Most fragrances strike me as seasonal; as soon as I get a whiff, it's instinctually clear during which months a particular scent will do its best work, just like most colors or textures lean one way or the other. Transitional months are a little trickier; you need a scent that's not too sweet for cool evenings but that won't stink up any space you're in on warm afternoons.
Below, I've picked some of my personal favorites; these scents balance their seasonal notes perfectly. Think of them as the "light sweaters" of the perfume world.
Boucheron Place Vendôme Perfume
$85 - $115 via Nordstrom
Byredo Black Saffron Perfume
$220 via Net-a-Porter
Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Perfume
$22 - $75 via Sephora
Kiehl's Original Musk Oil
$35 via Net-a-Porter
Tom Ford Santal Blush Perfume
$215 via Neiman Marcus
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