It’s time for an overhaul of your scents and sensibilities. There’s a reason why fragrances with floral, fruity, and cool notes are bestsellers in Spring. The perfume connoisseur knows that the notes of these scents don’t muddle up with your body’s own, resonate with the natural fragrances in the air, and stay fresh even 12 hours later. With Spring transitioning into Summer, feel free to delve a bit deeper into intense aromas with woody base notes. Not sure what that means? We help you out with seven fragrances that check all the right boxes, pretty packaging included:
Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue Eau de Parfum, £49
Miu Miu’s L’eau Bleue is a fresh take on the brand’s first two fragrances which were launched back in 2015 and 2016. Apart from having one of the best bottles of the season, the perfume is packed with lily of the valley which is concocted with honeysuckle, giving a smooth, feminine and bright side to the fragrance. Do not be mistaken, this floral fragrance is unlike others as it offers a fresh and sparkling take on the signature fragrance that went on to become a big hit.
Tom Ford Private Blend Costa Azzura Eau de Parfum, £225
This unisex perfume by Tom Ford is a unique blend of aromas which are reminiscent of salty beaches, dry herbs, evergreen trees, and driftwood. The scent will remind you of a thickly forested landscape, which is both intriguing and in-season. The intensity of the fragrance is mild, compared to other Tom Ford perfumes.
Aerin Waterlily Sun Eau de Parfum, £92
The delicate scent of waterlily combined with the exotic yet soft jasmine sambac creates layers of depth and intensity. The intensity is fizzled down by the sweet inviting musk. The moderate intensity of the scent has a bright, dewy, and fresh affect.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Black Edition Eau de Parfum, £59
Marc Jacobs Daisy Black edition is a luxurious take on the Daisy perfume, however, it has the same scent. It has notes of wild strawberry, red grapefruit, violet leaves, gardenia, jasmine, musk, vanilla, and white wood. The first whiff is of light citrus and fruit top, with plenty of green. This slides into a gentle white floral, sweetened by violet, and from there into a my-skin-but-better, woody musk. It’s fresh, airy, and feminine; perfect for Spring.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Scent of a Dream, £96
Charlotte Tilbury’s Scent of a Dream is a combination of ‘Joy’ top notes which include lemon, peach, and black pepper; ‘Fleurotic’ heart notes of jasmine and violet; plus, Psychoactive ‘pheromone’ base notes of fire tree, patchouli, and ambroxan. The perfume is derived from a blend of scented oils from Ibiza’s hippie markets that Charlotte has been using as inspiration for over 30 years. It is not overly sweet and develops into a beautiful scent when in touches your skin.
Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, £59.50
The Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet pays homage to Christian Dior’s well-known love for flowers. The peony is at the heart of this signature. Its unique trail combines the rose Damascus essence with fruity notes to recreate the outstanding scent of this flower, elusive in its natural state. As a finishing touch, white musk notes delicately wrap around this Springtime fragrance.
Penhaligon‘s Vaara Eau de Parfum, £134
The fragrance begins with a delicious blend of coriander and carrot seeds, creamy saffron and juicy quince—ingredients discovered during trips to local markets in Jodhpur, India. Roses and peonies blend elegantly with a note of Indian magnolia, a touch of freesia, and a whisper of iris. The fragrance settles into a luscious combination of honey, white musks, and resins with an aromatic after-smell of sandalwood.