main accords.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Smells like a sensuous sun-drenched endless summer with the alluring sweetness of a coconut-based sun lotion with notes of bergamot, amber, musk, jasmine, citrus, tiare flower, and warm vanilla.
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Extreame: Designed for both men and women and to smell like paradise. Inspired by the passion and fragrance of the Pacific Islands.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil: Elements of water and sand with hints of green mango and lotus blossom meld with woody tones and exotic incense.
Juliette Has A Gun JHG Vanilla Vibes: An oriental salty and sultry fragrance for both women and men. Top note is Salt. Then Vanilla and Orchid. Base notes are Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Musk, and Benzoin (a sweet wood resin).
Tocca Bianca Eau de Parfum: inspired by the sea and the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast incorporating bergamot, lavender, lemon, rose petals, jasmine, green tea; musk and sugar-sweet notes.
Bobbi Brown Beach: Captures the essence of summer at the beach. This popular light fragrance is designed with notes of sand jasmine, sea spray and mandarin, to remind you of sun-soaked days and the scent of sun lotion.
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Beach Walk: A sensual blend of suntan lotion evoking the essence of sun-kissed salty skin with floral notes with a base of woody musky elements with bergamot, pink pepper, ylang-ylang, heliotrope, coconut, and cedarwood.
The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist: A lightly scented body mist infused with a tropical coconut fragrance. This light body mist spray is fun to wear and refreshingly sweet, wonderfully coco-nutty, and lasting but never overpowering.
So Bali Breeze Fragrance Mist: transports your thoughts to lazy and carefree days on the beach. Its mellow notes of coconut, pineapple and pretty orange blossom create a fragrance that is soothing and calming to your senses.
Hawaiian Tropic Exotic Breeze Fragrance Mist: Indulge in an exotic island experience and awaken your senses with mouth-watering fruits and luscious florals. This exotic fragrance mist is infused with juicy mango and golden amber. Escape into summer.
Hawaiian Tropic Golden Paradise Fragrance Mist: from glistening sand to warm sultry skin, the irresistible signature scent of Hawaiian tropic exudes a beachy glow from head to toe.
Hawaiian Tropic Beach Dreams Fragrance Mist: Discover the scent of sparkling unexplored tropical islands with aquatic florals and exotic with Hawaiian Tropic beach Dreams fragrance body mist.
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