Light and delicate scents you'll instantly fall in love with
A good fragrance can make you feel instantly happy and put a spring to your step. Think of it as the final (invisible) accessory that you put on before you leave your home each morning. A bad fragrance? Let's not even go there. If you're not the kind that gets too emotionally invested in your scents, or insist on having a signature fragrance, it's always fun to expand your repertoire with some new options. A fragrance can match a mood, outfit or occasion and while the number one rule is that you have to love it on yourself, there's nothing to stop you with experimenting with new fragrance types or unexpected ingredients. Want something that works with this weather and doesn't feel heavy or overpowering? Here are some viable options.
IF YOU WANT A VEGAN FRAGRANCE
Did you know that The Body Shop's classic White Musk now comes in a 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free version? How very 2017. The new White Musk L'Eau is sweetened with a fruity layer of juicy pear, but keeps the familiar, floral trio of lily of the valley, jasmine and rose essence at the heart.
IF YOU WANT A CLEAN SCENT
There's nothing sleeker and more modern — in terms of both the flaçon and the juice — than the game-changing L'Eau d'Issey. This new Pure Eau de Toilette (EDT) of 2017 takes direct inspiration from the 1992 original, by trying to capture the scent of water with notes of mandarin, neroli essence, rose, lily of the valley and cashmeran.
IF YOU WANT SOMETHING FLIRTY AND FLORAL
Jo Malone London has a new, limited-edition cologne based on the star magnolia — a spring-blooming flower native to Japan. A charming blend of star magnolia, magnolia leaf and orange blossom, this tantalising fragrance adds a twist with a dose of lemon, ginger and shiso, so it's sparkling but never predictable.