How much do you love your home state? Enough to pick a fragrance based on the state flower? We’ve got warm weather on the brain and we’re looking for any excuse to lay eyes on bundles of flowers. So, we scoured a full set of encyclopedias (kidding! we used the interwebs!) to find the 50 state flowers and selected a gorgeous group of fragrances featuring those floral notes. One confession: a few state flowers are either poisonous or not exactly fragrant (sorry, Indian Paintbrush flower states), so we subbed state trees with matching scents. What are you waiting for? Click through to find your state flower … in a perfume!
State Flower: Camellia
Fragrance: Avon Instinct, $25 for 1.7oz
Selected as Alabama’s state flower in 1959, the camellia is the middle note in this light, clean fragrance.
State Flower: Forget-Me-Not
Fragrance: Library of Flowers Forget Me Not, $54 for 1.7oz
It may not contain actual forget-me-nots, but Library of Flowers kept the blue color so unique to the Alpine forget-me-nots that grow on the rocky mountains of Alaska.
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
Fragrance: Ralph Lauren Pure Turquoise, $55.99 for 4.2oz
Pure Turquoise contains night blooming cactus flowers similar to the ones found on Arizona’s Saguaro Cactus, which can grow up to fifty feet tall and live to be 200 years old.
State Flower: Apple Blossom
Fragrance: Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, $89 for 2.5oz
Apple blossom is just one of the sweet scents in this fruity and floral favorite from Marc Jacobs.
State Flower: California Poppy
Fragrance: CK One Shock, $42 for 1.7oz
Known as the “flame” flower, there’s nothing sleepy about the way Calvin Klein incorporates poppies in this fragrance.