Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season With These 7 Beauty Treatments and Products
While the most fitting place to admire the perfumed cherry blossoms is in Tokyo, Japan, a few stateside locales are lucky enough to welcome the fragrant flowers each spring. Dallas, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, and, of course, Washington, DC, all make the list. There’s one reason in particular why the latter is home to the United States’ largest Cherry Blossom Festival: The mayor of Tokyo gifted 3,000 trees to the district in 1912 as a symbol of Japanese-American friendship at the time.
The only issue is that they don’t stick around for that long. Thanks to unpredictable weather and fluctuating temps, “bloom watch” is getting pushed back further and further. If you want to actually see and sniff these beauties in person (and obvs snap a pic for your ‘gram), you’ll want to head to DC before April 15 for peak bloom. In the meantime, here are a few blossom-infused treatments and products to tide you over.
6. Tatcha A Cherry Blossom Lip Balm ($38): This limited-edition lip balm of nourishing camellia oil leaves lips soft with a sheer blush of pink and a hint of glamorous 23-karat gold. Inspired by Kyoto’s delicate springtime cherry blossoms, this formula marries the iconic botanical with time-honored camellia oil.
7. Berdoues Somei Yoshino Cologne Grand Cru ($85): The only way to keep the short-lived essence of the cherry blossom scent around you year-round is to spray it on, and Berdoues’ Somei Yoshino fragrance is one of the finest and well-crafted options on the market, thanks to a unique blend of floral ingredients: shiso from Japan, jasmine sambac from India, and patchouli from Indonesia.