A FRESH SPRITZ FOR SPRING
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
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).