To do anything as Rihanna is a dream and accomplishment for most of us. But according to celebrities and their recently trending quips, smelling like Rihanna is a goal for everyone. A lofty one.
From Cardi B to Lil Nas X and in between, the consensus is that the singer turned beauty mogul turned fashion heavyweight smells good enough to eat. It’s not a bad feeling to leave people with. So in an attempt to smell as desirable as Riri, we’ve scoured our cabinets and vanities for some of our favorite sweet summer scents that stops passersby in their tracks.
Some are classics, some are new scents on the block. All will easily become your go-to for the warm weather months, and beyond.
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The fruit notes make this fragrance smells so deliciously sweet, and the sandalwood notes give it a touch of wood. It makes the perfect combination for a tantalizing summer scent.
Though I wear this fragrance year-round, it feels like a true summer scent. More fresh than fruity, it’s what I’d imagine linen would smell like if it were a fragrance. It’s very light and feminine, the type of perfume you apply everywhere in case someone comes in close.
These sweet smelling fragrance oils literally incorporated the kitchen where the brand was born, using coconut, guava juice, and other fruity elements that make for a great summer scent. Try Island Mimosa to pair with your boozy brunch.
Escada’s summer scents have long been a favorite of mine. They’re always fruity and sweet, and make an impression without being overwhelming. And since it’s a rotating seasonal offering, you have no choice but to try the next one.
This is a longtime favorite of mine. I can pair this with literally any moisturizer and it gets me into the good kind of trouble. It’s a sweet summery smell but I don’t hesitate to wear it in the colder months when I want to feel like a snack.
My love for Viktor&Rolf fragrances began with Flowerbomb and continued with this lighter, more summery version of that scent. It’s a sweeter smell that packs the same punch, but reminds you of a sunny day on a chic vacation in Ibiza, or Kos, or Mauritius, even if you’ve never been to any of those places.
This is a member’s only fragrance shop that’s worth the tiny investment. Every month you’ll get a new fragrance, like this fruity summery scent for August. Once you’re part of The Scent Club, you’ll discover a bunch of fragrances that’ll have you smelling as noteworthy as Rihanna and hopefully some of your other favorite celebrities.
The scent rumored to be the magic behind Rihanna’s irresistible smell, this one is a splurge. But it’s worth to you to smell like a walking edible sans the MJ? The sweet and sultry of this scent lingers after you’ve left the room so it makes sense that everyone wants to get their hands on who’s wearing it.
If you truly want to smell like Rihanna, try one of her signature fragrances. This one is a summer tried-and-true for its deep fruit notes and light floral scent. The long-lasting fragrance will invoke all the feels of her hometown of Barbados, even if you’re in a concrete jungle.