Peonies, apricot blossom, raspberries and grappa make even the most classical florals new again.
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01 Dior Addict Shine
As intense as its name implies, this scent is all about confidence. A mix of cedarwood, cedrat, raspberry and gardenia, the sensual and bright mix may indeed be addicting. ($70; Sephora)
02 Burberry The Beat
Burberry, the ne plus ultra of old-school luxury, brings a modern English beat to this scent. Ceylon tea (what could be more British?), bluebells, bergamot, pink pepper, mandarin, vetiver and musk hit all the right notes. ($80; Nordstrom)
03 John Varvatos
From the well-known men’s wear designer comes a mix of notes traditional (patchouli, Turkish rose attar, wild honey and oak moss) and less so (grappa, Damascus plum, Indian mango blossom). The result: a stylish yet romantic floral-hearted fragrance. ($92; Saks)
04 American Beauty Beloved
This romantic scent captures a classic American garden in full flower, with swoon-inducing blooms such as golden apricot blossoms, calla lilies, tuberose, purple orris and orange flowers. ($39.50; Kohl’s)
Chloé’s always been known for effortless chic. Its latest scent gives a polished gloss to flowers, with peony, lychee and freesia shimmering around a velvet heart of rose. ($85; Chloé boutiques, Saks)
06 Tommy Hilfiger Dreaming
The master of sunny American optimism, Tommy Hilfiger is bringing a more grown-up sensibility to his latest. The voluptuous white peach, tuberose and freesia at the heart of Dreaming are as transporting as promised. ($45; Bon-Ton, Macy’s, Ulta)