I used to be all about bright, floral fragrances. Marc Jacobs Daisy was my signature for years. But lately, my nose has been gravitating toward perfumes that smell more like the outdoors. Maybe because I spend most of my day inside, furiously typing away at my computer? Probably. And I’m not talking springy, delicate scents. I want to smell like dirt or pine needles or basically like I just finished planting herbs in my garden. (I don’t actually have a garden, but that’s all part of the fantasy a fragrance can create.)
These woodsy perfumes are the non-floral smell of the outdoors. Verdant, rich, and woodsy, they make you do a double take because they’re unexpectedly sultry (much like Benedict Cumberbatch or Adam Driver). They’re evocative of the great outdoors, of disconnecting from your computer, of cozying up next to a bonfire by the beach, of (yes) gardening in rain-drenched soil. Shop our favorite woodsy perfumes below.