It is officially spring, and with the weather tentatively brightening, our minds are turning to new-season fragrances to match our new-season outfits. A wardrobe of fragrances is not a new concept, the idea that you change your perfume to match your mood or your outfit makes complete sense. Just like a clutch or a pair of earrings, a well-chosen perfume acts like an accessory to complete an outfit. Keep scrolling to find out which new scents match the spring fashion trends…
Clean lines and functional shapes seen at Alexander Wang, Vetements and Opening Ceremony call for a strong simple fragrance that will add a hint of warmth and character. Enter Byredo Super Cedar (£135) it evokes memories of school classrooms and the warmth of log-burning fires.
Balmain and Versace oozed a sensuality that was definitely not shy. If you're going for maximum impact with your wardrobe you need a fragrance that can compete. Alexander McQueen's debut fragrance is our pick. A heady blend of sambac jasmine, ylang ylang and tuberose is warm and intoxicating.
Such crisp and simple clothing—seen at Opening Ceremony and Pringle—calls for a classic unisex fragrance. Sophisticated yet relaxed, Yves Saint Laurent's Trench (£195) is a fresh citrus cut through with cedarwood and musk.
Nanas gone wild at Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana! With such a frivolous outfit, you can't be spritzing on a shrinking violet scent. Pair your fanciest outfit with Annick Goutal Rose Pompon (£87) a luminous blend of pink pepper, blackcurrant, raspberry and two types of rose—Bulgarian and Taïf. Cedar, patchouli and musk give this perfume an addictive quality.
The fun, bright energy of neon and block brights seen at Christopher Kane and J.W.Anderson require an equally electrifying scent. Thankfully DKNY's limited-edition new Be Delicious Electric Citrus Pulse (£37) is just the thing. The cocktail of fruits— nectarine, mandarin and passionfruit—dry down on the skin leaving a creamy hint of sandalwood that will last as long as you do.
The new romance trend spied at Balmain and Proenza Schouler is pretty and romantic, but there is an edge thanks to the monochrome palette and the addition of chokers worn with pretty ruffled dresses. Add an extra layer of femininity through your fragrance choice: Chloé Love Story (£47) will wrap you in the pretty scent of orange blossom, jasmine and cedarwood.
The lingerie-inspired trend seen at Givenchy is set to be huge this spring. Pair your silk and lace layers with a sultry scent like Dolce & Gabbana's Rosa Excelsa (£47), the spiciness of the musk, cashmere and sandalwood add edge and depth to the rose heart.
The surfer girl trend seen at Victoria Beckham could work with a typical holiday scent of coconut, but why go down the obvious route? Diptyque's new Eau des Sens (£60) with orange blossom, juniper berry and patchouli smells like balmy summer nights and lingers on the skin like sea water does after a day on the beach. We're sure VB would approve since she always scents her shows with Diptyque candles.
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