They say smell is the sense most closely tied to memory—and ICYMI, nostalgia is *the* trend of 2022. So, it makes sense that we’re seeing a revival of scents from our youth that transport us back to the era of carefree (maskless) living. Think: Clinique’s ‘Happy’, Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Sunflowers’ and Ralph Lauren’s ‘Ralph.’ We can almost smell Neiman Marcus’ beauty department of 1995.
Still, while this year’s fragrance forecast may remind us of the past, we’re seeing candles, diffusers and potpourri that have been updated with unexpected notes and full-bodied bouquets that represent the current moment. So read on for 10 scents to incorporate the season of new beginnings, self-care and sentimentality into your home.