Core: A scent of spring

By Jo Phillips

Creative Director  Jo Phillips 
Photographer Thomas Rohde
Assisted by .Cent Fashion Team

Spring is well and truly in the air, so to celebrate we bring you the scents which encapsulate the spirit of the season. Fresh greens, early spring florals and earthy tones,  from classic spring scents to brand new combinations, these are the fragrances to hail the changing of the season.

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Salvatore Ferragamo – Emozione EDP A sophisticated scent which creates an emotional harmony between bergamot, white peach, patchouli, suede and white musk.
Thierry Mugler – Alien Extrodinaire A luminous and fresh floral fragrance. A delicate fusion of fresh Tunisian neroli and bergamot tea, enriched notes of tiare flower and the deep notes of white amber.
Philosophy – Fresh Cream EDT A delicately sweet fragrance designed to delight the senses and bring joy.
Guerlain – La Petite Robe Noire (Ma Robe Petales) EDT A fresh, exhilarating scent. A creation which blends sparkling mandarin, rose petals and biting pistachio. A glamorous and chic perfume in a classic bottle.
Stella McCartney – Stella  Inspired by fresh, dewy roses captured in the morning sun. Underscored by sparkling green notes, this bright and bold composition is a young, fresh fragrance.
Issey Miyake – L’eau D’Issey City Blossom by Mademoiselle Maurice Inspired by the poetic and colourful works of Mademoiselle Maurice. A feminine, floral, woody fragrance which opens up sparkling notes of pink pepper and bright lemon.
Versace – Eros Pour Femme EDT A refined accord of lemon and jasmine, exalted by sensual and smooth woods. A tempting, feminine fragrance.
Chloe L’Eau De Chloe EDT A lighter, refreshing and sparkling version of the original Chloé perfume. A fragrance for summer days, with notes of rose petals, lively citrus with a base of patchouli.

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Hugo Boss Man – Hugo EDT An avant-garde mingling of fresh sea breezes and masculine spice of wood. Green, aromatic scents harmonise with aquatic touches and the aroma of apples.
Calvin Klein – Eternity for Men: Summer  The scent begins with juniper berries, pear, basil and watermelon. Its aromatic – spicy heart includes cardamom, lavender and thyme, placed at the base of amber, sandalwood and musk.
Shay & Blue – Sicilian Limes: Natural Spray Fragrance A bold and sharply tangy fragrance, with a full-liquor hit of a salt margarita, a rush of salt limes, rosemary and masculine moss.
Dolce and Gabbana – Dolce Floral Drops A fresh and floral scent, inspired by the notes of Dolce Eau de Parfum, combining  the signature of white flowers with the lively, crisp green opening of Neroli leaves.
L’occitane – Thé Vert & Bigarde Eau De ToiletteA classic fragrance which includes green tea extract from Japan and the essential oil of bitter orange from the Mediterranean.
Carven L’eau de toilette EDT Peony, freesia and white musks make this charming, naturally sparkling scent. Floral notes with a musky, soft and creamy final note.
Issey Miyake, Pour Homme, Oceanic Expedition An aromatic and citrus scent, featuring grapefruit, bergamot, petitgrain, sea notes, neroli, ginger and white musk.
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au Thé vert – Eau de Cologne Launched in 1992, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert is Bvlgari’s very first Eau de Cologne. A fragrance of freshness and vitality.
Carven – Vetiver EDT This timeless fragrance opens on a vibrant citrus note with lavender, orange blossom and geranium at the heart and base notes of nutmeg and sandalwood, all underlined with vetiver.

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Montblanc – Legend Special Edition EDT Special Edition is a new interpretation of Montblanc Legend. Echoing the refined notes of the signature Legend Pour Homme, Special Edition opens with sharper notes of lime and spearmint.
Elie Saab – Le Parfum, Resort Collection EDT A floral and fruity fragrance developed by Francis Kurkdijan, the scent includes notes of fig, orange blossom, jasmine and frangipani.
Cartier – Eau De Cartier Vetiver Bleu EDT A fragrance with a clear and simple freshness. Vetiver Bleu combines minty freshness with warm woody aromas. A rough and elegant vetiver with multiple layers and smoky facets.
CK One – Summer EDT CK One summer’s notes give an immediate freshness and sensuality while clean woody notes of musk and moss have a sexy, skin-like warmth.
Burberry Brit Rhythm (for him) EDT Eclectic top notes of basil, vervain and cardamon with black leather, patchouli and sensual base notes of cederwood and incense.
Acqua Di Parma – Blue Mediterraneo (Bergamotto di Calabria) – EDT Sparkling top notes in this fragrance of citron, with fruity and floral accents at the heart and a base of vetiver, benzoin, and musk.
Tom Ford Costa – Azzura Aromas of salty beaches, dry herbs, evergreen trees and driftwood mingle with scents of the low, thickly forested landscape of the Med – a triangle of oaks, juniper pines, herbs.
Thameen – Amber Room – EDP Smoky, warm and glowing, the heady amber combined with Italian bergamot, sensual Turkish rose and warmed through with spices, cinnamon and cedar wood.
Clive Christian – 1872 Spicy and citrusy; bergamot, nutmeg and black pepper and the spices of clary sage (considered by the Romans to be a sacred herb) over a base of musk, amber and cedarwood.
Shay & Blue – Watermelons – natural spray fragrances Combining watermelon, green tea and vetiver with the freshness of green mandarin.

