Five editor-approved fragrances to try this spring

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This spring, we’re on the hunt for fragrances that offer something unique. We love a good back story to a scent, and if it can offer something different while still delivering a beautiful mix of fragrance notes, it gets our stamp of approval. Our editor’s chosen five fragrances that she believes everyone needs to try this spring.

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Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream Donna (for her) and Uomo (for him)
A new fragrance duo crafted around a singular nuance: yellow. But what is it about this joyful colour that inspired one of the season’s hottest new fragrances? Valentino notes that Roma, one of Italy’s oldest and most beautiful cities, is bathed in yellow light, and that yellow is one of the city’s most emblematic colours. Yellow is energetic, dynamic and uplifting. To translate the powerful optimism of yellow in scent, Valentino incorporated electrifying citrus notes in both fragrances.

Donna opens with Italian bergamot and primofiore lemon, before embracing a floral heart with green accents. Like the Roman sun, white musk, Madagascan vanilla absolute and Virginia cedarwood leave a warm and comforting trail. ​Uomo opens with Italian mandarin, Mexican lime and energetic pineapple accord. Spicy nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom heighten the herbaceous heart as Madagascan vanilla and Virginia cedarwood give way to an addictive aura of intense intrigue.

Inspired by the patterns carved into the ashlar of Italian palazzos, the rockstud has become a Valentino icon, and gives both bottles a modern edge. Projecting the invigorating yellow light of the scents themselves, these glass prisms exude optimism.

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Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream is available at select Edgars, Foschini & Truworths stores.

Born in Roma Yellow Dream For Her Eau de Parfum
100ml | R2 500.00
50ml | R1 650.00
30ml | R1 300.00

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Born in Roma Yellow Dream For Him Eau de Toilette
100ml | R2 210.00
50ml | R1 840.00

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Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy Eau de Parfum
Ariana Grande is a force to be reckoned with. With endless awards under her belt, this pop megastar is as famous for her style as she is for her catchy songs. Known for her sleek high ponytail and perfect winged eyeliner, Ariana has also made a name for herself in the world of fragrances. The last time we counted, she had 11 perfumes, each of which was carefully designed by Ariana herself to ensure authenticity.

This spring, we’re recommending Sweet Like Candy, a fun and flirty fragrance that opens up a world of delicious candy. Inspired by Ariana’s seductively sweet, fun and sexy personality, Sweet Like Candy is a fruity floral gourmand fragrance.

A luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot sparkle with delicious addiction, while velvety layers of crème de cassis, fluffy marshmallow and sexy vanilla blend together to leave a sexy trail. It’s sweet, it’s sparkling and it’s girly – just what we ordered for spring!

True to Ariana’s sense of style, the flacon boasts a pastel pink fluffy pom-pom, while the bottle takes on the same candy-inspired hue.

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Ariana Grande Sweet Like Candy is available at Clicks, Dis-Chem and Foschini.

100ml | R999.00
50ml | R695.00

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Berdoues Grands Crus Maasaï Mara Eau de Parfum
Dreaming of a Kenyan getaway? So are we! This warm scent from Berdoues Grands Crus encapsulate a journey to the heart of Africa’s untamed Massai Mara lands. Each scent in this collection is inspired by one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting travel destinations, and Maasaï Mara will have you dreaming of the incredible untamed wilderness in Kenya.

A spicy and warm fragrance, it comprises Egyptian blue chamomile, Labdanum from Spain and Buchu from South Africa. This aromatic scent is unisex, however, we’d definitely recommend it for the guys as it has a masculine earthiness to it.

 

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Berdoues Grands Crus Maasaï Mara Eau de Parfum is available at select Foschini and Truworths stores, and online at www.orleanscosmetics.co.za.

100ml | R1595.00

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Jimmy Choo I Want Choo Eau de Parfum
The newest fragrance launch from Jimmy Choo, I Want Choo, is an ode to the playful spirit and confident glamour that epitomizes the Jimmy Choo woman. The fragrance offers the perfect scent for a night out with your girls – it’s fun, glamorous and seductive.

Built around the fascinating, almost hypnotic, red spider lily, I Want Choo is a deep yet uplifting floral-oriental scent that marries soft vanilla notes with the sensual vibes of jasmine sambac. A burst of fruity notes combines the sparkling citrus of mandarin juice and contrasting smooth, velvety peach.

The bottle and packaging is everything you’d expect from Jimmy Choo: a true object of desire (and beautiful display piece for your dressing table!). The bottle has a gold cap with hammered jewelled effect and the signature JC emblem is underlined by the soft and elegant peach tint of the fragrance.

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Jimmy Choo I Want Choo is available at Dis-Chem, Truworths, Foschini, Clicks and Edgars.

100ml | R1899.00
60ml | R1499.00
40ml | R1099.00

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