As someone whose perfume collection consists of 99% floral tones, I have a special place in my heart for the scents of springtime. Roses, jasmine, gardenia—you name it. They're classics and just invoke the feeling of walking through a garden. My mom was always gardening around my house when I was growing up, so the scents of flowers bring up nostalgic and happy emotions. Also, doesn't every bride want to spritz on perfume and be transported to a garden on Bridgerton, taking a stroll with the Duke of Hastings, or is it just me? If you're in the same boat, then you'll definitely like the scent options we've listed below.
We didn't just include your go-to floral options; we also included some unique add-ins like a new Matcha scent from Maison Margiela and an affordable option from Urban Outfitters that features touches of pistachio and brûlée. To everyone around you, you'll smell like fresh pastries or a bouquet of flowers. The overwhelming number of compliments you'll receive will surely surprise you.
1. Ellis Brooklyn Rrose Eau de Parfum
Ellis Brooklyn Rrose Eau de Parfum ($100)
This fragrance mixes a blend of florals, including peonies, with seductive elements of musk, woods, and rhubarb.
2. Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia Perfume
Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia Perfume ($195)
The scent of magnolia in this perfume is comparable to citrus, rather than florals. It includes notes of grapefruit, lemon, a hint of apricot, all while soothing it over with tree moss.
3. Henry Rose Windows Down
Henry Rose Windows Down ($120)
One of the leaders in sustainable perfumery, Henry Rose uses recycled glass for its bottles and only chooses scents that meet the Environmental Working Group's standards. This particular scent has bursts of the springtime vibe with grapefruit, bergamot, and Earl Grey tea.
4. Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia Cologne
Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia Cologne ($142)
This scent pays homage to white flowers with gardenia up against the rich and deep scents of cardamom and sandalwood.
5. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray ($115)
This my favorite perfume. I might even call it my signature scent. With its touches of grapefruit and jasmine, it creates the perfect light and fruity-floral fragrance.
6. Maison Margiela Replica Matcha Meditation Eau de Toilette Fragrance
Maison Margiela Replica Matcha Meditation Eau de Toilette Fragrance ($135)
I know matcha doesn't sound like a spring scent, but think about getting an iced matcha latte on a perfect-weather day? It still features tones of florals with orange flower in the middle of the scent, so it'll definitely be a refreshing and aromatic scent.
7. Byredo Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum
Byredo Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum ($190)
Dedicated to the beauty of Africa, this Byredo perfume mixes in African marigold, violets, and Moroccan cedarwood to pay homage to African culture and influence.
8. Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad
Kilian Good Girl Gone Bad ($240)
Another floral scent—what else were you expecting? This one has key notes of roses and jasmine while also mixing in a touch of orange blossom.
9. Diptyque Eau Rose Eau De Toilette
Diptyque Eau Rose Eau De Toilette ($145)
Rose lovers, this one is for you. Fluttery, exquisite, and artfully inspired by the diverse group of scents a rose takes on in its lifetime, it's a perfect scent for anyone who loves a beautiful twist on an old classic.
10. Chloé Atelier Des Fleurs Cedrus Eau de Parfum
Chloé Atelier Des Fleurs Cedrus Eau de Parfum ($130)
This scent is an updated version of the first perfume Karl Lagerfeld launched when he was with Chloé. It's a contemporary update but still honors the influential fragrance, playing off of base notes such as amber.
11. Gourmand Hair + Body Mist
Gourmand Hair + Body Mist ($24)
Urban Outfitters makes my favorite affordable fragrances, and I think its selection deserves more hype. This one features scents of Turkish delight and roses. Doesn't that just sound absolutely scrumptious?
12. Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum
Gucci Bloom Eau De Parfum ($76)
This was Alessandro Michele's first fragrance as creative director of Gucci, and he certainly outdid himself. Bloom is a completely accurate name, as the scents transport you to a garden.
13. Tom Ford Private Blend Rose Prick Eau de Parfum
Tom Ford Private Blend Rose Prick Eau de Parfum ($350)
Yes, Tom Ford has a private rose garden (did you expect anything less?), and this perfume is directly inspired by the scents in it. It's sharp and pristine, presenting Bulgarian roses with Sichuan peppers.
14. Marc Jacobs Daisy Spring Eau de Toilette
Marc Jacobs Daisy Spring Eau de Toilette ($86)
I've been wearing Marc Jacobs Daisy since high school, and the scent still holds up. I have yet to try this updated version, which features green cardamom along with the signature floral elements.
15. Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Pure
Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Pure Perfume ($80)
This smells like a vacation and can go into the summer if you like. Just read the notes: jasmine from India, lemon from Rodrigues, and vanilla from Madagascar.
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