Discover this season's must have designer perfumes, chosen by W&H Beauty Editor Fiona McKim
As seasons in our weather-obsessed isle go, spring must be the most eagerly anticipated.
There’s that first delicious morning when you feel the sun on your face, there are buttery daffodils and marshmallow pink trees, but I’d wager before you see or feel it, you smell it.
Our sense of smell is powerful, matching scent molecules with receptors in our noses then whizzing this information to the bits of our brain that unlock memories and emotions. That’s how you know the neighbours have cut their grass without peeking over the fence; those neurons zip straight back to your children as toddlers jumping in piles of the freshly cut stuff.
This ability to evoke is why certain scents feel so right for spring. Read on to discover my pick of the designer perfumes bunch…
Nothing stirs like the scent of springs gone by. This will take you back with the citrus-fresh floral of the original Coco, then adds an extra helping of patchouli, amber and tonka bean. It’s a little gutsier than the first time around, but probably so are you.
This is spring for the Cannes set with sparkling citrus, tuberose and pistachio in a sexy frosted bottle that is guaranteed to make your friends seriously jealous (If you’re into that kind of thing)
With freesia, minerals and moss, a bit like sheltering under a tree at a rainy picnic.
A deliciously zesty mojito-in-a-bottle that is coming with me on every holiday henceforth
Niche brands really nail spring vibes, albeit at a price. If you can invest, this is fresh laundry warming on the line. What could be lovelier?
There’s a whiff of exoticism in this splashy italy-meets-south America blend, thanks to bergamot and smoky Maté tea.
Seasonal eaters will love the juicy blackberries in this youthfully fruity blend.
Starts off a little bit mysterious and spicy, then opens up to an addictive plum and white chocolate blend that gourmand fragrance fans will love.
If you like heady scents with a touch of the exotic like Shalimar and Narciso, the first ever fragrance from beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury, Scent of A Dream, should be right up your street.
Another exciting scent from a lady who values quality over quantity, which should appeal if you adore perky tuberose perfumes like Sisley Eau Tropicale and Byredo Flowerhead.
Stella McCartney POP is just the thing for far too early/dank and drizzly/ red wine head mornings -a perky tuberose and sandalwood scent that’s as lively as the pop art-inspired bottle it’s housed in.
Flowers are an obvious choice for spring but no less appealing for it. Elie Saab In White, £61, is a lovely example of a classic white floral with jasmine and musk. Pleasing bottle too – all clean and classy-looking, clearly built for a life on the dressing table of a Hamptons summer house.