The springtime brings all kinds of exciting happenings: the weather warms up, the flowers start to bloom, and more people get together for events outside. I don’t know about you, but all of this excitement and change has me yearning for a bit of refresh in my life. Whether it’s spring cleaning or spring shopping, I’m always looking for ways to mix it up once the warm weather hits.
One way that I love to do this is through my fragrances. If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a fragrance nut. I’ve smelled many of perfume and I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur. Therefore, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite scents for the spring:
In Bloom by Arbonne (Scent notes: jasmine, orange flower, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood) – What better perfume to prep you for the spring than one called “In Bloom.” This scent is the definition of fresh. What I like most about it is that it’s incredibly light. Spray it on when you’re getting ready for a mid-afternoon barbecue with your friends or right after you get out of the shower. You’ll smell clean, sweet, and inviting without people thinking that you tried to hard.
Kai by Gaye Straza (Scent note: sweet gardenia) – If you read my February Beauty Favorites post, you’ll know that I have a minor obsession with Kai. It’s another fragrance that is incredibly light and easy-to-wear. Don’t mistake it’s mild, fresh scent for lack of strength however. I’ll spray Kai on in the morning and it lasts all day. It’s one of those incredibly pleasant scents that everyone seems to enjoy. It’s a bit more tropical than “In Bloom,” so I like it best for spending time by the pool or at the beach.
Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel (Scent notes: grapefruit, jasmine absolute, and white musk) – I love every “Chance” perfume that Chanel has ever created (I also love Coco Mademoiselle.) However, Chance Eau Tendre has to be my all-time favorite for spring. Of all the perfumes on this list, I find that this one smells the most “expensive” and it’s not just because it’s Chanel. While Chance Eau Tendre is very flowery and light like the others, it smells pretty luxe. Because of this, I like it best for date nights out.
Jo Malone Silk Blossom (Scent notes: nectarous flowers, apricot, and a touch of spice) – I am a huge fan of Jo Malone all around. Her scents are versatile, incredibly unique, and are all able to be layered which makes them a lot of fun to play with. I especially love “Silk Blossom” for the spring. It’s a bit more bright and playful, and almost has a citrus undertone to it. Unfortunately, “Silk Blossom” was limited edition. However if you’re looking for a fragrance by Jo Malone and don’t know where to start, I’d recommend Peony and Blush Suede. And if you’re feeling adventurous, spritz a dash of Earl Grey & Cucumber on top for the most mesmerizing combination.
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabanna (Scent notes: litchi, ambrette seeds, iris, amber and patchouli) – I own both the original Light Blue and Light Blue Dreaming in Portafino (which was limited edition and is the one photographed.) However, Dreaming in Portafino is something special. Of all of the fragrances featured on this list, this one has the least floral notes. However it’s still amazing for spring, especially on special nights out. The scent is light but a bit sensual, crisp but also sweet. I only break this fragrance out for special occasions and when I do, nearly everyone asks what it is that I’m wearing!
Shop all of my favorite spring fragrances: