When I think of perfume families, a few major scents come to mind: floral, amber, woody, and fresh. These fragrance families are pretty all-encompassing, but they’re also very classic and straightforward, meaning they don’t leave a ton of room for the innovative, unique, and downright weird scents out there.
One of my favorite fragrance families is newer to the scene. Solar fragrances are exactly what they sound like—they evoke sun-drenched, golden days spent outside. These fragrances don’t fit neatly into a box, as they borrow notes from other fragrance families to create warm, sunny scents, so many of them smell very different from each other. Spritz a solar fragrance on whenever you’re having a bad day—they’re sure to bring a burst of sunlight.