A Scent for Every Season

While the landscapes, colors, and temperatures change around us, the scents that accompany each season fill our homes and backyards. We all have our favorites, the ones that remind us of our childhood or our favorite aspect of that season.

As spring comes around and the temperatures start to rise in March, the scent of flowers fills the air. Though spring is often associated with the smell of morning dew, sandalwood, jasmine, and peonies, my favorite is a flower blossom medley. 

I like this scent in a light perfume, one that is fresh but not overpowering. My favorite spring perfume is Yves Rocher’s Comme Une Evidence line.

Photo from Yves Rocher

As the year goes on and June comes around, we enter my favorite season of all: summer. Many summer scents come from fruits such as pineapple, coconut, and watermelon, but my favorite is the beach. The smell of the saltwater, wind, and sand make me feel at home. 

I love a beachy scent in almost any form, from car freshener and cleaning supplies to moisturizer, body wash, or candles; for example, Bath & Body Works’ “At the Beach” body wash.

Photo from Bath & Body Works

My favorite parts about fall are the fashion and colors that come with it. The scents of pumpkin, pecan, and apple are often associated with this season because of their roles in Thanksgiving dinner. 

My favorite fall smells, though, are campfires, s’mores, and toasted marshmallows. A great way to fill a room with this scent is through an incense stick.

Photo from Etsy

Since winter comes accompanied by crisp air and snowy days, many of us find ourselves huddled under sweaters and blankets around a fireplace. 

Common winter scents are peppermint, pine, vanilla, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. I find that candles are the best way to spread these scents around a house, and they create a warm and cozy atmosphere.

Photo from Bath & Body Works

Stores alter their merchandise to fit each season. Unlike fashion, seasonal scents never change, which allows us to pull out our favorite, candle, incense, or perfume every year.