Earthy, Fresh Scents Are Trending For 2023 - How To Pick A Perfume For Tomato Girl Summer

Do you know the clean girl? The one who always has her hair slicked back into a low ponytail, with a tube of clear lipgloss in her shoulder bag, and a pair of sunglasses for effect? Yeah, that clean girl. You might also know the vanilla girl or the broccoli girl. Well, scrap all that because there's a new girl on the TikTok micro-aesthetic block, and she's making this summer hers. She's known as the tomato girl, and like the clean girl, she has a whole new wardrobe waiting for you to cop, scents included.

The tomato girl loves a mix of everything: red tones, flowy linen dresses, European coastal fashion, and a pinch of cottagecore. She's also into beach waves and loves to smell good. But the big question is, how exactly does one smell like a tomato girl? Well, it all comes down to two things: the right notes and personality. The best way to pick out aesthetic-appropriate perfumes is to keep the archetype personality in mind, like how the clean girl stays put together with soft floral notes or the vanilla girl loves, well, vanilla-scented stuff.

In the tomato girl's case, she is down-to-earth, refreshing, curious, and vibrant — all qualities that correlate to perfumes that are earthy, fresh, and airy. But knowing what section to shop in isn't enough for a superb selection. For your ease, read on for more on the specific notes or scents to look out for. 

Earthy and fresh scents

Earthy perfumes are a relatively large category, with woody notes like cedar, amber, oak, and sandalwood or minty, herbal notes like lavender, basil, geranium, and patchouli. Some in the category even follow other earthy themes like petrichor or moss. Generally, these scents smell gentle and comforting, making perfumes in this category perfect for tomato girl summer.

Fresh scents, on the other hand, are vibrant and zesty but can also be gentle and energizing. In this category, you're looking for perfumes with orange, lemon, bergamot, or grapefruit notes. Perfumes with these notes truly embody the tomato girl's carefree and curious nature and are a perfect scent for summer. Also, if you've ever eaten a ripe, juicy tomato, you've probably noticed the fruit has a barely-there scent to it. You can take from the tomato's nutrient-rich inspiration and try perfumes made with airy and gentle notes. Notes in this category include sea salt, marine, and coconut, which are excellent for a tomato girl. So, if you're doing some shopping this summer, try searching for perfumes you like with these notes. 

Choosing your scent

Now that you know what notes to look out for, you also need to pick perfumes based on your personality or the type of tomato girl you want to be. Are you a green-grass, earthy tomato girl who loves to sit out and work on her garden? Or are you more of a citrusy, breezy tomato girl who sits by the beachside while journaling or crocheting? If you're the former, perfumes like the Comme des Garcons Amazingreen contain a potent mix of earthy notes like orris roots, hazelnut, green pepper, and palm tree leaves. And if you're the breezy latter, you'll appreciate perfumes that feature both citrus and a bit of wood, like the Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne. If you need help picking between citrus, breezy, and woody, why not do all?  Phlur's Solar Power Eau de Parfum contains earthy notes with sea salt for that beachside feel.

But perfumes are not the only way to bring the tomato girl scent into your day. Indulge in some self-care with tomato-themed candles like the Tomato Leaves small scented candle from Loewe and watch the summer unfold into one like never before, tomato girl style.