Our InStyle beauty team is constantly trying out new fragrances, and to welcome the warmer weather on an aromatic note, we're sharing the scents we spritz on to make winter a distant memory. Just like a seasonal printed sundress, fresh, floral blends like Etro's Jacquard and By Kilian's Imperial Tea always prove to be popular, but our picks don't end there -- a few of our bodycare faves also made the list, and we even included an ultra-luxe home scent to make your spring cleaning routine a little more bearable. Click through our gallery to see each fragrance now!
1. Etro's Jacquard Eau de Parfum
Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Editor: “Have you ever smelled a certain scent, and suddenly remember exactly what you were doing when you were eight? The soft violet, iris, and jasmine notes in Etro’s Jacquard Eau de Parfum ($190; etro.com for store locations) trigger memories of playing with my mother’s lipstick and perfume spread as a kid, while hints of vetiver and black pepper give the fragrance a current vibe. Plus, the floral-printed bottle is a nice springtime addition to my vanity.”
2. Kai Body Glow
Sheryl George, Associate Beauty Editor: “I love Kai Body Glow ($34; nordstrom.com). It has the signature Kai scent of gardenias but in a great moisturizing spray that helps hydrate scaly skin. It also adds a nice sheen-perfect for the upcoming skirt season!”
3. Kilian's Imperial Tea
Angelique Serrano, Beauty Director:
"Normally I go for really heady, white floral fragrances, but I've recently fallen in deep love with this light, fresh scent ($235; available at bykilian.com in April). It has the aroma of jasmine tea, which is sweet, mysterious, and subtle all at once."
4. Anyway by Juliette Has a Gun
Marianne Mychaskiw, Assistant Editor: "Call it wishful thinking, but come February, I always find myself retiring my winter scents in an attempt to summon an early spring. Anyway by Juliette Has a Gun ($120; juliettehasagun.com for locations) seamlessly walks the line between both seasons, blending the musk and amber notes I love during the chilly months with the airy jasmine and citrus elements I can’t get enough of when the temperature starts to rise.”
5. Caldrea Black Coriander Lime
Selene Milano, Senior Beauty Editor: “I loathe housework but cleaning with a sexy scent in glamorous packaging makes it (almost) bearable. Caldrea's Black Coriander Lime line ($9 each; caldrea.com) is to die for and my whole house smells amazing after.”
6. Lalicious' Sugar Lemon Blossom
Sarah Weir, editorial assistant: "The sweet citrus aroma of this decadent sugar scrub ($34; lalicious.com) smells entirely edible (warning: it’s not) and instantly transports me to the spring days of my childhood."