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12 Spring Scents (worth checking out)

12 Spring Scents (worth checking out)

dolce peony fragrance

The spring fragrance rush is in full bloom with dozens of light, fresh floral scents to help you welcome a new season. These scents tend to lighter in mood and concentration than fall or winter versions. You’ll see that coconut water, violet leaf and jasmine are all big ingredient trends. Here are a handful to check out the next time you visit a fragrance counter.

flowers by kenzo eau de view

Flowers By Kenzo Eau de Vie

brand: Kenzo

city: Paris

scent style:

notes: ginger, tonka bean, orange flower, Baies Rose, Bulgarian Rose, vanilla, white musk

inspiration: “Each subject is a chapter, the fragrance creates its rhythm, a three-stroke tempo: ginger, orange blossom, tonka bean.” – perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin

Flowers by Kenzo Eau de Vie,  100 ml, $128

amazing grace magnolia fragrance

Amazing Grace Magnolia

brand: philosophy

city: New York

scent style: soft woody-floral musk for her

notes: magnolia, white nectarine, warm musk, driftwood, solar amber

inspiration: “Grace is like a magnolia petal whirling in the wind.”

philosophy Amazing Grace Magnolia, 50 ml, $60

 elizabeth arden green tea pomegranate

Green Tea Pomegranate

brand: Elizabeth Arden

city: New York

scent style: a casual fruity-floral scent for her

notes: pomegranate, passionfruit, bergamot, tangelo, earl grey tea, white magnolia, violet leaves, mate, raspberry bloom, moss and musk

inspiration: Master perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux created this particular scent for Arden.

Green Tea Pomegranate, eau de toilette, 50 ml, $40

guerlain acqua allegoria coconut fizz

Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz

brand: Guerlain

city: Paris

scent style: relaxed fruity scent for summer

notes: citrus, coconut water, watermelon, sandalwood

inspiration: Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s master perfumer wanted to create an olfactory tropical escape.

Aqua Allergoria Coconut Fizz, 75 ml, $87


givenchy gentleman cologne

Gentleman Cologne

brand: Givenchy

city: Paris

scent style:

notes: lemon, bergamot, petit grain, ambroxan, velvety musks, iris, rosemary, vetiver

inspiration: a cologne with an ultra-modern explosive freshness created by Olivier Cresp and Nathalie Lorson.

Givenchy Gentleman Cologne, 100 ml, $112

 ck one summer

Ckone summer

brand: Calvin Klein

city: New York

scent style: light, summer scent for him or her

notes: blue lagoon, matcha tea, driftwood

inspiration: summers spent at the seaside

ckone summer, 100 ml, $80

atkinsons Californian Poppy

Californian Poppy

brand: Atkinsons

city: London

scent style: a free-spirted floral with a hint of musk

notes: lemon essence, poppy accord, pink pepper, orange flower, incense, cedarwood, helvetolide


Atkinsons Californian Poppy, 100 ml, $205 (at Holt Renfrew)

 john varvatos x nick jonas red

JV x NJ Red

brand: John Varvatos

city: New York City

scent style: a rich fougere for him

notes: Calabrian bergamot, crushed cedar leaves, Cuban rum, coffee, lavender, leather, vetiver, salted musks saffron

inspiration: Fashion designer John Varvatos has once again teamed up with pop star Nick Jonas

John Varvatos x Nick Jonas Red, 125 ml, $115


dolce peony


Dolce Peony

brand: Dolce & Gabbana

city: Milan

scent style: a fresh fruity-floral for her

notes: pink pepper essence, bergamot distilled, nashi pear, cyclamen, pink peony, Bulgarian Rose essence, yellow plum, patchouli

inspiration: This scent was created for a young, eccentric woman in search of adventures

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Peony, 75 ml, $142

mugler alien man

Alien Man

Brand: Mugler

City: Paris

Scent style: leathery-woody aromatic for men

Notes: dill, leather, cashmeran wood, osmanthus

Inspiration: a vibrant contrast between bright freshness and sensuality

Mugler Alien Man, 100 ml, $99


montblanc explorer

Montblanc Explorer

Brand: Montblanc

City: Hamburg, Germany

Scent style: woody-aromatic leathery scent for him

Notes: bergamot, French sage, leather, pink pepper, vetiver, patchouli, cocoa, Akigalawood

Inspiration: this scent was inspired by the love of travel and adventure throughout the globe.

Montblanc Explorer, 100 ml, $115

jean paul gaultier scandal


Brand: Jean Paul Gaultier

City: Paris

Scent style: a modern floral-woody scent with creamy undertones

Notes: blood orange, honey, patchouli, gardenia, peach, orange blossom, jasmine, caramel, licorice, beeswax

Inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier wanted to create something, spicy, sexy and fun.

Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal, 80 ml, $138


  • Reply
    Wendy Lam-Vechi
    March 22, 2023 at 9:02 am

    I love the smell of coconut so I am naturally drawn to Aqua Allegoria Coconut Fizz.

  • Reply
    Linda Sear
    December 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    These look like some heavenly sounding Spring scents to try! I’m especially interested in the Elizabeth Arden one that has a fruity floral scent. Will have to look for it! : )

  • Reply
    Aman Khajanchi
    December 9, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Thank you so much for this information on 12 Spring Scents. I can leverage it to focus on which scent to buy, rather than wondering what to buy.

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