Citrus scents are basically the plain white tee of every perfume collection. You can wear them anytime and anywhere, and they'll brighten your aura and your mood almost instantly. Not to mention, they'd easily become the most used in your rotation, thanks to how effortlessly they keep you fresh in warm weather. Simply put, citrus is a scent family that you can't go wrong with. And if you're looking for a new one to add to your lineup, here are celebrity- and influencer-approved zesty picks to check out!
1. Bea Alonzo
Diptyque's Oyédo is a yuzu scent with hints of raspberry and thyme. It's Bea's go-to for an energizing whiff, wearing it when she goes out with her friends and even when she works out!
Oyédo Eau de Toilette, P5550, DIPTYQUE, Rustan's
2. Heart Evangelista
In a vlog, Heart described Tom Ford's Fleur de Portofino as "summer in a bottle." She said, "It's fresh, citrusy, and it's just very light and not so serious." It also reminds her of another favorite from the brand, Neroli Portofino, so if you're a fan of that scent, you'll love this, too!
Fleur de Portofino Eau de Parfum, P12,600, TOM FORD, Adora Greenbel 5
3. KC Concepcion
This unisex scent from Francis Kurkdjian smells of bergamot, citron, and light and musky woods. It's a staple in KC's collection—in fact, she had a chance to talk to the perfumer himself about it back in the day! Apparently, the design of the bottle was inspired by the Haussmann buildings in Paris and their gray rooftops. The more you know!
Aqua Universalis Eau de Toilette, P10,300, MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN, adora.ph
4. Michelle Dy
Michelle Dy reserves this bright, grapefruit-y fragrance from Marc Jacobs when she wants to make a good impression on a first date. Otherwise, her go-to perfumes are sultry blends like Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Baccarat Rouge 540 and Paco Rabanne's Lady Million.
Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette, P3998, MARC JACOBS, Department Stores
Johnrey loves the fresh and clean vibe of this fruity floral fragrance from Clinique. In her perfume collection vlog, the beauty YouTuber also commends its longevity despite the affordable price tag. Its notes include jasmine, tea, pear, and lemon, so it's no wonder it works so well for our weather!
My Happy Peace & Jasmine, P1300, CLINIQUE, SM Megamall
6. Bea Soriano-Dee
"I usually don't buy overly popular scents but I couldn't resist this one for how pleasant it smells," Bea once told Preview. She considers it a well-balanced scent, with the perfect mix of vibrant bergamot and lemon, soft jasmine and violet, and rich cedarwood, vetiver, and musk.
Bal d'Afrique Eau de Parfum, €135 (approx. P7829), BYREDO, byredo.com
7. Janeena Chan
Janeena considers Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita one of her all-time favorites. And we don't blame her, because it has all the qualities of a no-brainer spritz. For the influencer and host, this registers as a light, summery, fruity and fresh pear scent—perfect for any occasion!
Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita Eau de Toilette, P6850, GUERLAIN, Rustan's