Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

Once the smell of spring is in the air—we’re talking flowers in bloom and soft breezes—that probably has you thinking about your own scents. The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to add to your personal fragrance collection, whether you tend to stick to a signature scent or love to mix it up. From fruity concoctions that smell good enough to eat (who knew peach would be such a major spring fragrance trend?!) to classic florals to eaus designed for date night, options abound. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the best new spring 2023 fragrances to make shopping and sniffing a little easier.

Krigler Mediterranean Peach 15

A fruit fit for a king, Louis XIV was allegedly a lover of peaches which explains why there were 33 different types of peach trees at the gardens of Versailles. This succulent perfume was first created in 1915 as a bespoke scent for a British client who wanted his favorite fruit featured. Now the scent is being reissued, rounded out by the same notes native to the Mediterranean, including jasmine from Grasse, honey from Corsica and mandarin from the Italian Riviera. $615, krigler.com

Clive Christian Town & Country

If you’re looking for a new power scent, it’s hard to beat one worn by Winston Churchill that’s undeniably rich and sophisticated yet simultaneously grounding. Like Churchill himself, the unisex perfume is meant to juxtapose the English countryside with the bustle of London. Originally created in 1925, the historic scent has been plucked from the archives and reimagined for 2023. Impressively complex, the spicy woody amber features 207 ingredients, with top notes of lemon, juniper, bergamot and clary sage; a heart of cardamom, white tea, sandalwood and olibanum; and a base of gray amber, cedarwood, Kashmir fusion and patchouli. $450, clivechristian.com

Jimmy Choo Rose Passion

The ebullient fuchsia juice perfectly embodies the playful yet rich rose scent. Inspired by the glitz and glam of the French Riviera, specifically the view from the famous swimming pool at the Le Palais Bulles, the perfume opens with coconut water and frangipani flower, with a middle of orchids and jasmine, and a base of sandalwood and vanilla. $126, ulta.com

KAYALI Yum Pistachio Gelato 33

We all scream for ice cream, especially when it’s pistachio gelato in perfume form. KAYALI founder Mona Kattan was inspired to create this eau de parfum after eating the best scoop of gelato in Italy. It truly smells good enough to eat, with notes of pistachio gelato, whipped cream, roasted hazelnut, sweet rum, fluffy marshmallow and cotton candy. $138, hudabeauty.com

Kate Spade New York Chérie

Spritz this on and get ready to spend a day gallivanting through Paris. The zesty, whimsical perfume reflects a day of romance in the City of Light, biking through the streets to visit the flower market and a patisserie while pedaling along the banks of the Seine. Redcurrant, raspberry and Italian mandarin serve as the top notes, with a heart of sweet pea and jasmine sambac and a base of white woods and musks. $95, ulta.com

Diptyque L’Eau Papier Eau de Toilette

Translated to “water paper,” this airy perfume is accurately named, representing the fresh smell of textured paper and ink. French perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin brought that to life with steamed rice, blonde wood accords and mimosa, which was sparked by the travel diaries of Diptyque co-founder Desmond Knox-Leet. Diptyque also partnered with French artist Alix Waline to create the watercolor illustration of black and white inking on the label. $175, diptyqueparis.com

Versace Pour Femme Dylan Purple Eau de Parfum

Fruity and fabulous, sparking bergamot, pear and bitter orange open the opulent perfume that pays homage to travels to Italy. A floral heart of freesia and pomarose, with a base of cedarwood, ambrofix and Iso E Super complete the olfactive journey. $120, macys.com

Les Eaux de Chanel Paris-Paris

Go back in time and across the pond to Coco Chanel’s Paris. Chanel’s in-house perfumer, Olivier Polge, created a sparkling floral-woody fragrance that pays homage to Gabrielle Chanel’s city with this clean, airy delight. The perfume features top notes of lemon and tangerine, a heart of rose damascena, and a base of spicy pink pepper and woody patchouli. $142, chanel.com

Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Vétiver

Inspired by natural elements like flora and fauna mingling with water, the vegan formula consists of 87% ingredients of natural origin. Nature in a bottle, the woody aromatic spotlights ginger, clary sage and vetiver to transport you to the great outdoors. $110, macys.com

Moncler Roches Noires Eau de Parfum

Moncler’s new fragrance collection, Roches Noires, consists of five luxurious unisex fragrances that fittingly pay homage to and explore alpine woods, encased in their take on ancient apothecary bottles. Featuring patchouli, black pepper and labdanum, Noires is woody and ambery, a deep, warm scent that’s best for after dark. $360, neimanmarcus.com

Frances Valentine Patio Eau de Parfum

The very first fragrance from Frances Valentine is exactly what you’d expect: Bright, cheery, ladylike and all-American. Its name encompasses its efforts to evoke smelling the first blooms of the season from the patio. The white floral has a timelessness that makes it perfect for everyday wear, spotlighting rose, jasmine and amber. $148, francesvalentine.com

