12 Spring Fragrances to Own Now, According to W Editors

“The Post It Girl” Photography by Steven Meisel. Styled by Edward Enninful. W Magazine, September 2016

Ah, Spring. It’s so close you can almost smell it. And not just because of the change in foliage or temperature. A new season brings in new scents and fragrances to match the surroundings. Thankfully, it’s finally time to stow away your winter fragrances and bring out the florals. From fresh notes of violets and raspberry to airy hints of rose and sandalwood, we bring you a selection of spring’s must-own fragrances for 2017, so your new scent matches your new look. Here, W editors’ best fragrance picks.


“Nest’s Indigo is the perfect perfume to ring in the spring weather. The hints of cardamom and wild fig are refreshing but also mysterious, and I already have everyone asking me what I’m wearing. This will definitely be my daily go-to!” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Writer

NEST Indigo, $72,


“Raspberry and leather may sound like an odd combination, but it wears so well.” Mia Adorante, Beauty and Health Editor

Louis Vuitton Mille Feux, $240,


“An oldie, but a goodie: I’ve always had a soft spot for Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom cologne. It smells so fresh, and isn’t overly sweet. I always wear it as soon as it starts to get warm outside.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Jo Malone London Orange Blossom, $130,


“Just like most women, I like floral scents in the Spring time, but I like my florals with a kick—leather is my scent of choice. I was so lucky to discover Rodeo by Byredo because it infuses the scent of violets with leather.” – Sarah Zendejas, Fashion Market Editor

Byredo Rodeo, $230,


“I cannot leave home in the morning without smelling this unexpected, yet effervescent scent. The spiciness of its top notes grapefruit and bergamot are my favorite for the Spring!”- Schanel Bakkouche, Jewelry Assistant

Le Labo Bergamote 22, $180,


“My favorite Spring fragrance has to be Chloé’s Love Story. It has floral notes and a hint of something sweet without being over the top.” – Kelly McDonough, Production Manager

Chloé Love Story, $105,


“I love Aroma M Geisha Blue, which is a fragrance oil in a roll-on tube. It’s Spring-like and sweet, but not in a cloying way. People always comment on how good it smells. The main notes are blue chamomile, green tea, and jasmine. I’m really big on tea scents.” – Alex Sanidad, Research Manager

Aroma M Geisha Blue Roll-On, $60,


“Rose 31 from Le Labo is my favorite scent to wear. It’s a spicy masculine rose for those of us who prefer to wear a muskier fragrance with a hint of femininity. Throughout the day, you’ll notice a cedar and cumin note as the rose top note fades. I grew up around cedar trees, so the cedar note has a special bit of nostalgia for me” – Alyssa Pena, Fashion Credits Editor

Le Labo Rose 31, $180,


“Don’t Tell Jasmine by Vilhelm Parfumerie is a great scent for spring. Charleston, one of my favorite places in the world, is filled with jasmine bushes that bloom in the early Spring–this scent takes me back.” – Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager

Vilhelm Parfumerie Don’t Tell Jasmine, $245,


“It reminds me of summer rain.” – Grace Fuller, Jewelry Editor

Terranova Gardenia, $18,


“It’ s super light and feminine! Perfect to spritz on for the day into the night.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Miu Miu Eau de Parfum, $90,


“I love Lush’s Solid Perfume in Sun. It has a light citrus scent (orange) plus a hit of sandalwood, but there’s no cloying floral note. And because it’s solid, it’s very portable and lasts longer than a spray.” – Roseann Marulli, Associate Managing Editor

Lush Sun Solid Perfume, $13,