19 beauty products that smell just like summer, starting from just 99p

A tropical beach escape might seem like a faraway prospect right now, but close your eyes when you’re using one of these, and you’ll almost feel the sand between your toes. Here are our favourite beauty products that smell just like summer, with prices starting from 99p.

19 of the best beauty products that smell like summer

Nivea Sun Eau de Toilette, £25, Amazon

If suncream is the ultimate scent of summer to you, you’ll love this Amazon exclusive; each spritz unleashes the unique fragrance that was developed in 1994 by perfumer Jean-Paul Pons, especially for Nivea Sun products. It’s summer holidays in a sunny round bottle.

Nivea Shower Sunshine Love, 99p, Savers

As EDTs go, the Nivea Sun perfume is purse-friendly, but for an even more affordable take you can enjoy every day, this shower gel is a must-sniff.

Coola Travel Size SPF 30 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray, £22, Cult Beauty 

Yes, even your SPF can smell like summer, when Coola’s cult Pina Colada spray formula is involved.

Coconut Balm Dotcom, £10, Glossier

Glossier’s soothing coconut balm can be used on lips, elbows, eyebrows and more – inhale deeply as you dab and pretend you’re on the beach.


Perle de Coco Body Scrub, £13, & Other Stories

Another one for fans of sweet summer scents, & Other Stories’ shimmery, limited edition launch for summer 2020 is gloriously coconutty, vanilla-ey goodness – so good you’ll (almost) want to eat it.

Brazilian bum bum creamSol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, £18, Cult Beauty

The smell of this guarana and caffeine infused formula is so popular it’s been added to haircare, body mist and even shower gel, but if you ask us, you simply can’t beat the original. The key notes are pistachio, buttery caramel, and nuts.

Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel, £21, Fresh

The instant zing of the lemon here is grounded by brown sugar and mango seed oil for a bright and fizzy sweet treat. Long hot baths may seem less alluring in the summer, but a drizzle of this might tempt you into the tub regardless.

Special Edition Cool Cucumber Hand Cream, £5, The Body Shop 

Cool, crisp and refreshing – The Body’s Shop’s new cucumber hand cream is everything you want from a quick summer beauty fix on the go. Made with juice from ‘wonky’ cucumbers and Community Fair Trade shea butter, it’s ultra-nourishing too.

St Tropez Self Tan Watermelon Infusion Bronzing Mousse, £31, Boots

Biscuity fake tan smell? Not in this tube! St Tropez have managed to cleverly mask the usual aroma of tanning products with juicy watermelon – perfect for times when the sun’s not playing ball but you still want to get your bronze on.

Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Jelly, £10, Lookfantastic

Want more watermelon? This Sanctuary Spa skin jelly is genius – apply it in the shower before you dry off, it’ll cut your morning routine in half and make you smell delicious simultaneously.

Rum Body Lotion, £25, Malin + Goetz

Cocktail hour in the bathroom? Why the heck not. This fast-absorbing lotion is rich in Malin + Goetz’s signature dark rum scent, which will keep you coming back for more whenever the sun is shining.

Herbivore Coconut Body Oil, £30, Lookfantastic

In summer, body oils really come into their own, nourishing area of skin that might not normally see much sunlight (hello, pale winter legs) and giving them an instant glow. As with all of Herbivore’s range, the coconut in this isn’t sickly: it’s more of a light, natural vibe.

Nars Monoi Body Glow, £45, Cult Beauty

Not into coconut on its own? Try Nars’s famous Money Body Glow, which infuses the oil with Polynesian Monoï de Tahiti, frangipani, ylang ylang and vanilla for an instant smell of the exotic.

Bondi Sands Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub, £9.70, Feelunique 

Even if you don’t make it to an actual dip in the waves this summer, Bondi Sands’ delicious and super effective scrub will help you to incorporate a little sea salt into your routine.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau de Parfum, £53.10, Feelunique

It’s iconic for a reason – Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess is the ultimate sun-baked scent to wear on a tropical escape – or simply to remind you of one. Its blend of bergamot, white flowers, vanilla and warm amber is totally irresistible.

Sun Delicious Fragrant Water, £12.50, Nuxe 

A lighter offering with a more purse-friendly price tag, Nuxe’s Sun Delicious Fragrant Water has radiant top notes of sweet oranges and petitgrain, tempered with vanilla, coconut and musk – it’s often described as a holiday in a bottle, and for good reason. It’s also long-lasting  not at all overpowering, making it ideal for everyday wear.

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Petals, Heliotrope & Ambrette Travel Spray, £12.06 (member’s price), Beauty Pie

Signed up to Beauty Pie yet? If not, this portable perfume could be the perfect excuse. It’s summer gone seductive, with green sand gardenia teamed with jasmine, ambrette, vanilla and a dash of coconut; genuinely blissful to wear.

Byredo Lil Fleur Eau de Parfum, £115, Space NK

Every spray of Byredo’s new bottle on the block is fresh, youthful and perfect for summer – think cassis, tangerine and vanilla with light and blonde woods galore. It doesn’t come cheap, but a small amount goes a long way.

zara Amalfi sunrise candleAmalfi Sunray Candle, £15.99, Zara x Jo Malone

Does a candle count as a beauty product? We say yes, because we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave this bergamot, mandarin, and orange flower beauty off our list. It’s said to capture the sensations of a a sun-baked stroll through Italian streets, a vibe you’ll lean into as soon as you open the box. If you want to wear rather than fill your home with it, there’s an equally affordable EDP too.