As the daffodils start pushing up through the leaf litter and those crisp mornings become oh-so-slightly warmer, it’s safe to say that springtime is here. So, it’s time for a big seasonal shakeup. Retire those turtlenecks to the depths of your wardrobe, trade your trusty boots for chic sneaks, and switch up your favourite winter fragrance for something a little more fitting.
Springtime scents are some of the easiest to wear, combining lighter floral or fruity notes with more substantial accents to see you through those occasional grey days. Whether you want to smell like a freshly plucked bouquet or the sun-kissed Italian coastline, this line-up has something for you.
Romantic, Passionate, Intoxicating
Is there anything more synonymous with spring than blossoming magnolias? These cream-coloured flowers are the epitome of elegance and Estee Lauder Beautiful Magnolia Intense bottles that exquisite springtime bloom.
A new release for 2022, Beautiful Magnolia Intense combines magnolia, violet leaf and iris with cardamom, patchouli and mandarin orange, layered over a base of vanilla, cedar, musk and leather. The resulting fragrance is an intoxicating floral with hints of the earthy forest floor. Grab it quick; this one will become a staple signature scent for women everywhere.
Easy, Breezy, Blue
The quintessential easy-wear fragrance for spring, Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue has been a firm favourite since its launch in 2001. Evoking the spirit of a Sicilian summer, Light Blue blends a dizzying array of notes into one refreshing citrus fragrance.
Most noted for its unusual inclusion of bamboo, other notes include Sicilian lemon, green apple, cedar, bellflower, white rose and jasmine. But don’t be fooled; this isn’t the flower bomb you might expect. Instead, it’s an unmistakenly citrusy breath of fresh air - perfect for soaking up the sunshine whether you’re at home or abroad this spring.
Sultry, Rich, Seductive
If you gravitate towards Amber scents during the colder months but want something a little better suitable for this season, Michael Kors Sexy Amber is a fantastic option. With just three notes; amber, sandalwood and white flowers; you could be fooled into thinking that this is a simple perfume - but nothing could be further from the truth.
The floral element of Sexy Amber balances the amber and sandalwood notes, uplifting the scent from animalistic to almost soapy. The result? A seductive fragrance that lets both your masculine and feminine sides show.
Fruity, Juicy, Clean
If you loved the original Donna Born In Roma, this next perfume is a must-try for spring. With the original’s jasmine and rose notes, Valentino Donna Born In Roma Coral Fantasy adds a fruity twist that lands this fragrance firmly in our lineup of the best perfumes for Spring 2022.
What makes Coral Fantasy sing are its two fruity notes - kiwifruit and Brazilian orange. Zesty, juicy and vibrant, the fruity addition to this flanker has made it arguably more popular than the original (and perfectly suited to spring). You might even detect a little strawberry in this one, although it’s not listed in the official notes. Finally, to give it that little extra oomph for those hot, sunny days, cedar and white musk round of the fragrance as its’ clean, soapy base notes. Perfection.
Playful, Powerful, Perfect
Mugler Alien Goddess is a must-try if you don’t usually gravitate towards fruity, sweet springtime fragrances but want to wear something fit for the season. At first waft, you’re met with a traditional, powdery perfume, with notes of jasmine, vanilla and cashmeran. But that’s not all this fragrance offers, oh no. Next, you’ll get refreshing bergamot, a waft of coconut and just the subtlest touch of bourbon. Alien Goddess is refined yet playful, safe yet mysterious. Try it for yourself and unleash your inner goddess.