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.
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.
Diptyque's newest offering is yet another winner, thanks to an energizing orange blossom scent that's grounded by spicy, earthier notes of juniper and patchouli. It's the perfect floral scent for people who don't typically like florals.
Feast your eyes, then your nose with this beautifully bottled fragrance oil. Featuring subtle but very pretty notes of rose, globe amaranth, and currant, this reminds us a lot of the addictive scent of '90s-era Herbal Essences shampoo.
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.
Like the poet who inspired it, this scent feels complex and meditative, with an earthy undercurrent. A blend of frankincense, wormwood, leather, and black pepper are meant to evoke Ginsberg writing by an open window on a spring day.
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.
Even if you have no plans to jet-set over the next few months, just a whiff of this coconut-tinged scent provides an instant escape. Tropical florals and amber round out this ultra luxe vacation-in-a-bottle.
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.
True to the Byredo M.O., Ben Gorham's newest scent is beautiful and slightly unexpected: Pencil shavings are the recognizable note here, rounded out by rose, vetiver, and musk. The result is clean, green, nostalgic, and undeniably unique.
Those who shy away from fruity or floral-centric fragrances might gravitate toward this blend, which highlights both in small doses. But a distinct smokiness helps ground those sweeter notes of citrus, fig, and jasmine flowers.
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.
This perfume smells as fresh as it looks, thanks to an invigorating combination of citrus, cardamom, juniper, neroli, jasmine and vetiver. Wear it for an instant mood lift.
Try not to get swept away by this intoxicating, exotic blend of ylang ylang, jasmine, tuberose, lily, and sandalwood. (We can't make any promises that anyone in nose-shot won't.)
Thanks to aquatic notes reminiscent of spring rain, this mixture of citrus, thyme, lavender and moss has a calming, clean feel.
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!