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Marc Jacobs – Daisy Sorbet EDT A blend of sparkling fruits and a sheer florals that is both delicate and feminine
Herra Project, Hair perfume Designed to make your hair smell great, look great and feel great, perfect for refreshing hair throughout the day.
Clarins  – Eau des Jardins A surprising combination of essential oils and plant extracts with aroma and phyto-therapy benefits. The freshness of fruity zests, a captivating note of wild rose and the scent of comforting wood which moisturises and soothe
Clive Christian – L Private Collection Available for men and women a spicy perfume with a glorious celebration of precious woods. It takes the wonderful smokey-green aroma of vetiver and combines it with cedar atlas and fir balsam, along with musk for sensuality.
Arquiste Parfumer – Fleur de Louis – EDP The main notes of this composition are Orange Flower, Florentine iris, Jasmine, and White Cedar.
L’Occitane – Fleurs de Cerisier – EDT A delicate and fresh scent, with notes of freesia, cherry and lily of the valley, underlined by a base of amber and musk, that linger.
Valeur Absole Joie -Eclat Combining the freshness of tangerine and green cardamom with fine vetiver and tuberose, enriched with essential oils of grapefruit, offer revitalising effects, plus active minerals of potassium and magnesium, known for their energising qualities.
Hugo Boss – Hugo women Unconventional femininity from HUGO: A feminine, fruity and floral fragrance with the unexpectedly masculine scent of black tea. Fascinating contrasts, which reflect the minimalistic glamour of the brand, and which redefine the essence of feminine fragrances for the modern woman.

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Lacoste – Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc pure A masculine floral creation which purveys a cleanness and purity but with an underlying woody tenacity.
Lacoste eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Jaune optimistic A light and energising fragrance recalling the optimism of the first rays of sunshine. Aromatic and fruity.
Hermes – Le Jardin de Monsieur Li A citrus aromatic fragrance for men and women, it features kumquat, jasmine and mint.
Mary Greenwell – Lemon EDP Zesty, uplifting and energetic. Aromas of lemon, mandarin orange, bergamot and lime with floral hints of jasmine and hyacinth and deep notes of tonka bean and amber at its base.
 Annick Goutal – Eau d’hadrien EDT A fresh, citrus fragrance in which a zesty touch of lemons from Sicily and grapefruits with the subtle notes of citron and cypress. An elegant, timeless scent.
Electimuss  -Venti – Pure Perfume This scent has notes of mandarin blossom, rose and jasmine blending into lush tuberose and gardenia. Exotic and mellifluous; Venti is sophisticated and worldly
Annick Goutal – Eau du Ciel Eau du Ciel is a soft, shimmering fragrance. It is a light and delicate scent with soft green notes of rosewood and white musk
Chanel 19 Poudre EDPA floral fragrance with a powdery-musky facet. Iris blends with the freshness of Vetiver roots: an enveloping, powdery fullness softened by white musk notes.

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Radely – London A bold new modern classic with fresh top notes of freesia, Sicilian bergamot and pink peony, blend with sensual Rose de Mai Absolute, Tiare flower and Tiger Lily.
Prada Mens – Infusion D’Homme A subtle blend of precious iris from Florence with notes of neroli, vetiver and cedar wood. Elegant, refined and understated, it’s the perfect scent for the modern man
Jo Malone – Earl Grey & Cucumber cologne A fragrance with a burst of bergamot and the cool succulence of crunchy cucumber. Counterpoised with a sweet base of beeswax, vanilla and musk, reviving and refined
Tom Ford – Grey Vertiver EDT A citrus-woody composition, winter lemon, grapefruit, bergamot and orange blossom combine with thai basil and orris root on a base of vetiver, amber wood and musk. A lighter, fresher version of the Eau de Parfume.
Roads Perfume – Supernova – ParfumA bursting scent of bergamot, grapefruit, lime leaf and juniper, with cognac, ginger and cardamon, on cedarwood, oak moss and amber
Fleur D’orange – Fragonard, available from M&S – EDT Sensual and fresh, tender neroli blossom joins with bergamot, jasmine and musk combine in voluptuousness scent.
Cartier – Eau De Cartier – EDT A classic unisex fragrance form Cartier. Fresh bursting notes of Japanese yuzu fruit sit alongside a vibrant accord of violet leaves and flowers with bass notes of wood.
Ferrari – Pure Lavender – unisex – EDT lavender produces a timeless,unique floral scent which is often associated with authenticity and tradition. While the refreshing essence of lavender lends a surge of energy, the woody facets of lavender absolute give it a distinctive character and a touch of sensuality.
Serge Lutens – Laine de verre – EDP Luminous, bright, and crisp. On the skin, its green and metallic facets melt in soft musks, both woollen and chromed, creating an accord never used before.

