There is much to love about spring—a shift from heavy coats to lighter and brighter knits, a joyful colour palette that shakes off the gloominess of winter and an excuse for some fresh nail art to celebrate the changing seasons. Though, there’s one seasonal switch-up that excites me above all others, and that’s the chance to bid farewell to my heavy winter fragrances (you know, the ones that are as warming as your favourite cable-knit jumper and as heady as your nan’s sherry at Christmas) and hello to lighter, brighter spring perfumes.
However, as someone who truly loves all the spicy vanilla and warm wood aromas that come standard in typically autumn-winter scents, it has taken me a while to get my head around what constitutes a great-smelling spring fragrance. Typically, spring perfume equals floral. And while that’s great if you love a big bouquet of scent, if your tastes verge more on the clean, crisp or even sweet side, then you might find yourself not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a seasonal scent.
But worry not—over the years, I’ve amassed quite the collection of perfumes, and I think I’ve become a connoisseur at sniffing out crowd-pleasing spring perfumes that retain the classic sunny optimism of a new season with some unexpected twists that mean you won’t be smelling like everyone else.