Georgia Day’s Spring Fragrance Picks
Georgia Day’s Spring Fragrance Picks

Georgia Day’s Spring Fragrance Picks

Fragrance may be the most subjective of all beauty buys, but it doesn’t hurt to get a little guidance if you’re looking to switch things up. Here are the scents SL beauty contributor Georgia Day is loving for spring.
By Georgia Day

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Spring 24, £89 | Ffern

I love rhubarb, so it’s hardly surprising that the latest fragrance I’ve fallen for focuses on this note. The scent in question is the latest seasonal release from Ffern, a small-batch fragrance brand hailing from Somerset that formulates its products using sustainably sourced, organic ingredients. For the spring equinox release, rhubarb takes centre stage and is accompanied by a host of notes including bitter orange, grapefruit rind, red cedar and vetiver root. The result is green and earthy, but with a tartness that’s refreshing, juicy and bright.

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Private Collection Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml, £250 | Estée Lauder

What do you get when you cross the legacy of a beauty legend like Estée Lauder with the maverick genius of contemporary perfumer Frédéric Malle? The answer is five reimagined fragrances that are both evocative and familiar, exciting and unique. While they all have their own particular allure, for spring I can’t wait to wear Private Collection Legacy, which is about as bright and bold as you can get, thanks to a herbal green accord of basil, tarragon and galbanum. That said, if you also love soft florals like I do, there is so much to love here, with rose and jasmine sambac adding elegance and refinement. Finally, sandalwood, oak moss and musk provide a lingering warmth.

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For Her Musc Nude Eau De Parfum 100ml, £102 (was £120) | Narciso Rodriguez

I can’t think of anyone who won’t love this pretty, powdery iteration of the For Her franchise. Although it has the same musk note anchoring the fragrance as previous launches, this edition has white florals and pink pepper in the top notes and patchouli in the base, a combination which means it mingles with the natural scent of your skin beautifully. Milky and slightly sweet, its skin-like quality feels resolutely feminine but with a cosy and comforting edge.

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Essence Of Vetiver Layering Oil, £57 | Tory Burch

I loved the concept of these clever little oils when I first saw them, and I am happy to say the scents don’t disappoint. First up is the fragrance itself, which is rich and woody thanks to bergamot, black pepper and coriander seeds. In other words, if you like green, smoky and sexy vetiver scents, you will love this. And now the formula, which is a silky oil that can be dropped delicately onto pulse points for a deep hit that also lasts really well. Not only is it perfect for dropping into your bag, it’s ideal for travel if you hate the hassle of taking clunky bottles away with you. I like this on its own, but it also layers well with more traditional springtime florals.

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Immaginazione Extrait Parfum 100ml, £480 | Fornasetti

This is quite possibly the most expensive fragrance I’ve ever worn, but also one of the most beautiful. Crafted by the purveyors of timeless Italian elegance at Fornasetti, it is a truly special scent. While it may not be stereotypically spring-like at first whiff, with its woody heart notes and rich base notes of oak wood and tonka bean, a top trio of lavender, thyme and geranium give it a bright, spicy, aromatic quality that I cannot wait to scent balmy spring evenings with. While there’s no getting away from the price tag, I will say that the multifaceted juice and elegantly crafted bottle make it feel like a work of art.

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Father Figure Eau De Parfum, £98 | Phlur

This is a brand I’m new to, but what I have tried so far, I love. There are a couple of standouts that are now permanent additions to my collection, though this green fig-based scent is the one I know I’ll be reaching for as the days get longer and warmer. Although it is resolutely green and warm, as all good fig fragrances should be, what I love most is the mouth-watering creaminess that the addition of sandalwood and orris root give it. There’s also a crisp, masculine quality to the dry down which stops it from feeling too fruity and sweet.

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A Fragrance Parfum With Love From Positano 100ml, £135 | Jo Loves

If you’ve spent winter pining for the warmth of Mediterranean holidays, then I challenge you not to fall in love with this ode to the Amalfi Coast by master perfumer Jo Malone. It’s everything I love in a scent that ushers in a seasonal shift – in this case, orange oil, bergamot and warming star anise make it perfect for those first rays of spring sunshine. A grown-up fruity-floral hybrid that’s bright and fresh on the skin and totally evocative of sunny, happy holidays.

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