Is it just us, or is mint a highly underrated fragrance note?
Especially on a warm day, the herbal element gives off a refreshing, clean aroma, and is especially unique when balanced against deeper notes. Similar to the way a stick of Winterfresh gives your mouth an instant cooling feeling, one spritz can feel strong enough to combat summer's rising temps. Here, we rounded up 6 completely unique mint scents that don't veer into the eau d'Listerine category.
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1. 0.2 Fragrance
What does true love smell like? According to 0.2 fragrances, it's heavy on the spearmint and bergamot, with hints of amber and vanilla. The unisex scent is meant to mimic that rush of energy associated with love at first sight—the jury is still out on whether or not that actually exists, but the unique aroma is pretty easy for us to get passionate over.
Available at 0.2 Fragrance | $80
2. Carolina Herrera Virgin Mint
Citrus elements like vetiver, mint, and bergamot give the Moroccan mint heart a green element, while the floral geranium note keeps the scent from getting too severe.
3. Jo Malone White Jasmine and Mint
Bright florals like jasmine and lily get an extra fresh twist with wild mint in the top notes.
Jo Malone London | $130
4. Mentha by Fiele Fragrances
5. Lush Dirty Perfume
How can a fragrance named "Dirty" smell so clean? The blend of sandalwood, oakmoss, and lavender are gritty enough to give the lighter spearmint and thyme a slight earthy aroma without being overpowering.
Lush | $50