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Diptyque – Florabellio EDT Opening with refreshing salty breezes of sea air mixed with sea fennel. A heart of intertwining apple blossom petals and osmanthus blossom and an unusual twist in the base notes is added by roasted coffee beans combined with roasted sesame seeds.
Commes des garçons – Amazing Green – EDP A fusion of green notes and gunpowder. Top notes of verdant, natural wild leaves, settle with an elemental heart of flint and coriander to finish with a smoky explosion of gunpowder and white musk.
Issey Miyake – L’eau D’Issey pour homme –Since 1994, L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme has become a hallmark of sophistication in the world of fragrances. Its blend of citrus, precious woods and spices is perfect for a modern, independent man.
Santa Eulalia – Marinis – Featuring red grapes and mint, to create a sensation of inner peace. Marinis is reminiscent of beaches and the sea, with a citrus scent from lemon and a hint of mint: a tranquil scent that will calm and relax.
Diptyque – Eau Plurielle – eau parfumée multi usage The lightweight, universally applicable perfume is reminiscent of fresh linen resting on a bed of green ivy with a touch of luxurious Turkish roses.
Byredo parfums – Inflorescence – EDP A floral spring composition, the roses, pink freesias, magnolia blossom and lily of the valley combine in this sweet heady scent.
Re Profumo Venezia – Sogno d’amore A Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women and men.Top notes are orange and lemon; middle notes are lily and patchouli; base notes are styrax and musk.
Federic Malle – Lys Mediterranee – Edouard Fléchier EDPComposed by Edouard Fléchier, this mildly spicy perfume of ginger lilies is mingled with sea spray and hints of musk, orange blossom and vanilla.
Chanel Paris – Cristalle – EDP  Floral and fresh a subtle fragrance featuring a harmonious blend of citrus, honeysuckle and hyacinth.

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Tom Daxon – Sous Les Glycines A canopy of honeyed white flowers, wisteria intertwined with fresh leaves, jasmine and rose. Approximately 40 hr burn time.
Jo Malone – Grapefruit Candle Rosemary, peppermint and pimento add perfect piquancy to grapefruit’s bright and sunny nature. Uplifting and refreshing. Candle burn time is 45 hours.
Urban Apothecary – Lemon Curd Zesty Sicilian lemon is tempered by creamy lemon curd, and finished off with a cooling hint of vanilla and coconut in the base. A deliciously wistful scent, it comes in a dainty glass jar with a gingham gift box. Soy wax with a 35 hr burn.
Acqua Di Parma – Mimosa Candle Made entirely by hand, with sophisticated decoration featuring natural elements set in the wax like gemstones. It has a delicate Mimosa scent and burns for 60 hours on the inside leaving the external decorations intact.
L’Artisan Parfumeur – La Boule De Provence This new interpretation of the iconic Boule d’Ambre, with the terracotta crafted by the same French artisans. Fresh and elegant aromatic scents, with notes of lavender, hay, rosemary, tomato leaf and basil.
Linari Puro Scented Candle – Madagascan vanilla joins a stimulating green accord, fruit tangerine, fresh bergamot and spicy notes of finest lavender. The floral heart note surprises with rose and lily of the valley, entwined with accents of anise and a delicious aroma of fig.

And brand new for S/S15 from Carthusia comes The Essence of Central Park, inspired by one of the most famous and beloved urban parks in the world. The fragrance opens with the lush green accord of artemisia, with a heart of magnolia  with hints of lemon’s bright citrus notes, anchored by a deep base of summer scents light woods and amber. Penhaligons have collaborated with Clifton Nurseries for the launch of their latest fragrance, Ostara. Created by master perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour, Ostara is a modern interpretation of the delicate and incandescent daffodil flower. An olfactory journey – from bulb to bud to bloom.  Serge Lutens introduces La Regligieuse, the theme of the new edition is deep, philosophical and religious, and its composition was constructed as a fight of good and evil, a contrast of black and white. The composition highlights jasmine, which is as pure and white as snow in this case and represents the bright side of the fragrance, while Lutens’ religion is black, mysterious and dark, enveloped in aromas of civet, musk and incense.


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