Cartier Noir Absolu

Dark flames and the smell of a deep fire is the twist on the latest Pasha scent, created by Cartier perfumer Mathilde Laurent. The newly intense spin is taken up a notch with charcoal and spicy burnt sugars, encased in a striking black refillable bottle. $138, cartier.com

Relevant 13 Stems Eau du Parfum

Crisp yet warm, spicy yet earthy, 13 Stems will transport you to a lush garden in the rain. Freesia is juxtaposed with green peppercorn as the top notes, with a soothing heart of cucumber and woody bamboo, with a base of cashmere, amber and white leather. French mimosa and violet leaf deliver that garden variety touch. $92, relevantskin.com

Hermés Un Jardin à Cythère Eau de Toilette

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Hermés in-house perfumer creator Christine Nagel couldn’t travel to the Greek island of Kythira, the alleged birthplace of Greek goddess Aphrodite, so she tapped her memory instead. For the seventh addition to the Hermés Jardin Collection, Nagel recreated the legendary island with notes of olive wood and pistachio to capture its grasses and sunshine. $149, hermes.com

Ellis Brooklyn Florist

Have you ever walked into a bright flower shop and been overcome by the scent of what feels like a hundred flowers? That’s what Florist is like. The floral explosion blends Italian bergamot, lemon sfuma, lily of the valley and pear for its opening; has a heart of tuberose petals, golden gardenia, jasmine sambac and honeysuckle; and a drydown of upcycled cedarwood, sandalwood and ambrox. $108, ellisbrooklyn.com

Guerlain Muguet Bee Bottle Millesime

On the first of May in France every year Muguet flowers are exchanged. In honor of that tradition, Guerlain has released an artistic edition of an eau de toilette for over 100 years. For the 170th anniversary of the Bee Bottle, one was created by two artisans: ceramic artist Karen Swami and haute couture embroidery house Les Ateliers Vermont. Limited to 5,000 numbered pieces, the striking bottle is tied with a tulle bow embroidered with sprigs of lily of the valley to represent the featured note inside the bottle. $750, guerlain.com

Gucci Love At Your Darkest

Imagine an illustrious love affair after dark and you have the latest addition to Gucci’s Alchemist’s Garden collection of luxury fragrances. Deep and dark, woody and spicy, the genderless perfume tells its story of romance with notes of black pepper, incense and cedarwood. It’s the perfect perfume when you want to exude that you have a tantalizing secret or two. $380, saksfifthavenue.com

Bulgari Man Rain Essence Eau de Parfum

Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh rain? You’ll practically be able to see droplets running down your windows when you spritz on this crisp, mineral scent. The woody musk captures that major mood in a bottle with notes of white lotus and crystal musks. $135, bulgari.com

Oak Essentials Cuir Rose Eau de Parfum

Jenni Kayne recently introduced perfumes and candles to her Oak Essentials line, each available in three scents, and they’re all as softly sleek and curated as you’d imagine. Cuir Rose puts a sophisticated spin on the eternal rose perfume, with heirloom roses rounded out with white leather and California woods. $110, oakessentials.com

Sisley Paris L’Eau Rêvée d’Hubert

Each of the six unisex eau de toilettes in the Les Eaux Rêvées Collection in inspired by a different generation of the d’Ornano family, the creators of Sisley. L’Eau Rêvée d’Hubert will instantly invigorate you with its fresh and crisp aura. The unusual blend combines geranium, mint and patchouli. $115, sisley-paris.com

LAFCO Duxiana

When you want to embrace your spring cleaning, light up this candle that’s the first collaboration between LAFCO New York and DUXIANA. Even if you haven’t pulled out the mop quite yet, your home will instantly smell fresh and clean, courtesy of the exclusive DUXIANA fragrance that’s an accord of crisp, fresh linen and Swedish pine, along with sparkling citrus, pink sea salt, jasmine, freesia and Manuka myrtle. Each candle is made from renewable soy wax in a reusable hand-blown glass vessel and is hand-poured in the US. $80, duxiana.com

Aesop Gloam Eau de Parfum

In dreams, the reality of everyday mingles with imagination run wild. That’s the idea behind Gloam, the fifth scent in Aesop’s Othertopias collection that features scents “inspired by real and perceived spaces.” The genderless perfume might make you think of dreams in a spicy forest filled with greenery and florals, thanks to the top notes of pink pepper, cardamom and orange flower; with a heart of saffron, jasmine sambac and mimosa; and a base of iris, patchouli and copaiba. $195, aesop.com

