I’ve spoken about this in depth before, but I absolutely love the idea of having a signature scent. I also love the idea of changing up your signature scent based on the season.
The fragrance I wear in the winter is usually something warm and woody, but when it comes time for spring, I prefer florals and citrus.
Below, I’m touching on three fragrances that I absolutely love for Spring, including one of my all-time favorites, Miss Dior. (She’s a classic for a reason!)
If you’re not sure which scent you’d like most, or you just want to better understand your own scent preferences, I would definitely recommend checking out Sephora’s “Fragrance Finder” tools. They even have a short quiz you can take that will make suggestions based on how you answer the questions.
Check out my three picks for Spring below, and be sure to head to Sephora for even more options!
Dior Miss Dior
Whenever I smell Dior’s iconic Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, there are two words that immediately come to mind: sexy and sweet.
There’s a reason why Miss Dior has been a classic scent for years and years. I think it’s the type of fragrance that anyone—of any age—can wear. It’s also the type of fragrance that I could totally see choosing as your signature scent, because it’s perfect for every day.
What I Love About It: It’s a really smooth, velvety scent that combines florals (like roses and lily of the valley) with a touch of musk (which explains why I love it so much — I’m a musk gal through and through!)
- Lily of the Valley
- Soft Musk
Yves Saint Laurent Libre
I remember the first time I laid eyes on a bottle of YSL Libre. The brand had sent me a package in the mail shortly after the fragrance had launched, and when I opened the box, it was love at first sight.
Everything from the sharp, geometric lines of cap, to the gorgeous gold logo, and the gold chain detail around the neck of the bottle (reminiscent of a sexy gold choker.) I was head-over-heels for Libre, before I had even smelled it.
I wondered if the fragrance would live up to the gorgeous exterior… and it absolutely did.
What I Love About It: I’m a huge fan of lavender, so I had a strong feeling I would love YSL Libre, since it leads with notes of French lavender essence. It’s powdery and floral, and there’s something incredibly calming about the scent—almost aromatherapy-like.
The combination of lavender and citrus—which comes from notes of Moroccan orange blossom—make it an ideal “fresh and clean” choice for spring.
- Orange Blossom
- Vanilla Extract
Valentino Born in Roma Coral Fantasy
When I’m trying out new scents, I often like to read about the stories behind what inspired them.
I was reading that Valentino’s new Born in Roma Coral Fantasy (which launched just recently) was inspired by the coral colors of the sunset in Rome—and when you smell it, you can almost close your eyes and see the connection between the fragrance and the visual.
What I Love About It: If a “picnic in the park” had a scent… it would be Born in Roma Coral Fantasy. Ordinarily, if I saw a perfume that had top notes of kiwi and strawberry, I would write it off as being too fruity or sweet. But this fragrance totally proved me wrong.
The fruitiness gives it a bright and feminine feeling, but not in an overpowering or cloying way. I love how rose and jasmine are incorporated to create a subtle, floral scent that lingers on the skin.
- Kiwi accord
Are there other fragrances you’re excited about wearing or trying for spring? Drop them in the comments below!
This post was created in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are my own!