As the days get brighter and the evenings longer, it feels like we can finally start to shake off our metaphorical winter coats. What nicer way to herald in the spring than with a new perfume?
It's a peak time for new fragrance launches, this time of year, and whether you're a fan of florals or prefer a citrussy scent that reminds you of holidays, you won't be short of options. Like this pretty collection for starters:
Calvin Klein Women Eau de Toilette, from €45, Calvin Klein
A reinterpretation of Calvin Klein Women, the new EDT features top notes of lemon, cassis buds, and pink pepper, a heart of white peony and orange flower petals, and a base of cedarwood, musk and olibanum.
Pacific Lime Cologne Absolu, from €60, Atelier Cologne
If you’re dreaming of sunkissed shores, the latest citrus scent from Atelier Cologne will makes them seem that bit closer. It features notes of lime from Mexico, coconut from The Philippines and eucalyptus from China.
Hemlock & Bergamot Cologne, €57, Jo Malone
Part of the intriguing Wild Flowers & Weeds collection from Jo Malone this unusual pairing teams the usually deadly hemlock with crisp bergamot. It also has notes of mimosa, heliotrope and cucumber in there too.
La Vie Est Belle En Rose Eau de Toilette, from €65, Lancôme
The latest addition to the much-loved La Vie Est Belle collection, this marks Lancôme’s first peony scent. It boasts top notes of red fruits, a heart of peony and rose essence, and a base of sandalwood oil and musk.
Daisy Sunshine Eau de Toilette, from €68, Marc Jacobs
Not one but four new takes on the Marc Jacobs classic Daisy scent, each one inspired by sunny days. This cheerful option, appropriately titled Sunshine, features notes of marigold, white woods and white strawberry.
Suede Orris Eau de Toilette, from €49, Molton Brown
A new fragrance line from Molton Brown, created around Tuscan orris. The scent also has notes of rose and jasmine absolutes, cedarwood and mandarin. There are body products and a hair mist in the new scent too.
Gentle Fluidity Gold Edition Eau de Parfum, €170, Maison Francis Kurkdjian
One of two Gentle Fluidity fragrances by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, designed to be shared. Both the Gold and Silver editions were created around the same notes, namely juniper berries, nutmeg, coriander, musks, ambery woods and vanilla, but have personalities of their own.
Herbae EDP, from €65, L'Occitane
The new scent from L’Occitance was inspired by the wild grasses that grow in its home of Provence, France. Fresh and green, Herbae has top notes of bergamot and pink pepper, a heart that teams rose with bramble, and warm base of sweet vernal grass, honey and spicy cashmeran.