Spring Clean

Thea Lewis-Yates explores the best scents for the new season

Longer days and warmer climes call for a fragrance overhaul. Heady ouds and rich ambers find themselves packed to the back of the wardrobe alongside everything else reminiscent of winter. And let’s face it - if there was ever a winter of discontent, surely 2016/17 is a contender? Sadly, fragrance won’t cure unsetting times, but these three beauties all evoke much-needed optimism, sunshine and lightness.

  Flowerhead by Byredo

Flowerhead by Byredo

Inspired by the traditional leis used at Indian weddings, Flowerhead is a celebration of love. Zingy top-notes of Sicilian lemon and angelica seeds give way to a dreamy heart of tuberose and wild jasmine, with the added chic that is synonymous with Byredo.

  Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Aqua Celestia by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Top notes of blackcurrant, lime and mint deliver an instant sunny freshness, softened by heady mimosa from Provence. A bottled Mediterranean summer.

  Fleurs D’Oranger by Serge Lutens

Fleurs D’Oranger by Serge Lutens

Wylde’s favourite of all Serge Luten’s divine offerings, Fleurs D’Oranger has a cult following amongst fragrance aficionados. Orange blossom, white jasmine and tuberose are heightened with a kick of citrus and cumin, cutting through any overtly flowery connotations. No surprise it's often borrowed by the boys.

Photography by David Newton

Words by Thea Lewis-Yates

DAVID NEWTON