Spring has such a unique scent. The aroma of freshly cut grass, the first sprig of a daffodil and a cold glass of rose wine as the sun goes down is such a refreshing antidote to the heavy and woody notes of winter. I do adore the onset of colder weather and the scent of a cracking fire, but after a few months it’s a welcome change to finally start to disrobe and celebrate the sun once again. As we get that little bit closer to Valentines Day (love it or hate it) there’s a plethora of new fragrances that are hitting shelves to offer the perfect gift for a loved one, but there are also so many that are so pretty that they’re definitely worth treating yourself to too. (Who needs a guy/gal to buy it for them anyway?) I’ve currently got three faves on rotation that I couldn’t wait to share with you – which will you choose?
1. Jimmy Choo L’Eau (From £36.00)
An incredibly successful mini brand of its own, the Jimmy Choo scent collection is normally a bit too sweet or too heavy for my personal takes – but this is a much lighter, fresher and more wearable addition that’s perfect for transitioning into spring. Top notes of hibiscus flower and bergamot blend with sweet nectarine and floral peony, but the notes are grounded by base notes of cedarwood and musk. You can definitely sense the delicate fruity notes which make the feminine floral elements softer and more modern; it reminds me somewhat of DKNY Be Delicious and the uplifting experience it provides with every spritz, but packaged in a glamorous and timeless bottle that will look so much better on your dresser.
2. Jo Malone Cologne Intense Myrrh & Tonka (From £74.00)
Not for the fainthearted, this fragrance is incredibly intense and long lasting – you only need a spritz on your neck to be doused in the scent for the rest of the day. (Beware of over-applying, because you will give yourself a headache.) Described as “Namibia, with its sand dunes and warm desert colours, conjured up the romance of faraway lands” by Jo Malone’s Fragrance Director, this is a truly unique and exotic scent that warms the senses and comforts the mind. For those of you that love oriental perfumes, this is definitely for you. With top notes of lavender, a heart of warming myrrh and base of tonka bean, this makes a statement and feels expensive without overbearing the wearer.
3. Elizabeth Arden White Tea (£36.00)
If you have a preconception of what this may smell like because of the brand name, leave all of that at the door and open your mind. Elizabeth Arden are known for their classic, somewhat heavy and overly floral fragrances – but this new incarnation is completely the opposite. Light, fresh, modern and elegant, this is a fragrance you’ll want to wear every day; it’s like the white t-shirt of scents – classic, unobtrusive, but brings everything together seamlessly. The notes include mandarin, clary sage, white fern, sea breeze accord, white tea, rose, musk, amber, madras wood, ambrette seed and tonka bean, together bringing about something complex yet incredibly simple. This is the perfect scent to mindlessly apply every morning without having to worry if it goes with your outfit or mood.
Got a fave from my selection above or another scent you’re loving for the forthcoming spring months?
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