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5 Heavenly Spring Scents Under $100

By Elena Schmidt
Posted On Mar 26, 2014

Everything about spring fragrance promises new beginning, youth, beauty, and regeneration. Capturing its essence in a bottle evokes past memories while reminding me of all the new ones to come. Below, I feature five of my favorite product launches this season that I cannot wait to wear.

Juliette Has a Gun

I always hear great things about Juliette Has a Gun and Anyway, its new scent, solidified all the wonderful rumors. This latest spring 2014 fragrance combines musks, woods, and citrus notes to create the perfect compromise of feminine and masculine flair.

How to Buy: Retail: $90 (50ml) Speciality Stores

 

Balenciaga Rosabotanica

Perhaps the beautiful bottle drew me in at first. But the description of the scent, which sounds delicious enough to taste, sold me in the end. Described as spicy, with head notes of pepper and citrus tempered by a vegetal counterpoint of green and milky fig leaves, this is nothing short of crowd stopper followed by a great conversation piece.

How to Buy: 1.7 oz eau de parfum $100; specialty stores nationwide.

 

See by Chloé Eau Fraîche

I see myself loving this fragrance for every day wear, as it evokes the freshness of blooming flowers with subtle femininity. This is the perfect scent to shift your thoughts temporarily from your sterile desk environment to a freshly blooming garden.

How to Buy: 2.5 oz EDP – $98; authorized Chloe retailers nationwide.

 

Daisy Marc Jacobs Delight Edition

This bouquet of florals, brightened with crisp red apple (my favorite candle scent) reminds me of relaxing nights spent with the ones I love.  

How to Buy: 50ml Eau de Toilette Spray – $75; Available April 2014 at Macy’s, Sephora, and major department and specialty stores nationwide.

 

BOTTEGA VENETA ESSENCE AROMATIQUE

I secretly love the smell of cologne, which is why I am in love with Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique. It is inspired by cologne while also rich in feminine floral fragrance.

How to Buy: 50ml – $90; Available beginning in April 2014 exclusively at Nordstrom

 

Elena Schmidt; naturally light, sun kissed Miamian, seeking to find my perfect shade