While we agree that florals for spring isn’t exactly groundbreaking, it is undeniably the season for newness. Whether you’re looking to switch up your beauty routine, inject some colour into your wardrobe, or changing up your fitness routine, spring is all about new beginnings. And what better way to thaw the winter blues than bring in bright and breezy scents to take you all the way through to autumn. Here, we have set our sights (and noses) on these six fragrances that hit the right notes for spring spritzing.
If fruits and florals are what you’re after in a scent, then the new Gucci Guilty edition is the way to go. Master perfumer Alberto Morillas opens with a transparent and green freshness using bergamot, grapefruit and watery accord, which is then layered with tangy notes of raspberry and pretty petals such as violet and jasmine, along with musk, patchouli and amber as its base notes. The result is a concoction of bold and bright characteristics that are harmoniously blended together — think summer romance in a bottle.
Atelier Cologne’s latest perfume creation in the Joie de Vivre collection is Pacific Lime; a fragrance that is designed to take you on a journey. The bouquet bursts with refreshing citruses like zesty Mexican lime, Italian lemon, rich coconut from the Philippines, fresh American spearmint, and Chinese eucalyptus. Light and bright, this scent exudes a sense of travel and discovery even when you’re homebound.
HK$1,590/20ml; HK$1,120/100ml; HK$550/30ml
Who can forget the perfume that ruled the 90s – CK One. The bestseller was way beyond its time with the minimalistic, easily wearable and unisex approach. Two decades later and perfumer Alberto Morillas, who is the nose behind the original CK One, continues to follow the same brand ethos but is taking it a step further by adding clean and environmentally conscious to its list of attributes in its latest release, CK Everyone. Formulated with 79% naturally derived ingredients, you will find citrus notes in the organic orange oil paired with blue tea accord and vibrant cedar wood. The genderless fragrance is all about freshness and sweet sensuality with a little bit of an edge. It won’t be a surprise that this bottle might be as big (if not bigger) of a hit than CK One.
As the name suggests, Nomade is all about new voyages, exploration and freedom. Envision the sun reflecting on the sand in the heart of the desert in a landscape of colours – was the inspiration behind the scent says the house’s founder Gaby Aghion. Borrowing references from men’s cologne, Nomade combines warm oakmoss and soft sandalwood with sweet Mirabelle plum and velvety davana to create a new intoxicating, sensuous scent for spring.
HK$1,125/75ml; HK$945/50ml; HK$665/30ml
An ode to the colour white, L’Heure Blanche meaning The White Hour, is a light and airy fragrance that is like the first whisper of springtime. Soft and delicate, the ingredients and materials which come together are naturally white in tone; from milky notes and white amber to enveloping musks and powdery iris. The result of which is a gentle lingering of abstract floral accords that bring out feelings of beautiful rainfalls, a sense of expansive openness, and a breath of fresh air.
French perfumer Isabey debuted its first fragrance back in 1924 with La Route d’Emeraude. Many years later, the timeless scent has endured the coming and going of trends and is still relevant for spring 2020. With a strong floral bouquet and jasmine as its hero ingredient, the light sweetness of the flower adds a gentle freshness, which is both powerful yet passive at the same time. The top notes of bergamot, cinnamon and rose are blended with orange blossom, jasmine and ylang-ylang combined with base notes of amber, musk and vanilla. A refreshing scent that is reminiscent of blooming gardens from the Far East.