June 07, 2007 05:00 PM

Alex Cao

We lighten up our wardrobes for the summer — why not do the same with our scent? With so many summer limited edition fragrances, it’s hard to know which one to pick. We’ve done the work for you, spritzing and sniffing all the newest limited-edition summer scents to bring you our favorites. Our verdict: citrus is the stand-out note for summer.

Island Michael Kors Hawaii is inspired by its namesake island and combines notes of clementine and pineapple with jasmine and Hawaiian Ginger Lilies. $60 for 1.7 oz.; at ” target=”_blank”>sephora.com.

Burberry Summer is a crisp version of their classic fruity floral scent with added notes of refreshing mandarin and grapefruit along with waterlily and freesia. $58 for 3.3 oz.; at sephora.com

Clarins Sunshine is a veritable fruit salad, with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, watermelon and strawberry along with herbal elements of camomile and bergamont. $40 for 3.4 oz; at ” target=”_blank”>nordstrom.com

FlowerbyKenzo complements their mélange of citrus fruit notes with crisp notes of bergamot and florals including Bulgarian Rose. $52 for 1 oz; at sephora.com.

YSL Opium Orchidee de Chine is sweet and spicy scent contains the namesake Orchid and the original’s signature sandalwood, amber and patchouli notes, along with juicy mandarin and neroli. $56 for 3.3 oz.; at ” target=”_blank”>dillards.com.

Photo: Alex Cao

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