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15 French Perfumes That Best Embody The Spirit of Spring

15 French Perfumes That Best Embody The Spirit of Spring

best french spring perfumes

Here are the most beautiful French perfumes that best embody the spirit of spring! Spring is marked by the softening of the climate and the awakening of nature —pastel blooms pushing up through the ground, silver-yellow bursts of sunshine, and that gorgeous feeling of new beginnings. And with that comes the chance to not only refresh your wardrobe but to find also a new spring perfume!

What Is Spring Perfume

Spring is the perfect season for choosing a light, soft scent symbolizing renewal. Spring perfumes are lighter, and slightly more green. There are fresh, joyful, and dynamic fragrances where white flowers reign supreme, as do traditional first-bloomers like lilacs, lily of the valley, and hyacinth. In some of them, you’ll find the allure of rose and jasmine, while in others the lightness of orange blossom and gardenia. Often there is a citrus counterpoint —Italian lemons, pomelos, blood red oranges— something a bit fruity with notes of grapefruit, something that encapsulates the promise of warmer weather. Think fresh, floral, fruity, or citrus scents when searching for a spring fragrance. Personally, I love spring perfumes that are inspired by nature, with aromas of fresh flowers, cut grass, watery fruit, citrus, aromatic herbs, as well as green and vegetal notes.

So, to help you narrow down some of your options and make it less overwhelming, I’ve pulled the most beautiful French spring perfumes which will get you in the mood for the season. Whether you’re looking for something soft and a bit fruity with notes of lemon, a refreshingly clean scent with vegetal and aromatic notes, or the classic smell of white flowers, read on for the best French perfumes for spring.

Louis Vuitton Étoile Filante

Étoile Filante is the new fragrance Louis Vuitton composed in Grasse by master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. Étoile Filante means “shooting star”, and the fragrance is said to stand for precious nectar celebrating joy and hope, a journey for the senses, housed in the signature bottle of fragrances of the house. Notes: Strawberry, Osmanthus, Magnolia, Jasmine, White Musk.

Maison Lancôme Jasmins Marzipane

Jasmins Marzipane stands out with its lively yet enveloping femininity, making its trail deliciously irresistible. Dominique Ropion blended a duo of the highest quality natural hand-picked Jasmine: Sambac Jasmine Absolute and Grandiflorum Jasmine Absolute. Notes: Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine, Almond Wood, Musk, Bourbon Vanilla, Cashmere Wood, Sandalwood.

Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs

Orangers en Fleurs celebrates the irresistible aroma of orange blossoms and symbolizes fertility, abundance, and love. A heart of Turkish rose and Egyptian jasmine is highlighted by a subtle combination of tuberose and orange leaf absolute. Notes: Orange Blossom, Rose Absolute, Egyptian Jasmine Absolute, Tuberose, Eau de brouts, Ylang Comores, Nutmeg, Cedarwood, Musk.

Chanel n°5 L’Eau

Chanel n°5 L’Eau, composed by Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, is a modern, fresh and vibrant embodiment of the now and forever scent. Notes: Aldehydes, Lemon, Neroli, Mandarin Orange, Orange, Bergamot, Lime, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, May Rose, White Musk, Orris Root, Cedar, and Vanilla.

Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

Dominique Ropion worked on the formula of Carnal Flower for more than two years. The perfume contains a larger dose of tuberose absolute than any other perfume. It’s one of my favorite French perfumes for spring! Notes: Bergamot, Melon, Eucalyptus, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Tuberose, Salicylates, Tuberose Absolute, Orange Blossom Absolute, Coconut, and Musk.

Maison Margiela Under the Lemon Trees

Under the Lemon Trees is a beautiful scent composed of an imaginary lemon tree made of fresh and invigorating notes of citrus mixed with green notes of Coriander, Mate Absolute, and Tea Leaves. This French perfume is a parenthesis with the scent of dolce vita. Notes: Lime, Petitgrain Essence, Cardamom Essence, Coriander Essence, Mate Absolute, Green Tea Extract, Cedarwood Essence, Musks.

Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche

Chance Eau Fraîche is a fresh, sparkling floral expression of Chance. A burst of citrus combined with heady jasmine and grounding teak wood will wake up your senses, much like the real flowers that begin to bloom in spring. Notes: Lemon, Cedar, Citron, Water Hyacinth, Pink Pepper, Jasmine, Patchouli, White Musk, Vetiver, Teak Wood, Iris, Amber.

Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

Un Jardin Sur le Nil is a floral fruity fragrance for women and men, created by Jean-Claude Ellena. It’s one of my favorite French perfumes to wear in spring! A stroll in the garden islands of the Nile at Assouan is the starting point for this new olfactory voyage. This perfume evokes a garden full of life, generous and sparkling, where the scents of green mango, lotus blossom, calamus, and rush blend with incense and sycamore wood. Notes: Grapefruit, Green Mango, Tomato, Carrot, Bulrush, Lotus, Orange, Hyacinth, Peony, Musk, Iris, Incense, Labdanum, and Cinnamon.

Chloé Atelier des Fleurs Herba Mimosa

Atelier des Fleurs Herba Mimosa is a tender, powdery fragrance that evokes perfumer Amandine Clerc-Marie’s intense emotions when discovering mimosa in Grasse when she was 20. Mimosa unveils tender, woody, and vegetal notes. Notes: Grasse Mimosa.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria

Aqua Allegoria Bergamote Calabria is a refreshing citrus fragrance that can be enjoyed by women and men alike. It begins with bright Calabrian bergamot and petitgrain top notes that melt into a spicy heart of ginger and cardamom. Darker base notes complement the opening brightness and provide depth to the fragrance as it is completed with white musk and a blend of woody notes. A vibrant and sunny essence. Notes: Calabrian Bergamot, Petitgrain, Ginger, Cardamom, Woody Notes, White Musk.

Christian Dior Thé Cachemire

Thé Cachemire is an olfactory interpretation of the sensation of sipping a soothing tea while curled up in a cashmere sweater. Powerful yet delicate white tea with a hint of smoke infuses a rosy note blended with a touch of maté. Thé Cachemire is as radiant as white flowers and as softly comforting as its cocooning musk notes. Notes: Petitgrain, Bergamot, Bitter Orange, Lemon, White Tea, Hedione, Black Currant, Honeysuckle, Rose, Magnolia, Mate, Musk, Smoke, and Orris.

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Diptyque Do Son

Diptyque Do Son is one of my favorite perfumes for spring! This floral eau de toilette is inspired by the childhood memories of Yves Coueslant, one of Diptyque’s three founders. In this scent, Yves Coueslant recalls the sensual scent of tuberoses sprinkled in water that were used as offerings at temples. Notes: Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Marine Accord.

Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

Un Jardin Sur Le Toit refers to the luxurious garden located on the Hermes’ headquarters building roof at 24 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris. The garden is full of aromatic herbs, flowers, and fruits whose flavors vary as they pass through the metamorphosis induced by the seasons. Its fresh and sweet-smelling atmosphere is captured by Apple, Pear, Rose, Green Grass, Basil, Magnolia, and Compost notes.

Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte

Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte is a breath of green nature, rays of crystalline light. A floral, fresh, and green fragrance with a sheer and spirited heart. Magnolia notes are rendered transparent with fresh citrus and Neroli accents, for a new expression of a timeless floral bouquet. Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Magnolia, Jasmine, Iris, and Musk.

L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier

Premier Figuier is the first perfume based upon the fig scent: an accord of its sweet green leaves, a milky note of its juice, a fruity refreshment of its fruit, and the woody power of its tree and branches. Close your eyes and you are under a fig tree with fresh figs in your hands. Notes: Fig Leaf, Asafoetida, Fig, Sandalwood, Almond Milk, Coconut, Sandalwood, Dried Fruits, and Lime.

Et voilà! I hope this article will help you choose your new favorite French perfume for spring! If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.

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