Spring fragrances to tempt you away from your regular scent
There’s nothing more exciting than setting out to uncover a new signature scent. Well there’s puppies, but scoring a new puppy is only slightly more exciting than finding a perfume that truly speaks to you.
You know the feeling. When a fragrance floats down onto your wrist, dances around merrily with the acidity of your skin and then skips back up into your nostrils, leaving with it a trail of delectable notes that make the hairs on your arms stand up to attention.
It doesn’t happen with every new juice, but when it does, it’s a match that’s bound to develop into long-term love. I do believe that we can have more than one signature scent too – monogamy and fragrances just don’t mix in my book.
Find out about the latest juices to tempt you into cheating on your current perfume…
YOU’RE AFTER… A WOODY ORIENTAL
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Collectors’ Edition – Donning a sailor’s jersey of her own, the new limited-edition Classique scent is designed to entice your senses with the much-loved original formula, which consists of rose and orange blossom mixed with spicy notes of ginger and vanilla.
BCBGMAXAZARIA bon chic – Opening with a fruity floral bouquet of wild strawberry, black cherry, lily of the valley, violet and rose, this show-stopping scent then dries down to an intoxicating woody aroma thanks to creamy sandalwood, musk and orris.
Elizabeth Arden Untold – Though deep and woody in nature, the new scent from Elizabeth Arden features notes of pear, blackcurrant and patchouli, which add a tantalisingly sensual (and unexpected) spin to this stylish scent.
YOU’RE AFTER… SOMETHING FLORAL
Kenzo Flower In The Air – With four rose tones, juicy raspberry and gardenia, this light, floral fragrance is sensual in nature and designed to speak to all women.
Ivoire by Balmain Paris – Inspired by the contemporary Parisian woman, this uniquely sophisticated floral scent features inflections of orange and mandarin essence combined with violet leaves and a carnal bouquet of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang.
Issey Miyake Pleats Please Eau De Parfum – Inspired by the ‘Pleats Please’ clothing collection by Issey Miyake, this scent also reflects the violet hue of the bottle with top notes of violet, peony and sweet pea. It finishes up with a delicious blend of patchouli, vanilla and cedar.
YOU’RE AFTER… A WOODY FLORAL
Diptyque Eau Moheli – “Exotic” is one word for this scent. “Supremely comforting” would be two more. It’s the blend of ylang-ylang, pink peppercorn, patchouli and tonka bean that makes you feel like you’re relaxing in your island home.
Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse – Featuring a “dual impression” structure, this scent features floral notes of nectar, petals and fresh lily, as well as sleek, sexy notes of vanilla, amber wood and musk. It’s oh so good to be bad.
Crabtree & Evelyn Verbena and Lavender De Provence Spray Cologne – Featuring notes of semi-woody flowering plant verbena, mixed with lavender, this woody floral scent is the light, easy-to-wear choice for people who want to adopt a cleverly blended juice with a hint of lemon.
YOU’RE AFTER… SOMETHING FRUITY
Taylor by Taylor Swift – This bubbly, fruity fragrance is extremely reminiscent of its creator’s personality. With notes of lychee, tangerine, peonies and vanilla orchids, the scent features a musky undertone that gives the fragrance incredible depth.
Katy Perry Killer Queen – Designed to capture Katy Perry’s rebellious spirit, her newest, very sophisticated fragrance features notes of wild berry, dark plum, red velvet flower and liquid praline. Hungry yet?
Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne – Though you can’t ignore the scent of peonies in fresh bloom, or the hint of jasmine, rose and soft suede, the top note of red apples is what really grabs you when you spritz this fruity floral.
Kenzo Flower In The Air, from $87, 02 9695 5678
Ivoire by Balmain Paris, from $75, 02 9695 5678
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Collectors’ Edition, $139, 02 9695 5678
Diptyque Eau Moheli, $134, http://www.meccacosmetica.com.au/
Katy Perry Killer Queen, from $39, 1800 812 663
BCBGMAXAZARIA, $145, 02 9409 7700
Issey Miyake Pleats Please Eau De Parfum, $69, (02) 9695 5678
Which of these fragrances would you be most likely to snap up and why? What is your favourite fragrance family? Florals? Woody Orientals?