What scent is more evocative of spring than flowers in bloom? The sweetest of seasons is finally here and that means I’ll be trading in my heavier perfumes for lighter fragrances. During this time of year, I’m immediately drawn to floral notes that are feminine and delicate.
Here are some of my favorites. Each like a rare bouquet, these elegant scents are budding with lushness.
1. Maison Martin Margiela ‘Replica’ Flower Market
With notes of rose, jasmine, and cedar, this luxurious scent transports you straight into a bustling flower market. The fragrance smells crisp and fresh, just like newly picked blossoms. Designed to look like a classic apothecary jar, the gorgeous bottle alone makes a beautiful addition to any vanity.
2. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
Known for its timeless fragrances, Chanel is undoubtedly a classic choice. But Chance Eau Tendre radiates a sweeter, younger air compared to the other iconic scents. Bright with green notes and warm with white musk, this pick leaves a fruity trail and is light, yet striking.
3. Tocca Beauty Cleopatra Eau de Parfum
Tocca Beauty’s Cleopatra is one of my favorite perfumes to spritz on in between seasons. Infused with ingredients that the legendary queen supposedly used in her beauty rituals, Cleopatra is a warmer, deeper floral scent. White jasmine and peach nectar lend to its brightness, while notes of amber, patchouli, and white musk give it that desirable intensity.
4. Carven Le Parfum
Carven Le Parfum is a recent discovery of mine. Created by the French fashion house, this fragrance oozes with Parisian sensibility. Mandarin blossom, apricot, and delicate white hyacinth contribute to the scent’s aura of spontaneity and gracefulness.
5. Pacifica French Lilac Perfume Roll-on
This perfume smells just like the beautiful lilacs that grow in my grandmother’s garden. With notes of lilac, magnolia leaves, hyacinth, and nectarine, Pacifica’s French Lilac is captivating and pure. The bonus? Pacifica fragrances are 100% vegan, affordable, and come in both spray and convenient roll-on form.