The sun is shining, flowers are in bloom, and relaxed (and vaxed!) quarantine measures mean we’re raring to reconnect with old friends and our favorite family members. The siren call of the outdoors is thunderous! Fortunately, these Indies will help you with perfumes, eau de parfums, colognes, and other personal fragrances so you can emerge from lockdown smelling spectacular!
Whether you’re headed back to the office, trying out a new neighborhood eatery, or cozying up at home in your favorite sweats, the perfect fragrance is key to setting the mood. They can conjure nostalgia, transport you to a faraway destination, or instantly boost your attitude. The right signature scent captures your unique personality and makes you feel great while wearing it.
Like a warm hug from a close friend or that perfect summer date-night dress, the right fragrance echoes Goldilocks—it feels just right. These scent-savvy 9 Indies are no stranger to sniffing out the notes that make you feel good and smell spectacular. Jump in to find your new signature scent!
1. Body Spray in Debonaire, by Black Gold Luxury Brand (New York)
Maker: Brianna Vaughan
The fragrance fanatics at Black Gold Luxury Brand introduce two everyday scents—Seduction, a floral affair for the ladies, and Debonaire, a more masculine summertime scent. Debonaire captures the bold complexity of woody aromatic hits like cedar wood, patchouli, black pepper, and pimento berry. A masculine masterpiece, this fragrance is a welcome addition to your flyest look.
2. Crystal Infused Zodiac Perfume in Taurus, by Zodica Perfume (Wisconsin)
Maker: Kristi Mo
How do you know when it's Taurus season? Any proud, ambitious, bullish Taurean will immediately let you know! Zodica Perfume corrals the essence of each star sign into a celestial-inspired fragrance. Taurus cradles your springtime spirit in a lavish floral bouquet calling on Iris, Lily of the Valley, Geranium, and White Amber. This fragrance house pairs each zodiac perfume with an intention-setting poem to help you unleash the extraordinary pith of your true self into the universe.
3. Conscentual Aromatherapy Spray, by Nefertem Naturals (Illinois)
Maker: Brittany Hogan
The right fragrance can help you smell great and feel great, but it can also help set inspired intentions for your day. Nefertem Naturals offers up crystal-infused aromatherapy sprays that elevate your state of mind. Blessed with 7 quartz crystals, this grounding, rooty, earthy aroma entwines with bright, citrus florals for a jewel box of springtime zest.
4. Love in the Time of Corona, by SENT NUDES (California)
Maker: Christine Mineart
Missing friends, family, and intimate connections set back by pandemic precautions? Love in the Time of Corona is a timeless scent meant to inspire reconnection; evoking ethereal closeness even when you're far-flung from the people that mean the most. Warm tonic bean and soft patchouli smolder over a hugging harmony of rose and ylang ylang, elegantly brightened by neroli and bergamot.
5. Mystic Garden Perfume, by Wisdom Body & Soul (Arizona)
Maker: Cassandra Wisdom
Step through the vine-covered gate of a verdant springtime garden with this Mystic Garden Perfume roller from Wisdom Body & Soul. Sweet orange kisses geranium, amyris, ylang ylang, and jasmine absolute for a tide of floral fresh air that's the envy of Eden. Plus, you can infuse your fragrance with your choice of one of three gemstones.
6. Bungalow Eau de Parfum Spray, by Stacia (California)
Maker: Stacy Johnson
Does your innate sense of wanderlust transport you into a tropical daydream each and every afternoon? Satiate your thirst for far-flung beaches with Bungalow by Stacia. This signature scent is sun-splashed with a fresh tide of bamboo, fig, and coconut. Apply at pulse points for an instant infusion of fresh ocean air.
7. No. 1 Extrait, by Zingari Man (Indiana)
Maker: Heather Melton
Cozy up to the perfect dinner companion: an evocative cocktail of Turkish rose, vanilla, oud, sandalwood, patchouli, and amber from Zingari Man. Dashing and suave, this fresh and modern fragrance hums a subtle sense of class, whispering hints of a moment under the stars, candlelight dancing in your eyes, and ice cubes sparkling against the glass walls of a nightcap.
8. Desert Rose Roll-On Perfume, by Mojave Moon Apothecary (California)
Maker: Heather Basile
Looking for a romantic scent to set the date-night mood? Desert Rose radiates with warmth, embracing you with soft, enchanting roses that sweetly mingle with patchouli, warm vanilla, and burnt sugar. This toasty sweetheart scent will have you and your heartthrob flying high on cloud nine.
9. Natural Perfume in Bright Light, by Gigi's Botanics (Massachusetts)
Maker: Gigi Tamang
Start your morning with a sweet spritz of sun-soaked florals and forest resins. Bright Light from Gigi's Botanics scintillates with sunflower, frankincense, Roman chamomile, vanilla, and jasmine. This euphoric blend will sweep you right off your feet with a sparkling stroll of spring and summery vibes.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Woodsy, floral, fresh, or fruity—what are your favorite scents? Which of these fragrances had you mashing the “Buy Now” button? Let us know in the comments!
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