Once the warmer weather arrives, heady and heavy fragrances can feel too overbearing for sunny spring days. by Lisa Niven
Something soft and subtle feels far more alluring, which is where the latest innovations of the perfume world come in. Byredo leads the pack with its clever brush-on Kabuki Perfume, whilst Jo Malone London has launched its first ever hair mist in time for sunnier days. And for laundry that smells just as good as you, look to Diptyque's multi-use Eau Dominotée, which can be spritzed onto your skin or added to your washes as you see fit. Shop the best below.
Now this is clever. Byredo has taken three of its most beloved fragrances - Blanche, Gypsy Water and Bal D'Afrique - and turned them into micro-fine powders, diffused onto the skin with a stylishly-packaged kabuki brush for a veil of subtle scent.
Byredo Gypsy Water Kabuki Perfume, £42. Available at Byredo.co.uk.
Tom Ford's Soleil Blanc fragrance is the perfect olfactory interpretation of sun on skin, with notes like amber, jasmine and coconut combining to create the most summery of scents. Now you can wear it all over, with a 150ml body spray perfect for throwing in your beach bag.
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Spray, £44. Available at Selfridges.com.
Everyone appreciates a good multi-use product, and Diptyque's versatile Eau Dominotée is designed to be used on both skin and fabric - just add a capful to your laundry, or spritz generously onto your body post-shower. A rose-focused scent with the subtlest hint of patchouli, it's a perfectly pared-back spring scent.
Diptyque Eau Dominotée Multi-Use Fragrance, £55. Available at Libertylondon.com.
Jo Malone London
Hair mists are a great way to wear scent in a softer, more subtle way come spring. Jo Malone London's Star Magnolia hair mist comprises star magnolia blossom, lemon and sandalwood, and the packaging is picture-perfect.
Jo Malone London Star Magnolia Hair Mist, £38. Available at Jomalone.co.uk.