Part of Spring excitement is not only brighter, warmer days but also welcoming the bold beautiful colors and freshly blossomed scents of nature to invigorate our senses. In anticipation of the coming Spring (fingers crossed), I’ve compiled a list of new scents you’ve got to experience for Spring/Summer 2014 (and for just about every occasion), tips on how to wear them, and a few tutorials on making your own signature Spring scent. From energizing florals, scintillating fruits, and luxurious femininity, there is an array of exciting olfactory potential in that will be embodied by its wearer…
Green Tea Yuzu Fragrance by Elizabeth Arden
Because I couldn’t say it better myself…
From a lush, green world of freshness Elizabeth Arden launches Green Tea Yuzu, the newest addition to its Green Tea family of fragrances. Originating in East Asia, Yuzu has been used for thousands of years in traditional bathing rituals to celebrate health and wealth in the New Year. The inviting aroma of floating Yuzu fruits fills the cold winter air with a sense of calm and well-being that energizes and fortifies the body. With the arrival of Spring, the Yuzu plant celebrates the new season with an explosion of white blossom that infuse the air with its fresh and alluring scent. A hybrid between the mandarin and the Ichang Papeda, Yuzu blends perfectly with the crisp refinement of the original Green Tea, adding a touch of refreshing energy to this new fragrance.
Love is by Ed Hardy
Because Ed Hardy always takes us through an extremely intimate dance between love and death… this fragrance embodies what LOVE IS. It’s an explosion of scintillating fruits that enrapture the senses. I think its perfect for both day and nighttime wear and as the ultimate transition to both. The fruity top notes are refreshing and light for the day, easing into a wearable musky vanilla for night.
Exploiting the tensions that come with LOVE…this concept focuses on tension of love and death.
Malibu Collection by Juicy Couture
Because who doesn’t love the free-spirited and confident nature of Los Angeles? This dynamic fragrant duo will make your senses sparkle with its radiant nature.
Juicy Couture Malibu
Juicy couture Malibu reflects the free-spirited, California girl attitude while embracing the confident essence of Los Angeles. Whimsical pink passion fruit merges with fresh sparkling jasmine to create an enticing fragrance that embodies all that is Los Angeles.
Couture La La Malibu
Couture La La Malibu channels the sun-kissed Los Angeles girl. Capturing the colourful spirit of sparkling mandarin notes highlighted with sweet pink sugar to create a radiant scent perfectly reminiscent of the casual-luxe spirit seen on Malibu’s coastline.
Alien Eau Extraordinaire by Thierry Mugler
If you liked the previous Alien fragrance, then you’re in for a real treat. It’s described as the olfactory expression of optimism and benevolence…
Happiness can be thought of as a state of plenitude and absolute serenity. To translate this feeling, Alien Eau Extraordinaire has been designed as a luminous, resolutely positive eau de toilette, composed in a radiant and optimistic olfactory language.
Eau Extraordinaire combines materials selected for the energizing power on the senses. In keeping with the Alien signature (white amber and cashmerian wood), there is a solar bouquet of citrus and flowers–ethereal, festive, the symbol of radiant femininity: bergamot, neroli, tiare flower and heliotrope. These flowers have blossomed in the sun to fill the heart of a generous fragrance with radiant benefits.
And just take a look at their sensational media campaign, demonstrating the essence of this fragrance perfectly:
Untold by Elizabeth Arden
Although this was last year’s signature scent, I felt it was more than worth mentioning again. I am inclined to consider this one a classic, really. It is a scent that oozes sensuality and beauty that you can instantly feel as its wearer. World-renowned perfumer Clement Gavarry recognizes it as one of his most prized creations, and if you met this Parisian beauty, you’d be inclined to wear whatever he deems to be beautiful!
A luxurious and modern floral composition, UNTOLD celebrates the sophistication
and intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman. From her vibrant optimism and refined femininity to her mysterious aura and magnetic sensuality, UNTOLD takes you on a journey through the many facets that together, make her genuinely beautiful.
“I wanted UNTOLD to be a harmonious balance of the many facets of a woman, which, for me, is the source of genuine beauty. I imagined her sometimes adventurous, sometimes romantic, yet always equally confident.”
— Clement Gavarry, Perfumer
This perfume also comes with incredible inspiration:
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How to Make Your Own Fragrance
Although all of the above scents are fabulous, sometimes its fun to learn how to create your own signature scent to add a personal tribute to your collection. I’ve perused some great blogs and found some interesting tutorials on how to easily DIY your own perfume:
Sweet Tea Apothecary—how to make your own perfume oil
Oh My! Handmade Goodness—DIY luxury solid perfumes
Mommy Greenest—1 minute + 3 ingredients= How to make perfume Naturally
Michele’s Organics—sexiest essential oil picks for DIY perfumes