Fresh flowers, al fresco picnics, not wearing 10 layers of clothes. These are the things that make waiting out the seemingly unending winter worth it. Thankfully, this season also brings a slew of bright scents that are the perfect compliment to your favorite springtime activities. Whether you're shaking off the arctic chill by changing your linens or sniffing some cherry blossoms, here’s how to find the right fragrance fit.
If you like: Spring cleaning
Try: CLEAN Cotton T-Shirt Eau de Parfum
Do you get legitimately excited about changing out your flannel linens for cotton sheets and reorganizing your closet? Then you’ll feel right at home wearing this soap-inspired fragrance. The perfume makes good on its name by leaving you with a simple, fresh-out-the-shower scent.
If you like: Freshly picked bouquets
Try: Harvey Prince Cherie Blossom
Never has a bloom signaled the dawn of springtime quite like the cherry blossom, the scent that features prominently in this new romantic perfume from Harvey Prince. Blended with feminine notes of vanilla and grapefruit, it’s a whimsical fragrance perfect for the season’s new beginnings.
If you like: Picnics in the park
Try: English Laundry No. 7 for Her
This fruity cocktail of aromas combines hints of pear, jasmine, melon, and apricot to create a fragrance fit for a day spent lazily snacking outdoors. Base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, and musk make it a perfect pairing for mimosas in the sun.
If you like: A Northeastern escape
Try: MCMC Fragrance Maine Eau de Parfum
If spending a spring weekend in New England had a signature scent, this would be it. Spritz the earthy perfume, with grassy notes derived from clary sage and rose petals, on before going for an ocean-side stroll on the Atlantic—or if you’d just like to be transported there.