The Best Spring Colognes To Refresh Your Scent

Elevate your springtime vibe with these fresh seasonal scents.

(Ranger Station)

Seasonality is everything in your wardrobe, so it follows that your rotation of scents should clear that same high bar. And spring, with its promise of a new beginning and the promise of blustery weather giving way to sunny skies, is as ideal a time as any to take inventory.

That holds true for your rotation of waxed canvas outerwear and lightweight shirt jackets in place of bulky winter outerwear, and your fragrance of choice similarly speaks volumes. The best fall and winter cologne is territory all its own, but spring brings with it new (refreshing, excellent-smelling) possibilities.

Embrace the bloom, bluster and bright foliage of a new season, bring your lightweight bomber jacket out of storage, and step out in style wearing one of the best spring colognes.

Original Penguin Blue Label

(Original Penguin)

Although perhaps best known for its crisp, prep-inspired polos and chinos, Original Penguin meets the moment with a vibrant new fragrance boasting top notes of “sparkling citrus and bergamot combined with an aquatic accord.” Driftwood, patchouli and musk finish off the fragrance for seasonal depth. $85

D.S. & Durga Radio Bombay

(Todd Snyder)

Not quite ready to give up the woodsy notes you prize so much in a fall and winter fragrance? Step forward subtly into a new season with notes of sandalwood, followed by vivid peach, ambrette and cedar for a pleasingly light finish. $210

Ranger Station Woodland Rose Fragrance

(Ranger Station)

Don’t let your preconceived notions of typical cologne fool you: There’s room for plentiful diversity in terms of fragrance, including more nuanced notes like that of sweet rose. Sandalwood and amber add pleasing richness to this fragrance, and the handsome bottle is a worthy addition to your bathroom. $94

John Varvatos XX Intense

(John Varvatos)

A stylish rock n’roll edge is channeled through a bold new fragrance dropping on April 1st from the famed fashion designer. Bergamot and verbena top notes are rounded out by mid notes of geranium and a tonka bean and roasted coffee finish. It’s every bit as complex and intriguing as a richly crafted, tastefully rogue-ish Varvatos leather jacket. $137 starting April 1st

Fulton & Roark Thousand Palms

(Fulton & Roark)

The latest fragrance from Fulton & Roark, best known for its excellent solid fragrances, delivers a seriously refreshing spritz of white floral and ultra-clean, green notes. It’s as vibrant as it gets, and an exceptional fragrance to round out looks both tailored and more easygoing. $210

St Johns Fragrance West Indian Lime Cologne

(St Johns Fragrance)

Your bar cart is likely well-stocked with all manner of citrus (especially lime) for a plethora of crisp, easy-drinking cocktails as warm weather beckons. Why shouldn’t your scent embrace those same characteristics? The spirit of the Caribbean is just a spritz away. $80

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino


Over the years, the question tends to come up: “What can’t Tom Ford do?” The iconic American designer has paved his way in the fashion world at large, perfecting everything from ’70s-esque suiting to all-American denim to a line of refreshing, otherworldly fragrances. This one in particular is like being transported to a sun-kissed coastal vacation. $295