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Fresh spring scents will keep you smelling delicious.


Buckhead is in full bloom and this spring we set out to find fragrances that are in keeping with the carefree season of reawakening. Here, some under-the-radar finds from local retailers that will have you smelling fresh.

1. Ona: Malin + Goetz Citron Vert
($150.95, 100 milliliters)
We can’t get enough of this bright fragrance, made by the New York-based apothecary brand. Spray it and first you’ll notice citrusy lime, grapefruit and bergamot (recognizable from its prominent place in Earl Grey tea). Herbal basil, floral jasmine, fruity rhubarb and petitgrain (another citrus fruit) make up the middle notes. Finally, you’ll smell lingering orris (a root, which evokes freshly laundered linen), amber and cedar. It’s intoxicating, in the very best way, and perfectly appropriate for both men and women.

3400 Around Lenox Road N.E.
Suite 206A
Atlanta 30326

2. Blend Custom Parfum: Printemps
($125, 50 milliliters)
Part of the fun of visiting Blend’s master artist, Susan Sexton, is that you get to create your own fragrance. However, we asked her to customize something just for us, and the result is as if she bottled spring. The fresh unisex scent leads with citrus (tangerine, lemon, lime) and progresses to heart notes of herbs and ginger. Finally, the base of spicy sandalwood and woodland moss lingers on throughout the day. Tip: If you find something you like, Sexton can extrapolate it into lotion, body wash and powder.

2971 North Fulton Drive
Atlanta 30305

3. Bluemercury: Creed Green Irish Tweed
($350, 120 milliliters)
For a stately men’s fragrance with year round appeal, this luxury cologne is a great choice. Creed, a British brand since 1760, packages their signature woodsy scent in a stately black flask. The sandalwood base notes are balanced by subtle violet, verbena and iris. While there are florals here, the result is verdant, spicy and wholly masculine.

37 West Paces Ferry Road N.W.
Atlanta 30305

4. Woo Skincare + Cosmetics: Kai
($76, 1.7 ounces)
For a truly transporting experience, spritz on this lush, ladylike scent. It’s bloomforward with sultry gardenia and exotic 1 2 3 4 5 white flowers, the botanicals lingering all day long. It’s how we imagine Hawaii might smell—fitting, because the brand’s founder spent summers there. For those looking for an au natural fragrance, Kai will appeal, as it’s paraben, sulfate, phthalate and phosphate free.

Two locations: 2
339-A Peachtree Road
Atlanta 30305

3509 Northside Parkway N.W.
Atlanta 30327

5. Julian’s Cosmetics + Skincare: Tiramani by Shelley Kyle
($68, 2 ounces)
This Brookhaven emporium of skincare (products and terrific facials) and cosmetics is one of the few we found carrying locally produced perfume. The Shelley Kyle line is blended right in Atlanta and each batch is poured as soon as an order is placed. This slightly sweet and heavily floral blend of blood orange, lily, white nectarine, cashmere musk and night blooming jasmine is ultra-feminine.

705 Town Boulevard
Atlanta 30319

Fresh spring scents will keep you smelling delicious.

STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
PHOTO: Sara Hanna


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