Every spring without fail I clean out my closet, get the tires on my car rotated and start wearing a new fragrance. It just seems right to start off a new season with a new fragrance. This year there is no shortage of mesmerizing scents to choose from. I have sniffed and sampled a wide range of fragrances and narrowed them to the cream of the crop. Read on for spring’s best-smelling olfactory offerings.
Vera Wang Princess ($45, sephora.com) This playful, flirty fragrance is a delight for the senses. It was created for the unpredictable, independent woman who treats every day like an event and adventure. A magical blend of water lily, lady apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin are melded with sheer floral notes, accented with dark chocolate, and finished with a pink frosting accord, amber, warm woods, musk, and vanilla. Princess is truly a treat for all who experience it.
Soap & Paper Factory Lavender Solid Perfume ($18, soapandpaperfactory.com) This solid fragrance is convenient and smells amazing. Made with pure jojoba and beeswax it is then blended with a signature lavender fragrance. A perfect way to calm your senses and relax. Comes in a beautiful purse size, travel size, to go, container. A great scent for everyone. Plus it is made without any parabens, phthalates, nor petrochemicals.
Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash ($68, neimanmarcus.com) Pomegranate Splash is one of Marc Jacobs three new limited-edition Splash scents. It is a delectable fragrance that will awaken the senses and entice the palate. The completely refreshing and crisp scent is a perfect way to move into the spring and then summer. I like the fact that it isn’t heavy or overpowering. Its subtle and engaging making it a perfect treat for the spring.
Balenciaga Paris 10, Avenue George V ($95, bergdorfgoodman.com) A lovely fragrance that dances in a meadow of violets and pepper notes. A fragile mystery that will remind you of the delicate nature of a blooming flower. The pale, amber fragrance is poured into a blown glass and topped with an ivory cap — a reflection of the Balenciaga style. With notes of violet, dried petals, and pepper this scent is a lovely blend that conjures up images of spring and rebirth. .
Carol’s Daughter Ocean ($27, carolsdaughter.com) This long lasting fragrance uniquely combines freshness and sensuality. It starts with a medley of wet cucumber, juicy watermelon, followed by a heady floral bouquet that deepens into a foundation of velvety sweet musk. It will conjure up images of a warm spring day near the ocean. Beautiful. Plus it contains no petroleum, paraben or mineral oil.
Chloe Eau de Toilette ($85, sephora.com) A fresh, smooth floral fragrance that is chic and cool. It is a truly addictive fragrance that manages to be both modern and classic. Top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee embody subtle freshness. At the heart, midnotes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose rise to sublimated femininity. And it has an elegant base of cedarwood, amber, and honey. The bottle it comes in is a work of art and is embossed with the Chloé mark and adorned with a hand-tied ribbon.