Spring Fragrance Guide

Although it’s only the beginning of March, I’m fully ready for Spring. As someone who loves the sun and thrives in warm weather, I find spring to be refreshing. Spring means sitting outside for lunch, exercising outside, and going to spring events, like beer gardens and bonfires. Whether it’s going to a bar with friends, graduation parties, or just a little spring cookout– I tend to get out of my apartment and put in a little more effort in spring (as opposed to awful winter where I just want to wear a big sweater and snuggle up on the couch).

For me, this means I have to change up my fragrances. As I mentioned in my  January Favorites, I tend to wear different fragrances in different seasons. I do have my staple fragrances (Roses de Chloe and Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia), but I usually have a few fragrances that I really associate with certain seasons. This winter, those fragrances have been:

Jo Malone Orange Bitters ($70)

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir ($65-130)

Viva La Juicy Noir ($96)

But now that it’s almost spring, I’m thinking about what scents I’m feeling. For spring, I like fragrances that are floral, fresh, and citrusy. Here are some fragrances I’ve been eyeing up for spring!

*Note: Photos in this post are not mine.

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Chloe Nomade ($28-$132): This is a fragrance that I am SO excited about! If you know me, you know I love Chloe fragrances. Roses de Chloe is one of my two signature scents– I’ve been wearing it for four years now. So when I heard Chloe was releasing a new fragrance, you KNOW I immediately researched it. And it sounds amazing. It has notes that make it a great option for a warm and floral fragrance. Plus, it has pear and freesia, two notes in my OTHER signature scent.

Scent Description: warm, floral, confident

Notes: Oakmoss, Freesia, Mirabelle Liquor

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Aerin Ikat Jasmine ($120-170): Aerin fragrances are absolutely gorgeous. They are so beautiful and so sophisticated, containing layers within the fragrances. The Ikat Jasmine fragrance is such a modern and feminine scent– it is delicate while still being sensual and juicy. This is a definite contender. The only issue I have with Aerin fragrances is that they are extremely expensive.

Scent Description: Fresh, feminine, modern, delicate

Notes: Tuberose Fleur, Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine Egypt Infusion, Honeysuckle, Tuberose Infusion

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Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey ($65-135): If you’ve been following my blog (or even read the beginning of this post), you’ll know that I love Jo Malone fragrances (quick shoutout to Shang– you got me hooked), but I find them to be very seasonal. When I bought my Pomegranate Noir, I wanted to purchase this scent as well, but decided not to because it was “too springy.” Nectarine Blossom & Honey is a gorgeous sweet and fruity scent that still maintains the sophistication of the Jo Malone brand. This is one that I will absolutely be purchasing.

Scent Description: fruity, floral, playful

Notes: Cassis, Acacia Honey, Peach

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Replica Lazy Sunday Morning ($28-126): Maison Margiela Replica fragrances are meant to invoke a feeling or memory, and they are certainly successful in doing so. Most of the fragrances in this guide are floral/fruity fragrances, but this one is a classic fresh fragrance. This fragrance smells like clean sheets mixed with a freshly cleaned apartment and comforting candle. I don’t know how to describe it other than by using its name– Lazy Sunday Morning. Unfortunately, this is another one that is very expensive (unless you just grab the rollerball, which is only $26!).

Scent Description: warm, fresh, clean, peaceful

Notes: Aldehydes, Pear, Lily of the Valley, Iris, Rose Absolue, Orange Flower, White Musk, Indian Patchouli Oil, Ambrette Seeds Absolute

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Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash ($62): I couldn’t get through a spring post without adding a fragrance that includes cucumber. This is another “fresh” fragrance. Marc Jacobs is known for their Daisy fragrance (my original perfume!!), but their less well-known “Splashes” are also lovely. These are great for people who don’t want to be covered in an overwhelming scent, as the concentration of the perfume is less than your Jo Malones and Aerins. However, this scent gives a great wash of freshness that really resembles a freshly cut lawn.

Scent Description: fresh, classic, grassy, light

Notes: Cucumber, Lily of the Valley, Linden Blossom, Lotus Leaf, Bamboo, Freesia

There you have it, five fragrances that I am really considering purchasing this spring.  Although they are all different, all of them are lovely for different reasons. I really believe there’s a fragrance in here for everyone, depending on your taste. Keep your eyes peeled for my spring favorites to find out which one I choose!

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