How To Choose A Seasonal Perfume

Is there a perfect scent for every season?

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” — Ecclesiastes

Nature has this wonderful way of showing us that nothing is constant. The change of season is one of those ways. 

The word “season” has origins in Middle English, Old French and Latin. Its origins were from words that meant ‘time of the year’, ‘time of sowing’, and ‘to sow’. In ancient times we would observe nature carefully to know when was the best time to plant what seeds for the best crop, and when to harvest. Different seasons also had different scents and fragrances available. 

Just as nature, and now fashion evolves with the seasons, so too can your fragrance wardrobe. 

As the crisp air of autumn gives way to the frosty embrace of winter, and the balmy breezes of spring slide into the sultry heat of summer, these are perfect moments to transition your fragrance collection to suit the changing mood, weather, and activities of each season. Your scent can be a way to move deeper into the season you are in internally and externally. 

Do fragrances smell different in different seasons?

In a way, yes! The perception of scent can be influenced by various factors, including temperature, humidity, and personal body chemistry. Some fragrances may be more volatile in warmer weather, leading to stronger projection and sillage, while others may feel heavier or more cloying in colder temperatures.

How do you pick a scent for each season?

Your instinct often serves you very well here. Your nose knows! What are the scents of nature around you at that time in the season, what scents are associated with certain seasons for you and what are you drawn to at different times of the year?

Consider the Mood and Atmosphere: Think about the mood and atmosphere of each season. For example, autumn may evoke feelings of coziness, and so scents with warm spices and earthy notes will be perfect, while spring may inspire freshness and renewal, and so scents with floral and green notes complement that season.

Reflect on Your Own Personal Preferences: Take into account your personal preferences and the scents that resonate with you the most. Do you prefer light, airy fragrances or rich, warm scents? Consider what makes you feel comfortable and confident in each of the seasons.

Match Scents to Seasonal Activities: Think about the activities you typically engage in during each season and choose fragrances that complement those experiences. For example, opt for fresh, citrusy scents for outdoor activities in summer or warm, comforting fragrances for cosy nights by the fire in winter.

Experiment and Test: Don't be afraid to experiment with different scents and see how they evolve on your skin throughout the day. Ultimately perfume is all about how it makes you feel, so experiment and see what scent truly feels right for each season for you.

We have put together our suggestions for great natural perfumes for each season. 

Autumn Natural Perfumes

As autumn comes it's time to cozy up to fragrances that exude warmth and richness. Reach for velvety notes of amber, vanilla, and sandalwood to evoke the comforting embrace of a wool sweater on a crisp autumn day. Embrace the opulence of oud and incense, adding depth and intrigue to your scent profile. For daytime indulgence, consider lighter, spicy fragrances with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, reminiscent of autumnal treats and harvest feasts.

The Best Natural Perfumes for Autumn


Winter Natural Perfumes

As the chill sets in, embrace the cozy allure of gourmand scents, with hints of cocoa, caramel, and roasted chestnuts, transporting you to a fireside soirée or a snowy alpine retreat. For evening elegance, indulge in rich, decadent fragrances with nuances of amber, leather, and patchouli, perfect for a glamorous soirée or a romantic winter stroll.

The Best Natural Perfumes for Winter

Ember Haze
Wild Woud

Spring Natural Perfumes

As nature awakens from its winter slumber and blooms with vibrant colours, it's time to refresh your fragrance wardrobe with scents that embody the spirit of spring. Embrace the crisp, green freshness of newly blossomed flowers with fragrances featuring notes of jasmine, lily of the valley, and dewy green leaves. Capture the essence of a springtime garden with light, airy fragrances infused with hints of citrus, bergamot, and white florals, reminiscent of a sun-kissed meadow on a breezy spring day. For a touch of whimsy and romance, opt for delicate floral fragrances with nuances of rose, peony, and violet, perfect for a springtime picnic or a leisurely stroll through blooming gardens.

The Best Natural Perfumes for Spring

Le Ciel
Aura Soma 11

Summer Natural Perfumes

As the sun beats down and the air fills with the scent of salt and sea, it's time to embrace the carefree spirit of summer with fragrances that evoke the warmth and vitality of the season. Opt for fresh, aquatic scents with hints of citrus, marine notes, and sea salt, reminiscent of a day spent lounging on sun-kissed shores. Embrace the exotic allure of tropical fragrances with bursts of coconut, pineapple, and exotic flowers, transporting you to a far-flung paradise of palm trees and turquoise waters. For sultry summer evenings, indulge in sensual, beachy fragrances with notes of amber, coconut milk, and sun-kissed skin, perfect for a sunset cocktail or a moonlit beach stroll.

The Best Natural Perfumes for Summer

Aura Soma 44
Isle of Blanc

As the seasons change and the world transforms around us, let your natural perfume wardrobe evolve with the shifting tides of time. Whether you're embracing the warmth of autumn, the magic of winter, the renewal of spring, or the bliss of summer, let your scent be your signature, your story, your statement to the world.

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