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Spring has finally arrived, and this Northeastern girl is grateful. Four months of winter, with its barren trees, slushy snow on the streets, and lack of flowers in bloom, is more than enough. With the welcome change of seasons, I’m inspired to add a fresh, floral scent to my daily routine. These three intoxicating blends are totally free of synthetic chemicals, made instead of plant extracts, distilled flower essences, and essential oils that smell as fresh as those first few flowers popping up about now.
Pacifica Perfume’s Island Vanilla Fragrance
The day I began using this scent was a day I began smelling very, very good. “Inspired by the unique magic of Tahitian vanilla,” this flirty fragrance includes notes of sweet and sultry vanilla, honey-jasmine, and a touch of fruitiness. www.pacificabeauty.com
Red Flower’s Ambrette Fragrance
This fragrance’s namesake, Ambrette, is an aromatic and medicinal plant used traditionally in India to perfume hair. This organic blend features alluring hints of patchouli, orange, and black pepper. Plus, it’s available in a convenient, purse-friendly roller-ball applicator. www.redflower.com
Tsi La Natural Perfumery Fiori D’Arancio Organic Parfum
Produced in Italy, Fiori D’Arancio Organic Parfum is a sparkling delight of luscious blossoms, succulent tangerines, caramelized vanilla, orange flowers, and honey. This combo delivers playful, vivacious appeal. www.tsilaorganics.com
Talia Fuhrman has a B.A. in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University and is a freelance body image and nutrition writer and chef. She’s on a mission to help people understand that eating healthfully and feeling fantastic can be fun, delicious, and easy. She has written for numerous websites and magazines including Psychology Today, Positive Impact Magazine, VegNews, CrazySexyLife.com, GirlieGirlArmy.com, and DiseaseProof.com. You can find her at www.taliafuhrman.com.