This year, the most fashion-forward spring and summer fragrances for 2015 are dominated by notes of mint, rhubarb & spicy green tea.
Want all three in one place? Try Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea Intense.
And after the mercury dips, summer's flower-festooned, fruitily-fragrant feast will be followed up with a Fall and Winter 2016 filled with notes of Oud, tomboy-chic leather & eternally-popular rose, a note clocking its fourth consecutive Autumn/Winter season on the list of bi-annual perfume trends compiled by Seven Scent, which supplies fragrances to leading brands around the world.
And for next Summer? Get ready in 2016 to spritz on a sugary high, when the ongoing retro-revival will play out in three main perfume stories:
- Sugar Rush: a sugary sweet, fruity fragrance direction reflecting youth-led pop culture influences
- Linear Landscapes: nature-inspired simplicity and coziness - think aromatic wood, leather & soft, snuggly cashmere
- Print Pop: gentle florals with accents of cool mint = bold fruit with a twist
As the trendy notes for the S/S 2016 perfume season shifted from 2015's high-tea to 2016's dessert cart, the three new defining notes will be:
- Praline: the blankety softness of caramel-chocolate will add a creamy, nutty complexity to the way you smell this time next year
- Sorbet: iced-fruit+sugar = winning!
- Freesia: subtle, citrusy and perfect for warm weather wear
"For Spring/Summer 2016, we expect to see gourmand notes used to add depth and sweetness to compositions, while freesia will blossom in floral accords to create a delicate yet distinctive note,” predicts Seven's Insight Manager, Miri Scott. “The story for next summer is playful, sassy and relaxed; reflecting a shift towards brighter days and stylish outdoor living."
Sexual Sugar Daddy by Michel Germain: a heart of caramelized praline with top notes that include cinnamon bark and a dry-down with tobacco, leather and sandalwood promises to "do the flirting for you." Its gender-neutral juice and alluring element of je ne sais quoi make this worth a try. Available at Macys.com.
- Lesley Scott
(pralines via source)