7 top fragrances to try this spring

Take your pick of warm-weather scents inspired by spring's fragrant blooms.

16 September 2014
by The Clicks beauty team

1. Carnation & daffodil: Chloé Narcisse EDT
Launched in 1992, this classic, spicy-floral fragrance evokes spring bulbs and has a lovely balancing sharpness. It's potent, though, so a tiny dab really does go a long way.

2. Jasmine & orange blossom: Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Lustre EDT
This fresher, more youthful take on the original White Diamonds is aptly fronted by actress Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). Shimmering florals overlay an amber-musk base.

3. Peony & sweetpea: Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDT
Named after the fashion designer's passion for pleated material, this exuberant scent has a floral heart with a refined edge. Plus, the prismatic bottle evokes flirty frocks in light, flowing fabrics.

4. Rose & orchid: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDT
As the iconic bottle suggests, this is a voluptuous, feminine fragrance. Top notes of bewitching rose give way to orchid, vanilla and soft wood.

5. Violet & jasmine: Hugo Boss Nuit Intense EDP
This fragrance adds sophistication for a special occasion. It has a woody base, a heart of violet and white flowers, and fruity top notes of white peach.

6. Lotus: Bulgari Omnia Crystalline EDT
Because it's light and fresh, this is a classy, versatile choice for spring and summer. Bamboo and nashi pear (an Asian fruit) complement the tropical richness of the lotus.

7. The boyfriend scent:
Take the androgynous trend (think boyfriend jeans) a step further by buying your man a fragrance you love and borrowing it for the occasional break from your own – very sexy. Try:

Stylish: Yardley English Blazer Gold
Elegant: Bvlgari Man
Classic: Jean Paul Gautier Le Male