Our Favourite Affordable Fragrances For Summer
Our Favourite Affordable Fragrances For Summer

Our Favourite Affordable Fragrances For Summer

Those in the know will tell you there are plenty of affordable fragrances out there that can rival the array of higher-end scents. From & Other Stories to Zara’s Jo Malone-curated line, these nine are perfect for summer.
By Rebecca Hull

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Poem A Day Eau De Toilette, £29 | & Other Stories

The & Other Stories fragrances don’t just look good, they each have a luxe scent that belies their high-street price tag. This one is our favourite – ideal for those who love a fresh floral, it’s perfectly balanced with vanilla, woody and leather notes. There’s coconut water and white suede in there as well, to give it a nice summery touch.

Available at Stories.com

Fired Sandalwood Eau De Parfum, £19.50 | Autograph

Autograph at M&S has an impressive selection of fragrances. Its Fired Sandalwood scent is often recommended for its smoky undertones, but it also contains notes of cedarwood and vetiver, which give it a seductive, cosy feel. It layers nicely with florals, if you want to add a feminine twist.

Available at MarksAndSpencer.com

Rosie - Eau De Parfum, £65 | By Rosie Jane

This brand blew up when it landed in Sephora UK. While its full-sized bottles are still over £50, the travel-sized versions come in under £30 – and they’re large enough to last you a few months. This Rosie EDP is a bestseller for its fig, amber and gardenia notes. It’s feminine with an addictive, creamy quality – ideal if you want to wear something no else has.

Available at Sephora.co.uk

You Eau De Parfum, £49 | Glossier

Fresh, powdery and a little bit nostalgic, Glossier’s You fragrance is known for its creamy mellowness. It’s great for everyday wear with notes of ambrox – a synthetic musk – and floral iris. Pink pepper adds depth and warmth. Plus, it’s now available in a solid pot – making it a great one for travel.

Available at Glossier.com

Musk Eau De Toilette Spray, £48 | Kiehl’s

This has a just-out-the-shower scent that feels clean but cosy, thanks to the musky top notes. Because it’s an oil, it lasts for hours without ever overpowering.

Available at Kiehls.co.uk

Prodigieux Le Parfum, £30 | Nuxe

If you love that holiday smell – think coconut, SPF and vanilla – you’ll love this. It’s warm and sophisticated, instantly transporting you to sunnier climes. Added citrus notes give it a zingy twist that keeps it from ever being too sweet. At just £30, it’s well worth stocking up on one – or two.

Available at Nuxe.com

Une Balade En Forêt Eau De Parfum, £120 | Beauty Pie

Beauty Pie’s fragrances are expensive if you’re not a member, but if you are, you pay £35 or less. The scents are always well thought out – this one blends balsam fir with cashmere, amber woods and a little bit of citrus. The result? Think green forests with an earthiness you’ll love. It also lasts well on the skin – you’ll still notice it the following day.

Available at BeautyPie.com

Fleur De Figuier Eau Fraiche Parfume Spray, £36.20 (£40.94) | Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet specialises in affordable, impressive fragrances. Another one to look out for at the M&S beauty hall, Fleur de Figuier is fresh and light, making it a great option for those who don’t like anything too strong. That’s all thanks to a combination of mandarin orange, fig, cedar and musk, which feels cool and sophisticated.

Available at Amazon.com

Amalfi Sunray, £25.99 | Zara

Created by Jo Malone herself, Zara’s fragrance line offers something for everyone. Our favourite is Amalfi Sunray. As the name suggests, it’s warm and sunny with notes of bergamot, mandarin and orange flower – all the right ingredients for date night or evening drinks. That said, it’s light enough to reapply throughout the day when you want to hit refresh.

Available at Zara.com

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