Spring is in the air – my favorite fragrances to wear right now.
As the seasons shift, it’s a great time to switch up your current scent. Personally, I like unisex fragrances, so the majority of this selection is for both men and women.
So here are my top 5 top perfumes that I love to wear in spring!
1. Neroli Portofino by TOM FORD
I have been wearing this scent since 2011 when I discovered it at Harvey Nichols as a student. I could not get over how sparkling fresh it smells, instantly transporting me to the Mediterranean coast. It is inspired by the luxury Italian riviera resort town of Portofino, a region known for its opulent old-world glamour and breathtaking Italian landscape. This fragrance is for both women and men. Featuring crisp notes of citrus, lime and bergamot blended with amber undertones.
Also a fun fact about Neroli, did you know that it is known for its calming and relaxing properties? It can help alleviate anxiety and even treat stress-related depression. Talk about the perfect scent for this Springtime quarantaine.
2. Molecule 02 by Escentric Molecules
Molecule 02 is another fragrance I became quickly addicted to. Made as well for both women and men, Molecule 02 is ideal for spritzing on during the spring.
Fresh and subtle, it’s got an intangible allure to it. It’s key note is Ambroxan (a vegan variation of ambergris, a rare and precious perfume ingredient).
3. Oud Noir Intense by Fragrance Du Bois
A Privé Collection by the luxury perfumer house, Fragrance Du Bois, is stronger and more intriguing. Oud Noir Intense is an Eau de Parfum designed for both men and women.
It’s top notes open with bergamot and cardamom, before blending smoothly into a floral heart of jasmine and rose. Intertwined with amber, sandalwood, saffron, patchouli, vanilla and musk. The base is 100% pure organic oud. It’s an entrancingly velvet fragrance, ideal for a lazy day inside.
4. Nepal Aoud by Montale Paris
It took me an endless array of coffee beens and tests to finally find the fragrance from Montale that works well on my skin: Nepal Aoud. An enticingly exotic scent with top notes of nutmeg and saffron from Kashmir. Blended with Bulgarian rose and amber. With a sillage of leather, white musk and a touch of vanilla. Pierre Montale has created 140 fragrances to date, so if you are a fan of oriental blends, you bound to find one that fits you just right.
5. Santal 33 by Le Labo
A classic must have for all niche perfume lovers. This is the scent worn by countless celebrities (from Justin Bieber to Alexa Chung) launched in 2011. It’s a fragrance for women and men that has both woody and spicy notes, with hints of leather and musk. I discovered it in Shoreditch a few years ago and since then am hooked. I love that you can personalize your bottle and also refill it at any Le Labo store in the world. What’s more, each city has their own limited edition scent, so true globetrotting fans of the brand can collect them.
So there you have it. My top five spring scents for 2020. What about you? What are your favorite fragrances at the moment? Let me know in the comments below! X