A new season always brings a new flock of luxury designer fragrances. So, what are the best new scents and fragrance releases of Spring 2021? Our ace correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the 15 best new luxury Spring 2021 fragrances to buy right now.
The Best Luxury Spring Fragrances to Buy Right Now
If the longer days and sunshine have you ready to pack away your puffer coat and winter boots, you are not alone. That new feeling of spring in the air has got us ready for a total wardrobe refresh. Among the top items we’re looking to change? Our scent. After months of dark days, cold temperatures and moody musks, the idea of spritzing on a light and fresh fragrance just feels right.
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And whether you’re into something heady and floral or full of citrus and zest, there’s a whole new selection of fragrance options making their debut that are just perfect for spring.
From the new remix of Marc Jacobs’ iconic Daisy eau de toilette to the nostalgic bubble bath inspired scent from Margelia, we’ve rounded up 15 new fragrances to help you get in the mood for the new season ahead. So get ready to stop and smell the roses – and the jasmine, and the lemon, and the vanilla, here are our picks.
The Best Luxury Spring Fragrances to Buy Right Now
1. valentino donna born in roma yellow dream
A follow up to Valentino’s Donna Born in Roma, the new Yellow Dream Eau de Parfum ($100) is as energetic as the color it celebrates. Filled with notes of Italian mandarin, pineapple, spicy ginger and warm cedarwood, this scent bright and fresh – perfect for spring days. And who can resist the striking rock studded prismatic bottle?
BUY NOW – $100.
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2. marc jacobs daisy eau so fresh spring
The perfect scent for transitioning from winter to spring, the new limited edition Daisy Eau So Fresh Spring Eau de Toilette ($100) is a brighter, fresher take on Marc Jacob’s cult-favorite Daisy. Green tea blossom, matcha and zippy pink pepper combine for an invigorating but not overpowering blend. As always, it also features Marc Jacob’s signature blossom bedecked packaging.
3. sisley paris izia la nuit
Sisley’s newest fragrance, Izia La Nuit ($135), smells a bit more mysterious than your average floral perfume. In addition to notes like freesia and magnolia, you will also find opulent wood, vanilla and leather, supported by patchouli and oak moss. Consider it your new going out scent – even if that still just means Zoom happy hours.
BUY NOW – $135.
4. gucci flora lavender gorgeous gardenia
The latest edition to the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia collection comes in a beautiful smoky lavender bottle – but don’t expect that kind of floral scent. Flora Lavender Gorgeous Gardenia ($85) pairs gardenia, red berry and pear with notes of frangipani, patchouli and brown sugar.
BUY NOW – $85.
5. kilian love don’t be shy extreme
You might be familiar with Kilian’s already iconic Love Don’t Be Shy, but the new Love Don’t Be Shy Extreme ($275) is much more intense – hence the word “extreme” in the name. Featuring the same signature marshmallow accord, the sensuality dialed up even more, thanks to a boost of rose and orange blossom notes.
BUY NOW – $275.
6. maison margiela replica bubble bath
Although Maison Margiela’s Replica collection is intended as a “reproduction of familiar scents and moments of varying locations and periods,” don’t expect the new Bubble Bath Eau de Toilette ($135) to smell like Mr. Bubble – rather, it’s the next best thing to spending an afternoon at your favorite spa. Filled with soap bubble accord, rose superessence, white musk and coconut milk accord, it’s far more sophisticated, but equally fun.
BUY NOW – $135.
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7. tom ford costa azzura
Chock full of notes from both winter and summer, Tom Ford’s latest fragrance is perfect for spring. Costa Azzurra ($134) incorporates the crispness of summer citrus with unmistakable inklings of juniper and pine needles for a scent that is fresh, woodsey and timeless. It’s like a walk through a forest on the ocean.
BUY NOW – $134.
8. atelier cologne lemon island
With lemons from the Indian Ocean, jasmine from India and vanilla from Madagascar, Atelier Cologne’s newest scent is an island vacation in a bottle. Fresh, light, and thoroughly yummy,
Lemon Island Cologne Absolue Pure Perfume ($80) is ideal for marking the few remaining days of winter.
BUY NOW – $80.
9. louis vuitton étoile filante
Created in Grasse, France by Louis Vuitton’s Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, Étoile Filante ($265) puts the spotlight on Belletrud’s long-time favorite flower, the osmanthus. Rounding out this velvety, yet bright scent is jasmine, hints of strawberry and magnolia essence.
BUY NOW – $265.
10. the nue co forest lungs
Created by perfumer Guillaume Flavigny using patented technology to replicate the molecular compounds produced by trees, Forest Lungs ($95) by The Nue Co, is meant to have a soothing effect on wearers. In addition to helping wearers feel less stress, it features a blend of vetiver, cedarwood, benzoin, pine, patchouli and bergamot, making it as nice to smell as it is to wear.
BUY NOW – $95.
11. parfums de marly delina la rosée
Giving off major Bridgerton vibes this spring is Parfums de Marly’s Delina la Rosée ($295). Inside the pink bottle is a super delicate blend of lychee, pear, peony, and softwood, rounded out by Turkish rose. A couple spritzes will leave you feeling ready for life in “the Ton.”
BUY NOW – $295.
12. jo malone london scarlet poppy
Looking for something more intense, but also luxurious? Look no further than the gorgeous monochromatic Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense ($195) from Jo Malone London. With notes of poppy and tonka beans, figs, and iris, it’s both dramatic and unexpected.
BUY NOW – $195.
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13. bvlgari allegra kit
For something truly unique this coming season, opt to combine any of Bvlgari’s five eau de parfums in the brand’s Allegra Set ($173) of corresponding essences to create your own custom scent – or simply wear them on their own. With key notes of flora, gourmand and spice, the collection celebrates the colorful emotions one feels when visiting the various parts of Italy.
BUY NOW – $173.
14. chloé atelier des fleurs tuberosa 1974
One of three new additions to Chloé’s Atelier des Fleurs collection, Tuberosa 1974 ($250) is an ode to the fashion house’s first tuberose perfume nearly half a century ago.
BUY NOW – $250.
15. tiffany & co. wild iris parfum
With a white gold funnel and hand-blown glass bottle, the new limited edition Wild Iris Parfum ($6,500) from Tiffany & Co. doesn’t skimp when it comes to details. And fortunately, the scent inside is just as beautiful thanks to notes of green mandarin, iris and rose. And yes, it comes encased in a classic Tiffany blue box.
BUY NOW – $6,500.
The Best Luxury Spring 2021 Fragrance Releases to Buy Right Now
That’s our take on the 15 best new luxury Spring 2021 fragrances and perfume releases to buy now. Spring is in the air! And it smells divine.
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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.