It can often feel like scents act as instant mood-lifters, and with so much turmoil woven into everyday life, we find ourselves relying on them more than ever to comfort us or help take us back to a specific memory or place. And as time passes, they can help us celebrate seasonal shifts, like the transition from an often gloomy winter to the vibrant, hopeful feeling that comes with spring. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful spring fragrances — and so many new ones — available to help us get in the mood for and embrace the season.
We sometimes feel like Goldilocks when it comes to picking a new signature scent. One might be too fruity. One might not be musky enough. One might have an overwhelming mix of notes you’ve never heard before. But in the end, there is always one that will fit you just right. In fact, that perfect scent might be something you already know and love, just with a slight twist, like Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Nuit or Armani My Way Nacre.
And because we’re so ready for fresh starts whenever the opportunity presents itself, there are plenty of completely new fragrances to help us feel like spring is truly the time for renewal it always promises to be. Scents like Louis Vuitton Spell on You, Tom Ford Rose de Chine, Skylar Coconut Cove, and Demeter Amethyst Petal offer an opportunity to recreate your vibe the way you envision it.
To help you narrow down some of your options and make it less overwhelming, we’ve pulled our favorite fragrances of the year so far, including picks from new brands like Elorea, LilaNur, and Béatus. You can thank us later.
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