Although the weather has ideas of its own, spring has sprung and so now is an ideal opportunity for you to swap (or think about swapping) your heady winter fragrances for a lighter spring scent. Here are a few new fragrances out this month.

ALESHA ROSE QUARTZ fragrance

British solo singer and judge of Strictly Come Dancing & Britain’s Got Talent, Alesha Dixon has brought out her first fragrance ‘Alesha Rose Quartz’.

Alesha’s love of crystals has inspired her to create a series of fragrances called Crystal Collection and Rose Quartz is the first to be presented.

Representing love and positive thoughts, Rose is dominant in the top and heart of the fragrance.

Opening notes include bergamot, grapefruit, geranium and magnolia, whilst the bottom notes are of vetivert, cedar and musk.

Available from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk £24.50 for EDT 100ml

DOLCE The Perfume

Dolce&Gabbana’s latest fragrance has a young fresh floral scent inspired by the memories of Sicily.

Top notes: Neroli leaves and Papaya flower

Heart: White water lily, White Daffodil and white Amaryllis (an ingredient used for the first time ever in scent)

Base notes: musk, accents of Cashmeran and light Sandalwood

Packaging: The large flower stopper in graduating shades of milky white, cream and soft pink is crafted to portray the marzipan sculptures seen in traditional Sicilian confectioners. The name Dolce is a replica of Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature. A thin black grosgrain ribbon tied in an elegant bow around the neck of the bottle portrays the bowties that were a signature of early Dolce&Gabanna catwalk shows.

Also available in shower gel and body lotion.

Philosophy – LOVESWEPT

This latest fragrance to Philosophy’s love stories collection is designed to sweep you off your feet with its soft romantic floral warmth. But you’ll have to wait until 27th March to be swept off your feet as it isn’t available until then.

Soon to be available from www.qvcuk.com Item nbr 205584 Price £29.50 EDT 60ml

Top notes: Starts with a short burst of citrus and bergamot

Heart: Settles in a soft bouquet of pink jasmine, lotus blossom and purple passion fruit bloom

Base notes: Dries down and wraps you in warm musk and creamy amber

Yardley

This year, Yardley’s Signature Fragrances have had a makeover to create a contemporary fragrance collection. Introducing two new women’s and one new men’s fragrance plus a re-launch of two favourites to bring them up to date.

New Fragrance: JADE

Inspired by the 1960s the fragrance is a fresh green floral scent.

Top notes: A sharp start with bergamot, sweet peach and green woody galbanum

Heart: Floral bouquet of rose, jasmine, ylang ylang and orris

Base notes: Patchouli, sandalwood and moss

Price £19.99 for EDT 50ml

Men’s Fragrance: CHROME

To complement the women’s fragrance, men’s Chrome is also 1960s inspired and is a contemporary green fougere

Top notes: Crisp apple, sharp bergamot and green woody galbanum

Heart: Lavender with warm coriander seed and spicy rose.

Base notes: Fresh moss, musk and warm amber.

Price £19.99 for EDT 50ml

New Fragrance: POLAIRE

A softer fragrance is this modern floral chypre. Actually launched at the end of last year.

Top notes: Fruity with pear and freesia

Heart: Spicy floral with rose, ginger and pink pepper

Base notes: Powdery with patchouli, amber and balsam.

Price £19.99 for EDT 50ml

AND THE RELAUNCHED?

London Daisy

The Royal English Daisy has been re-launched as the LONDON DAISY with a fun and youthful packaging of little white daisies scatterred on a sunshine yellow background.

Young and fresh this is a dewy fresh green floral great for the spring season.

Tops notes: Fresh green leaves and apple.

Heart: Rose and hyacinth.

Base notes: Warm sandalwood and musk

Price £14.99 for EDT 50ml

London Diamond

Royal Diamond has become LONDON DIAMOND and is more of a sophisticated floral fragrance.

Top notes: Fruity Citrus with pear, bergamot and honey

Heart: Rose, peony and the delicate lily of the valley

Base notes: Warm cedar wood, sandalwood and vanilla.

Price £14.99 for EDT 50ml

Yardley fragrances are available nationwide at Boots, Lloyds, Morrison’s, Sainsbury, independent chemists and online at www.yardleylondon.co.uk

Prices correct at time of writing but please be aware that offers, availability and discounts may be subject to change by the retailers.

KAREN GRACE

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at:

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