Garden-Fresh Spring Scents

Aerin Rose de Grasse Eau de Parfum, $205, 50 ML, at select sephora stores and esteelauder.ca

Aerin Rose de Grasse Eau de Parfum, $205, 50 ML, at select sephora stores and esteelauder.ca

Aerin Rose de Grasse Eau de Parfum

Following the launch of Aerin Lauder’s original wardrobe of seven garden-party women’s scents, Rose de Grasse is the debut spritz in her upcoming Premier Collection. The new range will focus on rarer, pricier ingredients, such as the Rosa centifolia at the heart of this juice. Handpicked in Grasse—perfumery’s mecca—the opulent bloom is matched with two other roses, Bulgarian rose otto and Turkish rose absolute, for more complexity. Ambrette seed, violet wood and soft musk balance the composition. 

 
Kenzo Jeu d’Amour Eau de Parfum, $127, 100 mL, at Hudson’s Bay

Kenzo Jeu d’Amour Eau de Parfum, $127, 100 mL, at Hudson’s Bay

Kenzo Jeu d’Amour Eau de Parfum

Playful romance is the theme for this flirty gourmand floral for her, which matches up notes of juicy pomegranate, blood mandarin and tea accord with tuberose, freesia, sandalwood and musk. The sculptural bottle shape, suggestive of feminine curves, is prettified with a blush-pink hue. 

 
Diptyque Eau Plurielle, $108, 200 mL, at select Holt Renfrew stores and Ogilvy

Diptyque Eau Plurielle, $108, 200 mL, at select Holt Renfrew stores and Ogilvy

Diptyque Eau Plurielle

Evocative of linen laid upon a bed of wild ivy and Turkish roses, the latest unisex spritz from this cult-favourite Parisian brand is light, fresh and multi-purpose—meant for scenting skin or fabrics. Notes of hesperidia add a seductive quality, while musk and wood round out the delicate mix. 

 
Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou Eau de Toilette, $165, 100 mL, available April at Holt Renfrew and select Hudson’s Bay

Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou Eau de Toilette, $165, 100 mL, available April at Holt Renfrew and select Hudson’s Bay

Armani Privé Pivoine Suzhou Eau de Toilette

The latest addition to Armani Privé’s Les Eaux line, this fresh floral for her pays homage to the peony, beloved in China. Designer Giorgio Armani’s imagination was sparked by the city of Suzhou, whose classical gardens date back to the 6th century and collectively rank as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tangerine, pink pepper and bright raspberry essences—plus base notes of Orcanox , musk and patchouli—complete the juice.

 
Bulgari Aqua Divina Eau de Toilette, From $80, 40 mL, at Holt Renfrew and Hudson’s Bay

Bulgari Aqua Divina Eau de Toilette, From $80, 40 mL, at Holt Renfrew and Hudson’s Bay

Bulgari Aqua Divina Eau de Toilette

Inspired by Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, this genre-crossing women’s fragrance is floral, solar and aquatic. The summery scent features salt-kissed bergamot and pink ginger, followed by a heart of magnolia and quince, and base notes of beeswax and amber. 

 
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche, From $82, 50 mL, at Guerlain counters

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche, From $82, 50 mL, at Guerlain counters

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche

The latest in Guerlain’s LBD-themed line is an ode to a breezy spring frock. The petal-light, limited-edition scent for her opens with mandarin, bergamot and lemon, evolves with pistachio, rose and apricot, and finishes with white musks and patchouli. 

 

This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Cosmetics magazine. For more, download our iPad edition.