Spring is just around the corner and with a new season comes a change in your fragrance wardrobe. It’s time to retire the warm, comforting notes of winter and say hello to vibrant fresh florals (groundbreaking, we know).  

Not sure what notes you should be looking for to create the ultimate olfactory experience this season? Our editor shares the 6 best transitional fragrances for spring.   

Fragrance notes for spring 

Spring is the perfect time to experiment with fragrance, with fresh, floral and fruity aromas coming to the forefront of our olfactory senses through nature.

Here’s a few of our favorite notes to lookout for when choosing your new staple scent for this time of year.  

Floral  

Floral notes are featured heavily in perfumery, however when choosing a fragrance for spring, opt for light, refreshing scents such as Geranium, Iris, Lavendar and Rose.  

Fresh  

Start the year off with fresh citrusy notes of Lemon, Orange and Bergamot, often used as top notes for an energising kick.  

Fruity  

For a natural touch, delve into sweet juicy notes of Grapefruit, Apple, Berries and Pear, most commonly used as middle notes.  

Find your perfect match 

Not sure where to start? To help you narrow down your favourite notes, why not try our Fragrance Match quiz? Our experts have made it simple to find the perfect scent by answering a few questions.  

You’ll then receive a curated edit of fragrance suggestions based on your answers, making it easier then ever to find your scent soulmate for spring! Click here to try it now.

The 6 best transitional fragrances for spring 

Marc Jacobs | Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau De Toilette 75ml Spray | £78.00, Member Price £62.40 

Marc Jacobs | Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau De Toilette | The Fragrance Shop

Top notes: Grapefruit, Raspberry, Pear 
Heart notes: Jasmine, Rose, Violet, Lychee, Apple Blossom 
Base notes: Musk, Virginia, Plum 

Sweet and sophisticated, Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh is the perfect fragrance to awaken your senses this spring.

Opening with fresh notes of Grapefruit, Raspberry and Pear, the whimsical scent falls into a heart of Rose, Lychee and Apple Blossom, before finishing on a musky base of warm plum. Perfect for everyday wear, this is a must-have in your collection.

Calvin Klein | CK One Eau De Toilette 200ml Spray | £45.00, Member Price £36.00 

Top notes: Pineapple, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Lemon 
Heart Notes: Nutmeg, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Rose 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Cedar

Delve into a cult classic with Calvin Klein’s CK One Eau De Toilette. This refreshing favourite opens with juicy notes of Pineapple, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot, with a hint of Nutmeg and Jasmine for a refreshing kick.

Finishing off with a touch of Sandalwood, Amber and Musk, this unisex fragrance is the perfect addition for those who like to stand out from the crowd.  

Gucci | Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum 50ml Spray | £77.00, Member Price £59.20 

Gucci | Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau De Parfum | The Fragrance Shop

Top notes: Pear Blossom, Red Berries, Italian Mandarin 
Heart notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Frangipani 
Base notes: Brown Sugar, Patchouli  

Make a statement this season with Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia. Floral yet delicately sweet, White Gardenia is blended with Jasmine Grandiflorum absolute, forming a luxurious trace.

With hints of Pear Blossom accord and a touch of Brown Sugar, the fragrance is housed in a striking pink lacquered bottle with gold accents for an elegant touch.  

Paco Rabanne | 1 Million For Men Eau De Toilette 100ml Spray | £72.00, Member Price £57.60 

Paco Rabanne | 1 Million For Men Eau De Toilette | The Fragrance Shop

Top notes: Grapefruit, Mint, Mandarin Orange 
Heart notes: Rose, Cinnamon 
Base notes: Leather, Woody, Amber, Patchouli 

If you’re looking for a signature date night fragrance, Paco Rabanne 1 Million For Men Eau De Toilette is for you. Fresh and spicy, the scent incorporates notes of Grapefruit, Mint and Cinnamon for an instant hint.

Housed in the brands iconic gold bottle, a powerful blend of Leather, Amber and Patchouli elevates the fragrance, leaving an unforgettable impression.  
 

Narciso Rodriguez | NARCISO Cristal Eau De Parfum 30ml Spray | £55.00, Member Price £44.00 

Narciso Rodriguez | NARCISO Cristal Eau De Parfum | The Fragrance Shop

Top notes: Bergamot, Freesia, Orange Blossom 
Heart notes: Rose, Jasmin, Musc 
Base notes: Cedar, Cashmeran, Benzoin 

Dainty and feminine, NARCISO Cristal Eau De Parfum is the perfect eco-conscious choice to add to your collection, with over 85% of its ingredients from natural origin.

Opening with ethically sourced Bergamot from Italy, the fragrance falls into a musky bouquet of upcycled Rose and White Floral accords.

To add to its mystery, woody and amber facets of Cedar and Cashmeran are blended, to leave a distinctive trail.  

Jean Paul Gaultier | Le Male Eau De Toilette 75ml Spray | £52.00, Member Price £41.60 

Jean Paul Gaultier | Le Male Eau De Toilette | The Fragrance Shop

Top Notes: Lavender, Mint, Bergamot, Cardamom 
Heart Notes: Caraway, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon 
Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Amber  

Captivate the senses of spring with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male Eau De Toilette. Fresh and citrusy, the scent opens with a blend of Lavendar, Mint and Bergamot.

With a heart of Orange Blossom and Cinamon, the fragrance lies on a creamy base of Vanilla, making it the ultimate transitional scent for the seasons.

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