Changing your fragrance when the season changes is like unpacking your summer clothes at the start of spring. It’s an exciting time to give the heavier, spicy and sensual scents a bit of a rest, and enjoy the lighter, fresher fruity and floral fragrances. Every year we see a lot of new fragrances launching around spring time, and this year is no different. Here are five new ones we’ll be wearing all season long.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Pear Blossom EDT 100ml (R480.00)
Fans of Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea fragrance family will be over the moon with the newest addition: Green Tea Pear Blossom. Fresh, feminine and floral, this fragrance offers a delectable aroma with the very best in spring scents. Anjou pear, lemon essence, green tea, jasmine sambac absolute and white moss are just a few of the notes you can expect to enjoy.
What our editor says: “This is such a beautifully light and crisp fragrance – absolutely perfect for a warm day. If you close your eyes you can totally imagine walking around a pear tree grove and smelling this exact scent.”
The Body Shop Lime & Matcha Hair & Body Mist 150ml (R190.00)
Light and refreshing, The Body Shop Lime & Matcha mist can be used on both the hair and the body. It’s an uplifting fragrance with a real pick-me-up effect. A sparkling citrus scent, this mist is vegan (yay!) and was inspired by superfoods from around the world.
What our editor says: “The scent of this mist reminds me of a cocktail, and I’m not complaining! It’s perfect for afternoon drinks, a braai or an outdoor lunch with the girls. Whenever I spritz it I simply can’t resist sniffing my wrists every few minutes! It has a real feel-good effect.”
MontBlanc Signature EDP 90ml (R1499.00)
Montblanc Signature tells the story of a creative woman; a woman who is chic, elegant and charismatic. Beautiful in design, the fragrance also offers an addictive scent of sparkling clementine, magnolia, ylang ylang and creamy benzoin. The feminine contrast between oriental vanilla and white musk brings exotic holiday feelings into everyday life.
What our editor says: “Before you’ve even tried this scent, you’ll know it’s chic simply by looking at the sophisticated packaging. But there’s more to it than looking beautiful on a dresser. The scent is incredibly soft and feminine – I’d say it’s a perfect wedding day or date night fragrance. It smells creamy, elegant and luxurious.”
Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Summer Edition Duos 30ml (R595.00 each)
This new launch from Berdoues Collection Grands Crus is a unique fragrance concept we’ve completely fallen in love with. The Summer Edition Duo range consists of four 30ml fragrances, each one inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The idea is to mix and match the fragrances, wearing them either on their own, or as a duo to create a unique scent.
What our editor says: “I’ve been wearing Bondi Beach (a fresh and sparkling fragrance inspired by the pristine white beaches in Australia) and Sunrise Beach (an exotic coconut-y fragrance inspired by Thailand’s lagoon beaches). I love wearing each scent individually as they are absolutely gorgeous and I feel like each one deserves its own attention, but when worn as a duo, they create an absolutely unique scent I have never smelt before.”
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Mandarin Blossom EDT 100ml (R895.00)
Another fragrance favourite by Elizabeth Arden, the White Tea family keeps expanding with beautiful new variants. The latest one is Mandarin Blossom, an energetic scent that evokes a warm summer’s day in a bright meadow. Citrusy sweet mandarin, lemon, white tea, jasmine, musks and cedarwood celebrate the pleasure of a life finely crafted.
What our editor says: “I love the White Tea family – each variant is unique, yet the collection ties together so beautifully. Mandarin Blossom is a quintessential spring scent. I love the sparkling fruity notes and floral undertones. It achieves the perfect balance between being soft and feminine and being memorable and long-lasting.”