15 Springy Fragrances to Celebrate the Death of Winter
It might be a tad too early to put our sweaters in storage, but winter is definitely on the way out—and the more practical way to celebrate spring's arrival is by switching up your fragrance wardrobe first. Tuck your cozier scents away for when fall swings around again (in the distant future), and embrace the new season with scents that embody everything great about it, from earthy freshness to flowers in full bloom.
Keep reading for 15 editor-approved fragrances that smell just like spring.
Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower ($255)
The heady scent of tuberose is tough to recreate without feeling too sweet or cloying, but this formula gets it just right, like walking into a flower shop and getting a luscious, passing whiff of the real thing. A green accent makes it feel even more fresh and authentic.
Malin + Goetz Bergamot Eau de Toilette ($150)
From what we've seen (and smelled) of spring's fragrance launches, citrus is having quite a moment. But forget the saccharine, overstated scent you might have doused yourself with as a teen—the best of this season's crop are bright, zesty, and far more sophisticated. Case in point: Malin + Goetz's newest scent, which leads with a sparkling note of bergamot before drying down to soft woods and musk.
One of four seasonal scents from L.A.-based indie brand Dasein, Spring epitomizes that fresh, grassy-green scent that heralds the start of the season. Vetiver steals the show, balanced by a subtle blend of violet, sandalwood, rose, yuzu, and black pepper.
Atelier de Geste The Good Earth ($120)
A perennial favorite, this perfume is lush and warm, like a sunlit walk in the forest. A combo of resinous galbanum, freshly cut flowers, geranium, peony, bamboo, and moss gives it a multidimensionality that unfolds beautifully the longer it sits on your skin.
Clean Reserve Blonde Rose ($90)
Part of Clean's new, higher-end Reserve line, this fragrance captures rose and gives it a cool-girl twist, thanks to woody notes of cedar and sandalwood (not to mention an additional floral dose of peony and jasmine). A subtle hint of water makes it feel even springier.
Memo Paris Marfa ($250)
Evocative of its namesake desert destination, this scent has the vibe of a cool girl who effortlessly commands a room: Tuberose, orange blossom, and white musk make for a magnetic concoction that never feels like it's trying too hard. Scoop it up when it launches later this month.
Which scent do you have your eye on? Tell us your pick (or your go-to spring scent) in the comments below!