Be in­spired by the mood-lifting aro­mas in the air and cre­ate your own scent-sory ex­pe­ri­ence with our pick of this sea­son’s new per­fumes

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - BEAUTY -

Spring is a popular time of year for per­fume launches, with the warm, flower-scented air in­spir­ing all things fresh and new. “The change of sea­son means con­sumers are look­ing for a change,” fra­grance eval­u­a­tor Erica Moore of Fra­grances of the World says. “Tastes gen­er­ally shift slightly to­wards fresher, lighter notes, re­plac­ing the more in­tense fra­grances we tend to­wards in win­ter.”

For me, this aro­matic sea­son par­tic­u­larly ap­peals to my senses be­cause my hus­band is a keen gar­dener, and from my desk I can see lavender, le­mons and vi­o­lets, as well as new buds on the roses and gar­de­nia. I’m drawn to th­ese com­fort­ing aro­mas when I choose a new fra­grance be­cause no mat­ter where I am, I have the fa­mil­iar scent of home with me.

So what’s your per­fume mood this spring? Don’t worry if flo­rals aren’t for you as there’s a new fra­grance from each fam­ily. We’ve done the nose-work for you, so here’s our pick of the crop. A flo­ral scent is per­fectly matched to spring. In­gre­di­ents can be any type of cut flower such as rose, jas­mine and pe­ony. Marc Ja­cobs Daisy Dream EDT ($ 90, 1800 812 663; pic­tured, far left) is a light flo­ral with heart notes of jas­mine and wis­te­ria. Bot­tega Veneta Knot EDP ($165, 1800 812 663; pic­tured, sec­ond from left) mixes lavender, pe­ony and rose with fruity notes of man­darin and orange for a fresh and el­e­gant scent. Th­ese warm and sen­sual scents have a wood­i­ness from in­gre­di­ents such as san­dal­wood, ve­tiver and cedar. Jo Malone Wood, Sage & Sea Salt Cologne ($ 90, 1800 661 062; pic­tured, cen­tre) has a de­light­ful woody base of sage. To lighten it, layer it with some­thing fresh such as Jo Malone Lime Basil & Man­darin Body & Hand Wash ($ 30).

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