Citrus Perfumes: Our Top 5 Picks

Fragrances infused with citrus fruits

Infused with the tangy essence of citrus fruits, these perfumes are a lively and energetic bunch. Well-suited to daytime wear, they are just the thing to wake you up in the morning before you've had that second cup of coffee.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae Forte

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Forte Eau De Parfum.

The maker of this exquisite perfume is known for some of the most gorgeous fragrances on the market today including Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, Elie Saab Le Parfum, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male. This is his signature blend, which is a mix of floral and citrus scents, and much beloved since its debut. Beauty editors can't stop talking about it and I don't blame them. This is perfection in a bottle. It does come at a price, however. This is the gift you give your favorite person, which may be yourself.

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Happy by Clinique for Women

Clinique Happy
Courtesy of Clinique

This fresh and summery scent is a fabulous staple for your perfume wardrobe. Mandarin orange and pink grapefruit blend with crisp floral notes for an airy, feminine fragrance. Throw it on for work and get smiles in the elevator.

Burberry Weekend for Women

Burberry Weekend for Women Perfume
Burberry Weekend for Women Perfume. Courtesy of Burberry

Like Burberry’s iconic trench coat, this scent goes with everything. Sparkling nectarine and green sap are layered over floral notes for a fragrance that’s fun, modern and youthful.

Jo Malone Grapefruit

Jo Malone Grapefruit Perfume
Courtesy of Jo Malone

This refreshing scent is a great wake-you-upper. Strong top notes of grapefruit and tangerine announce the perfume, which mellows over time into a fresh linen scent. Wear it to the Laundromat and strike up a conversation with that cute neighbor of yours.

CK One by Calvin Klein

CK One Perfume by Calvin Klein
CK One Perfume by Calvin Klein. Courtesy of Calvin Klein

One of the first successful unisex fragrances, CK One awakens the senses with notes of papaya, pineapple, lemon and floral notes, over a base accord of green tea. A refreshing, clean scent that’s light enough to wear to breakfast.