10 Killer Colognes That Will Heat Up Your Summer

Smell your best even when it’s hotter than hell.

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You don’t have to go too heavy on the cologne this summer, when less is more.

As your body temperature rises, so does the area of your “scent cloud,” meaning your natural aroma will be more prominent than it is during spring or winter. 

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spray on some cologne whenever you want to smell extra good. Just make sure summer fragrances are light and watery, with citrus, sea and subtle woodsy notes, and you’ll smell as bright and clean as the season itself.

Here, 10 great men’s fragrances to rock this summer. She’ll thank you later. 

Louis Vuitton L’Immensité

Louis Vuitton is set to introduce its first line of men’s fragrances. L’Immensité has top notes of ginger, grapefruit and labdanum, perfect to kick off summer in style.

Coming May 31st

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Bleu de Chanel

This popular scent blends the woody aroma of dry cedar with the citrus zest of grapefruit. 

$95 (3.4 oz)

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Hermès Eau de Citron Noir

Hermès combines citrus with the subtle smoky notes of black lime in this fragrance, available in a striking tapered bottle.

$130 (3.38 oz.)

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Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Giò Absolu

Armani united the scents of fresh water and warm wood for this elegant yet undeniably masculine fragrance.

$95 (2.5 oz.)

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Calvin Klein Eternity Air

Calvin Klein captures the smell of the fresh air with orange, berry, sea and ozonic top notes.

$79 (3.4 oz.)

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Paco Rabanne Pure XS

Paco Rabanne drew inspiration from Asia for this decidedly intense fragrance, with ginger and vanilla scents.

$64.25 (3.4 oz.)

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Givenchy Gentlemen Only

Givenchy evokes the elegance of a world-traveling gentleman with green mandarin, pink pepper, nutmeg, cedarwood, patchouli, vetiver and incense. 

$91 (3.4 oz)

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Le Labo Santal 33

This unisex fragrance from Le Labo has developed a cult following for its spicy, leathery and musky aura.

$270 (3.4 oz.)

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Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri

Acqua Di Parma has recreated the feeling of a summer in Capri with orange, mandarin, lemon, cardamom, caramel and musk.

$107 (2.5 oz.)

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Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana has created a simple and classic light men’s fragrance with hints of woods, spice and citrus.

$88 (4.2 oz.)

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