10 pretty scents for spring/summer

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Happy Wednesday! The spring weather lately has been making me feel so refreshed. We rarely get a proper spring this far south as our mild winters tend to skip straight into hot, hot summers. Btu this year, the days have felt fresh and breezy through March and April with little spring showers every so often. Along with packing away all of the fall/winter decor, I’m transitioning my beauty routine for the spring/summer seasons which means embracing a lighter, more feminine perfume.

Usually, when I think spring fragrance, my mind immediately goes to all things floral but for summer, I like blends of citrus and warm notes. So, the list below includes options that include all of these things:

Glossier You - This scent genuinely smells different on every person, but the notes are things like ambrette, ambrox, and musk with iris root and pink pepper.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede - A light, floral fragrance with notes of red apple, peony, jasmine, carnation, rose, and suede.

Le Labo Neroli 36 - I love this simple, straight to the point scent of beautiful orange blossoms. It feels like the prettiest summer day in Italy!

Byredo Inflorescence - This scent is elegant and so perfect for spring with notes of freesia, rose, magnolia, lily of the valley, and jasmine. It smells like a walk through a beautiful garden at the peak of spring.

Maison Margiela Beach Walk - One of my favorite scents, inspired by the beaches of Corsica in the 1970s. The notes of bergamot, coconut milk, pink pepper, lemon, and musk smell just like summer.

Oribe Cote d’Azur - Rumored to be a favorite of Meghan Markle’s, this scent is a gorgeous blend of lemon, plum, blackcurrant, bergamot, orange, tuberose, jasmine, sandalwood, vetiver, and amber. That blend of warm and dark fruits is perfect if you like the smell of Oribe’s haircare products, plus you can spray the perfume on your hair too.

Kai - This simple perfume is a blend of gardenia and white florals, beautifully feminine and reminiscent of spring. Plus, there’s something about the packaging that feels nice.

Philosophy Fresh Cream - Though we typically think of floral scents for spring/summer, I love a warm scent like vanilla because it reminds me of an elevated sunscreen scent. This perfume is perfect for that with notes of vanilla, heliotrope, whipped ream, and macadamia nut.

Gucci Bloom - This scent reminds me of a garden in the woods, with notes of ginger, rose, jasmine, tuberose, and warm base notes of patchouli and musk.

Aerin Hibiscus Palm - Aerin, in general as a brand, always makes me think of Palm Beach and this scent just makes it even more so. The notes of lotus, hibiscus, ylang ylang, ginger, frangipani, white blossoms, vanilla, coconut milk, and musk feel like a gorgeous night on a tropical island.