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Spring’s sweetest bouquet

With the warmth of spring comes an easier, breezier way of dressing. Colours are brighter, skirts are flirtier and our arms are bared eagerly to embrace the sunshine. Some days, all it takes is a spritz of fragrance to dress things up or down making this the perfect season to slip into a deliciously new cologne, parfum or cheap michael kors bags eau de toilette.

Gone are the heavy, lush fragrances of winter. In their place are bright, fresh new scents: delicate florals, light spices, subtle aquatics and mouthwatering fruits, especially citrus. Just as fashion has been made zesty with brilliant hues of lime, lemon and tangerine, so, too, have the season’s fragrances been juiced up with aromas of bergamot, Clementine, lemon cheap Michael Kors leaves and the most precious essence of all, orange flower blossoms.

Fragrance can be a woman or man’s most personal, individualistic accessory. Express yourself this season with one of spring’s new scents. One is bound to tell your unique story.

Please note that all prices listed are the manufacturers’ suggested retail price; actual costs may vary.


Eau de toilette $25 (50 mL); available at The Body Shop after April 30.

When The Body Shop decided to cheap michael kors purses improve its fragrance game, they turned to the experts: IFF, world leading fragrance creators since 1833, and renowned noses Dominique Ropion, Loc Dong and Domitille Bertier. They worked on three of The Body Shop’s best selling women’s fragrances to create luxe limited editions just in time for spring summer 2012. Love Etc . Sun Kiss adds notes of bergamot, nectarine, neroli, jasmine, sandalwood and amber to the original Love Etc. for a fun and flirtatious scent. The original Dreams Unlimited is uplifted with mandarin, salty aquatic notes, watermelon, neroli and orris in the new Dreams Unlimited . Sun Fresh. And White Musk . Sun Glow is a sensual floral with notes of lemon, peony, sandalwood and musk.

Summer never smelled so sweet.


Eau de toilette $49 (100 mL); available at The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sephora.

Can’t get away to a tropical island just now? No worries these three limited edition fragrances will transport you there for much less than the cost of airfare. Marc Jacobs has brought back his popular Rain, a watery floral fragrance with notes of wild strawberry, cut grass and clementine zest, a heart of tropical rain, passion flower and orchid, and a base of amber, tree moss and musk.

is a fresh, modern fragrance house from Stockholm whose products are new to Canada, although its founder isn’t Ben Gorham, a Swede born to an Indian mother and Canadian father, grew up in Toronto. With renowned perfumers Olivia Giacobetti and Jerome Epinette, he designed each of the fragrances to have a unique identity based on quality ingredients.

Bal d’Afrique, for instance, evokes that mysterious continent with marigold and Moroccan cedar wood, as well as hints of succulent citrus, delicate florals and a rich woody replica michael kors base. Gypsy Water is an exotic yet earthy blend of citrus, pepper, juniper berries, pine needles and warm woods. And La Tulipe balances fresh, tart rhubarb with sweet cyclamen, freesia and tulip.


Eau fraiche $68 (100 mL); available at Estee Lauder counters across Canada.

The isle of Capri is a magical place of warm Mediterranean breezes, fragrant lemon groves and seductive pleasures. Now Estee Lauder’s limited edition summer fragrance captures all the mystique of that lush Italian island.

The fragrance opens with notes of cassis, mandarin and lemon leaves, while its sensual heart beats with jasmine, muguet and peony, and it finishes with sweet vanilla and exotic amberwood, patchouli and musk. Fans of the original Bronze Goddess will also be delighted to learn that a limited edition of the tropical beach inspired cult favourite is returning for summer 2012.


Eau de cologne $645 (250 mL); exclusive to Holt Renfrew.

The latest release in the Royal Exclusives line discount michael kors from this 250 year old fragrance house is definitely a collector’s item. Created by sixth generation master perfumer Olivier Creed, it is a musky floral that evokes the sun drenched gardens of Italy’s Amalfi coast with top notes of tangerine, bergamot, pink berries and neroli, a heart of Virginia cedar, French apple and Bulgarian rose, and a warm, spicy base of Haitian vetiver, white musk and cinnamon. These precious ingredients are packaged in a gorgeous, cheap michael kors hand blown Pochet glass bottle that you will want to keep long after its contents are a faint, poignant memory.

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Eau de parfum, $125 (50 mL); available at Holt Renfrew

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