The launch of new products for spring has been pretty impressive and I’m struggling to keep up, last week I spoke about some of my favourite lipstick launches and I thought today we would look at some of my favourite fragrances.
I love the idea of changing my fragrance for spring and summer, usually opting for something a little lighter, sweeter or more floral. Although celebrity fragrances typically have a bad reputation the Taylor Swift Incredible Things perfume, £23 doesn’t have the typical celebrity fragrance scent. It is a really beautiful day time option which has notes of vanilla, musk, pink pepper and grapefruit. Although it is initially quite a sweet scent it develops into more of a musky vanilla and isn’t as young as it sounds, probably one of my favourite celebrity fragrances which I will be wearing this spring.
Another great inexpensive option are the new DKNY fragrances, I have already spoken about the DKNY Delicious Delights range but they have also released their yearly Women’s Limited Edition fragrance (£41, exclusive to Superdrugs). Admittedly I hate the long bottle as it isn’t the easiest to store but the fuse of sweet orange, grapefuit, vanila and patchouli make it a really wearable fragrance.
One of my all time favourite perfume range is the Juicy Couture one, I love the tacky bottle and they just all smell so incredible and the new Hollywood Royal, £35 is no different. More of a evening spring/summer scent it maintain the usual florally sweet notes and I think you can really smell the marshmallow, candy apple, vanilla and jasmine notes.
If you are a fan of Burberry Brit Rhythm then you are probably excited to hear about the launch of Burberry Brit Rhythm Floral, £50 which is a floral fragrance enriched with citrus fruit. Although you can definitely smell the floral scents I find this to be a very lemon and orange based fragrance. It is really perfect for day time in the spring and very understatedly sexy.
New from L’Occitane is Iris Bleu & Iris Blanc £52 which is unlike any of the other fragrances I have in this post. It is grown up but not at all in an old-lady overly floral way (I’m awful at descibribing fragrances), it is a mixture of blue iris floral water and white iris which notes of citrus, peach and musk. Quite unique in my opinion, not something I would typically go for but actually really pretty, especially as it’s unlike what my friends usually go for.
Two brands which I have never owned perfumes from are Thomas Sabo and Marni. Thomas Sabo has released a perfect summer fragrance called Charm Rose Beach, £44.95 which goes with it’s recent charm collection, as the name would suggest the scent is very much sea inspired with notes of mandarin, bergamot, musk and spicy cedar. From Marni they have launched Marni Spice, £49 which although may not be for everyone is a great spicy fragrance with cinnamon, black and pink pepper with a range of floral notes too perfect for the evening.
Diptyque Florabellio, £58 launches in April 2015, providing floral harmony refreshed with salty sea aromas. This unisex fragrance also includes notes of apple blossom, roasted coffee and toasted sesame. I think this would be the perfect holiday perfume and would work just as well for your partner.