We’re on the scent of spring’s freshest fragrances
Indulge your olfactory senses with our edit of the must-sniff perfumes for 2023
Floral perfumes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser thanks to their delicate notes and universal appeal. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to come up smelling of roses?
Boasting a distinctive turquoise bottle, Gucci Flora Gorgeous Jasmine is a clean floral scent with a modern twist. The fragrance has key notes of grandiflorum jasmine and magnolia along with mandarin essence for a zingy uplift and sandalwood for added warmth. Eau de Parfum £60 for 30ml at John Lewis & Partners
For rose fans, Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne is a beautiful scent with excellent staying power. It has notes of red roses, crushed violet leaves,, lemon and honeycomb which blend to form a sweet yet sophisticated scent that really goes the distance. Eau de Cologne, £55 for 30ml at John Lewis & Partners
If you want to smell good enough to eat, opt for a deliciously sweet-smelling perfume packed with juicy fruits.
Inspired by balmy summer evenings, Maison Margiela Replica On a Date exudes a fruity scent of ripe grapes and fresh roses. Base notes of vetiver and patchouli offer depth, while blackcurrant and pink pepper add a layer of complexity that makes this perfume a date-night winner. Eau de Toilette, £55 for 30ml at John Lewis & Partners
With its standout bottle and dinky pineapple charm, Carolina Herrera Luckycharms Mad World exudes positivity and perkiness. The fragrance itself is equally uplifting thanks to notes of lemon essence, Osmanthus flowers and black tea which combine to form a citrusy-fresh scent that lasts all day. Eau de Toilette, £135 for 100ml at John Lewis & Partners
Energising and uplifting, a fresh fragrance is the ultimate morning pick-me-up.
Burberry Her is a soft, fresh scent that you’ll want to wear year-round, thanks to its intriguing blend of peony, strawberry, pink peppercorn and cedarwood. Extra points go to its sleek, understated design that lets the fragrance speak for itself. Eau de Toilette, £42.50 for 30ml at Boots
Fresh and energetic, Marc Jacobs Daisy Ever So Fresh is the newest addition to the iconic Daisy fragrance collection. It employs bright citrus notes including mandarin essence, mango and pineapple to deliver a juicy yet clean-smelling scent. Eau de Toilette, £47.60 for 30ml at Boots
If you’re in the mood for seduction, then a woody, spicy scent is your go-to.
YSL Libre is a sensual scent that packs a punch. This chic fragrance combines white musk, vanilla and neroli for a powerful yet languorous aroma with maximum longevity. Eau de Parfum, £78.20 for 50ml at Boots
For a sultry scent with plenty of personality, look no further than Tom Ford Noir De Noir. Notes of black truffle, vanilla, patchouli and oud wood punctuate the fragrance and make for a rich, evocative unisex fragrance that’s completely unique. Eau de Parfum, £210 for 50ml at John Lewis & Partners