Spring is a time to refresh your beauty routine, and your fragrance wardrobe is no exception. Browse our top picks for the ultimate new season perfume inspiration…
Florals With A Difference
We know what you’re thinking; in the words of Miranda Priestly, “Florals for spring? Ground-breaking”. But a beautiful floral scent can take you from dreary winter to uplifting spring in one single spritz, and there are plenty to choose from that have a unique, modern twist. While classic sweet floral scents like Byredo’s Flowerhead are firm favourites, there are other less obvious options, most notably those that use citrus notes to bring out a flowery base.
Jo Loves White Rose & Lemon Leaves features soothing base and heart notes of rose absolute and rose oil, yet sharp, zesty top notes of lemon peel that cut through beautifully to create a truly unique scent. Diptyque’s latest offering Fleur De Peau also offers florals but with a modern spin. Containing Turkish rose and iris, it also manages to be distinctly musky and slightly spicy, thanks to ambrette and pink pepper.
While we typically associate smoky, heady scents with the colder months, wearing one during spring offers a surprisingly chic alternative. Not all smoky scents are heavy and intense either; Malin + Goetz’s new Leather Perfume Oil will have you reminiscing about your very first leather jacket, yet also features lotus flower and orchid, to lift and add freshness. Byredo’s Velvet Haze is also perfect for spring evenings; with coconut water and cotton musks, it’s clean and fresh yet layered with smoky ambrette and cocoa absolu.
His ‘n’ Hers
We’re all for genderless beauty, and unisex fragrances allow you to play with notes you wouldn’t usually try (as well as saving you money when you share with a partner!). Tempo by Diptyque is aromatic and spicy thanks to clary sage and bergamot; making it perfect for spring evenings out. Another great option is Jo Loves’ Red Truffle 21, which Jo Malone MBE has said is her “most exciting and daring fragrance to date”.
Crisp and cool yet addictively earthy, Red Truffle 21 A Fragrance combines warm fig with sharp citrus notes and fresh pine undertones. Try using one of Jo’s unique paintbrush formulations instead of – or in addition to – the original fragrance. Ultra-convenient and longwearing, these paintbrushes are perfect for popping in a handbag or keeping in your desk drawer.
Warm up for summer and experiment with citrus-based scents that not only smell irresistible but lift your mood in seconds. Jo Loves Pomelo A Fragrance is a classic for a reason; this sharp, grapefruit-infused scent is inspired by Jo’s memories of long summer holidays, making it impossible not to smile when wearing it. We’re also big fans of Laura Mercier’s Tea Menthe Citron EDT: a unique blend of mint tea leaves and cardamom inspired by the Moroccan landscape and is a light and subtle way to wear citrus, while still holding sweet appeal that’s great for spring.