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Perfumes That Smell Like Suntan Oil and Lotion

Super Scents That Smell Like Suntan Lotion

I have long had an affinity for the tropical, fruity, coconut smells of Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion ($8.50) and Hawaiian Tropic Tanning Oil ($7.60). As much as I'd love to slather those items all over my body, I'm thinking it might not be so practical for everyday non-beach usage.

So, I've done a little research, gathering together some fragrances that have similarities to these classic aromas, which often feature notes of vanilla, coconut, amber, tropical flowers, and citrus (particularly orange). With the official start of Summer coming up in just under two weeks, I can't think of a better way to kick it all off. Life’s a beach, after all.

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Ensoleille Moi Eau de Toilette ($84)
Miranda by Fragonard ($55 to $75)
L'Aromarine Coco Perfume Extract ($9.50)
Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco Eau De Toilette Natural Spray ($53)
Jil Sander Sun ($49)
Songes by Annick Goutal ($80 to $115)
Ebba Miss Marisa Tropical Perfume Oil ($62)
Jean Patou Chaldee ($72)
Hermes Eau de Merveilles ($34 to $49)
Bobbi Brown Beach ($55)
Bond No. 9 Fire Island ($140)
I Hate Perfume at the Beach 1966 ($13 to $65)
Monyette Paris Eau de Parfum Spray ($70)
Demeter Fragrance Library Suntan Lotion ($6 to $39.50)
Guerlain Mahora ($32)
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent ($49.50)
Island Michael Kors Hawaii ($65)
Avon Tahitian Holiday Eau de Toilette Spray ($15)
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique ($58)
Robert Piguet Fracas Perfume ($75 to $110)


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nightrt nightrt 6 years
Bath and Body Work's new scent Hawaii Coconut is awesome!
canyongal canyongal 7 years
Essence of Beauty Sun Blossom/Cheerful body butter - generous 7.25 ounces for about $6.00 at CVS drugstores. You will smell like summer. I get compliments everywhere I go. They have a hand cream and a soy candle that turns into lotion.
northbound711 northbound711 8 years
Bobbi Brown Beach is the perfect summer perfume for any season, it's almost like the beach in a bottle!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Fracas seems too heavy for summer and not at all beachy to me. I think it's best worn in cool weather. But it's one of my favorite scents of all time.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
I use V.S. Beauty of Brazil and Mark Instant Vacation too. They smells amazing and just like sunblock/the beach/ an island.
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Lavanila Vanilla Coconut is one I've been loving lately.
emalove emalove 8 years
Ooh, Bobbi Brown Beach is amazing! I also love it. Anything that smells like coconut or a tropical island is the perfect scent in my book.
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
Yum--I'm also a big fan of Bobbi Brown Beach!
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