Fresh new women's fragrances for spring

Zoe Gunn

23 March 2021

Shake up your scent wardrobe with these sparkling new perfumes for women

23 March 2021 | Zoe Gunn

A new season means it’s time for a new scent and spring calls for something clean, bright and lively to match the optimism of this time of year. Accordingly, the first few months of the year are a traditional time for perfume houses to release their most sparkling new scents and 2021 is no different. Whether your style is more zingy citrus top notes or salty, savoury undertones, pack away the musks and woody colognes of winter and discover your next signature scent with our pick of the best new spring fragrances for women.

Jo Malone Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense

One of a series of new spring fragrances launched by Jo Malone to celebrate exotic blossoms from across the world, this well-rounded scent transports the wearer to the tropical forests where red hibiscus, a lighter, more subtle cousin of the popular yellow hibiscus, blooms. This cologne also sports notes of jasmine sambac, mandarin and vanilla to create a beautiful daytime scent you’ll wear all season long.

Jo Malone Red Hibiscus Cologne Intense, £134, jomalone.co.uk

Art de Parfum Sea Foam

Founded by Ruta Degutyte in 2015, independent fragrance brand Art de Parfum offers products that are GMO-free, cruelty-free, packaged in recyclable materials and use alcohol derived from organic beetroot. Inspired by the Baltic Sea, Sea Foam is a quintessentially oceanic scent, drawing on notes of citrus, bergamot, salt, vetiver and driftwood. Fragrances don’t come much cleaner than this.

Art de Parfum Sea Foam extrait de parfum, £114, artdeparfum.com

Tom Ford Private Blend Tubéreuse Nue

Also known as the ‘Mistress of the Night’, tuberose has long been a favourite for scents intended to be worn after dark thanks to the flower’s natural tendency to release its fragrance at night. This is exactly what Tom Ford hopes to evoke with the latest addition to its premium Private Blend range, blending floral tuberose with the warmth and spice of akigalawood and timut pepper in a fragrance ideal for capturing the excitement of long warm evenings.

Tom Ford Private Blend Tubéreuse Nue, £228, selfridges.com

Parfums de Marley Delina La Rosée

It will come as no surprise that this super feminine fragrance from French house Parfums de Marly centres itself around the heady scent of fresh roses. Founder Julien Sprecher was inspired by an 18th-century tradition, in which young women would soak handkerchiefs in morning dew to moisturise their faces, resulting in an olfactory expression that draws on earth, sea and sky. A heart of Turkish rose is highlighted by shades of pear, lychee, bergamot, white musk and vetiver.

Parfums de Marley Delina La Rosée, £190, selfridges.com

Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir

If you’re not quite ready to let go of the earthy tones of leather and musc just yet, the latest addition to Narciso Rodriguez’s women’s fragrance line plots an elegantly balanced trans-seasonal course. Combining the richness of suede with the lightness of white cedar and rose and a hint of fruitiness from plum, this a bold and complex fragrance that can be applied day or night.

Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir, £98, johnlewis.com

Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar

This unashamedly fruity and herbal fragrance from Jo Loves is all about celebrating the freedom and promise of spring – which resonates in 2021 more than ever. Clean and crisp, bright citrus notes of grapefruit blend with patchouli, vetiver, cedar wood and geranium to put a modern twist on these classic ingredients, creating a truly celebratory perfume that feels just right for a season of blue skies and warm breezes.

Jo Loves Cobalt Patchouli & Cedar, £115, joloves.com

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