There’s blossom on the trees, the evenings are getting lighter and the temperatures are (we hope) rising. It’s also a time when the diary starts to fill up with weddings, parties and outdoor events, so what better time to take stock of your fragrance collection and consider investing in a new addition that perfectly captures the freshness of the season. To make things easier for you we’ve rounded up some of our favourites, including old classics and new launches, that we think you’ll love.
If you’re expecting a delicate garden mint scent then you might be disappointed, but we think this new fragrance from the chic Parisian fragrance house, is so much better. With full bodied green notes tempered by patchouli and nutmeg, the result is something altogether spicier and more robust with a warm, skin-like quality taking over as it dries down.
Best for: An unusual take on a spring-fresh fragrance. We love the cologne-like undertones and the unexpected muskiness of this new scent.
Conjuring up the salty sea air and herbal, woody notes of the island of Sardinia, this uplifting and sensual blend combines citrusy heart notes of lemon and yellow mandarin with base notes of incense, vanilla and vetiver. The ideal olfactory pick-me-up for spring days that feel more blustery than blossoming.
Best for: Anyone who loves woody notes; driftwood, agarwood and oud all jostle for attention in this earthy fragrance.
If you’re looking to update your collection with something unusual, we love this concoction from fragrance wizards Byredo. With a floral heart of neroli, peony and violet, boosted by white rose, blonde woods and musk, it’s the perfect fragrance to wear when you want to stand out from the crowd – expect the compliments to come flooding in.
Best for: Fans of a purist approach to fragrance. Founder Ben Gorham was inspired by the starkness of the colour white, hence it’s simplistic – but stunning – scent.
There’s nothing like the scent of figs to transport you to sunnier shores if your own climate isn’t playing ball, and this classic does just that. With a citrus opening of lemon, grapefruit and bergamot providing an instant burst of zest and base notes of benzoin and cedarwood completing it, the result is elegant and inviting and just the thing for drizzly spring days.
Best for: Diehard Mediterranean lovers; one sniff of the evocative scent will transport you to Aperol Spritz hour under a fig tree.
New and exclusive to Space NK comes the latest in the line-up from fragrance guru Jo Malone, CBE. An ode to the rose in its truest form, this heavenly scent explores Jo’s personal memories of the flower and uses a blend of saffron, lychee and bergamot to bring to life the vibrancy of rose water, Turkish rose and Bulgarian rose amongst other elements.
Best for: Fragrance classicists and rose fans alike. Sparklingly fresh and feminine, this is perfect for a spring wedding or garden party.
A beautifully blousy fragrance that’s bursting with white florals such as jasmine, gardenia, tuberose and Casablanca lily, this decadent scent lives up to its heady name. If you’re worried about it being too overpowering then don’t; it’s balanced by grounding musk and ambergris which give it a sensual, skin-like quality.