Thursday, 03 May 2012

SCENTS of SPRING

Beth Dadswell sniffs out the top 10 floral perfumes

Above from left to right:

Opium Vapeurs de Parfum

If you still lust after the intoxicating scent of Opium, this summer, consider updating to the lighter version.

Eau de toilette spray (50ml), £46: www.yslbeauty.co.uk

Marc Jacobs Tropical Splash Collection

A pretty trio of fragrances composed of fruity Kumquat, fresh Rain and fl oral Hibiscus.

Eau de toilette (100ml), £29 each: www.johnlewis.com

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri

A heady mix of mandarin, lemon, jasmine and patchouli.

Eau Fraîche Skinscent (100ml), £40: www.esteelauder.co.uk

Spring perfumes

Above left from right:

Miller Harris Le Pamplemousse

A fragrance inspired by the grapefruit trees in the gardens at La Palmeraie, Marrakech. Grapefruit is blended with clary sage, rhubarb and rosemary.

Eau de parfum (50ml), £90: www.millerharris.com

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilée

This spicy fragrance is lifted with top notes of sweet orange and base notes of peppermint.

Eau de toilette (50ml), £60 (available from 14 May): www.annickgoutal.com

Christian Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraîche

An elegant fragrance with timeless chic. The cute bottle will prettify your dressing table, too.

Eau de toilette (50ml), £49: www.boots.com

Spring perfumes

Above left: Jo Loves… Orange Tulle

A feminine scent that is youthful and exuberant, with intoxicating top notes of citrus.

Orange Tulle (30ml), £45: www.joloves.com

Above right: Francis Kurkdjian Oud

An oriental blend of oud from Laos, cedarwood from the Atlas Mountains and Indonesian patchouli.

Eau de parfum (2.4fl oz), £175: www.franciskurkdjian.com

Spring perfumes


Above left: Floris Fleur

Traditionalists will love this spring-like mix of lily-of-thevalley, jasmine and musk.

Eau de toilette (50ml), £49: www.florislondon.com

Above right: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia

Guerlain’s inspirational mix of zesty citrus notes, basil, lily, ylang-ylang and tuberose, with white musk and vanilla.

Eau de toilette (75ml), £37: www.johnlewis.com

 



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