If there is ever was a time to refresh your fragrance, the time is now. Spring has seen a fresh line-up of new powerhouse perfumes that tap into distinctly different attitudes, prompting you to abandon the ‘signature scent’ concept for a wardrobe of fragrances that speak to your mood of the day – or the minute. But where to start? Let the eclectic recent runways be your olfactory guide.

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From Moschino’s louder-is better logos and the lamé love at Saint Laurent, to the modern florals at Michael Kors and crisp minimalism at Ellery and Chloe – Spring/Summer 2017’s celebration of individualism can translate easily to your spritz of choice. “Women have very complex lives today, which are maybe divided between their family, friends, business and they might find this multi-faceted life sees them thinking differently about their fashion and their fragrances,” says founded by Laura Slatkin, founder of Nest, a niche fragrance house that has found success via its offering of unique fragrances. “A woman might ask herself what kind of mood she wants to create; is she going to work or going out that evening, is she entertaining at home or with friends for lunch; and what doe she want her scent to say about her in that moment.”

From the sparkling citruses that tap into the beachwear trend, to the sexy blends made for teaming back with SS17’s sheer movement – each new perfume promises its own personality. “It’s about wearing a fragrance, not the fragrance wearing you,” says Slatkin. “So when someone leans in to say hello they’re impacted and they’re moved to the point where they ask what are you wearing.” And after all, isn’t that perfume’s main purpose? Below SS17’s most defining trends matched with olfactory counterparts that promise to make just as much of an impact.

Sheer Romance
Dreaming of the sheer reveries that came down the Louis Vuitton, Dior and Valentino runways? Turn heads with these sexy, moody scents.

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Nest, Midnight Fleur EDP, $105. Available exclusively at Sephora (02) 9221 5703 Tom Ford, Black Orchid EDP, $175.SHOP NOW
Calvin Klein, Deep Euphoria EDP, $120.SHOP NOW
Burberry, My Burberry Black Parfum, $220. SHOP NOW


Modern Florals
Wrap yourself in the fresh and floral bouquets, reminiscent of the blooming prints seen at Michael Kors, Tory Burch and Erdem
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Chloe, Signature EDP, $130. SHOP NOW
Altaia, By Any Other Name EDP, $277. SHOP NOW
Dior, Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming EDP, $165. SHOP NOW


The New Minimalism
Versatile juices that mix and match like that modern, minimal statements at Ellery, Chloe and Stella McCartney 

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Alaia, Alaia Paris EDP Blanche, $168. SHOP NOW
Byredo, Unnamed Perfume, $158. SHOP NOW
Jo Malone, Basil & Neroli Cologne, $195. SHOP NOW


The bold and the beautiful

Loved the loud and logo’d collections by Moschino and House of Holland? Pick a spritz that doesn’t whisper boldgraphic2
Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Daisy Holiday Limited Edition EDT, $120 each. SHOP NOW
Zadig & Voltaire, This is Her! EPD, $95. SHOP NOW
Moschino, Moschino Fresh EDT, $95 for 50mL. SHOP NOW

Gilt Trip
Lusting after the golden moments at Saint Laurent and Balmain? Play metallic matchmaker with these glamorous blendssexyglam
Balmain, Extatic Gold Musk EDT, $99 for 60mL. SHOP NOW
Marc Jacobs, Divine Decadence, $150 for 50mL. SHOP NOW
Prada, La Femme EDP, $150 for 50mL. SHOP NOW
Jean Paul Gaultier, Classique Essence de Parfum, $113 for 50mL. SHOP NOW

Grown up girly

Celine, Gucci and Valentino had us re-thinking pink, while these sophisticated juices will have you falling in love with gourmand all over again_unapologeticallygirly
Tory Burch, Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Rose EDP, $195 for 100mL. SHOP NOW
YSL, Mon Paris EDP, $158 for 50mL. SHOP NOW
Salvatore Ferragamo, Signorina In Rosso EDP, $116 for 50mL. SHOP NOW


Bring me to the beach
These bright and sparkly compositions are bottled equivalent of the bikinis and beachwear dotted throughout Anna Sui and Michael Kors’ collections
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Acqua Di Parma, Blue Mediterraneo Ginepro Di Sardegna, $170. SHOP NOW
Bobbi Brown, Beach EDT, $185 (part of set) SHOP NOW
Michael Kors Wonderlust EDP, $120 for 50mL. SHOP NOW

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