6 Essential Perfumes for Spring and Summer 2023

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While we’re just beginning the new year, it may seem like warm weather is a world away, but the truth is, it will be here before you know it. That’s why even as you’re shopping while snow is on the ground, your favorite retailers already have their spring collections on the floor. Luck favors the prepared, so as you’re shopping for what you’ll wear this spring and summer, it’s also a good idea to start thinking about your beauty routine. Nailing down the perfect skincare and makeup routine is essential, but so is the right fragrance for the season. Keep reading for the essential perfumes everyone will wear this spring and summer. 

Jo Malone Scarlet Poppy 

Scarlet Poppy from Jo Malone is a must for you this spring and summer if you’re a playful person. Whether young or young at heart, the notes of iris, fig, tonka beans, and poppy will put a literal spring in your step. Scarlet Poppy is a captivating scent that though warm, is perfect for spring if you love a warm and sweet perfume. 

Byredo La Tulipe

The simple Tulip is one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and is beloved by all. Harness the beauty and mood of the first spring flowers by trying Byredo La Tulipe. Its keynotes are freesia, rhubarb, and vetiver. But this isn’t a simplistic floral perfume; it also incorporates some woody notes, so if you want to be flirty but incredibly seductive, La Tulipe is a perfect choice.

Marc Jacobs Daisy

Daisy from Marc Jacobs is arguably this iconic designer’s most famous and beloved scent. Another floral fragrance, Daisy’s main notes are strawberry, violet, and grapefruit, a delicious combination that leaves you delectable to everyone who comes into your vicinity. Its adorable packaging can make it a great starter perfume for teenage girls and a whimsical addition for mature women. No matter your age, personality, or fashion style, Marc Jacobs Daisy is a mainstay in the fragrance world and will continue to reign in 2023. 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb 

While it’s not a new fragrance, you can’t talk about spring and summer scents without acknowledging a fragrance with a name like Flowerbomb. April showers bring May flowers, and you can invoke the beautiful spring 2023 season by utilizing Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb in your fragrance rotation. This perfume is a beautiful blend of peach, orchid, and vanilla, yet it isn’t overpowering. Choosing this fragrance as your spring or summer go-to makes you feel like a walking farmer’s market. 

Tory Burch by Tory Burch 

While her clothing may lean preppy, that doesn’t have to be your aesthetic to appreciate how perfect Tory Burch fragrance is for spring and summer. If you’re a fan of citrus over florals during this time of year, sample this at your local beauty store, and you’ll likely leave with a bottle. While its notes are citrus, it also includes peppery notes to balance the citrus. It’s a clean and invigorating scent best applied to bare skin when you get out of the shower to leave you feeling perfectly refreshed all day long. 

Skylar Coconut Cove 

Summer is synonymous with vacations and spending days by the beach, and while we’d all love to spend the entire season there, chances are that’s not feasible, you know, responsibilities. But you can smell like the beach all spring and summer by choosing Skylar Coconut Cove as your fragrance this year. As the name suggests, its strongest note is coconut, which includes jasmine and bergamot. The sweetness of the coconut combined with sea-salt notes is a perfect balance to keep you satisfied between beach days and vacations. 

Shopping for perfumes can be a delicate balancing act. You want to find a fragrance you love that works with your body’s natural chemistry and pheromones. The best perfumes are the ones that you can’t smell on yourself. Remember to apply perfume to your bare skin, not your clothing and hair, and on the specific pulse points like behind the ear lobs, your inner wrists, and above your belly button. Smelling beautiful will keep you in the uplifting mood we all want with a fresh spring season.


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