Find Your Perfect Scent for Spring
Ahhh... happy spring!
Spring and perfume just go together, don't you think? All of those buds and blossoms...
It's time to set those rich, heavy, spicy fall and winter scents aside and freshen things up with something a bit... lighter. Or, softer. Or warmer. Or brighter!
I have a bazillion (or, about 20) options, so it all depends on your mood, and what you like. Of course, you don't have to change your scent seasonally, but I'm a big proponent of using perfume as a way to mark special occasions or the passage of time, to change your mood, (or, get you in the mood,) compliment your outfit or the weather outside! If you need a change, (and who doesn't right now?) a little bottle of natural perfume is a pretty low-risk, low-cost way to help shift your mindset and feel refreshed.
I mean, it's a heck of a lot easier than moving, changing up your wardrobe, or growing out those bangs you've been contemplating, am I right?
Now that ALL of my past fragrances are available for anyone to sample and purchase, I thought it'd be fun to share my favorites for the season. There are so many that I thought it'd be easier to group them into different categories.
Here's what I came up with:
Rainy Day Scents
Soft and Sweet Scents
Bright, Warm, and Fresh Scents
Because spring has it all, right? Some of it is dark and stormy, some of it is warm and balmy, and some of it is sunny but crisp. Why not have something to match all of spring's moods?
Of course, there is some crossover here. A perfume can be soft, sweet, warm, bright, and fresh! But I thought that grouping them up like this might help you know where to start.
I even made some videos for the visual learners out there, so let's get to it. It's time for a spring scent bonanza. Scroll down to see them all!
Rainy Day Scents
These scents are a bit more on the earthy, musky side, but still fresh. Think of the smell before or after the rain - slightly damp and musty, maybe a little green, or a little muddy - but also, refreshing. They're a little bit darker and moodier than your typical spring florals, but every bit as pretty.
My favorite rainy-day scents (for spring, because there is a difference between fall rain and spring rain, don't you think?) are:
Mood, Tuberose Vert, Lavender Latte, Earth, Tea, and Lavender
Bonus points if you choose to build your own scent with earth, tea, and lavender!
Soft and Sweet Scents
These are perfect for those cooler days when you want a happy scent that still feels soft and cozy. Or, if you just prefer your fragrances on the sweeter side. These are the soft and fuzzy, comfy sweater scents.
My favorite soft and sweet scents for the season are:
Basic, Sorbet, Rose Cream, (which is not to be confused with) Rose, and Cream single notes.
Double bonus points if you build your own scent with Rose and Cream, and maybe some sandalwood or zest too?
Honorable mention: No. 7 (in the perfume archives!) is a very pretty, soft, orange blossomy, sweater perfume. I just forgot to add it in this video.
Warm, Bright, and Fresh Scents
I know, it sounds kind of silly, but I couldn't just say florals. There are too many types of florals! These are the ones that, to me, feel bright and sunny and like a breath of fresh air.
My favorite warm, bright, fresh scents for spring are:
Bloom, Pink Mafia, Mulholland, Nag Champa, Fancy Face, Zest, and Nectar
SERIOUSLY THOUGH. Can someone PLEASE do a build your own scent with zest and nectar? I recommend cream or sandalwood as a base note. I just really love making these!
Honorable mention: Florcore! I didn't include it here because I categorize that one under the season-less/classic category, but if you love florals, it's so fresh and pretty.
So, there you have it. If you haven't tried these yet, you can sample all of them - even the archived scents - for $5. Oh, and I've also got a rainy day scent in the work's for April's Surprise Scent Monthly. Actually, forget shopping - you could do a 3 or 6 month subscription and be all set for the rest of Spring and Summer!
Cheers to changing it up,
- Stefanie -