The scents of spring are light and playful. They’re sweet and they’re cheerful, they open the heart, bring a smile to the face and a calmness to the soul.
Scent is such a powerful sense, and it’s so unique from person to person. One whiff can transport you to a summer love, a childhood home, or an autumn spent wandering through the woods. I’m always interested to know which scents resonate with which people, so I asked a few lovely ladies from the office to share the ones that have their hearts — whether for the spring that’s upon us, or just for life in general.
Kellyn, Associate Graphic Designer
I wear Chanel Jersey and Chanel No.5!
These are both special to me because I purchased them on my first trip to Paris. Maybe they sell Jersey online now, but at the time, it was exclusive to the flagship store on 31 Rue Cambon. There’s something magic about that store — probably similar to how Audrey Hepburn describes the warmth and peculiarity of Tiffany’s. Anyway, Jersey is the perfect lavender scent! Musk makes it sensual and vanilla makes it really sweet — especially when it hits your skin and adapts as the day goes on.
I love the rich history of No.5 — it came out in 1920s Paris! Just in time for flappers, it it was one of the first perfumes not afraid of being both seductive and feminine. Smells like jasmine, rose, vetiver, and sandalwood. I love this video on its history.
Jemma, Design Assistant for Intimates
I don’t always wear perfume, but when I do, this one is my favorite. I’ve had it for almost 4 years now, and every time I wear it, it brings such lovely memories to my mind.
My perfume is Do Son by Diptyque. When I first meant my boyfriend he told me I smelt like summer and that’s exactly what it reminds me of. Those hot, magical, sweaty summer days full of romance and carefree fun. It’s a scent that feels in tune with my personality and daydreams, and I love the description Diptyque gives it:
“Sweltering climate, a pagoda on the shores of Ha Long Bay, where trade winds tenderly caress the flowers. A name that sings, undulating like waves upon a beach. Do Son is an eau de toilette rich with contrast, exuding the fresh, intoxicating sensuality of tuberose.”
Julia, Editorial Manager
This is the only perfume I have ever used, and probably will ever use. To me, it smells like summer. I’m a Scorpio, a water element, so it makes sense to me that I’d be so drawn to it and its light, fresh scent. I even think I can smell a hint of salt water in there…but maybe that’s just me.
Jillian, Design Assistant for Jackets
I am currently obsessed with Cannabis Santal from Fresh! It appeals to me because it’s earthy and patchouli based. I’m not an overly floral girl perfume-wise. What suits me is just a dash of a woodsy fragrance that lingers in the air as you pass. Scent is the strongest sense tied to memory, and with its notes of rose and bergamot I’ve already cemented this one in my boyfriend’s frontal lobe. He’s currently 3,000 miles away with his band and I spray every letter I write him with my perfume as a thoughtful reminder.
Kylee, Styling Assistant
I’ve been wearing my Chloé perfume forever — It’s become my signature scent. It’s fresh, it’s clean, it’s not too intense… I might have even named my cat after it. ;)
What scent will you be wearing this spring?
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