Spring Perfumes - Scents of Design
Spring Perfumes - Scents of Design
How you display your fragrance wardrobe is just as important as what's in it. Here, match spring's freshest scents to your personality and style.
Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Bottle Service, in Cosmopolitan Magazine, May 2013 issue.
This season, perfume bottles are as VIP as the notes inside them. "Just by looking at the design of a bottle or color of its juice, you get a strong sense of how it's going to smell," says Dawn Goldworm, scent director for 12.29, a branding firm that designs custom scents for hotels, events, and more. Want something super sensuous? Look for amber liquids and trendy black-and-gold packaging. (D&G's Desire was designed and enscribed in gold by Stefano Gabbana himself.) More cues: green-colored juices typically smell fresh and clean; pink accents signal a floral, feminine fragrance; and bright bottles indicate a unique, playful vibe. "We're also drawn to bottles that reflect our styles," Goldworm says. "So displaying them offers a glimpse into your personality."
Never met a bow, bud, or bauble you didn't love? These bejeweled bottles and romantic spritzes are meant for you.
Alien Aqua Chic
Splashes of orange and lemon blossoms and hints of pink grapefruit create a refreshing spritz.
Yves Saint Laurent
Sweet jasmine plus clean lily of the valley equals a balanced, not-prissy floral.
Eau de Parfum
For the woman who wants it all, there's something from every perfume group: floral (rose), fruity (peach), and gourmand (vanilla).
Champagne, passion fruit, sugar ... so perfect for girls' night!
Miss Dior Eau de Toilette
Inspired by the 1947 original, this blend of patchouli, blood orange, and rose is pure femininity.
L'Eau for Her
Rose and peaony; a pair so subtly sexy, it works at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.
Neon and pop-art accents make these fragrances look as punchy and playful as they smell.
The popular Daisy scent gets spiked with juicy guava, lychee, and red currant for an even fruitier take.
Biebs' mash-up of vanilla, pear, and blackberry smells flirty. (And we heart the Slinky-like bottle!)
Bond No. 9
Central Park South
The latest perfume from this NYC-inspired brand is an homage to Central Park and the green ivy, lily of the valley, and cedar bark found there.
Fresh mint energizes the usually soft, powdery scent of iris.
Couture La La
This scent evolves: It starts with citrusy mandarin and finishes with a sexy, musky note.
DKNY Be Delicious
Eau So Intense
It's even crisper than the original apple aroma that made this perfume a hit.
Streamlined designs and light scents keep you rooted in your Zen space.
Dahlia Noir L'Eau
Spritz this when you want to smell sexy without trying too hard. Citrus-scented neroli keeps things casual.
Acqua di Gioia Eau Fraiche
Like a vacay in a bottle: Water jasmine evokes a cool dip in the Mediterranean.
Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir
It's impossible to OD on this delicate mist, inspired by the heavenly scented gardens of Florence.
It's a white-flower lover's dream perfume.
Get ready: Everyone falls for this perfect blend of lemon and musk.
Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche
Try this floral green fragrance from Fendi, fresh for spring.
Opulent bottles and seductive, intoxicating fragrances channel your inner femme fatale.
In a bombshell state of mind? Spritz on this mix of sandalwood, rose, and spicy pink pepper.
Leather and musk and lily for a scent as naughty and nice as the brand's lingerie.
That pink python accent hints at the feisty, feminine combo of the spicy wood base and tiare flowers within.
Dolce & Gabbana
Drive guys wild with an irresistible blend of tuberose, vanilla, and caramel.
Nuit Pour Femme
Like your fave LBD, this violet and moss scent is a total classic.
Dries Van Noten
Timeless sandalwood is the star of this ultra-sophisticated scent.
Truth or Dare Naked
The warmth of this wood, vanilla, and peach mix wraps you like a sexy embrace.
(Topran, Marta. "Bottle Service." Cosmopolitan May 2013: 236-241)