7 Ways To Get Your Cherry Blossom Fix Now—Sans Tourists

Never mind the fact that it happens literally every year — we still get excited about cherry blossom season. Seriously, have you ever seen a city as gorgeous as ours' in April? We think not. And, luckily, the perks of this particular season extend beyond just blossom-peeping: There's also a sampling of beauty scoops that can deliver your fill of all things cherry. Thanks to these finds, when spring finally arrives and the blooms are full-on fabulous, you’ll be feeling refreshed and revitalized for all that spring has to offer.
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L'Occitane's latest cherry-themed beauty treat is loaded with shea butter and cherry extract from Provence, and it leaves hands feeling nourished, not greasy.

L'Occitane Spring Cherry Hand Cream, $10, available at L'Occitane, 3106 M Street NW; 202-337-6001.
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Head to the spa at the Park Hyatt to experience the Cherry Blossom & Honey line of treatments, which includes a facial, body wrap, and pedicure that utilize Suite Spa’s nutrient-rich products. The combo of moisturizing shea butter, aloe, cherry kernel oil, and honey will leave your skin feeling pampered and ready for spring's lighter layers.

Treatments are $149 each and available at Park Hyatt, 1201 24th Street NW; 202-789-1234.


Photo: Courtesy of Park Hyatt Washington D.C.
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Luxury fragrance line Antica Farmacista has teamed up with The Ritz-Carlton to create a custom scent just in time for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Called simply Sakura, the scent is available in diffuser or room spray form, and comprises notes of black currant, cherry blossom, lily-of-the-valley, and white musk.

Antica Farmacista Sakura Fragrance Diffuser, $25-$92, available at Antica Farmacista and area Ritz-Carlton locations.
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Organic soy and olive oils combine with Japanese cherry extract in The Body Shop's heavy-duty body butter, which offers intensive moisture and a light, feminine scent.

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter, $20, available at The Body Shop.
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Prefer a good old-fashioned soak in the tub? Drop in the cherry-scented Sakura bath bomb from Lush and let the fizzy bubbles do the work. Stop by the Georgetown store on weekdays for a free mini treatment using cherry-themed products.

Lush Sakura Bath Bomb, $6.45, available at Lush, 3066 M Street NW; 202-333-6950.
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Light and fresh, this blossom-scented spritz is also perfectly portable, which means you can bring it along for midday beauty tune-ups.

Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom Fine Fragrance Mist, $14, available at Bath & Body Works.
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Treat yourself to handmade cherry blossom soaps, candles, bath salts, and tea at the Aurora Bath & Jewels stall at Eastern Market. These ultra-femme products make lovely gifts for all those out-of-town guests headed your way for some blossom-peeping.

Available at Aurora Bath & Jewels; also at Eastern Market on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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