Waves lashing against the shore, sand between your toes, the hot sun beating down on your bronzed skin, and a cocktail in your hand. Is there anything that brings more joy than a relaxing day at the beach? If you want to recapture those precious moments, you’ve probably wondered, is there a perfume that smells like the beach? Well, you’re in luck.
There are many beach scented perfumes out there, but I think that Waikiki Beach by Bath and Body Works is the most outstanding.
Best perfumes that smell like the beach
Bring on those memories of summer days well-spent frolicking on the beach by choosing one of these gorgeous beach-smelling perfumes.
1. Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume
Coming in a superbly elegant yet simple tall bottle, Beach by Bobby Brown is a beautiful Floral Aquatic fragrance for women that perfectly replicates days spent on the shore. The fragrance is uplifting and lively yet features a very prominent feminine floral feel.
The composition is as simple as the bottle it is presented in but that doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful. Jasmine, sand, seawater, and fresh mandarin orange make for a delightful summery scent. Spraying Bobby Brown Beach in the morning will leave a gentle trail of seaside vibes wherever you go.
2. Replica Beach Walk Perfume
For ladies that love a sweeter perfume, Beach Walk by Replica delivers on all fronts. It is filled with intense fruity freshness at the head with citrus notes and pink pepper. Moving through the heart, ylang-ylang and heliotrope meet coconut for that unmistakable beach vibe. At the base, Beach Walk turns warmer with notes of cedar complemented by the sweetness of musk.
There is a definite sharpness in this fragrance, meaning that it would suit an outgoing and confident woman who isn’t afraid to shine. But Beach Walk is not overpowering and instead boasts a delicate sillage.
3. Bath & Body Works At The Beach Perfume
The ocean blue bottle capped with a bronze lid immediately brings about thoughts of the beach, and that’s before you’ve smelled the gorgeousness inside. At The Beach by Bath & Body Works is a rich Amber Floral fragrance for men and women.
Imagine lazy days spent on the beach with the love of your life; that is what At The Beach invokes. With fresh bergamot and floral frangipani blended with sea salt and coconut, every aspect of beach life has been included. For the romantic at heart, this would make an excellent summer signature.
4. Bath & Body Works Waikiki Beach Coconut Perfume
The brightly colored bottle draws you into a vision of watching a carnival parade past the sand as you dance in the sun. Waikiki beach is an Aromatic fragrance for women who aren’t afraid to show their true colors and be beautiful.
The fresh blend of accords make you feel fresh off the beach, even if you’re miles from the coast. Cascalone adds an aquatic feel while sea salt and sand deliver a beach-like hit. These notes are brought together with creamy coconut and warm solar and woody notes. It’s like something out of a dream.
5. Mysterious Beach Perfume
Inspired by the delicious Island Fantasy by Britney Spears, Mysterious Beach comes in a spherical ombre bottle with colors that instantly transport you to a tropical paradise. This is a fruity floral fragrance that has the classic sweetness associated with this line of fragrances.
Beginning with heavy citrus notes blended with red berries and watermelon, Mysterious Beach is uplifting and vibrant. The fragrance dries down through a floral heart before leaving you with the sweet notes of musk and sugar cane. Ladies with a youthful character and zest for life will love this delicate beach scented perfume.
6. Victoria’s Secret Electric Beach
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There is nothing with a more tropical vibe than a flacon decorated with pink and purple hues and images of palm leaves and flowers. If the bright bottle doesn’t immediately draw you in, the intense and luxurious fragrance inside surely will.
Electric Beach features notes of clementine and sugar that reflect a vibrant and outgoing personality. This would be the ideal beach perfume for Spring Break with fun-filled, carefree days along the shore. Electric Beach is daring yet sophisticated and sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
7. Jennifer Aniston Beachscape Perfume
Beachscape is an aromatic fragrance for ladies that comes in an elegant and delicate-looking bottle. That said, the perfume inside is anything but delicate, so if you are looking for an intense beach scented perfume, this could be one of your new favorites.
Beginning with notes of sand and sea, Beachscape delivers an immediate memory of your most cherished summer vacation. The heart features wildflowers and fruits, while the base is packed with warm woody notes. I think that this would be an incredible evening perfume for a romantic meal in a beachside restaurant.
8. Bond No 9 Jones Beach
This aromatic citrus fragrance for women and men comes in a stunning star-shaped bottle that immediately grabs your attention. What’s wonderful about Jones Beach is that it is a versatile scent that can easily be worn from day to night. A great perfume to pack for your next vacation.
Jones Beach is made up of a simple, elegant composition, including cologne, orange blossom, ambroxan, musk, and violet. It doesn’t boast but remains a sophisticated fragrance from the first spray to the full dry down. If you are looking for a beach-smelling perfume that is light yet demands attention, I think this would be an excellent choice.
