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 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.
Start the year off with fresh citrusy notes of Lemon, Orange and Bergamot, often used as top notes for an energising kick.
For a natural touch, delve into sweet juicy notes of Grapefruit, Apple, Berries and Pear, most commonly used as middle notes.
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The 6 best transitional fragrances for spring
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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