Early spring is an interesting time of year as some days it seems like the chill is gone, and other days the chill is most definitely still present. This back-and-forth weather lends itself well to fragrances that are lighter than what we probably were wearing during the cold winter months. While we might not want to wear our darkest smoky woods and Holiday spices any longer, we might opt for something floral or green, but still with some heft to it.
This spring I decided to focus on the myriad of fragrances featuring damp notes, from petrichor to snow, because we think early spring is the perfect weather for such fragrances. Here they are with a quick description of the dampness quality of each one:
For Walks by Blocki Perfumes - Features fresh, tender violets and an impression of a shaded forest with rich, cool, moist earth.
Panda (2017 re-release) by Zoologist Perfumes - Our descriptions says it's "humid, green and damp". A bit of a tropical vibe without being too hot. Humid like a warm, stuffy room or maybe a greenhouse.
Silver Lining by Mirus Fine Fragrance - A solid petrichor note mingling with jasmine flowers makes this quite the damp and earthy fragrance. Especially nice on a rainy day!
TMEN Cologne '76 by Tabacora - With oakmoss running through the fragrance, this modern fougere seems more moist or damp than other similar fragrances. I am a woman, and I wear this "men's cologne" well.
Ume by Euphorium Brooklyn - Ume features very obvious mineralic notes of snow and frozen earth. Icy and cold. Perfect on a crisp spring day when the sun is out, the plum blossoms are in bloom, and it looks warm...but it's not.
Vaporocindro by January Scent Project - While bright with daffodils and lilac, there is also a damp quality that leaves the impression that a rain shower has just passed and that the flowers are wilting in muddy puddles.
We hope one of these fascinating beauties might catch your attention this spring!