LOEWE Aire Anthesis

Pure, fresh air is the muse behind the LOEWE Aire collection of fragrances and Anthesis is the first to feature the LOEWE accord, a new note created by their in-house nose, Nuria Cruelles, an amber scent spotlighting the Spanish wildflower rockrose. The sweet, aquatic scent is completed with notes of pear, peony, sandalwood and rhubarb. $170, perfumesloewe.com

D.S. & Durga Steamed Rainbow

Have you ever wondered what ROYGBIV smelled like? This is the answer. Bright, delicate and aquatic, as one imagines the scent of a rainbow would be, the blend represents every color, softened in humid air. That feat is accomplished with top notes of red mandarin, orange and yellow elemi resin; a heart of green cedar, blue almond flower and indigo grass; and a base of violet, vetiver and vapors. $190, dsanddurga.com

Skylar Peach Fields Eau de Parfum

Deliciously sweet yet somehow not saccharine, a spritz of this brings the scent of a peach harvest to your skin. The fruity-woody scent blends white peach notes with sandalwood, balanced with osmanthus for a sophisticated spin. $90, skylar.com

NEST New York Midnight Moss & Vetiver

Light the wick and you’ll feel like you’re strolling through the woods after dark, with only the moon as your guide. Notes of wild tree moss, patchouli leaves, vetiver and bergamot bring the woods straight to your home. $46, nestnewyork.com

Bond No. 9 New York Flowers

New York City is notorious for being a concrete jungle, but the city blooms in springtime with glorious buds. New York Flowers captures that in a bottle, including flowers that pop up in the metropolis at the start of the season. The cheery perfume features red tulips to acknowledge the city’s Dutch heritage, as well as notes of clementine, kir royale accord, tuberose, star jasmine, rose, sandalwood, amber and iris. $460, bondno9.com

Boy Smells Room Spray LES

Want to freshen up your space but there’s no time to light a candle? Enter the new Boy Smells Room Sprays, the latest addition to their home fragrance collection. Available in six of their best-selling scents—including LES, a fruity floral scent—all you have to do is spritz it four or five times into the air for an instant olfactory transformation. Unlike most room sprays, they won’t have to be hidden under a sink or in the closet since the sleek bottles are so chic that they’ll be a welcome addition to your décor. $38, boysmells.com

Glasshouse Fragrances Neon Rays Mango Bellini Candle

Essentially a fruity cocktail on the beach in candle form, this delectable blend melds mango, peach, rose, blackcurrant and apricot. Best of all, the generously sized candle really fills the room. Light it up whenever you need a tiny vacation and you’ll almost be able to feel the sun on your skin. $55, glasshousefragrances.com

L’Occitane Almond Delightful Body Mist

Lighten up for spring with this truly delightful body mist. Not only does it leave behind a deliciously delicate scent of sweet almond oil and citrus zest, but it also hydrates skin for eight hours. Made with 95% natural origin ingredients, the multitasker safeguards skin from environmental aggressors. $36, loccitane.com

Bath & Body Works Gingham Gorgeous Eau de Parfum

Bath & Body Works has plenty of iconic, beloved products and their Gingham perfume certainly tops the list. They just added four new scents to the collection. Keeping that signature Gingham scent of happiness, Gingham Gorgeous puts a new spin on the cheery floral with notes of pink strawberries, peach nectar and peony blooms, tied up in that signature gingham bow. $59.95, bathandbodyworks.com

Samuel Ross X Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne

Though the citrusy juice is the same dating back to its launch in 1916, the bottle is decidedly different for the Colonia Limited Edition collection, designed by Samuel Ross. As the first piece in the three-year partnership between Acqua di Parma and the designer, the Art Deco bottle was given a makeover influenced by the vibes and architecture of Milan and London. $210, saksfifthavenue.com

Montblanc Signature Absolue

Florals for spring get a rich, sophisticated twist with this feisty floral fragrance. Mandarin mingles with pear, pink pepper, tonka beans and musk for a fresh spin on a seasonal favorite. $124, nordstrom.com

MCM Onyx Eau de Parfum

As MCM’s first fragrance for men, it takes inspiration from its namesake dark-hued gemstone and is meant to symbolize bravery, strength and confidence. Created by perfumer Clément Gavarry and made in Italy, the woody fougère features sustainably-sourced, biodegradable ingredients and was crafted with green chemistry principles. The sweet and spicy blend features ginger, lavender, woods and vetiver. $90, mcmworldwide.co

Kilian Paris Blue Moon

Once the weather warms up, founder Kilian Hennessy opts for his go-to summer cocktail, the Blue Lagoon, a libation of lemon, vodka and blue curaçao. That was the muse for this limited edition add to The Liquors collection. To capture his cocktail in fragrance form, the blend opens with lemon essence and calone for an on the rocks vibe, with a vodka accord and organic ginger essence from Madagascar, finished with a white musk with Ambroxan. $230, bykilian.com

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