Spring is a time for fresh new fashion, flowers, and fragrant happy scents. The winter was quite long this year, so many of us are in desperate need of lively smells to wake us up from such a heavy slumber. All your favorite perfume brands, and some you may not heard of yet, have a delicious array of options available. Many of them are already sitting pretty at your local beauty counters.
Don’t be afraid to get caught up in a sea of samples. We’ve got your back! Find out which scents you must have this season below.
1. In Full Bloom
When you want to walk into a room and own it, this is the fragrance to spritz before you leave the house. Jimmy Choo Blossom is a citrus cocktail comprised of red berries, sweet peas, rose, white musk, and sandalwood and it can be yours for $80 at Sephora.
2. Flower Power
There is no scent that represents spring more than flowers. Bring them into your home however you can. I’ve already arranged different floral bouquets around the house, but how can you take that beautiful aroma with you when you head out?
The elegance of Oscar de la Renta FLOR and its sparkling floral bouquet is all you’ll need. The fresh scent adds a modern twist to the traditional Oscar scent while maintaining the elegance you love. Get one for you and one for mom to help her celebrate Mother’s Day in style. You can purchase FLOR from Macy’s for $78.
3. Fruity Fun
Elizabeth Arden has bottled up the crisp freshness of vibrant citrus and fruit accents to create Untold Eau Fraiche. The clear bottle showcases the aquamarine potion sure to get heads turning this season.
Do you have a friend getting married? Purchase a stunning bouquet of orchids to pair with this bottle for the perfect bridal shower gift. This would also make a lovely gift for a new mom-to-be. You can purchase it at Elizabeth Arden counters or via their website for $72.
4. Signature Spring
Sometimes a brand creates a fragrance that becomes a staple in your vanity. Hugo Boss has done this with Hugo Boss Woman. Much like the brand knows how to create a suit for the fashion-forward man, they know how to cater to his better half. Their spring 2015 fragrance addition features a contrast of tones and sensations that bring together the right about of masculine and feminine notes.
Expect hints of black plum, boysenberry and Italian mandarin to entice your senses after spritzing. Purchase Hugo Boss Woman exclusively from HugoBoss.com for $72.
5. Eau Boy
Did you know that women can wear mens' fragrances, too? Don’t be afraid to embrace your bi-scentuality. Lacoste has created Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Yellow Eau de Toilette for the favorite male in your life, or the adventurous female who isn’t afraid to experiment. Grab a bottle (or two) at Macy's for $69.
6. Bomb Baby
Viktor & Rolf sure know how to combine edgy designs with some of the sexiest smells on the market. To celebrate their popular fragrance Flowerbomb’s 10th birthday, they’re releasing the birthday set available at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue for $130.
The diamond shaped bottle houses a floral explosion combined with tea, bergamot, orange blossom and patchouli.
7. Star Style
Lupita Nyong’o has been a red carpet sweetheart since 2014, so there’s no doubt ladies everywhere will want to smell like her. The style icon recently said she loves wearing Jouer Perfume Oil because it’s “subtle and fresh.” Does the blend of gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle sound like heaven to you? Head to Nordstrom and buy a bottle for $42 and get one step closer to celebrity status, Lupita style.
8. Sexy Confidence
The Stella McCartney brand has come to represent the strong, confident woman who is in tune with the hottest trends and owns all the classics. If this sounds like you, STELLA Eau de Toilette ($68, Sephora) needs to be on your wish list right now.
When combining top notes like freesia, lemon, and mandarin, with heart notes including Bulgarian rose essence, violet, and peonies with amber gris as a base, this scent will become your go-to, year-round.
9. Sporty Spice
After you get your workout on, take a refreshing shower and grab a bottle of Ralph Lauren’s newest fragrance, Ralph Fresh. The watermelon lemon sorbet, and chilled fresia notes will leave you hypnotized, without smelling like a fruit bowl.
You can purchase a 100ml bottle for $74 at Bloomingdales and ralphlauren.com.
10. Delicate Delight
As fresh as a spring morning, Muguet du Bonheur from Caron Paris is the perfect scent to start your day with. The dainty bottle will be a beautiful addition to your vanity, and would make for a beautiful Mother's Day gift.
The Muguet de Bonheur smells crisp, thanks to the combination of Lily of the Valley, orange blossom, jasmine, rose and magnolia. The addition of musk, sandalwood, and heliotrope give it a lovely balance that warms on the skin.
Purchase your own — and don't forget mom — at Bergdorf Goodman.
11. Like a Star
You need to look beyond the big brands this spring. You'll be surprised at what hidden gems you might find. If you're at Macy's, keep your eyes peeled for Nejma's sexy fragrance, Le Parfum D'Alice. The unique bottle houses equally intriguing notes including pink pepper, rhubarb, blackcurrant, and pink grapefruit.
This scent was made for the strong woman in your life, whose confidence is unwavering. Outside of France, you can purchase Nejema at Macy's stores in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Macys.com for $184.
12. Loud and Proud
What does the rush of thousands of people screaming your name as you arrive on stage for a soldout show, feel like? In her continued partnership with Avon, Fergie has bottled up that excitement and energy from one of her performances to create Outspoken Fresh.
Top notes include bergamont, grapefruit, blood orange, and mandarin. The heart reveals delicate jasmine, black currant flowers, and magnolia. Lastly, sandalwood is used to help the scent last. You can purchase Outspoken Fresh for $34 from your Avon representative.
13. Night Sky
Lancome's signature scent Tresor, takes a walk on the wild side for Spring 2015. La Nuit Trésor has been dubbed an aphrodisiac and a love potion thanks to the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in vanilla. This alluring fragrance works perfectly from day-to-night and is available for purchase at Dillards for $100 for the 2.5 oz bottle.