8 fresh fragrances for spring

Plus, three Atlantans share their favorite scents


Spring fragrences
Photograph by Ryan Hayslip

(Clockwise from top right)
Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash

A refreshing kiss of cucumber, lotus leaf, and bamboo, this crisp scent screams summer cocktails. $62 for 100 milliliters, Saks Fifth Avenue, Phipps Plaza

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa Excelsa
Meet two exotic roses: the Turkish Rose Absolute and the African Dog Rose, a native of South Africa that has never before been used in a perfume. $93 for 50 milliliters, Sephora, Lenox Square

Montblanc Legend Spirit
This one’s for him. Pink peppercorn and grapefruit mix with lavender and oak moss for a deeply intricate fragrance that is spicy, fruity, and rich all at once. $85 for 3.3 ounces, Macy’s, Lenox Square

Lanvin Éclat de Fleurs
Pear, freesia, rose, and jasmine make for a garden party of scents. $105 for 3.3 ounces, Nordstrom, Phipps Plaza

Diptyque Eau des Sens
This complex unisex fragrance has notes of citrus and patchouli. $125 for 100 milliliters, Diptyque, The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Derek Lam 10 Crosby 2am Kiss
Lam bottled the late-night scene on SoHo’s Crosby Street: sultry, with notes of caramel and amber. $95 for 1.7 ounces, Sephora

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle Sparkling
Inspired by the brand’s classic pleated tennis skirt, this fragrance is both playful and deep, with notes of patchouli and French macaron. $76 for 100 milliliters, Kohl’s, Merchants Walk

Moschino Fresh Couture
No surprise that a fashion house helmed by the fun-loving Jeremy Scott would deliver a fragrance in such unconventional packaging. Inside: mandarin, berries, and peonies. $82 for 100 milliliters, Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Square

On the nose
Is there anything so personal—or evocative—as a smell? Three Atlantans share their favorite scents.

Myrna Reyes
Store manager, Nordstrom Phipps Plaza
Hermès Calèche
“It’s effortless and classic, and once I apply the lotion and spray on the perfume, I know I’m ready to conquer the world.”

Cassandra Connors
Founder/CEO of Bella Bag
Silver Mountain Water by Creed
“I love things that have a rich history, and the Creed brand has been around since 1760, when the founder began creating custom fragrances for royalty. Silver Mountain Water speaks to the Swiss Alps and skiing—two of my favorite things.”

Jonah Hooper
Atlanta Ballet dancer
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch
“With a hint of citrus and rosewood, which offers a woodsy undertone, this scent evokes memories of winter nights by warm fires.”

This article originally appeared in our Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Style Book.