In trying times like these, we can all use a mood boost. Research has shown that fragrance can have a profound and positive effect on our senses and soul. So in celebration of Fragrance Day, here are our favorite springtime scents to revive our joie de vivre.
This urban floriental is a sophisticated mix of cacao, green hazelnut, jasmine samba and cedarwood.
Bond No. 9 Tribeca Eau de Parfum, $405 for 3.4 oz, bondno9.com
Bound to be a classic like the couture house’s signature red.
Maison Christian Dior Rouge Trafalgar, $225 for 4.3 oz, dior.com
You won’t want to escape its inviting trail of damask rose, lily of the valley, and blackcurrant.
Maison Margiela Fragrances Replica Springtime in a Park Eau de Toilette, $130 for 3.4 oz, sephora.com
Juicy mango combines with bright jasmine in this fruity sundrenched aroma.
Dolce & Gabbana Shine Eau de Parfum, $122 for 2.5 oz, sephora.com
A spirited bouquet for those young at heart.
Aerin Wild Geranium Eau de Parfum, $180 for 3.4 oz, aerin.com
Cheirosa in Brazilian Portuguese means to smell incredibly delicious. And that you will with hints of pistachio, caramel, vanilla and jasmine petals in this intoxicating elixir from Ipanema.
Sol de Janeiro SOL Cheirosa ’62 Eau de Parfum, $78 for 1.7 oz, soldejaneiro.com
A dewy rose accord gives the brand’s popular potion a sparkling refresh.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Dew Eau de Parfum, $115 for 1.7 oz, nordstrom.com
Sandalwood and petitgrain are at the heart of this rich woody fragrance from Michelle Pfeiffer
Henry Rose Queens & Monsters Eau de Parfum, $120 for 1.7 oz, henryrose.com
This limited-edition aromatic concoction is as vibrant as its glittery pink flaçon.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl Fantastic Pink Eau de Parfum, $124 for 2.7 oz, macys.com
Bergamot, pink pepper, sandalwood and raspberry are heightened by red iris and red vanilla notes.
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Intensément, $133 for 3.4 fl.oz, lancome-usa.com
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Joane Amay is the Beauty and Style Director at Ebony magazine. A hoarder of shoes, baubles and sparkly things, she dreams one day of owning her own private island.