Spring is officially in the air and ergo, our olfactory wardrobe is starting to be adjusted accordingly. It’s time to place your favourite heady woods, spicy florals and warming ambers in hibernation and turn the spotlight on lighter, brighter and more breezy scents that compliment our Rae & Feather bag and seasonal sun dress, evoking sun-soaked holidays and balmy, flower-filled gardens within one spritz. Spring scents
Here are ten new scents we’re adding to our fragrance line up this season…
Spring in one spritz
Inspired by the English springtime, bright florals and sparkling citrus notes work in perfect unison alongside a hint of woodiness, giving this fragrance a certain depth that florals can often be without. This isn’t your standard floral, it’s far more smooth and not as sweet.
Shay & Blue English Cherry Blossom, £30
An English country garden…
Lavender and coriander may not seem like the typical go-to pairing when it comes to fragrance, but it totally works. Based on the smells you’d come across in a herb garden, a refreshing blend of English and French lavender is complimented with aromatic coriander, creamy tonka bean and the woodiness of sage, which gives the scent a deep and earthy twist. The scent most definitely has a masculine edge to it, but is also utterly pretty and the lavender provides an air of comfort with every spritz.
Jo Malone The Herb Garden Lavender and Coriander, £44
Let’s go to the beach…
If you’re after a fragrance that’ll transport you to sunnier climes, this is it. This fruity floral combination of pink grapefuit, zesty lemon, blackcurrant and spicy pink pepper over a heart of white florals is perfectly balanced alongside warming sandalwood and musks, conjuring up that holiday feeling.
Michael Kors Coral, £78
Clean, fresh and feminine
Androgynous floral scents are coming out thick and fast at the moment, and here at GLOSSYBOX HQ we’re big fans. The blend of lemon, bergamot, pear and basil, followed by fig, peach and black pepper are complemented by a warm woody and spicy amber base. It’s clean, light, elegant and modern – and great for anyone who likes to mix things up a bit.
Yardley Hermina, £19.99
A celebration of springtime
Lily of the valley is symbolic of the Flora Day festival in Cornwall, marking the arrival of spring – so Molton Brown rightfully centred its latest spring fragrance around this very flower. Layering lily of the valley, magnolia, ylang ylang and star anise, it’s bright, clean and floral, and makes for the perfect scent to boost your spirits through the often chilly spring months.
Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise, £39
A trip to the Med
Escape to the sunny azure Mediterranean with Aerin. This scent may come equipped with a fairly hefty price tag, but the beautiful bottle and incredible scent make it totally worth saving up for. And I mean, if sunny citruses like luminous grapefruit and an intoxicating sweet floral bouquet of honeysuckle and gardenia take us to the Med, then you’re essentially being swept away to an alluring beachside location with every sniff.
Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle, £85
Summer sun, something’s begun
Described as a ‘glorious reflection of summer radiance’, this classic summer scent is sunshine, bottled. Zesty, fruity and floral notes are warmed by jasmine and a musky, sandalwood base.
Paul Smith Sunshine For Women, £31
Dreaming of New York
Inspired by the neon lights, free-spirited nature, excitement and smell of spring in New York, this limited edition fragrance from DKNY is a delightfully vivacious blend of passionfruit, mandarin and nectarine, closely followed by a bouquet of jasmine, honeyed magnolia, warm musk and the subtle sweetness of benzoin, creating a truly addictive and captivating scent. One thing’s for sure, you won’t go misplacing the fluorescent orange bottle anywhere – you could spot it a mile off!
DKNY Limited Edition Citrus Pulse, £37
A burst of florals
If you’re a fan of delicate florals, you’ll adore this – and what’s more, it’s the perfect scent for warmer weather as the heat will make it bloom that bit more. Peony and rose offer a subtle, but not overly sweet, floral aroma, while white musk and a woody base balance it out. It’s pretty, but perfectly composed with woods and spices to prevent it being that bit ‘too’ sickly sweet.
Annick Goutal Rose Pompon, £67
Powdery by name, powdery by nature
This velvety, powdery perfume is delicate and feminine yet powerful in one hit. It opens with a combination of Bulgarian rose and white jasmine, over powdery musk and a beautifully warming base of vetiver and cedar. If you’re a sucker for powdery scents, you’ll be utterly addicted.
Narciso Eau de Parfum Poudree, £39
Tory Burch’s garden, bottled
Tuberose, jasmine. crisp grapefruit, creamy sandalwood and earthy vetiver work in unison to distil a fragrant cloud of floral, in turn evoking the scent of the flowers found in Tory Burch’s garden. Elegant and understated, it makes for the perfect addition to your fragrance wardrobe this spring – and through summer too.
Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Bleue, £84 at Harrods (launching May)
There’s something about the word ‘blush’ that instantly made us sure we’d be fans of the latest addition to the Marc Jacobs family, and we were totally right. A bright bouquet of fresh florals, from dewy water lily to sweet honeysuckle, delicate mimosa and the warm woody drydown make for an elegant, fresh interpretation of Daisy for spring.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Blush, £54