Cannabis beauty products are trending, but when it comes to fragrance, many of us are afraid to embrace the herbal aroma. (Weed’s trademark scent can be off-putting, not something we want to spray all over.) But believe it or not, there are some cannabis-based scents that smell downright delightful.
The trick when shopping for cannabis fragrances is to always go for richer, more complex bases, preferably ones without a strong fruity finish. Bergamot or moss accord add a real richness to cannabis’ earthy notes, transforming it into a scent you’ll be more than willing to rock all day long.
The other key is to stick to your usual go-to scents and look for perfumes boasting hints of cannabis-infused oil or flowers. And don’t shy away from florals — they often complement cannabis well and bring out its freshness.
Here are the best perfumes that’ll make you a cannabis convert.
Hemp & Ginger Eau de Parfum, $150 at Bloomingdale’s
This subtle number features wonderfully rich ginger and cardamom notes highlighted by a kicky hemp essence, which unifies the scent palette. It has a very clean, non-fruity aroma ideal for everyday wear.
Cannabis Infused Perfume Oil, $60 at The Dreslyn
This perfume oil is made with cannabis sativa seed oil and has a patchouli and dry amber base with citrus and bergamot top notes for a velvety finish. Basically, your standard summery scent with a twist.
Chronic Eau de Parfum, $175 at Opumo
Cult brand 19-69 is famous for its sophisticated creations and this herbal-scented perfume is no exception. It mainly relies on bitter grapefruit, cannabis accord and moss, but also has notes of amber, vetiver and musk to add a little spice.
Cannabis Perfume Oil, $52 at Bloomingdale’s
Perhaps one of the most interesting fragrances you’ll come across, this scented oil has a lingering smokiness thanks to its wood-oak moss essence. It also features hints of sweet patchouli and citrus for a truly seductive scent.
Replica Music Festival Eau de Toilette, $126 at Nordstrom
Music festival season is a wrap, but you can take a little reminder into fall. This Woodstock-inspired number has heady notes of cannabis, incense oil and leather accord. It’s the kind of freshness we’re looking for in a cannabis scent.
Eau de Parfum – George, $77 at Net-a-Porter
The fashion titan’s cannabis flower fragrance has a dispersed floral scent and is infused with violet leaves, rose and jasmine. The base is made of citrusy chypre for a welcome mix of floral and tropical aromas.