By Deborah Fulsang As Part 3 of a special 5-Part…
Tap the power of fresh flowers, green fragrances and a shot of citrus to brighten your tired winter mood.
Spring is coming. We promise, though you might doubt it given the recent deep-freeze temperatures and snow. Not that it couldn’t use a little help getting here, so we’ve put together a few tips for encouraging the season of rebirth to come sooner, rather than later.
Buy fresh flowers
We recommend indulging in fresh-cut flowers all year round, but it’s especially important if you’re dying for spring to arrive. Not only will looking at a bouquet of tulips, hyacinths or roses keep your spirits up, but if you close your eyes, the scent of those blooms will transport you to T-shirt weather. Promise.
There’s nothing quite like a green, earthy scent to conjure images of fresh-mown grass, meadows and gardens. Try a great green floral perfume, such as Balenciaga Rosabotanica, or an aromatic green fragrance from the new Jo Malone London Herb Garden Collection. You can at least pretend you’re digging in the garden.
Embrace a lemony citrus scent
Citrus awakes and invigorates—just what we want spring to do around this time of year. Our reco? Switch up your soap, body wash or home fragrance to a bright citrus scent that calls to mind fresh summer eats and thirst-quenching lemonade. Citrus is also cleansing and screams “out with the old, in with the new,” as it brings crisp, bright life to the dark corners made musty by winter.
Let us know—what do you do to get in a spring mood?