9. Giorgio Beverly Hills Ocean Dream
Launched in the mid-1990’s Ocean Dream has something of a nostalgic character about it that takes you back to a time when ocean fragrances were bang on-trend. For those who are looking for a unique yet not overpowering beach perfume, Ocean Dream will live up to your expectations.
Ocean Dream features a blend of water lily and water heliotrope that blends into sea notes and musk. With a woody base of vetiver, sandalwood, and cedar, this is the best perfume that smells like the beach for those who like a rich, warm finish.
10. AERIN Beauty Hibiscus Palm Eau de Parfum
The simple bottle with its stone lid screams elegance and luxury. If you love this, you won’t be disappointed by the fragrance within. Hibiscus Palm is an intense floral perfume that smells like the beach. Imagine a luxury beach vacation, cruising on a yacht and sipping champagne. That is the epitome of class.
Hibiscus Palm opens with hibiscus, as you might expect, along with ylang-ylang, palm leaf, lotus and ginger. As the fragrance develops through a heart of white flowers, we finally discover coconut, vanilla, and musk for an incredibly sweet finish.
11. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
Bronze Goddess is an amber floral fragrance for women that comes in a beautiful, elegant bottle. I think this is an incredible daytime perfume that would suit a slightly more mature lady wanting to show off her powerful side while remaining fun.
Opening with luscious coconut, Bronze Goddess then moves into a heart of Tiare flower. At the base, the simplicity continues with a classic combination of vanilla, amber, and sandalwood. Bronze Goddess oozes sophistication, so put on the floppy sun hat and oversized sunglasses because this fragrance will be the perfect finish to your outfit.
12. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc
If you love the scent of suntan lotion on warm skin, Soleil Blanc will be incredibly pleasing to your nose. This is an Amber Floral perfume for men and women that comes in a striking white and gold flacon.
Soleil Blanc begins with citrus notes that give you that fresh beach character. These are followed by a floral heart of jasmine and tuberose. After drying down, Soleil Blanc delivers a warm, creamy amber and coconut hit complemented by tonka bean and benzoin. This rich composition is intense and wonderfully long-lasting, perfect for endless days by the shore.
13. Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt
The clue is in the name; Wood Sage and Sea Salt is a delicate yet beautiful beach scented perfume for men and women that is highly aromatic. This is one of the most unique perfume blends that leaves an unmistakable aroma letting everyone know what you are wearing.
Combining sea salt and sage with seaweed, grapefruit, and musk mallow delivers a fresh and exotic fragrance. But this doesn’t make Wood Sage and Sea Salt overpowering. It is a delicate perfume that can be worn casually from day to night.
How to choose a beach scented perfume for you
Whether or not a perfume that smells like the ocean or the beach has that vibe for you, depends on your nose. What some people deem to be a very close resemblance to the beach, others would say is not a beach scented perfume at all. The only way to discover which fragrances appeal to you is to try them.
Checking out guides like this one will give you an idea of where to begin, but you should try to obtain samples and see how they work on your skin. Everyone wears fragrance differently, so if you’ve fallen in love with your bestie’s perfume, be aware that it might smell different with your body chemistry.
It is also a good idea to look at which scents are used in a fragrance as this will tell you a lot about whether it is a perfume that smells like the beach. Citrus notes and fruits like coconut are a great place to start. You can also look for things like sea salt, seawater, and solar notes.
The fragrance family into which the perfume falls will also be a good indicator. For example, an Oriental Vanilla perfume is unlikely to have a close resemblance to the beach. On the other hand, a fruity floral or an aquatic aromatic fragrance probably will. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun and trying out different fragrances until you discover one that makes you say ‘wow!’
Frequently asked questions about beach scented perfumes
What does an ocean smell like?
When you think of that oceanic smell, you will often imagine a salty, fresh, natural aroma. The scent that so many of us associate with the beach actually comes from a compound known as dimethyl sulfide. This is found in a wealth of ecosystems within and around the ocean and is what our noses pick up on when we head to the coast.
Is there a perfume that smells like the beach?
Fragrance manufacturers know what their customers want, and as such, a myriad of beach-smelling perfumes are on offer. Check out the ones I have discussed in this guide to give you an idea of what’s available. But if you’re looking for a quick fix, Bobbi Brown Beach is widely accepted to be one of the closest matches.
Which Escada perfume smells like the beach?
Escada has a few summery fragrances that one might believe to smell like the beach. But the most commonly worn beach scented perfume from this brand is Agua Del Sol. It brings together fruity notes with sorbet and ice cream that invoke childhood memories of days on the beach.
Agua Del Sol then moves through a fruity heart with hints of rose and finishes with Tonk bean, white musk, and sandalwood.