5th March 2018

Your Spring Fragrance Update

If your cravings for bountiful blossoms and freshness are at a critical level after all of that snow, head straight to the fragrance aisles. It’s all happening over there!

An anti-winter haven of pastel-coloured, sweet-scented beauty, the spring fragrance launches of late are the epitome of feel-good. Think grand and billowy florals, fragrances inspired by bare skin, and even a sartorial masterpiece in the shape of a shoe (yes, really).

Say hello to the fragrances that are shaking things up this season – which is the one that’ll be scenting your spring?

 

A Tender Mood

Keep it soft and gentle with these tactile spring fragrances

Elie Saab Le Parfum In White Eau de Parfum Fragrance - Spring Fragrance Edit

Elie Saab Le Parfum in White Eau de Parfum

Mood: A diaphanous ode to joy

Elie Saab’s couture creations are present during the most joyful moments of women’s lives. His latest fragrant creation is inspired by one of the biggest moments of all: a wedding day. Le Parfum in White is a regal floral chypre bouquet crafted around a central thread of golden orange blossom, with a touch of cassis at the opening and a cocooning, sensual base of musk and ambroxan to finish. Luminous, exquisitely crafted and instantly impactful, it’s the sort of scent that lifts you up to a higher plane. It’s exactly what a wedding day fragrance should be!

 

ALAIA Paris Nude Eau de Parfum - Spring Fragrance Edit

ALAIA Paris Nude Eau de Parfum

Mood: Addictive and understated

Comparing the brand new ALAIA Paris Nude Eau de Parfum to the original ALAIA Paris is really like comparing night and day. Whereas the original calls to mind a bold, strict silhouette, Nude is ever so tender. It’s buttery-soft leather brushing against warm, bare skin, with a sensual undertone of tonka bean and musks that quietly but unwaveringly lingers throughout wear. It’s the almost-edible addition of cashmeran that makes this spring fragrance truly addictive, though – you won’t be able to stop sniffing it.

 

KENZO World Eau de Toilette - Spring Fragrance Edit

KENZO WORLD Eau de Toilette

Mood: Light-hearted fun

If you’re in the mood for something fun yet mellow, consider KENZO WORLD Eau de Toilette. Borrowing the core peony note from last year’s KENZO WORLD Eau de Parfum, the Eau de Toilette explores the lighter side of KENZO style with a touch of juicy pear and glowing almond blossom. It’s a spirited spring fragrance and an extremely easy one to wear, taking you from important meetings through to impromptu lunch dates and back again. It’s as versatile as your favourite scarf.

 

The Neo-Florals

Modern odes to flowers that are anything but ordinary

GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale - Spring Fragrance Edit

GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale

Mood: Timeless sophistication

The debut of GUERLAIN’s new pillar fragrance, Mon Guerlain last spring was a launch that will go down in fragrance history. Not one to rest on their laurels, GUERLAIN is now launching a new chapter in the scent’s story, Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale. It takes the mesmerising notes of carla lavender, sambac jasmin and vanilla from the original eau de parfum and embellishes them with the soft tones of peony, paradisone and ylang-ylang. It’s a pastel watercolour of a spring fragrance, but that doesn’t mean its lacking in strength or charisma; Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale is the epitome of floral sophistication.

 

GIVENCHY Live Irresistible Blossom Crush - Spring Fragrance Edit

GIVENCHY Live Irresistible Blossom Crush Eau de Toilette

Mood: A bubblegum bouquet

GIVENCHY’s Live Irresistible Blossom Crush Eau de Toilette is joie de vivre in a bottle. It’s cheekiness and mischief abound here, yet Blossom Crush retains that ultra-sleek GIVENCHY edge, which is thanks in part to its tempting base of chocolatey cocoa bean. This bubblegum bouquet is based upon a central theme of rose, a core note in both the Live Irresistible and Very Irresistible fragrance universes, while a romantic and blossoming note of peony lends a thread of sweetness. It’s completely charming and impossible not to fall for.

 

MUGLER Alien Flora Futura Eau de Toilette

Mood: The uber-modern blossom

As anyone who’s worn MUGLER’s iconic Alien fragrance will tell you, there’s nothing quite like it. Alien Flora Futura carries on this legacy of provocative perfumery with an optimistic, luminous ode to an imaginary flower, pairing the crackling citrus of a Hand of Buddha accord with the seduction of Queen of the Night flower. Familiar Alien notes of amber and sandalwood are felt throughout the fragrance, giving you that famous boost of MUGLER confidence whenever you need it most.

 

Make a Statement

Go for maximum impact with these bold and passionate scents

Giorgio Armani Si Passione - Spring Fragrance Edit

Giorgio Armani Si Passione Eau de Parfum

Mood: Pure confidence

Giorgio Armani Si Passione is inspired by the instant confidence boost that you get when you apply your favourite red lipstick. How intriguing is that for a concept? The sentiment translates beautifully into a daring spring fragrance, with attention-grabbing notes of blackcurrant, jasmine and vanilla that are woven seamlessly to create a powerful and memorable scent. That show-stopping lacquered red bottle adds to the adrenaline-boosting mood; it’ll be the star of your dressing table.

 

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum - - Spring Fragrance Edit

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum

Mood: For power dressing

‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world’ has never been truer than with the latest fragrance launch from Carolina Herrera. Good Girl is a statement of pure, unadulterated power. Setting aside its extraordinary bottle, what sets Good Girl apart is its beautiful balance of light and dark ingredients. On the luminous side are tuberose and sambac jasmine, before deep notes of tonka bean and cocoa tell a tale of pure seduction on the other side of the coin. This is a fragrance that will well and truly get you noticed.

 

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar Eau de Parfum - Spring Fragrance Edit

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar Eau de Parfum

Mood: Intoxicating floral intensity

A new chapter in the beautifully surreal Flowerbomb story, Flowerbomb Nectar is an explosive floral fragrance. It’s all about the intensity, taking the famous Flowerbomb code of sambac jasmine, osmanthus and orange flower and transforming it with sticky-sweet blackcurrant syrup, gourmand tonka bean – and a surprising gunpowder accord! The most intense of all of the fragrances launching this spring, Flowerbomb Nectar will leave its memorable floral liqueur trail wherever you go.

 

Discover More

ALAIA Paris Nude Review

GUERLAIN Mon Guerlain Eau de Parfum Florale Review

  • Nice collection and i would love to buy Giorgio Armani Si Passione Soon. Thank you

    • escentual

      Hi Robin, I’m glad you like the new fragrances. Great choice – Si Passione is breathtaking!