Everyone has a signature scent, but there’s always that beautiful new bottle that catches your eye and just begs for a wrist test. In that vein, Michelle Madsen of Take Aim, Nikki DeRoest of Hello to Beauty, Taye Hansberry of Stuff She Likes, and Samantha Wennerstrom of Could I Have That? teamed up with Sephora to create mood boards representing their favorite new spring scents. Feeling inspired? Take to Pinterest and start building your own board, and keep scrolling to see which perfumes insiders are using right now.
Whether you prefer a floral perfume or something soft and dewy, Tory Burch’s Jolie Fleur Bleue and NEST’s Citrine should be on your radar right now. Give these two scents a chance to grace your top-shelf, especially if you love Samantha Wennerstrom’s style.
Ever feel like you can’t decide if your style is on the darker side or if it’s light and bright? Both looks are great, so if your fragrance inspiration tends to change drastically, like Michelle Madsen of Take Aim’s, try these two different options: Miu Miu’s Miu Miu and Elizabeth and James’s Nirvana Black.
Rule of thumb: Always have bottles of perfume in your purse and on your desk. If you’re a girl on the go and usually have post-work plans, pick perfumes that make you feel both powerful and playful. Taye Hansberry went for Maison Margiela’s Lipstick On and Derek Lam 10 Crosby’s Drunk On Youth for her signature office-to–off-duty scent.
Inspired by scents that will help you power through your day? Try Juliette Has a Gun’s Not a Perfume for a minimalist and fresh feeling, or Stella McCartney’s POP, which were Nikki DeRoest of Hello to Beauty’s picks.
Which of these categories best fits your personality? Tell us in the comments below.