We should stop making resolutions in January, and instead time them for spring. Everything is uplifting once the clouds clear and the flowers bloom. Our minds open, along with our senses, and optimism smells all the sweeter now than in the doldrums of winter. This season is also when the best spring colognes make their debut—or when the classic ones come out of hiding and add even more zest to the air. Notes of bergamot, lavender, vetiver, and eucalyptus hint at warmer days ahead, which is why we love that they shine in these seven scents.
If you’re in the market for a new signature scent, here’s an intoxicating roster of new bottles, as well as some rousing classics (plus one remix). These are the spring colognes that should be on every man’s radar.