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The best light natural perfumes under $50 perfect for summer

As much as you might love your body wash, sometimes you want a different (or stronger) smell for the day. Enter: your favorite perfume. When spritzing your signature aroma, you shouldn’t cover yourself with harsh chemicals. The ideal fragrance is light and natural, all while leaving you with a refreshing scent that won’t disappear after five minutes.

When picking a scent for the summer, you’re left with another challenge: What, exactly, smells like summer? Not to worry, we have you covered with these all-natural perfumes that are perfect for the sunny months.

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If you love floral

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Made without parabens, phthalates, dyes, or aluminum
  • Features notes of black currant, peony, and amber

We can’t get enough of Queen Bee by Good Chemistry. It’s a clean beauty product that’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and made without parabens, phthalates, dyes, or aluminum.

Its bold but floral scent is perfect for a summer day, matching your aroma to the bloom around you. At an amazing price of only $24.99, we recommend grabbing one for yourself and maybe even a second to gift it to a friend. The packaging and bottle are adorable, too, so the aesthetics are great all around.

If you love fruity

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Good for sensitive skin
  • Features notes of blood orange, strawberry, and raspberry

If you love fresh fruit in the summertime, then get yourself a bottle of Tuscan Blood Orange by Pacifica. It’s packed with raspberry, strawberry, and of course, blood orange notes. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and you won’t find parabens or phthalates in it. Even better, the natural corn grain alcohol won’t irritate your skin, even if it’s sensitive.

Orange you glad we suggested this one? Okay, we tried, but if you love a citrusy, fruity, but not a super heavy scent for summer parties, this one is it. For only $21.99, you can grab a luxurious-smelling fragrance without the luxurious price tag.

If you can’t make up your mind

  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Easy to travel with
  • Multiple fragrances allow you to layer and create your own scent

As your mood, attitude, and schedules change, you may need a new aroma to match. For those who are particularly indecisive, fragrance sets ensure you don’t have to buy a full bottle to give a scent a test run on your next night out.

One of the best sets around is Ellis Brooklyn’s Adventure set. Not only do these fragrances tick all of the boxes of being vegan, cruelty-free, clean, and phthalate and paraben-free, but you can wear them separately or layer the scents together. The different fragrance notes are meant to play off each other, but if you find a single one you love, feel free to wear that alone.

You’ll receive multiple travel-size bottles for only $25, so you can have a fun (and affordable) time creating your own personalized summer scent.

If you want to smell nice and give back

  • Made without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates
  • Uses ethically sourced materials from communities in need
  • Multiple fragrances allow you to layer and create your own scent

The Mini Peace Blend set by The 7 Virtues smells good, for sure, but your purchase also gives back to a community in need. The 7 Virtues uses ethically sourced ingredients, supporting farmers in all corners of the world that are in great need of rebuilding after war or other conflicts in their region. It’s also a clean beauty item, so there are no sulfates, parabens, or phthalates.

In this set, you’ll receive seven mini fragrances, most of which are light, fruity, floral scents that are perfect for summer. At only $29 for the whole set, you can’t pass this up.

One last suggestion

  • Features notes of coconut, Tahitian tiare flower, and vanilla
  • Good for sensitive skin
  • Cruelty-free

One of our absolute favorites for summer is The Healthy Fragrance Vanilla Coconut Eau de Parfum by Lavanila. If you want to smell like an exotic tropical vacation, be sure to indulge in this one. The coconut and vanilla scent is deeper than many floral scents, but the sweetness matches the summer mood just the same. People with sensitive skin can love this one, too, since there are no harsh chemicals to irritate your skin or allergies.

Always feel like you are on summer vacation with this still sensible $48 fragrance.

Whether it’s fruity, tropical, or just clean and fresh, we have a summer-friendly fragrance for you that won’t harm your skin or the environment. With any of these five finds under $50, you’ll be smelling summer-ready in no time.

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