13 Beauty Favorites That Smell Like Summer (but Can Be Used All Year Long)
Sadly, summer is officially over. Hell, even fashion month has come and gone. Sigh. While we are looking forward to flaunting all of our new sweaters and boots, we can’t help but feel sad about having to put away our swimsuits, miniskirts and sundresses. But the change of seasons doesn’t mean you can’t continue enjoying summery beauty products that remind you of those warmer days.
As the weather gets cooler and downright frigid, these great-smelling items will instantly zap you out of the fall blues. Even after you step outside and are smacked in the face by the bitterly cold weather. And you can keep using them from fall to winter to spring and into next summer. In other words, literally all year long.
The best part? There are lots of summery beauty products to choose from. We’re talking a fantastic pre-shampoo treatment, perfumes that actually smell like summer in a bottle, indulgent coconut bath cubes and even a shimmering body oil. (Because who says you can’t have a tan in the middle of January?)
Ready to take a little summer into fall, winter and way beyond? Stock up on the products below to enjoy the endless summer you deserve.
Vacation Eau de Toilette, $60 at Vacation
This literally smells like sunscreen and summer. What else would you expect from a brand that specializes in retro sunscreen? The aroma is a mix of petitgrain essence, coconut water, coconut milk, bergamot, solar musk, banana and pineapple over a base of pool water, swimsuit Lycra and sea salt. Spray it on when you can’t take the cold any longer.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45 at Sol de Janeiro
Nothing says summer like this fast-absorbing body cream. Its pistachio and salted caramel scent is legendary, while the cocktail of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil and coconut oil will smooth your skin all year long.
Oribe Cote d'Azur Bar Soap, $28 at Bloomingdale's
The scent will remind you of the French Riviera thanks to sun-drenched Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood. The lather is rich and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, nourished and clean.
Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray, $28 at Captain Blankenship
If you loved the brand's classic organic Sea Salt Hair Spray formula, then you’ll be obsessed with this spray that’s loaded with natural gold mica for beautiful shimmer that’s indicative of a day at the beach.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil in Gold, $100 at Nordstrom
Get sun-kissed skin in the middle of winter with this body oil. Shimmers of gold and platinum leaf illuminate with a bouquet of white florals in a golden, amber sandalwood embrace that leaves you smelling like summer.
Harper + Ari Coconut Exfoliating Sugar Cubes, $24 at Macy's
These cubes look small, but they pack big fun. Just massage a cube over wet skin to exfoliate and nourish the entire body. It’s seriously dessert for your skin.
TOCCA Montauk Candela, $42 at TOCCA
There’s no better way to prolong your summer than filling your living room with the sweet smell of fresh salt air and seagrass. And with 60 hours of burn time, it will last you well into the holiday season. Maybe.
R+Co Palm Springs Pre-Shampoo Treatment Mask, $32 at R+Co
If the packaging on this pre-shampoo treatment doesn’t make you want to go on vacation, we seriously don’t know what will. But fun imagery aside, this pre-shampoo treatment gives deep hydration to hair as it softens and seals in moisture.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow, $31 at Selfridges
There’s good reason why this is named Confidence in Your Glow: it offers all the benefits of blush, bronzer and highlighter in one simple step. Need another reason to dive in? It’s also loaded with skin-brightening vitamin C plus a super ceramide complex, peptides and collagen. If that doesn’t give you confidence, we’re not sure what will!
Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Spray, $175 at Sephora
This mix of lavender, lemon and verbena is the closest we’ll ever get to having a cool summer evening in a bottle.
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence, $24 at Pixi
Ever wish you could jump into a swimming pool filled with roses? That’s what taking a whiff of this rose caviar essence is like. Not only does it smell divine, but it’s also formulated with an antioxidant formula that moisturizes and restores tired, dry skin.