With so many fragrances on the market, it's hard to choose just one. Fortunately, you don't have to! In fact, you can switch up your perfume by season for a chic effect.
Fragrances for Each Season
Some scent notes naturally lend themselves to a particular season. For example, spring is a time of new growth, so it's a great opportunity to explore green and flower scents. Other aromas have a close connection to holidays and seasonal foods.
How can you tell which fragrances belong where? An excellent place to start is the fragrance wheel. This handy visual outlines the main scent families and how they relate.
Keep in mind that very few fragrances are one note. Most use a mix of scents for a rich experience, meaning you may find green smells in "winter" colognes and musky notes in "summer" fragrances. The overall effect is the most important factor in choosing a perfume by season.
For many, fall is a time of pumpkin spice, decadent desserts, and changing leaves. According to the fragrance wheel, the following scent families work best for autumn:
- Amber: Resinous and sweet, these aromas create a cozy, warm atmosphere.
- Spicy: You'll find your favorite spices, including clove, cardamon, and pink pepper, in this vibrant family.
- Gourmand: This family is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, as it encompasses nutty, caramelized, and edible notes like vanilla, butterscotch, and whiskey.
- Woody: Smokey and dark, woody scents are reminiscent of earth and forest.
Azzaro Wanted by Azzaro is an excellent option for fall with its hints of tobacco, red cedar, and cinnamon.
Winter notes run the gambit of fun aromas, from crisp and bright to homey and warm. In addition to woody and amber notes, aromatics make a strong showing with their herbal and clean scents:
Characterized by caramelized sugar and burnt wood, Pasha Noir Absolu by Cartier is the quintessential winter cologne.
Spring may be the easiest period to match for people who choose perfume by season. Associated with femininity and youth, many fragrances for women work well for spring. Citrus and marine notes are common in these formulas, but florals steal the show:
- Lily of the valley
Perhaps most famous is the sometimes divisive rose. With a history stretching back 5,000 years, rose cycles in and out of style, but it's undeniably connected to spring. Cabotine Rose by Gres is a wonderful spring choice that showcases its signature blossom with additional notes:
- Orange blossom
- Cherry blossom
While summer scents often include flowers, they lean more heavily into the following:
- Green: Dewy and crisp, green notes bring to mind plump leaves and flowing grass.
- Fruity: Sometimes exotic, always mouthwatering, the fruity family includes peach, mango, red currant, apple, and more.
- Marine: Largely synthetic, this category contains fresh, salty, and aquatic scents.
- Citrus: Lemongrass, bergamot, and mandarin fall into this juicy, zesty, and bright family.
For a luscious summer fragrance, consider Acqua Di Gioia by Armani, a unisex cologne with mint, lemon, and cedar.
Perfumes for Every Taste
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