Summer - a time for picnics, outdoor parties, cold drinks, escapes to the beach, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying the warm sun and mild evenings.

It’s also time to consider swapping your usual perfume for something lighter. The same scent that envelops you so perfectly in the winter could drown you out in the summer due to chemical changes that occur when fragrance meets high heat.

When temperatures rise, try lighter scents created specifically for summer.

Maison Martin Margiela’s Beach Walk is a great option - with notes of bergamot, coconut milk, lemon, and pink pepper. It evokes hints of ocean spray, and captures the sunny scents of a summer day.

Citrus is also a perfect summer scent, and Summersent by Marjorie Midgarden gives a white floral fragrance with a strong sense of jasmine, sparkling notes of citrus and dewy greens.

Inspired by the vibrant midnight sun in the far north, Solaris by Agonist is fresh and warm, with a spheric roundness in the transitions of its notes.

Philosykos, by Diptyque is said to have been born from the scorching Greek summer air, which carries the scent of the wild fig tree. Convenient to pop in your bag and take anywhere, this unique perfume oil is also long-lasting.

IF pure oil roll-on by Apothia is a fragrance for those who welcome endless possibilities. Fresh, light and sensual, the heart of this fragrance is a dazzling bouquet of tuberose, freesia and white gardenia and blooms. What IF?

Cosmetic queen Bobbi Brown’s favorite place is near the ocean, and her Beach Eau de Parfum gives a lightly intoxicating blend of sand, jasmine, sea spray and mandarin, capturing the atmosphere and essence of summer.

UK fragrance guru Jo Malone’s Lime, Basil & Mandarin scent is reminiscent of the scent of limes carried on a Caribbean sea breeze, and has become a modern classic.

Illuminum’s Ginger Pear perfume exudes an effervescent crown of sparkling pear and citrus zest that melt into a beautiful evocation of wild ginger – as though you just sliced in half a root.

Finally, Philosophy’s Pure Grace Summer is a limited edition scent that the company says was solely inspired by the spirit of a summer day.