Now that the ice has melted and the last of the winter is (hopefully) behind us, it’s time to look to spring and change up your fashion and fragrance wardrobes accordingly. Put your heavier scents of winter into hibernation, and make room on your shelf for lighter, brighter, fresher scents which will awake your senses and prepare you for the warmer days ahead.
The captivating scent
Telling the second chapter in Dolce & Gabbana’s Only One story, The Only One 2 Eau de Parfum celebrates the heroine in their tale. The new fragrance from the iconic fashion house offers a unique and captivating blend rose essence, coffee and patchouli, lifted with lighter tones of blackberry, pear and freesia. Madeleine describes the scent as “warm and sensuous” and recommends it for “those who prefer a deeper scent which lasts on the skin all day.”
The summer-ready scent
“If you’re happiest on the beach then this is the scent for you” laughs Madeleine. Maison Margiela’s Beach Walk Eau de Toilette is part of the brands Replica Collection, a set of fragrances which are designed to reflect personal memories. Featuring radiant notes of bergamot, lemon, pink pepper and ylang ylang, Beach Walk conjures up those favourite holiday memories of morning strolls in the sunlight and the crisp scent of ocean spray in the air. Madeleine says, “This fresh and light fragrance is perfect for wearing on hot summer days and will transport you to the beach every time you spray it.”
The pure and simple scent
Narciso Rodriguez’s iconic scent is reinterpreted and refined in the new Pure Musc Eau de Parfum. The fragrance features a deep heart of musk in its purest form and is enhanced with a light bouquet of jasmine and orange blossom, and deeper base notes of amber and patchouli. Madeleine advises, “This perfume is ideal for layering with other scents in your fragrance wardrobe. Pair with something floral for a lighter iteration or couple with warm wood notes for an intense, multi-faceted scent.”
The bright and fresh scent
A new addition to Chloé’s fragrance offering, Nomade Eau de Toilette is a fresh interpretation of the Nomade Eau de Parfum. Madeleine explains, “Crafted by master perfumer, Quentin Bisch, the fragrance celebrates the fresh scents of lychee, freesia flower and oak moss”. The light and joyful fragrance encapsulates the carefree mood of the warmer months, and Madeleine recommends packing this one for your next far-flung adventure.
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The sweet scent
Fall for Emporio Armani’s In Love with You Eau de Parfum, a sweet and sensual scent which is designed to capture the feelings of first love. Madeleine says she adores the “addictive oriental cherry notes which are blended with jasmine and vanilla to create a floral and fruity fragrance which is perfect for the spring months.”
The luxurious scent
If you’re looking for a truly opulent signature scent, then Molton Brown’s new Suede Orris Eau de Toilette could be the one for you. Madeleine explains, “Orris is a precious ingredient which is derived from the root of sweet iris flowers. This fragrance expertly blends that intense scent with notes of jasmine, rose and cedarwood for a sumptuous scent that has plenty of staying power”