Scents For Spring

A wide shot of two small bottles of essential oils on a wooden table sat next to sprigs of purple lavender in an outdoor setting.

It’s official — spring is on the way! From the clocks springing forward to the weather becoming warmer (well, we can hope), it’s the season of new beginnings.  

So, if you’ve ticked off the obligatory spring clean, switched out your winter wardrobe and opted for a slightly lighter moisturiser, it’s time to treat yourself (and your humble abode) to some spring scents to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer days and lighter evenings. Not sure where to start? Don’t fret – we’ve rounded up the best spring fragrances guaranteed to put the proverbial spring in your step. 

But first, we bet you’re thinking, how do we differentiate a spring scent from a winter scent? Let us help you out. Quite simply, spring scents are green scents (no shock factor there). We associate freshness, happiness, and blooms with this time of year as the season brings sun and warmth, so think of uplifting floral and citrus (bergamot, we’re looking at you) notes, AKA select a fragrance that reflects the flowery, fruity qualities of spring, as well as your newfound energy. 


Floral perfumes for spring? Groundbreaking — but also irresistible when they smell this good. Refresh your rotation with a spritz of NEST New York’s Lychee Rose Eau de Parfum. This effervescent fruity floral fragrance features a vibrant, mood-altering combination of rose absolute and fresh lychee accentuated with the sparkling essence of pink champagne and a hint of raspberry. 


Created by legendary make up artist and fragrance aficionado, Laura Mercier’s Néroli du Sud Eau de Parfum is a modern interpretation of the delicate floral-citrus neroli flower. Combining two of Laura’s favourite olfactory notes, orange zest and neroli (extracted from the flowers of the bitter orange tree), this effervescent spritz evokes sunnier days. This fresh fragrance will have you dreaming of long, sultry days in Provence... 


Shake your senses out of hibernation-mode with CRAY-YON’s Art Life Eau de Parfum, a brand founded by French-Swedish perfume trailblazers Niclas and Christine Lydeen. Perhaps not your typical spring fragrance, the experimental (but oh so successful) blend of citrus, neroli and tonka essential oils — said to enhance creativity and positivity — promise to help you throw off the last of that winter gloominess. Not quite ready to pack away your winter fragrances? You’ll love the familiar and comforting warmth of woody musk and creamy fig. 


If the moniker isn’t enough of a giveaway, Masion Margiela’s REPLICA Springtime In A Park Eau de Toilette is a delicate perfume that recalls the joyful memory of walking through a park in springtime, capturing the gentle light of a sunny afternoon and the fresh scent of blooming flowers. Gentle middle notes of lily of the valley accord, jasmine grandiflorum absolute and rose damascena absolute delicately dance with smooth base notes of musks, vanilla accord and ambrox. 




As the name suggests, this Jo Loves Limited Edition; A Spring Layered Candle layers three scents on top of one another for a truly unique experience. Simply light the wick and let citrus notes of tahitian gardenia (an evergreen tropical shrub) blend with fresh orange blossom before finishing with sweet tuberose blossom. A floral fusion, this candle is brimming with a spring-ready scent set to turn your home into a blissful escape. Want to discover more from the brand? Here are more of our favourites…   



Reinvigorate your home fragrances with a spritz of Earl of East’s Wildflower Home Mist. Hand blended in London, it transforms the atmosphere of even the most urban abode with the evocative scent of English country gardens bursting into bloom. Expect mood-altering notes of heady jasmine, zesty gardenia and herbaceous rose geranium — all without the need for endless plant maintenance or a full-time gardener. 


Capturing a lightness that comes with spring, Trudon’s Alabaster Atria Candle is a powdery bouquet of iris, cashmere wood and amber, which is then grounded by musk and leather for a delicate sensorial experience. A bonus? Its vessel is made of milky alabaster to create a celestial glow whenever you light it. 


Boasting the brand’s signature bergamot scent, MALIN+GOETZ’s Bergamot Candle is set to turn your space into a springtime sanctuary. A bright and revitalizing citrus blend, it leads with the star of the show, bergamot, and then leads into bell pepper and grapefruit with a spicy heart of ginger and cardamom, and base of musk and wood. With a clean, slow burn that lasts for up to 80 hours, it’s hand-poured in Brooklyn and housed in reusable glass jars that make excellent plant, pen or make up-brush pots 



Alice Barnett

Alice Barnett

Senior Copywriter

Alice is one of Cult Beauty’s Senior Copywriters. An avid charity shop hunter, gig goer and theatre enthusiast (seriously, she’s seen everything in the West End at least twice), Alice is never without a nourishing lip balm or her handbag-sized hairbrush. Complete with an unwavering obsession with hair masks and SPF – which must be at least factor 50 – she swears by daily application of Thank You Farmer’s Water Sun Cream SPF 50. When she’s not playing defence for the Cult Beauty Netball Team, she’s probably dog-watching with friends in East London’s Victoria Park.