12 new fragrances that hit all the right notes
These airy picks are practically fresh from the garden.
1 In Victoria's Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum ($45 for 1.7oz; victoria's-secret.com), orchid meets passion fruit.
2 Peach brightens lily of the valley essence in Mary Kay Thinking of You Eau de Parfum ($30 for 1 oz; marykay.com).
3 Peony, marigold and lychee liven up Flirt! Luv-a-Licious Perfume Spray ($35 for 1.7 oz; kohls.com).
4 A soft version of Estée Lauder Beautiful parfum, the Eau de Toilette spray ($55 for 1.7 oz; estee-lauder.com) has a lighter concentration of rose and mandarin oils.
Spritz on a scent and wait a half-hour to see how your body chemistry changes its smell, says Brook Harvey-Taylor, founder of Pacifica Fragrances.
The recipe for these sprays: pure sugar and exotic ingredients.
1 Behold: vacation in a bottle. Vanilla and coconut in Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume ($22 for 1 oz; sephora.com) evoke a pina colado.
2 Grapefruit and lemon balance a gave's rich sweetness in Thymes A gave Nectar Cologne ($32 for 1.75 oz; thymes.com).
3 Sweet and tart, Fresh Brown Sugar Eau de Parfum ($32 for 1 oz; fresh.com) incorporates notes of magnolia and honeysuckle.
4 Creamy vanilla bean warms the scent of lavender oil in Lavanlla Vanilla Lavender ($39 for 1 oz; sephora.com).
Spray the bend of your elbow instead of your wrist, says Harvey-Taylor. Since that pulse point is warmer, it will better release the scent as your temperature rises during the day.
Earthy cedar and sandalwood notes are planted firmly among those of freshly plucked tree fruits and flowers.
1 Daisy Fuentes Mysterio Eau de Parfum ($39.50 for 1.7 oz;kohls.com) wafts alluring notes of white orchid, freesia, musk and sandalwood.
2 Country Chic Eau de Toliette ($29.50 for 2.5 oz; bathand-bodyworks.com) pairs red apple and orange blossom with cedar and amber wood.
3 Red currant, amber and sandalwood Ignite Elizabeth Arden's fiery Pretty Hot Eau de Parfum ($52 for 1.7 oz; at department stores).
4 Reveal by Halle Berry Eau de Parfum ($28 for 1oz; halleberryfragrances.com for stores) contains berries-as well as the essence of cashmere woods, musk, mimosa flower and honeydew.
Perfume can last for up to five years if stored in a cool, dark place says Harvey-Taylor. The ideal spot: your refrigerator.