Spring has sprung, the clocks have gone forward, and it’s time to embrace everything the new season has to offer.
In the world of perfume, that means a slew of launches designed to match your mood (and your wardrobe) – and we’ve got some absolute beauties to choose from right now.
Inspired by blooming buds, fragrant foliage and the great outdoors, here are seven sensational scents vying for a place on your dressing table this spring…
1. Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc Noir Rose Eau de Parfum, €94 in Boots
A rich, well-rounded bouquet, Musc Noir Rose is centred on the queen of flowers, with tuberose, patchouli and leather notes giving it an intoxicating depth.
2. Jo Malone Salty Amber Cologne, £56
Part of the Wild Swimming collection, Salty Amber is inspired by a dip in the sea at high tide. After a bracing blast of fresh coastal air, the scent dries down to make way for warm waves of cardamom and amber.
3. La Perla Signature Eau de Parfum, €68.50 in Brown Thomas
The signature perfume from intimates brand La Perla, not only is this pearlescent-topped bottle a visual delight, it contains a lush neroli, jasmine and cedarwood scent that’s as sexy as black lace lingerie.
4. Jo Loves Golden Gardenia, €84.75 in Cult Beauty
A unique homage to the gardenia flower, this unisex scent opens with its namesake note, but soon reveals a heart of spicy cardamom and woody elemi, combining to create a heady, long-lasting juice.
5. Furla Autentica Eau de Parfum, $49 in Fenwick
For this foray into fragrance, accessories brand Furla has dreamed up a handbag-inspired bottle. Bringing together cherry blossom, peony and lily, the initial floral burst is softened with notes of cashmere wood and musk.
6. Bon Parfumeur Eau de Parfum 201, €94
Like an ice-cold gin and tonic on a balmy day, 201 is light, zesty and refreshing. The cocktail of green apple, white florals and vetiver gives it a gorgeously vibrant feeling.
7. Creed Wind Flowers, €250
Luxury lovers, this one’s for you. The latest launch from storied fragrance house Creed is a glorious floral symphony composed of elegant rose, jasmine and tuberose notes, with a dash of juicy peach and a base of sensuous sandalwood.