Beauty

10 new fragrances we love for spring 2014

There’s nothing more thrilling than falling in love with a new scent — it’s happiness in a bottle. We’ve rounded up the newest lust-worthy offerings for spring. Now all you have to do is pick one (or two or three)!

How to find the right fragrance

Photo, Natasha V. Prop styling, Rodney Smith.

If you’re looking for something soft and floral (clockwise)
1. Feminine feel
This intricate scent blends warm notes of almond and praline with elegant blossoms like magnolia and iris.
Lancôme La Vie est Belle Eau de Toilette, 50 mL, $85.

2. Magnetic appeal
A little bit juicy, a little bit delicious, this fragrance pairs pops of citrus top notes with delicate florals and a sexy cedarwood base.
Boucheron Place Vendôme Eau de Toilette, 50 mL, $68.

3. Mysterious edge
Powdery and sophisticated notes of English lavender and pink peppercorn are balanced with masculine hits of vetiver and musk.
Burberry Brit Rhythm Eau de Toilette, 90 mL, $105.

4. Playful spirit
Mouth-watering top notes of orange, mandarin and peach settle into a subtler base with notes of neroli and orchid.
L’Occitane Néroli & Orchidée Eau de Toilette, 75 mL, $75.

5. Young at heart
This girlie combination of water hyacinth, apple blossom and jasmine is light and energizing, while the vetiver base keeps it strong and balanced.
See by Chloé Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette, 50 mL, $75.

How to find the right fragrance

Photo,  Natasha V. Prop styling, Rodney Smith.

If you’re looking for something fresh and energizing
6. Blooming bouquet
Handfuls of white flowers, including water lily, daffodil and amaryllis, blend with earthy notes of musk and sandalwood.
Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum, 50 mL, $95.

7. Cool charm
The delightful arrangement of lemon, sweet pea and wisteria top notes paired with a sandalwood and musk base creates a fresh, floral scent with a creamy undertone. Carven L’Eau de Toilette, 50 Ml, $87.

8. Modern romantic
Addictive green almond and vanilla notes ground this appealing mix of bergamot, orange blossom, lemon and rose. Delicious!
Elie Saab L’Eau Couture, 50 mL, $85.

9. Light and breezy
This clean, crisp scent pairs notes of sea air with tropical fruit and has a heart of spider lily.
Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flower Eau de Toilette, 30 mL, $45.

10. Splash of spring
This mellow fragrance combines lush, aquatic florals like hyacinth and jasmine with crisp white musk. It’s like a breath of fresh air.
Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Lotus Eau de Toilette, 90 mL, $116.

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