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The Weekly Covet: The Best Beauty & Fragrance Products for Summer

Jun 29, 2023

Every item on this page was chosen by a Town & Country editor. We may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.

Whether you're looking for a new scent or need a new glowy makeup recommendation, we've got it all on this list.

Once a week, we ask our editors to share the items they've been loving or lusting after—whether it's a new skincare product we're dying to try or a travel essential we can't live without. Consider "The Weekly Covet" your editor-approved wish list for beauty, travel, fashion, and everything in between.

"Anyone who has ever passed me in the hall knows that I apply generous amounts of Frederic Malle Promise in the morning. What they might not know is that that scent journey begins even before that. The shower gels and hand wash by Malle and his army of noses feel like the most decadent treat to give yourself from the moment you wake up. And the scent is subtle enough that though it helps you greet the day, it doesn't get in the way of other perfume plans." —Stellene Volandes, Editor in Chief

"This mascara is my HOLY grail. I've used it for years and recommend it to every single person I know. Plus, it's waterproof which makes it a must-have for the summer." —Ana Osorno, Social Media Editor

"I am extremely particular about facial sunscreen: It must be mineral, and it must cooperate with all serums, moisturizers, and makeup that I might want to layer under or over it. Hermes Plein Air Complexion Balm, while pricey, is just the ticket. And it imparts just enough of a tint that on good-skin days, I need nothing else." —April Long, Beauty Director

"Short of having the Amazon in your living room, this candle from Costa Brazil is the next best thing." —Erik Maza, Executive Style Director

"The Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano is my go-to everyday scent. The warm blend of vanilla and bergamot notes continue smelling good all day." —Dania Ortiz, Fashion and Accessories Director

"The Rodin Olio Lusso is a skin lifesaver in summer. It keeps your face supple & glowing no matter the weather." —Hannah Morrolf, Fashion Assistant

"I know everyone's fixated on D.S. & Durga's Pistachio fragrance this year, but this is my forever summer fave. A blend of fig, bergamot, coconut milk, green leaf, and tonka bean notes, it's the perfect sultry summer blend—a little fruity, a little musky, a little herbacous, and anything but boring." —Lauren Hubbard, Contributor

"Not only does this rose-and-geranium-scented balm smell wildly wonderful, I love the way that it melts into my skin, leaving behind a subtle summery sheen." —April Long, Beauty Director

"I love the smell of lavender (especially in the summer!), so this exfoliating body wash from Voesh has been on my regular rotation. After the shower it, makes my skin feel soft and smooth—and smelling good, of course." —Emily Burack, News Writer

"For summer, I tend to skip my go-to lipsticks and opt instead for a juicy, glossy, sheer balm. This version is everything I want—hydrating, un-sticky, and subtly shaded with a your-lips-but-better pinky beige that just pumps up the natural color of my lips without looking like I'm wearing anything at all." —Lauren Hubbard, Contributor

"I'm having a love affair with orange flower fragrances at the moment, and Matiere Premiere's ravishingly gorgeous Neroli Oranger—centered around radiant Tunisian orange blossom—is as good as it gets." —April Long, Beauty Director

"Fragonard's Eglantine is one of the most beautiful versions of wild rose that I have ever encountered. It is subtle, fresh, and light; perfect for a summer fragrance." —Karen Lubeck, Associate Research Editor

"An easy swipe of color that is also super moisturizing. You’ll always find a tube in my bag." —MaryKate Boylan, Senior Fashion Editor

"This hydrating, redness-reducing skin booster has become an everyday favorite. I pat it on underneath my makeup to look instantly refreshed." —April Long, Beauty Director

"A scent that is not confined to being either masculine or feminine, and teeters between elegant and seductive." —Isiah Magsino, Style News Editor

"My go-to highlighter stick for an effortless dewey look." —Camryn Harris, Freelance Fashion Assistant

"Tom Dixon is known as a design OG but don't sleep on his contributions to the beauty world." — Erik Maza, Executive Style Director

"If I was stuck on a desert island and could only bring one beauty product, it would be this Chantecaille liquid highlighter—that's how good it is. Lightweight and shimmery, it imparts an out-of-this-world glow that's to die for. I'd go as far as to say it's the only makeup product you need during the summer months." —Sophie Dweck, Associate Shopping Editor

"I swear by Krigler's Dolce Tuberose, but this summer I'm bringing the latest, Mediterranean Peach, into the mix. With a blend of lemon, jasmine, bergamot, and peach, this is one fruity floral that you won't be able resist biting into."—Roxanne Adamiyatt, Deputy Digital Lifestyle Director

"I have been using—and obsessing over— Saie's latest launch, Glow Sculpt in the shade Peachglow since it hit my desk. It's fresh and vibrant and gives great glow without any chunky glitter. It's earned a permanent spot in my warmer-months makeup bag."—Roxanne Adamiyatt, Deputy Digital Lifestyle Director

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