Experts say these spring perfumes need to be on your radar for 2023

Here are all the ultimate spring perfumes for 2023...

spring perfumes from Jo Malone Commodity and Tom Ford/ in a purple, orange and cream check template
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Springtime is officially in the air, which means it's time to inject some freshness into your best perfume collection with the help of these spring perfumes. From green and delicate florals like jasmine and rose to mouth-watering notes of vanilla and marshmallow, here are all the perfume notes having a major moment right now...

Spring is known as the season of change, putting us in the mood to refresh everything from our capsule wardrobes to our make-up collections. So of course moving over to spring perfumes is a must, with their notes of green and delicate florals like jasmine and rose alongside more gourmand touches like vanilla and marshmallow.

While floral perfumes are often synonymous with the sunnier mouths, this season's perfume trends are actually packed with polarizing scents from zingy citruses to animalistic 'skin scents'. So, for anyone hunting for a new signature spring fragrance that evokes everything from thoughts of pillowy petals and wispy clouds to salty sea winds, here are all the aromas set to make a big impression...

The must-have spring perfumes for 2023

When it comes to selecting your next signature scent, the choice is very personal—hence why even choosing the perfect date-night perfume takes some serious thought. That being said, it definitely helps the process along when you know which perfume notes are proving to be universally loved right now.

Typically, spring is when you might swap your oud perfumes for something less heady and warm, though if you're not the biggest fan of florals—fear not, there are some surprisingly sweet and earthy notes growing in popularity right now. In fact, according to the experts, a certain nutty number is having a moment in the sun, figuratively speaking ( but also literally, since it's springtime and all)...

1. Pistachio perfumes

Yes, the scent everyone is tipping as the most-coveted scent for spring is nonother than pistachio, with one of TikTok's favorite fragrances, Kalayi (by Huda) among the many brands introducing a tantalizingly sweet pistachio scent to its lineup. 

The Perfume Shop has also tipped that sweet gourmand scents like pistachio will be growing in popularity over the coming months, with consumers opting for 'almost edible fragrance notes.' So if you're already a lover of vanilla perfumes, you might want to five this delectable number a whirl. Pistachio itself is a green scent, that's well...nutty and perfect for springtime.


TOM FORD Eau de Soleil Blanc 30 ML

RRP: $115

Experts at The Perfume Shop have recommended this Tom Ford scent for anyone wanting to sample a pistachio-themed scent for spring. This fragrance features notes of coco de mer, ylang-ylang, bergamot flower, tuberose and pistachio infused with spices. 

This scent is citrusy and fresh, perfect for layering and unisex. 


KAYALI Yum Pistachio Gelato 33 Eau De Parfum Intense 50ml

RRP: $161

This perfume is a blend of woody, earthy, floral and spicy notes, with its almost-edible notes of pistachio, voluptuous whipped cream, roasted hazelnut, sweet rum, fluffy marshmallow (a note it has in common with Rihanna's favorite perfume!) and unforgettably intense, gourmand. Ideal if you're looking for a bold and unique scent this spring.

If you're looking for a body spray—perfect for those who like to mist their perfumes—the Sol De Janeiro 62 Brazillian Crush mist features notes of pistachio and is a TikTok favorite...

2. Floral perfumes

Of course, florals are a firm favorite for spring and summertime, with their dominance continuing in 2023 also.

As Emma South, Jo Malone's Fragrance and Lifestyle Expert notes: "The seasons do influence our tastes and how we wear scent. Springtime naturally calls for pretty, lightweight florals."

Sharing her recommendation for the perfect spring/summer-inspired scent, South says: "For me right now, I am in awe of the Jo Malone London Poppy & Barley Cologne combined with the Jasmine Sambac & Marigold Cologne Intense as it creates an utterly luxurious combination, reminiscent of the sensuality of summer night air. I also love the combination of Orange Blossom Body Crème with the Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense, as it reminds me of shimmering gardens and balmy summer nights. 

Rose and lavender notes are also perfect for spring—as they double as dreamy daytime scents and as well as the ultimate date perfumes.

3. Green perfumes

Green scents are also perfect for spring, as Commodity's Vicken Arslanian notes: "If you always preferred to be around trees and nature, choose a fragrance that’s more green and earthy." 

Green notes are often crisp, like freshly cut grass, or the scent of the trees after a rainstorm—ideal for anyone who hates sweet smells.


Commodity Moss Expressive 100ml

RRP: $135

This unisex scent is vegan and cruelty-free and boasts earthy and woody notes of oakmoss, bergamot and petitgrain. It's perfect for those who love crisp scents that evoke memories of the outdoors with every whiff. 


Jo Malone London Basil & Neroli Cologne 100ml

RRP: $155

This scent is full of herby, green goodness—with notes of basil grande vert, neroli and white musk. It's got hints of floral with an earthy, outdoorsy dash of basil. Very spring!

4. 'Skin' scents

Skin scents like Niall Horan's favorite cologne are also the perfect fragrances for spring—with TikTokers adding scents like Glossier You to their springtime wishlists.

If you're looking for the perfect skin smell, Natalia Ortiz, Chief Commercial Officer at The Fragrance Shop recommends notes of lavender, jasmine, musk and sandalwood, explaining that they are, "scents which are most "skin-like", meaning they are barely there—also known as invisible scents—which tend to attract others and create the most compliments." Yes please!

5. Citrus perfumes

Citrus is also a safe bet when it comes to finding a signature spring scent and right now as Rebecca Herd, fragrance expert at The Perfume Shop reveals, they're having a big impact right now. Herd says: "Citrus perfumes are proving a much-loved addition to our spring and summer wardrobes with notes like orange, grapefruit, verbena and lemongrass taking centre stage. 

"Giving sparkling freshness to fragrances, that’s hard to beat, the popularity of citrus notes seems like a natural evolution from the ‘clean scents’ that dominated the fragrance charts the year prior."

If you're a fan of any of the best Jo Malone perfumes and you're looking for a citrusy vibe,  Emma South recommends adding, "a twist of something bright and refreshing like Jo Malone London Grapefruit or a spritz of the new limited edition Nashi Blossom cologne to lift your scent." She also adds that their iconic uni-sex scent, Lime Basil & Mandarin is a 'modern summer classic'—making it the perfect investment fragrance to start wearing now, right on through until the end of summer.

Spring vibes all around!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.