With temperatures slowly rising to an acceptable level to be outside, Spring is very much lurking around the corner – all rejoice! Spring, for me (Jem, Blog Editor) has always been the season where I update everything; my wardrobe, my hair, my makeup bag and of course, my scent. The new season is the perfect time to swap out your heavier winter blends for something lighter and fresher. Whether you gravitate towards floral, fresh, fruity or muskier scents, fragrances will always hold the power to evoke different feelings and memories. Thankfully, there are a whole host of beautiful spring fragrances for the new season, each one ideal for creating new olfactory memories and lasting impressions. In celebration of National Fragrance Week, here are five of my favourites…
JIMMY CHOO BLOSSOM
Harmoniously combining floral and fruity notes, Jimmy Choo Parfums’ Blossom will breathe new life into your fragrance collection ready for spring. Inspired by a fruity cocktail, this sparkling scent opens with zesty berries and citrus, followed by warming floral notes of rose and sweet pea before transforming into a more demure, delicate concoction. Musk and sandalwood form the base for a seductive finishing touch.
Every time I wear this fragrance, I receive so many compliments – more than with any other fragrance I own. You know when someone just smells amazing, but you can’t work out what they’re wearing? It’s probably this. You’ll find that You makes a great first impression and smells even better as the day goes on. Each note melts in with your skin, chosen and balanced to allow the juice to be both long-lasting and true to how it smells at the beginning without changing as it dries down. Creamy, sparkling, clean and warm. That’s Glossier’s You.
A floral fruity scent, both modern and joyful, Coach’s Floral fragrance is inspired by a luminous Spring day wandering in an American prairie. Comprising top notes of pineapple sorbet and citrus notes, followed by a floral heart of peony and Arabian jasmine, this scent is sure to create a sparkling impression. The dry down reveals the enveloping and elegant crystal musks and creamy wood base, while the bottle is beautifully adorned with a soft pink floral hangtag, reminiscent of the brand’s Tea Rose flower appliqués. The turn lock and metal tag have been redressed in rose gold for a feminine look – my fragrance tray has never looked so good.
ELIE SAAB GIRL OF NOW
This distinctive gourmand floral Girl of Now Eau de Parfum has been inspired by Lebanese delights; opening with roasted pistachio and sparkling pear before leading to a heart of essence of bitter almond and orange blossom absolute. Tonka bean and almond milk blended together leaves a lingering almond trail while patchouli reinforces the ultimate ELIE SAAB signature.
MARC JACOBS DAISY DREAM TWINKLE
I’ve always loved the Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance family, and this new limited edition is a welcome addition to my fragrance shelf. Inspired by a shimmering oasis where the sun dazzles and water glistens, Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs Twinkle Edition is a sparkling reinterpretation of the classic Daisy Dream perfume for women. Sunny and spirited, Twinkle transports you to a beautiful place with endless blue skies, sparkling sunshine and flowers blooming everywhere. This fruity, floral fragrance opens with bursts of black cherry and fresh white floral that mingle together to evoke a sense of Springtime freshness. At the base, whipped berry mousse creates a mouthwatering scent that lingers on the skin as it dries.
What are your favourite spring scents?
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