Scented Spring: Spring Scents to Rejuvenate Your Apartment

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As nature awakens and blooms anew, springtime brings a number of fragrances that rejuvenate the senses. In this ApartmentGuide article, we will explore a variety of scents, from floral and fruity to earthy and exotic, offering expert tips and ideas for incorporating them into your apartment decor. So whether you're renting a townhouse in Denver, CO, or an apartment in New York, NY, join us as we discover the perfect scents to embrace the beauty and energy of spring in your home.

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Desert bloom

Desert bloom is the perfect spring scent because it captures the essence of fresh, blossoming flowers and subtle earthiness, evoking the renewal and vibrancy of the season. 

“When it comes to spring scents, who doesn’t love something floral,” remarks Unhinged Craft Candles. “Desert Bloom is a cool scent that takes the aroma of cactus flowers and builds on some complexity with aloe vera freshness and patchouli earthiness. We’re based out of San Diego, CA, so we love how it fits the springtime floral theme with some native flavor.” 

Magnolia

Magnolia is the perfect spring scent because its rich, creamy floral aroma embodies the freshness of springtime blossoms. 

Ame Home Furnishings remarks, “Magnolia is a beautiful choice for a spring scent. Its delicate and sweet fragrance evokes feelings of freshness, renewal, and the awakening of nature after the cold winter months. The aroma of magnolia blossoms can transport you to a tranquil garden filled with blooming flowers, creating a sense of serenity and joy.”

“Magnolia and peony evokes the essence of spring's blooming flowers. This scent will create a delightful olfactory experience that embodies the beauty and freshness of the spring season,” shares Michelle of Abboo Candle Co.

Magnolia flower

Moonflower

Moonflower captures the enchanting essence of night-blooming flowers, adding a touch of magic to the season. 

Cottage Goods shares, “Moonflower allows you to dive into the enchanting aroma of moonlit florals. Whether you're looking to cozy up your home or set the mood for a relaxing evening, this scent is perfect for every occasion.”

Lavender and eucalyptus

Lavender and eucalyptus create a balanced atmosphere that perfectly aligns with the spirit of renewal and freshness in spring.

“One of my favorite scents for spring is lavender and eucalyptus,” notes Kobi Co. “Lavender, with its soothing, floral notes, brings to mind the serene lavender fields of early spring, while eucalyptus adds a clean, crisp undertone that enhances focus and clarity. Together, they create a refreshing and calming atmosphere, perfect for welcoming the newness of the season.”

Lavender

Fruit and citrus scents

Fruit and citrus scents are perfect for spring because they bring a burst of freshness and vitality. Happy Scents shares, “Citrus scents are great for energizing your space, giving you that extra boost to power through your spring cleaning.”

“Where I reside in SoCal, groves of orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees dot the landscape behind my home. In springtime the aroma of orange blossoms and ripening pink grapefruit is heavenly. Neroli and rose grapefruit capture those essences all year round and transport me to a sunshiny, spring day, with the gentle buzz of bees, and a walk in the shade of the trees,” says Tricia Ambroziak owner of Aromatic Formulations LLC.

“I'm all about fruity scents like lemon, orange, and mango for spring,” states Mountain City Candles based in Frostburg, MD. “Citrus and tropical fruit scents help me brush away that cold winter funk with the reminder of new and fresh possibilities.”

“Neroli, derived from orange blossom, offers a bright, citrusy-floral aroma that is both refreshing and invigorating. It embodies the energy and optimism of spring with its slightly honeyed sweetness and green facets,” adds Beauty Handmade and The Perfume Atelier.

Blooming lilacs

Blooming lilacs bring sweet, floral fragrances to the springtime.“Blooming lilacs in spring is my favorite scent,” remarks Candle Crowd. “Their floral aroma is soothing and reminds me of sunny afternoons spent in the garden.” 

Lilac

Gardenia and rose garden

Gardenia and rose garden embody the lush beauty and fresh beginnings of the spring season. “Two glorious flowers that bloom in spring fill the air with their intoxicating aromas that we captured in two of our favorite scents gardenia and rose garden. Both of these fragrances are sensual and romantic, reminding us that spring is the season of love,” raves Molly Basler of Timothy Jay Candles.

Green tea and lemongrass 

Whether you are looking for a cup of tea or just want the alluring scent of it, green tea and lemon grass are the perfect spring scents.

“For spring, my favorite fragrance combination is a mixture of something refreshing such as green tea scent or lemongrass mixed with a soft floral like jasmine or freesia,” notes The Noble Brand. “This combination brings a light calming effect to any space it’s in.”

Green Tea

Tropical smells 

Tropical scents evoke the lush, exotic ambiance of a tropical paradise, infusing your space with vibrant and refreshing aromas. 

Dixon Candle and Bath LLC, based in Scranton, PA, shares, “I really enjoy tropical smells in the springtime. They signal that warmer weather will be here soon. Scents that combine coconut with fruits like kiwi and pineapple bring island vibes indoors. These fragrances remind us of paradise, vacations, and fun during the season.”

Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a warm, woody aroma that provides a grounding contrast to the fresh, floral notes.

“My favorite spring blend is a base of sandalwood, with the mid blooms of lavender and top notes of wild orange. It is so versatile it could be a bath salts blend, diffuser blend or a personal perfume,” notes Kylie Wass of Essential DoTERRA Essential Oils in North Brisbane.

Sandalwood

Bamboo and cucumber

This refreshing combination creates a calming and invigorating atmosphere, making it ideal for celebrating the essence of new beginnings and natural beauty in spring.

Scented Designs shares, “One of our favorite spring scents is bamboo and cucumber because it's clean and green, perfect for a season of spring cleaning and renewal. It's a green take on a clean and breezy scent that makes your home feel fresh after being closed up all winter.”

Rose, hyacinth, and lavender 

Rose, hyacinth, and lavender combine the delicate floral notes of roses and hyacinths with the soothing, aromatic fragrance of lavender. 

“Spring is such an exciting time when everything starts to grow and bloom again. Around this time of year, we enjoy scents that capture the essence of spring like rose, hyacinth, and lavender,” remarks Valencia and Eli Morr of Peacesake Candles.

Night jasmine 

This enchanting fragrance creates a captivating and romantic atmosphere, perfect for embracing the ethereal beauty and enchantment of spring evenings.

“Our favorite candle scent for spring has to be night jasmine,” says Candlefy. There's something truly special about lighting it up and being greeted by the delicate violet top notes, which instantly add a touch of elegance to our space. Then, the sweet honeysuckle middle layers bring in a refreshing, uplifting sweetness that feels like a breath of fresh spring air.”

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