Sexy Spring Scents

Break out in full bloom with a budding new fragrance for spring. Find out what hot scents you must try that just hit stores. Check out our top fragrance picks. By Qianna Smith
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 29, 2009

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Mark your territory with a savory and delicious scent. Whether you’re an on-the-go mom or an uptown fashionista, we help you start your summer on a high note with fragrances to suit every fancy.

By Qianna Smith

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Dress up your intimates with silky orange flower absolute, pink grapefruit, and watery dewdrops. Lace Orange Flower Eau de Parfum, $45, victoriassecret.com, is an exquisitely delicate fragrance that’s sure to add a soft touch to your night.

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Shower your loved one this Mother’s Day with a delicious and aromatic treat. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Set, $90, sephora.com, comes with a shower gel, body lotion, and perfume, each basked with notes of apple, cider wood and white rose.

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Leave them guessing with Bond Girl 007 Forever, $30, Avon.com. This seductive cocktail of floral and citrus fruits offers an enchanting scent for the season. Just a few spritz behind your legs leave for lasting effect.

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Keep your scent lingering all the day long. Soap & Paper Factory handcrafted Solid Perfumes, $18, Soapandpaperfactory.com, contain an aromatic mixture of jojoba oil, pure beeswax and is free of parabens, phthalates and petroleum. It’s a sexy and citrusy fragrance that can easily be tossed into your clutch for on-the-go access.

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Just couldn’t get enough? No worries; Escada is bringing back the goods with their five-set fragrance gift box, $35, Sephora.com. This quintet set contains tropical and airy aromas, perfect for days under the sun. Switch up your scent every few days to keep the boys guessing.

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Make it last forever with these purse-friendly scents from Banana Republic. The retail store has bottled up their Rosewood, Malachite and Alabaster fragrances in mini bottles for $10 each. Spritz, grab, and go.

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Make history with Histoires de Parfums, $15, for the sample package available at Beautycafe.com. The collection comes in 12 different scents, each telling an aromatic story of history, literature, and myth. And with sweet and dry aromas like Noir Patchouli, Blanc Violette, and Vert Pivoine, people will beg for another lesson in understated sexiness. We love the sexy scent of 1969 (available at these select boutiques, Corso Como, Matches and Takashimaya).

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For the cute girl looking for hard-edged style, check out Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture, $85, sephora.com. Notes of wild berries, mandarins, honeysuckle cater to your softer side, while hints of Sandalwood and Praline add a confident air. Tip: Spray your chest to bring the aroma up and out.

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For an everyday comfort that easily blends to your hectic schedule, we suggest Close, $25, Gap.com. The crisp scent of freesia and amber give all the details without the fuss.