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Spring scents to add to your fragrance wardrobe

Swap traditional florals for weeds and wildflowers this season.

Swap traditional florals for weeds and wildflowers this season

There's something about spring and the promise of better weather that inspires cheery optimism. For some people, it means Marie Kondo-ing their entire closet and for others, it means picking up a new scent.

If you are in the market for a new eau, this season's scents go beyond your typical assortment of big blooms and sparkling, fruity notes. They swap traditional florals for weeds and wildflowers, give musk a romantic makeover, and play up effervescent citrus notes. Here are the top scents you should consider adding to your fragrance wardrobe this season.

Notes of fresh apple blossom and vert de bergamot are enveloped in a sultry combination of pink amber and tonka bean, giving the scent an unexpected warmth and creaminess.

Miu Miu Twist Eau de Parfum, $105 for 50 ml, sephora.ca

If you're drawn to scents that exude understated elegance, this soft take on musk teases with white florals like orange blossom and jasmine, and feels like you've wrapped yourself in the finest cashmere.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her Pure Musc Eau de Parfum, $148 for 100 ml, thebay.com

A rose lover's delight, this romantic ode to the bloom brings Bulgarian rose right front and centre, supported by a secondary cast of sweet musk and woody notes. You'll also fall in love with the blue vintage lacquer bottle, inspired by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele's mother.

Gucci The Alchemist's Garden in A Song for the Rose Eau de Parfum, $368 for 100 ml, holtrenfrew.com

Inspired by wild poppies that founder Laura Slatkin came across at the flower market, this fruity floral spritz fuses sparkling pear, raspberry, and apricot with a hint of rose de Grasse and Himalayan jasmine.

NEST Fragrances Wild Poppy Eau de Parfum, $98 for 50 ml, sephora.ca

Step into your dream garden with Hermès's Un Jardin Sur La Lagune, a sophisticated scent that's like a PBS period piece come to life. Inspired by a secret garden in Venice that was built by an English Lord, it brings together floral and woody notes like Madonna lily, magnolia and pittosporum.

Hermès Un Jardin Sur La Lagune Eau de Toilette, $120 for 50 ml, holtrenfrew.com

If you love unabashedly sweet and feminine fruity florals, this delightfully joyous scent pairs yuzu flowers and blackcurrant with plum blossom and pink peonies, finishing off with vanilla and musk.

Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Ferragamo Flowerful Eau de Toilette, $125 for 100 ml, thebay.com

 

As far as olfactive journeys go, this one will whisk you away to a tropical beach vacation drenched in sunshine and unlimited pina coladas. The sunny spritz features a cocktail-worthy combination of coconut, lemon, orange, spearmint and eucalyptus.

Atelier Cologne Pacific Lime Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume, $170 for 100 ml, sephora.ca

This version of Miss Dior gets a fresh twist with the introduction of lily of the valley into its familiar Grasse rose and jasmine floral combination. A splash of citrus with mandarin and blood orange make it the perfect springtime companion.

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette, $135 for 100 ml, sephora.ca

If you don't do florals, consider Jo Malone's limited edition collection, which takes the off-beaten path by seeking inspiration in weeds and wildflowers. Nettle & Wild Achillea uses green bergamot tempered with a soft powdery musk for a scent that's fresh and intriguing without starring the usual suspects.

Jo Malone London Nettle & Wild Achillea Cologne, $96 for 30 ml, sephora.ca


Mishal Cazmi is a Toronto-based beauty and fashion writer and founder of 100 ML. Follow her at @mishalcazmi.

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