It’s officially Spring – the time of the year that calls for all things clean, new and fresh, and the season that calls for fresher scents. Here are the top five on my radar – thankfully there is a scent for every sensation of the new season.
L`Occitane Terre de Lumière
If like me, you are awed by the magical spring sunsets, L`Occitane Terre de Lumière Inspired by the golden hour of a Provencal sunset is the scent for you. It has top notes of almond and bergamot, a heart of lavender honey and base notes of balsamic and musk.
L`Occitane Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, £78 for 90ml. Available at Loccitane.com.
Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature
Spring comes with promises of lush gardens and Giorgio Armani with its new Si Rose Signature, an ode to rose, which has top notes of freesia, iris and blackcurrant extract and base notes of musk and vanilla, while the pure rose absolute heart combines two different varieties of the flower.
Giorgio Armani Si Rose Signature Eau de Parfum, £69 for 50ml. Available at Armanibeauty.co.uk.
Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue
More a water baby? Christine Nagel created Eau des Merveilles Bleue for Hermès, an olfactory interpretation of water washing across pebbles, is the one for you. In a delightful blue tinted bottle, the scent boasts lingering, combining patchouli, woody notes and sea notes.
Hermès Eau des Merveilles Bleue Eau de Toilette, £102 for 100ml. Available at Hermes.com.
Miu Miu L’eau Bleue
Another fresh but this time floral scent comes from Miu Miu in the shape of L’eau Bleue. Not only housed in a delightful blue bottle, the scent is a burst of white florals with lingering lily of the valley. Light, fresh and yet memorable.
Miu Miu L’eau Bleue Eau de Parfum, £68 for 50ml. Available at Harrods.
For us indoorsy girls who’d pick the library over a picnic in the park any day, cue Byredo’s Bibliothèque, available now as an eau de parfum for a limited time, due to popular demand, which evokes the scent of a library just like the Bibliothèque candle. A perfect blend of peach, plum, violet, peony, patchouli, leather and vanilla.
Byredo Bibliothèque Eau de Parfum, £150 for 100ml. Available at Byredo.co.uk.