Turn Up the Heat: 12 Niche Fragrances for Summer

If you closed your eyes and imagined the perfect summer day, what would come to mind? Are you an adventurer, always wanting to soak up as much of the world as possible when the warmer months arrive? Or do you prefer relaxing in the breezy calm of the season?

Now imagine this perfect day distilled into a scent. Which notes would capture all the dynamism and excitement of your summer outing? We’ve selected 12 of our favorite new niche fragrances for the summertime. These unique scents capture the essence of different summertime fantasies, which we’ve outlined below.

So let’s get lost in a daydream, and remember, if you’d like to try any of the fragrances below before committing, Smallflower offers a convenient sample program. Learn more here →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | A picnic with your love

Aetheroxyde Eau de Parfum

It’s partly sunny and 75 by the side of the pond in the lush neighborhood park. Atop a soft cotton blanket you entwine your legs with your partner’s as you sip lemonade, nibble a piece of fresh French bread, and annotate a collection of love poems. This is pure peace.

Notes: Ambroxan, Iso E Super.

by Aether | $180 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Aether Aetheroxyde Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Listening to punk rock in a convertible

Debaser Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | D.S. & Durga Debaser Eau de Parfum

Cruising along the backroads with the top down, the August heat dissipating with the rush of wind through your hair. You crank the radio all the way up and scream along with the Pixies, feeling wholly and completely free.

Notes: Bergamot, Green Leaf, Pear Stem, Ripe Fig, Coconut Milk, Iris, Blond Woods, Tonka Bean, Moss

by D.S. & Durga | $175 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance | Long walks on the beach at night Fruitchouli Flash Eau de Parfum

A sweet summer fling; you’re only at the resort for a few days, but you’ve felt an immediate spark. So you grab tropical drinks at the tiki bar and stroll down the beach under the light of the moon.

Notes: Apricot, Peach, Rose, White Flowers, Patchouli, Musk.

by Tauerville | $63 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Music Festivals

Dirty Flower Factory Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Kerosene Dirty Flower Factory Eau de Parfum

Grunge and glamor combined: the pulsating lights emanating from stages overlooking messy, muddy fields where concert-goers traipse in dirty Doc Martens and floral-print dresses. This is the scent of those who don’t care too much about looking pretty — they just want to experience life in all its gritty glory.

Notes: Jasmine, Rose, Orange Blossom, Peppercorns, Chili Pepper, Sandalwood, Ambergris, Musk.

by Kerosene | $140 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrances for Summer | Caribbean cruise

Hoja de Cuba Eau de Cologne

You disembark the ship for the evening in Havana. Immediately, you’re struck by the intoxicating scent of tobacco and fine cigars, mixed with the freshness of a breeze blowing through fields of vetiver.

Notes: Jamaican allspice, Turkish tobacco, Haitian vetiver.

by Berdoues | $85 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Berdoues Grand Cru Hoja de Cuba Eau de Cologne

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Backpacking through Europe

Nomad Set

Niche Fragrance for Summer | GALLIVANT Nomad Set

For those who dream of sampling the world one country at a time, GALLIVANT presents this collection of six scents in perfectly portable sizes. They’ll transport you from city to city with a whiff, no hosteling required.

by GALLIVANT | $30 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Drinking lemonade by the pool

Petitgrain Eau de Parfum

The hot sun on your skin, the cool clink of ice in your glass of sour and sugary lemonade. Dangling your feet in the cool aquamarine waters of the pool, you breathe in the scent of the surrounding garden.

Notes: Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon, Petitgrain, Lavender, Cardamom, Orange Flower, Orris, Orcanox, Patchouli, Vetiver, Tonka Bean Absolute, Musk)

by Malin + Goetz | $150 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Malin + Goetz Petitgrain Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for summer | Tending to the rose garden

NYBG Ros Fragrance

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Caswell-Massey NYBG Ros Fragrance

Early in the morning, before the sun has warmed the earth, you slip on your gardening gloves and tend to the roses. The grass is still wet with dew and the scent of the soil and the blooms awakens you.

Notes: Rose, Citrus, Dark Spice, Amber, Anise.

by Caswell-Massey | $125 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | The Kentucky Derby

Saint Julep Eau de Parfum

The thunder of a hundred hooves. Elegant hats with wide brims to block the sun’s warm rays. Animated chatter with the slow, sweet tang of southern drawl. You breathe in the scent of your favorite drink that permeates all of the Derby.

Notes: Sweet Mint, Tangerine, Southern Magnolia, Bourbon, Grisalva, Sugarcube, Crushed Ice

by Imaginary Authors | $95 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Imaginary Authors Saint Julep Eau de Parfum

Niche fragrance for summer | Hanging out in a hammock with a mai tai

Hanalei Rollerball Perfume

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Hi Wildflower Botanica Hanalei Rollerball Perfume

Whether it’s strung between two palm trees or just hanging in your backyard, you love nothing more than relaxing in a hammock with a delicious drink in hand, taking in the scent of tropical blooms.

Notes: Pink Peppercorn, Pink Grapefruit, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Moroccan Rose, Jasmine Sambac, Bourbon Vanilla, Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Peru Balsam.

by Hi Wildflower Botanica | $59 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrances for Summer | Air-Conditioned Matinees

Supreme Balkiss Eau de Parfum

You feel a rush of relief as you step into the climate-controlled lobby of the theater. You’re munching popcorn and sipping an ice-cold soda when a starlet appears on the screen. She’s the embodiment of Hollywood glamor: silk gowns, loose curls, and a sophisticated, distinctive perfume.

Notes: Violet Leaves, Bergamot, Rose, Blackcurrant, Lily of the Valley, Lilac, Patchouli, Heather, Cocoas Powder

by The Different Company | $195 | Shop Now →

Niche Fragrance for Summer | The Different Company Sublime Balkiss Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Laid-Back LA

You or Someone Like You Eau de Parfum

Niche Fragrance for Summer | Etat Libre d'Orange You od Someone Like You Eau de Parfum

Somewhere between Venice and Laguna Beach, you find yourself drawn to the calm ocean views, or the azaleas blooming against a pastel building. You haven’t a care in the world…you can see the Hollywood sign from your Airbnb, and you’re here to relax.

Notes: Mint, Anise, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Rose, Cassis, Hedione, White Musk.

by Etat Libre d’Orange | $42 | Shop Now →

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