Salvatore Ferragamo: Signorina
One of the prettiest bottles to be released this spring, echoing Ferragamo's famous shoe bows. The bottle is playfully pink for a reason: the scent incorporates notes of fresh pink pepper, rose, peony as well as currants, soft musk and patchouli. It's hard to describe it any other way but to say it smells seductively Italian. You can imagine a young Sophia Loren dousing herself in this fragrance. Available from selected department stores from April. £56 for 50ml EDP. Watch the ad and claim a free sample www.ferragamosignorina.co.uk
Agent Provocateur: Eau Provocateur Collection
These three newcomers to the sexy AP family were made especially for daytime wear and offer a lighter, more subtle take on the original Eau de Parfum, Maitresse and L'Agent fragrances. The Eau Povocateur is lightly spiced and fruity, L'Agent Eau Provocateur is more floral while the Maitresse Eau Provocateur is an earthier, woodier scent. All very naughty! Available from selected department stores from April 15. £39 for 50ml EDT.
Thierry Mugler : Alien Aqua Chic
A summer version of everyone's favourite extraterrestrial! Lovers of the original fragrance will find this the Aqua Chic Alien fresher but also a little spicier thanks to the inclusion of ginger water. Like all of Mugler's scents it is very distinctive thanks to its amber woody base. Lovely on summer evenings. Limited edition, available from March 15 from House of Fraser £40 for 60ml EDT
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Hermès: Voyage Perfume
A very chic addition to any handbag even if it is not a Birkin! Hermes scents tend to be bold and organic, with strong woody undertones. Voyage is no exception with notes of amber and hints of rose. You can refill the perfume spray so this is also an investment piece. Available now from Harrods and then from selected department stores nationwide from March 26. Perfume refillable spray, £60 for 35ml
Paul Smith: Sunshine
It is quite ironic that Paul Smith, the most traditionally 'British' of all our designers, should bring out a scent called Sunshine, seeing as we hardly see any in this country! Perhaps here lies the beauty of this fragrance for it is warm and exotic, thanks to top notes of pink grapefruit, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, nutmeg and star fruit. Something to remind you of summer holidays even if the sky is cloudy and grey! Avaible nationwide now, £31 for 100ml EDT
Miss Dior : Eau Fraiche
A lighter take on the original Miss Dior, this sister scent for spring is subtle and floral with a little added tangyness. It actually keeps evolving over time thanks to the wonderful mixture of fresh citrus top notes, bergamot and gardenia. The base notes of patchouli and jasmine leave their final mark on the skin with a sweet, almost edible smell. Delicious! Available from selected department stores now, £49 for 50ml
Givenchy: Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose
There is an added bonus when you buy this new Givenchy scent: a complimentary card to download Liv Tyler's version of INXS's song, I Need You Tonight! We doubt that will boost sales dramatically, but this new perfume is quite unique as it is one of the most layered combinations of citrus and floral, with blueberry, lemon zest, verbena, basil as well as rose and green violet with base notes of cedar and musk. Fresh and youthful for spring, despite the bottle being a little unexciting and predictable. Available from selected Boots stores now, and nationwide end April. £44.50 for 50ml EDT
Acqua di Parma: Magnolia Nobile Special Edition
The epitome of pure decadence, this EDP will cost you £1 for every millilitre you use! The Art Deco-inspired bottle will undoubtedly be a collectors' item one day and the scent is just as exclusive as it's a pure and robust celebration of the magnolia flower. A strong and distinguished scent for evenings out more than daytime wear. £100 for 100ml at John Lewis.
New Spring Fragrances!
Here are the scents to be spritzing this season…
by Alex Zagalsky