We’re so close to the first official day of Spring, which means it’s time to switch up your scent wardrobe.
We’ve already covered floral fragrances (yes, florals for Spring…groundbreaking) but there’s a new up and coming fragrance trend: clean scents. These are ‘your skin but better’ fragrances that give you that just-stepped-out-of-the shower feeling all day.
- Juliette Has a Gun | Not A Perfume EDP 50ml
- Dolce & Gabbana | Light Blue Pour Homme EDT | 125ml
- Narciso Rodriguez | Poudrée EDP 30ml
- Prada | L’homme Prada L’eau EDT 50ml
- Marc Jacobs | Daisy Dream EDT 100ml
- Giorgio Armani | Acqua De Gio Homme Profumo EDP 125ml
If you’re on TikTok, you’ve probably seen this curious little concoction. Instead of the usual top, middle and base notes, this scent only contains one ingredient: Cetalox. This is a synthetic, vegan form of Ambergris and it’s used as a base note to give fragrances a warm, leathery quality. While it’s often described as a soapy scent, Not A Perfume has been known to differ depending on the wearer’s body chemistry. Try it on yourself, and your friends, to compare how it reacts to your natural scent. It’s also free of allergens, so it’s a great gift for people who are allergic to most fragrances.
Light Blue Pour Homme opens with a burst of Lemon and Grapefruit, before drying down into Rosemary, Pepper and Oakmoss. This fragrance will have you picturing a clothesline, full of fresh laundry, swaying in a cool Alpine breeze.
Narciso Rodriguez Poudreé has a soft, floral aroma that replicates an old fashioned dusting powder. Forget the sharp cotton smell of traditional talc, Poudreé’s notes of Jasmine, Cedarwood and Vetiver recreate the aroma of a rich Victorian woman’s boudoir. If you want to smell like a grand duchess (and who wouldn’t?) this is the fragrance for you.
Soap scents are usually characterised as feminine, flowery fragrances but L’homme Prada L’eau is a great example of a clean, masculine Eau de Toilette. Top notes of Neroli and Geranium descend into a comforting base of Cedar and Amber. Fresh and refined, this fragrance will transport you to a 1950’s barber shop.
If we’re covering fresh scents. we simply had to include a Daisy fragrance and Daisy Dream is the freshest of them all. Blackberry and Blue Wisteria will remind you of a warm summer breeze through a lush glade while White Woods and Coconut Water bring bracing, tropical element.
Dive into the cool, crisp waters of Acqua De Gio Home Profumo! Armani has paired Marine Notes with clean Cedarwood, which produces a lasting trail of Driftwood. A pinch of spice from the Patchouli, with a twist of Tangerine, gives it a lively kick.
Which fragrance are you wearing this Spring? What’s your favourite clean scent? Let us know in the comments!