A Guide to Spring Scents

Spring has finally sprung! As we enter the season of new beginnings, you might want to consider a fragrance wardrobe refresh. The vibrant, flourishing season is a far cry from the cold, sleeping winter. As you would adjust your clothing to suit the warmer, cheery weather, you should equally choose a complimentary fragrance to suit your mood, and to get the best out of the scent.

Why should I change my fragrance according to the season?

As the seasons transition, so does the temperature, which can have a significant effect on fragrance. Scent lifts much better in warmer climates than cooler, because odour molecules are able to move at a much faster pace. This means that a heavy based, woody or spicy fragrance that was perfect for winter, may be too intense in the warmer spring weather, and doesn’t reflect the fresh nature of the season. 

Which perfume notes should I look out for?

While our surroundings bloom with sweet flowers and crisp greenery, it is intrinsic to desire scents that mimic the invigorating smells of nature. As spring is the season of re-growth and rejuvenation, the fresh and floral fragrance families best align to the uplifting seasonal change. Fragrances under these families also tend to be lighter, which is more suited to the warmer temperature.

Fresh Fragrance Family

Under the fresh fragrance family, subcategories include: green, oceanic, citrus, fruity and herbaceous notes. Spring comes with a noticeable freshness in the air that these scents capture, and they will refresh the skin in the warmer climate.

Floral Fragrance Family

Under the floral fragrance family, subcategories include: floral, soft floral, floral oriental, fresh-cut and powdery notes. Many plant varieties flower in spring, filling the atmosphere with infinite sumptuous, sweet and sensuous smells that perfumers have captured over the centuries to fulfil our natural desire for these aromas.

Our top fresh scents:

No.88 Cologne Spray 100ml

Our iconic No.88 is a year-round favourite due to its complex formula that makes it extremely versatile and uniquely changeable to the suiting season. Although this scent is rich with wood in its base, the majority of the fragrance is made up of citrus, green and floral notes, that come alive on the skin in the spring. It is the perfect choice if you prefer heavier scents that will last, but want to adhere to the spring season.


  • Top notes: Bergamot
  • Middle notes: Geranium, Rose Otto, Cassie, Frangipani
  • Base notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood
  • Olfactive family: Woody, Mossy


Vétiver Vert Cologne Spray 100ml

Our Vétiver Vert is very much a green scent as the emerald bottle and grass imprinted packaging suggests. If you love the green freshness of spring but feel less inclined to the sweetness of flowers, this would be the perfect scent. The prominent ingredient of Haitian Vetiver is an essential oil that derives from the roots of this long stemmed perennial plant. The aroma is a uniquely earthy scent with facets of bitter chocolate and smoke; a smell that is incredibly true to the natural plant as it can’t be created synthetically. It is topped with a refreshing citrus blend of mandarin and bergamot.


  • Top notes: Mandarin, Bergamot
  • Middle notes: Laurel, Galbanum
  • Base notes: Haitian Vetiver, Sandalwood
  • Olfactory family: Fresh, Green


Oxford & Cambridge Cologne Spray 100ml

If you are drawn to the fragrant, green and sometimes medicinal aromas of herbs, our Oxford & Cambridge Cologne would be the one to choose. The scent takes its name from the iconic Boat Race between the two famous Universities, as a perfect depiction of British Springtime. Fresh English and French Lavender are at the heart of this fragrance, with top notes of bright peppermint, rosemary and bergamot. 


  • Top notes: Bergamot, Peppermint, Rosemary
  • Middle notes: English Lavender, French Lavender
  • Base note: Oakmoss
  • Olfactive family: Fresh, Herbaceous


Our top floral scents:

Neroli Cologne Spray 100ml

Neroli is one of Czech & Speake’s original scents, and among the most popular in our collection for its light, fresh simplicity. It finds a harmonious balance between a floral and fresh-citrus scent, taking the essential oils from the blossom of the orange flower. The heady yet delicate scent mimics the blooming flowers, and refreshes in the warm spring weather.


  • Top notes: Neroli, Orange
  • Middle note: Orange Flower
  • Base note: Ylang-Ylang
  • Olfactive family: Fresh, Citrus


Rose Cologne Spray 100ml

Rose is historically connected to perfumery, as the flower itself offers a complex array of fragrances within its petals. If you love a floral scent, our interpretation of the rose is earnestly true to the living bloom, supported by a delicious elixir of geranium, ylang-ylang and mimosa. Our Rose Cologne is a dry, powdery floral fragrance; Czech & Speake’s interpretation of a classic scent. One whiff will transport you to a blissful english rose garden.


  • Top notes: Rose, Geranium
  • Middle notes: Ylang-Ylang, Mimosa
  • Base note: Patchouli
  • Olfactive family: Floral


Mimosa Cologne Spray 100ml

If you prefer a scent to be warming and long-lasting, but wish to capture the lush, floral essence of spring, our Mimosa Cologne fuses both flowers and spices to create a soft, dry floral scent. The vibrant spring flower of Mimosa is combined with jasmine to form the heart of the perfume with floral top notes of geranium and ylang-ylang, and finished with spicy clove and woody benzoin to give it its warm, sultry soul.


  • Top notes: Geranium, Ylang-Ylang
  • Middle notes: Mimosa, Jasmine
  • Base notes: Clove, Natural Benzoin
  • Olfactive family: Floral


If you’ve been inspired to try a new scent for spring, shop our Spring fragrance category. 

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