A Fragrance to Match the Chillest of Vibes? Bet.

Created by Sesi for Naturally You Women’s Fragrance

You love a good holiday scent as much as the next person, but while issa vibe for your room to smell of evergreen, frosted cranberries, and apple cider, you’re not really here for decking yourself in those flavors. Here’s how to find a fragrance to match your chill mode — or that of your mom, sister, cousins, squad — no matter what time of year it is.

1. Keep It Low-Key
Look for scents that are light and airy. These might remind you of clean linen, fresh citrus, or florals. A hint of mild essential oils like lavender and vanilla are also a fave. One you might want to try is Naturally You, a Black-owned fragrance brand that encourages you to celebrate your natural beauty. “We should take ownership of our natural beauty inside and out,” says Jazmyn Roberson, creator of Naturally You. “The fragrance is very soft, light, smooth, and vibrant.”

Naturally You
By Jazmyn Roberson

2. Opt for Long-Lasting Formulas
Some fragrances like to give everything they’ve got from jump and fade away as the day wears on. This can be hella overwhelming — for you and everyone around you — if you’re not into heavy scents. Rather than doing the absolute most, a formula that’s made to be long-lasting will stay subtle and stable throughout the day.

3. Rock With It
We all have our own unique body chemistry, so what smells bomb on your bestie or spritzed straight from the bottle into the air may not spell as sweet on your own skin. When you do find a scent you love, spray it on a couple of your pulse points, wear it for a few hours, and then, see what you think. If you love it, rock it; if you don’t, try something new.

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