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Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

Fragrance is so personal, subjective and closely intertwined with one’s personality; it’s like the old saying goes, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” While one might love a light, fresh and crisp scent, someone else may prefer a deep, sweet, rich fragrance. Whatever your preference, fragrance is sure to play a special part in your daily routine. It can remind you of special times, lift your mood or put you into a certain state of mind.

I encourage you to be a cologne chameleon; don’t just stick to one scent. Sure, you may hold dearly onto that one fragrance you simply can’t live without, but try switching it up now and then (adding some variety is always fun, interesting and exciting). Whether you wear this new scent solely on date night or only on weekends, creating a specific moment for your scents will build that olfactory memory and bring you back to great times or memories of loved ones- and that’s special.

Spring is a great time to try out a new scent; there are so many coming out onto the market (Spring is the time for new beginnings, right?) and it can be a little intimidating. We’ve sniffed and tested countless bottles, categorizing them into first impressions and ideas of what type of woman would reach for them to make it easier on you to decode the notes. We’ve rounded up 24 of the best new scents on the market this season, so you’re sure to find a new one to try out.

And who knows… maybe it will become “the one”.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

flirty
For the girl that lives in flowing chiffon, strappy sandals and dainty jewelry, these ultra-feminine fragrances have a hint of sweetness and a touch of floral. Perfect for those moments when you’re feeling a little extra flirtatious, or even as classic everyday scent. Blending sensual notes like white amber and cherry blossom, these feminine fragrances surprise the senses and tingle the imagination. Pair these daytime scents with your favourite sundress to master the art of simple, flirty sophistication.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

floral
If there’s one category we would encourage you to explore this Spring, it would be this one. Floral fragrances are feminine, light, refreshing and totally capture what we love most about this season: flowers! Blending notes like violet, water lily, iris and peony, these floral scents bring us back to gentle morning showers highlighting that fresh, natural scent of floral gardens. If you’ve ever stuck your nose right into a bouquet (don’t lie, you’ve done it…) you know that sweet, fresh, earthy smell that’s unlike any other! These uplifting scents are for the girl who wears fragrance to boost her mood, even when no one else is around.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

fruity
Just in time for warmer weather, the blend of cool citrus scents infused with hints of sweet berries offers a refreshing change from those warm, musky winter fragrances. These scents are for changing up your routine- perhaps you want to try out something this Spring that you typically don’t go for (and one of these would be the perfect way to do that). With notes reminiscent of raspberry jam, lemon drops, and red currant, these fruity fragrances aren’t too heavy or overpowering, but aren’t too light either, making them great for day or night.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

fresh
When thinking of Spring, we instantly think of that “ahhh…” moment when you get your first whiff of nature coming back to life after those cold, dead months of winter. Whether it’s the scent of budding trees or blossoming flowers, these fresh fragrances give you that same rejuvenating feeling with their invigorating notes like pink pepper, white tea, water hyacinth and jasmine. Start your morning with one of these fragrances to arouse that same uplifting freshness and the glorious awakening of Spring.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

sweet
Somewhere between musky and fruity lays a beautiful blend (not too spicy and not too sugary) that gives us a fragrance with just the right amount of sweetness for the everyday woman. If you typically gravitate towards fragrances with notes of cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and vanilla, you’ll want to try one of these new fragrances.  These everyday scents embody a true sense of style and natural femininity to whoever wears them; whether you’re out on a picnic or while taking a sunny stroll through the city, you may find one of these will stick with you throughout the year.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

sexy
You’ve got your hair done, makeup ready, and your favourite little black dress on. The only thing missing? A super-sexy fragrance to match your look. Blending scents like vanilla, rose and black currant, these warm, spicy scents are the perfect accessory for a romantic date night. Just like you, the notes are edgy, sensual and mysterious, but with a touch of sweetness and charm. Bring out your inner siren with these irresistible nighttime fragrances, and think of them like a bottled LBD, red lipstick and perfect pair of high heels all in one.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

empowering
If there’s one thing Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Rihanna all have in common, it’s female strength and confidence. Inspired by their on-stage personas, these empowering fragrances are sure to bring out your inner diva with notes that are soft and sweet like apricot and rose, paired with stronger scents like vanilla and caramel. Embodying the many differences that make women unique and special, these fragrances will showcase your true, confident, beautiful self.  Sophisticated, yet perfect for everyday, these celebrity fragrances might take you by surprise.

Spring 2014 Fragrance Guide

clean
If you’re the kind of person who’s favorite scent in the world is that impeccably clean, soap & water freshness you smell when you just get out of the shower, then you’ll love these simplistic scents. Sometimes it’s nice to ditch those sweet vanillas and bright citrus scents for something that makes you feel naturally and organically beautiful. Using notes like pear, rose, iris and white musk, these fragrances offer a simple, fresh elegance that’s perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings at home or even for a burst of clean refreshment after a hot yoga class.

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