Eight fragrances that smell like spring

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As much as we love a mysterious and heady winter perfume, one of the things we get most excited about when the season changes is the influx of new spring fragrances. Light, floral and fresh, spring fragrances have a way of taking on the general spring feeling of positivity, along with a renewed energy.

These are the fragrances we’ll be wearing this spring:

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum (R1930.00 for 50ml)

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This may not be a new fragrance, but it will forever be one of our spring / summer favourites. Filled with floral notes of jasmine sambac, orange blossom, iris and patchouli, this best-selling feminine fragrance is pure happiness – and just what we’d recommend for spring.

Women’Secret Intimate DayDream Eau de Toilette (R599.00 for 100ml)

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Sweet and delicate, Intimate DayDream comprises delicate orange blossom, plum blossom, sparkling tangerine and delicious blackberry. This softness is contrasted by an enveloping tonka bean and the absolute addition of dark chocolate. We love its dreamy appeal.  

Skin Creamery Skin Scent (R450.00 for 75ml)

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Inspired by aromachology (the study of the influence that scents have on humans), Skin Scent is a local, vegan perfume featuring a blend of earthy, citrus and spicy notes. It is naturally scented with notes of vetiver, lime, coriander and milky rose and it is low intensity, meaning it delicately scents the skin without being overpowering. It melts into the skin, smelling familiar, yet not entirely recognisable. We love its earthiness and natural aroma – it’s unlike anything else on the market and a refreshing change to the scents we traditionally choose during spring.

Optiphi Adagio Eau de Toilette (R945.00 for 50ml)

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Adagio offers the perfect balance between woody, spicy and sweet notes. Light and feminine, it boasts bergamot, patchouli, sandalwood and hints of rose and lily of the valley. This alluring contrast between rich woods and luxurious florals results in a dynamic scent that’s smooth, soft and indulgent.

Rain Nectar Natural Artisanal Perfume (R629.00 for 50ml)

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Another uniquely South African scent, Nectar is an artisanal perfume featuring an intoxicating bouquet of florals: Think sensuous jasmine, rose and lily, along with the spicy warmth of cedar. It grows with complexity as it settles on the skin and it smells beautifully natural and fresh.

Guess Bella Vita Rosa Eau de Toilette (R1199.00 for 100ml)

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Last year we were obsessed with Guess Bella Vita, and this year we were surprised with the launch of Bella Vita Rosa, a fruity floral addition to the Bella Vita family. This is a sparkling scent that delights from start to finish. Opening notes include sparkling Italian lemon and blackcurrant, heart notes include jasmine and magnolia blossom and base notes include crystal amber and musk. Fresh yet creamy, this gorgeous floral scent caught our attention from the very first spritz.

Avon Today Tomorrow Always This Love (R499.00)

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Looking for a fresh floral fragrance for spring that won’t break the bank? Today Tomorrow Always This Love features top notes of guava, watermelon and pink grapefruit; middle notes of jasmine, frangipani and orris root and base notes of musk, teak wood and amber. The beautiful bottle will be a welcome addition to your dressing table too!

Rain Moroccan Rose Room & Linen Mist (R214.00 for 100ml)

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This versatile room and linen mist is the perfect addition to any home during spring. Its non-staining formula can be sprayed on clothing, bedding, linen, towels, as an air mist and it is even suitable to spray onto the body. It adds a burst of floral freshness that lingers, and rose lovers will find the scent absolutely intoxicating.  


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