Spring is here, and the season of rebirth and renewal has many of us emerging from our winter hidey holes ready to unleash a new new version of ourselves on the world.
As the days lengthen and the temperatures rise, it’s the perfect time to shop for a new wardrobe, get a new haircut, maybe go all in with a completely new look from head to toe.
And would that sense of new beginnings be complete without a fresh fragrance? Worried your current perfume collection has a bit too much of a whiff of last year about it? We thought as much. It’s time to splash out.
Here are six exciting new fragrances that couldn’t be more now. And let us let you in on a little secret. If you can’t decide which one you like the sound of the most, then why decide at all?
You can add all of them to your collection at affordable prices by following this link to buy women’s perfume samples in the UK. While you are there, shop around and see what else you can find. With hundreds to choose from, you never need to be short of a scent to match your mood again.
Yves Saint Lauren Black Opium Illicit Green
Speaking of renewals, let’s start with a new take on a much-loved classic. At once floral and fruity, coffee is also a signature scent in this new creation from celebrated perfumer Nathalie Lorson, providing a punchy wake-up call that cuts through the sweetness.
With fig, pear, vanilla and orange blossom thrown in the mix, this is a rich and complex sensual feast that manages to be fresh and warm at once. An assertive rather than classically feminine fragrance, Black Opium Illicit Green is the kind of scent that gives you an extra boost of confidence when you’re dressing to impress.
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Skies
The Daisy range from Marc Jacobs has become an institution in high street fragrances. Playful and lighthearted, the name itself is a joke – daisies are flowers which have no scent at all.
Eau So Fresh Skies carries on the theme with a more in-your-face pun. This is definitely a fragrance that is all about breezy, zesty fun and freedom. It’s also perfect for the time of year – this is a fragrance that brings to mind spring walks through woods bursting with life, through meadows full of flowers under bright blue skies.
Not so much floral as packed with verdant, herbal notes, key ingredients include cedar, tea tree oil, chamomile, broom and violet.
Penhaglion Halfeti Leather
Revelling in its playful image as a brand that never left the 1870s (the decade the company started in London), Penhaglion has an almost steampunk take on all things Victorian. Its Trade Routes range is like something out of Jules Vernes Around the World in 80 Days – an aromatic tour of the exotic orient in the grand old days of empire. With plenty of artistic licence thrown in.
Penhaglion apparently chose the otherwise unassuming small settlement of Halfeti in southern Turkey as a name for its range because, according to legend, it was once the only place on earth where black roses grew. As a scent, Halfeti Leather is self-consciously heavy and exotic – spicy, smoky and woody with clear notes of oud, a signature Middle Eastern scent.
With a long list of ingredients including cardamom, plum, bergamot, citrus fruits, cumin, rose, nutmeg, cinnamon and jasmine, this is a scent that transports you to the spice markets of the East. One to bring out the bold leather-clad explorer in us all.
Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Femme
Another rewrite of a much loved classic, Intense has enough of the signature style of the original Guilty series to keep fans happy but is a fresh enough take to standalone as a unique new fragrance.
Built around the same floral scents of violet and Ylang Ylang as the original Guilty eau de parfum, Guilty Intense takes things in a new direction with fruity plum and lychee cut through with citrus and vanilla and patchouli at the base.
The result is a fragrance that is sweetly feminine in the classic sense but with a sensual, earthy depth.
Tom Ford Rose D’Amalfi
Tom Ford’s Private Rose Garden collection takes fragrance lovers on an olfactory tour of the world’s rose varieties. Rose D’Amalfi drops us off on Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi coast, with the aromatic scent of Italian bergamot hinting at citrus groves on bright sunny slopes.
With pink peppercorn and almond completing the ingredients, Rose D’Amalfi is a simple yet perfectly balanced fragrance, perfect for bright summer days and casual occasions.
Maison Margiela REPLICA When the Rain Stops
If you love that fresh, watery aroma after rainfall when the sun comes out and the world smells like it has had a good wash, you will love When the Rain Stops. Subtle hints of pine needles, bergamot, rose, jasmine and moss are in there. But the overall effect is one of watery clean freshness – that cool, crisp ozonic fragrance that is hard to define but just smells so good. A refreshingly different yet sophisticated fragrance ideal for a flexible range of situations.