Women Want to See You Wearing: Spring Scent for Men
The ladies of SG on seasonal fragrance
I love the rituals of ushering in early spring. Cracking the windows in your home to let the fresh air do your dusting for you. Swapping your heavy winter coat for a lighter number. Wearing sunglasses because you have to, not just because you loathe accidental eye contact with strangers. And, of course, my favorite ritual, a shopping purchase that solidifies the season’s turning.
Whether you see spring coming through actual changes in temperature or solely through the changing pages on your calendar, you can still get into the spirit of the season with one simple swap – your scent.
Here at SG HQ, we’re ready to help you bring in spring with a new cologne.
Below, find our favorite spring scent for men:
Megan’s pick: Neroli Portofino Acqua
If you guys know one thing about me, it’s that I’m from Wisconsin. If you know two things about me, it’s that I love pretty much every fragrance Tom Ford has ever put out. That extends to the designer/director’s Neroli Portofino Acqua. It’s light and citrusy (well, as ‘light’ as any Tom Ford fragrance, which all kind of feel very serious and sensual and like you may have just robbed someone but in a sexy way) and is unisex enough for me to steal it from you so we both smell good. Win-win, right?
Hitha’s pick: Molton Brown Black Peppercorn body wash
My husband and I were actually just talking about how we need to go out and do a proper fragrance shopping trip (which I’ll happily write up for SG once we finally do!). In the meantime, I love when he uses Molton Brown’s Black Peppercorn body wash. He smells sooo good coming out of the shower; it almost makes up for not having a fragrance.
Brittany’s pick: Maison Margiela Flying
I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica and have been going through serious beach withdrawal. Flying from Maison Margiela will carry you right from spring into full-on summer with notes of citrus, almond flower, musk…and something called ylang-ylang.
Gabi’s pick: CK
I was super obsessed with CK1 as a kid so was psyched when the brand announced it was celebrating the first unisex scent’s 21st birthday (what!) with the launch of a new scent called CK2. It didn’t make quite the same splash as the original, but I’m still Team CK. Give it a spritz and tell me you don’t get nostalgic for the 90s, too.
Taylor’s pick: Commodity Magnolia
As Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada would say, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” BUT HEAR ME OUT, GUYS. Yes, this cologne leads with Magnolia and Water Lily in its ingredient list, but it’s anything from basic – or overly feminine, for that matter. It’s subtle, like a clever putdown from Anne Hathaway’s co-assistant Emily Blunt.
DO YOU CHANGE SCENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR? WHAT ARE YOU WEARING NOW?
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