Best Perfume under $200 for woman this summer

When the warm weather comes around and the sun is shining, that heady (and heavy) perfume that was getting you through the dark winter days may start to seem a bit much. Summer calls for light, breezy scents that effortlessly carry you from the beach to the bar and give the allure of a relaxed unforced sexiness.

Often the best way to achieve that is to look for perfumes with lighter notes, but it’s also perfect to find a perfume that is under $200, since you’ll be using this as a ‘summer only’ staple. With so many to choose from, how can you even know where to start? To help out, we’ve found 5 of the perfumes for women that are under $200.

Estee Lauder ‘Bronze Goddess’

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Price: $65.00
This warm, sensuous fragrance is only released during the spring and summer months to take advantage of the warm weather.

Reminiscent of sun-warmed skin smoothed in coconut oil, the top knots of this perfume include bergamot, warm amber and vanilla, which bring to the nose a delicious creaminess with a subtle, citrusy undertone.

This limited edition perfume is sure to have people leaning forward to get another tantalizing whiff of the scent of summer itself.

This Eau Fraîche Skinscent is available in a 0.2 oz rollerball at $25.00 for easy travel or 3.4 oz bottle for $65.00.

At Amazon $65

Comptoir Sud Pacifique ‘Vanille Coco’

Comptoir Sud Pacifique
Price: $85.00
Comptoir Sud Pacifique is a relatively new perfume brand that offers exotic scents drawn from nature. These master perfumers have brought the absolute essence of the tropics to you in the form of their Vanille Coco perfume.

In case the name didn’t give it away, this perfume blends notes of island vanilla, coconut milk and heliotrope to create an intoxicating aroma of the South Pacific beaches. A romantic and relaxing scent, this is a beautiful perfume for relaxing getaways to the beach and long, warm nights on patios overlooking the azure sea. If you can’t be there, you should smell like you were.

Available in several size, including a handy 0.33 oz rollerball and a 0.35 oz eau de toilette spray for $29.00 and the larger 1 oz ($49.00) and 3.3 oz ($84.00) for liberal at-home use.

At Amazon $82

Tom Ford ‘Fleur de Portofino’

Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino
Price: $155.00
Think of a flower-lined, winding path to the ocean in the last hours of the evening and imagine the scent that would evoke: greenery and citrus, warmth and vanilla and the sea salt of the ocean. Sounds blissful? This is the scent of Tom Ford’s Fleur de Portofino, the fourth fragrance of the Neroli Portofino collection in June 2015 (after the original Neroli Portofino from 2011, and Mandarino di Amalfi and Costa Azzurra editions from 2014) With heady top notes of lemon and mandarin, underscored

with the warm, sensuous smell of bergamot, green gardenia and white acacia blossom, Tom Ford looked to capture the scent of the white acacia trees of the Mediterranean under the warm sun.

Available in a 1 oz bottle for $155.00

At Amazon $155

Calypso St. Barth ‘Mimosa’

Calypso St Barth‘Mimosa
Price: $75.00
A Mimosa brings to mind long brunches and lazy afternoons; the effervescent burst of champagne coupled with the energizing scent and taste of oranges is exactly what the summer months ordered and this fresh, citrus scent encapsulates its name.

Inspired by a Caribbean paradise, Calypso St. Barth’s Mimosa perfume is a playful yet urbane mixture of almond, bergamot, neroli and island mimosa for its top notes. This is followed by jasmine, tuberose, musk, sandalwood and tiare to give it a deeper, more complex base.

It’s available in a 7.5ml travel size for $35.00 and 30ml for $55.00 and 60ml full bottles for $75.00.

At Amazon $75

Clean ‘White Woods’

Clean White Woods
Price: $45.00
The beach may not be all its cracked up to be for you, but let’s hope the woods are your go-to summer spot instead because this is the scent for you.

Inspired by the sun-dappled trails of wooded forests in the late summer sun, this perfume uses bergamot, black pepper and mandarin as the first notes and follows it up with magnolia, lily and vanilla orchid.

It brings to mind a woodsy, warm scent of campouts and bonfires, sweetened with valley flowers.

Available in a 1oz bottle for $45 USD.

At Amazon $42

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