Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring/Summer 2013 Scents

Carven Le Parfum
A NEW season means a flurry of new fragrances, and spring 2013's launches include Chanel and Balenciaga scents as well as limited editions from Jo Malone and Stella McCartney.
With pastel juices housed in the prettiest of glass bottles, spring's scents are a youthful and pretty selection. Fans of fruity and fresh fragrances will loveBurberry Body Tender and Jo Malone Lemon Tart, whilst the girliest of girls will fall head over heels in love with Carven Le Parfum and See By Chloé's much-anticipated debut scent.
So, before you invest in your scent of the season, see our guide to the latest launches here.
Balenciaga L’Eau Rose

Balenciaga L’Eau Rose

Fans of rose will easily fall for Balenciaga’s new scent – a girlish combination of rose, violet, and blackberry tempered by patchouli. Classic and feminine, it’s one worth investing in.

Balenciaga L’Eau Rose Eau de Toilette; from £50 for 50ml. Available at

Carven Le Parfum

With a feminine heart of sweet pea, jasmine and ylang ylang, the brand new Carven Le Parfum is pretty and summery – yet its sensual bottom notes of sandalwood, osmanthus and Indonesian patchouli give it a sensual undertone. And the bottle is truly beautiful.

Carven Le Parfum Eau de Parfum; from £38 for 30ml. Available from May 5

Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale

A new incarnation of Valentino’s bestselling Valentina scent, Acqua Floreale is a fresh, clean fragrance with notes of bergamot and orange blossom that mingle with a neroli, mimosa, tuberose and jasmine heart. Deliciously summery.

Valentino Valentina Acqua Floreale Eau de Toilette; from £50 for 50ml. Available

Chanel 1932

A woody and fruity floral scent, 1932 is beautiful and expensive-smelling – the perfect wish list fragrance. Pear, grapefruit and jasmine combine for summery freshness, whilst iris, vetiver and musks give it a heady and grown-up appeal.

Chanel Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1932 Eau de Toilette; from £110 for 75ml. Call 0207 493 3836 for stockists.

See By Chloé

Energetic and elegant, the first ever See By Chloé fragrance is just as cool and feminine as you’d expect. With bergamot, apple blossom accord, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla, it comes in a bottle inspired by vintage bird cages – complete with tiny feet.

See by Chloé Eau de Parfum; from £39 for 30ml. Available at

Bottega Veneta Eau Légère

Bottega Veneta’s signature fragrance now has a sister scent - the elegant Eau Legere. Just as gorgeous as the original and featuring the same leather, bergamot and pink pepper notes, Eau Legere mixes in gardenia for a new freshness. One to make your signature scent – it’s that good.

Bottega Veneta Eau Légère Eau de Toilette; from £38 for 30ml. Available

Prada Candy L’Eau

Beautiful Art Deco packaging – Great Gatsbyfever has hit just about everyone we know – houses a new and lighter version of Prada’s original Candy scent, with white musk, caramel, benzoin, sweet pea and citrus.

Prada Candy L’Eau eau de toilette; from £66 for 80ml. Available at

Jo Malone Lemon Tart

Jo Malone’s limited-edition Sugar and Spice collection is for those who like their fragrances as sweet as their desserts, but the Lemon Tart Cologne is perhaps the most universally wearable of the pack. Tangy and sparkling, it really does conjure up a delicious lemon tart with the lightest of sweet, flaky pastry. Delectable.

Jo Malone Lemon Tart Cologne; £38 for 30ml. Available at

Stella McCartney Summer

A limited edition from Stella McCartney, Summer is as sweet and floral as can be – with rose, peony, lemon and green apple. And the super-bright bottle is just dying to be packed in your holiday suitcase.

Stella McCartney Summer Eau de Toilette. £40; Available at

Burberry Body Tender

With Cara Delevingne as its face, Burberry Body Tender is as youthful and vibrant as you’d expect. Fruity and light, it combines lemon, apple, peach and absinthe, with a core of rose, tea leaves, jasmine and sandalwood.

Burberry Body Tender Eau de Toilette; fro £39 for 35ml. Available at


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