The act of spritzing perfume dates back thousands of years to ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greece, and Rome, where it was considered a symbol of luxury. Much like the Romans did, we still covet the most elite fragrances, some of which have elusive properties that have been imported from all over the world. Fast forward to the 21st century and the uses and production of perfume have not only evolved thanks to modern chemistry but also carry more sentimental value. Today, our signature scents help us artfully express our individuality and enhance our ever-changing personal style.
Spring always comes with a highly anticipated new season of decadent fragrances that are perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for a light and fresh scent or something with a bit more depth and complexity, there’s sure to be a scent that will suit your discerning taste. But wait…spring fragrance isn’t the only thing that’s evolving this season! Bloomingdale’s Aventura Mall location has undergone a major renovation, and the result is nothing short of stunning. The lower level of this iconic department store has been transformed into a modern, sleek, and luxurious shopping destination, offering an incredible lineup of new and exclusive fragrance brands just waiting to be discovered.
We’ve now done the very “tough” job of scouting all the scent-sational fragrances at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and our lovely luxury retailers to bring you the most comprehensive list of the top spring fragrances of 2023.
MFK- A La Rose
MFK, short for Maison Francis Kurkdjian, is a luxurious fragrance brand that just landed at Bloomingdale’s. The brand is known for creating beautifully crafted scents that are both sophisticated and modern, and its latest fragrance is no exception. A la Rose is a floral scent that’s perfect for spring and summer. It features two types of roses – the Damascena variety from Bulgaria and the Centifolia petals from Grasse, France – which give it a fresh and feminine aroma. MFK uses only the finest materials, and the result is a classic and contemporary fragrance that’s both long-lasting and true to the original scent. Our take: it’s a perfect addition to Bloomingdale’s collection of luxury fragrances, and a must-try for anyone looking for a new signature spritz.
CHANEL – Les Exclusifs De Chanel
CHANEL’S limited-edition Sycomore fragrance is part of the LES EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL collection and housed in an exclusive limited-edition case, which was inspired by the original packaging Gabrielle Chanel created in 1930. This fragrance recounts the splendor of the natural world and shares a whispering echo of Mademoiselle’s childhood spent near the age-old volcanoes of Auvergne. Sycomore opens with a blend of fresh and spicy notes, including pink pepper, juniper berries, and citrus, while the heart of the fragrance features vetiver: a plant with a complex, woody aroma that is smoky and earthy. This note is complemented by tobacco and cypress, which add depth and complexity to the scent. The overall effect of Sycomore is warm, woody, and inviting. It is a unisex fragrance that can be worn by anyone who appreciates the natural and earthy scent of vetiver.
Aēsop – Gloam Eau de Parfum
Aēsop has once again impressed its audience with the release of its fifth installment in the Othertopias collection, Gloam Eau de Parfum. The fragrance was artfully crafted in partnership with Aēsop’s long-term fragrance collaborator Barnabé Fillion. It possesses a unique composition that begins with an arresting first impression of spice, composed of Pink Pepper and Cardamom, which is then softened by fresh florals of Neroli and Orange Flower. Aromatic spice notes of Saffron and Clove unfurl alongside herbal Maté, heady Narcissus, and pollen-like Mimosa. The warmth from Rose and Jasmine Sambac lends a roundness to the spicy floral heart. At its base, Gloam is a sumptuous and powdery blend of Iris, Patchouli, Copaiba, and Sandalwood, which delivers unexpected tactility and comfort. Gloam is without a doubt a fascinating fragrance that has been created to evoke a dreamscape where the familiar collides with the uncanny. Our take: this is a must-try fragrance for anyone who loves unique, complex scents that have the power to transport them to another world.
SPRITELY SPRING MUST-HAVES
As its name suggests, Gucci Bloom is a floral fragrance that captures the essence of a garden at its most radiant moment. The fragrance is a celebration of the beauty and complexity of nature, with each ingredient carefully selected to create a unique and captivating scent. The latest iteration of Gucci Bloom celebrates headier bases of patchouli and crystal moss accord, giving it a more serious and sensual vibe. The orange blossom absolute scent, paired with the most aromatic bouquets of jasmine and tuberose, delivers a rich and captivating aroma that transports you to far-flung, fragrant fields. Your senses may detect opening top notes of delicate and fruity greenery before giving way to the heart of the scent: a heady and captivating floral bouquet. Our take: This scent leaves a lasting impression that’s impossible to forget.
Tom Ford – Cherry Smoke
Tom Ford is a luxury fragrance brand that has been creating exquisite scents for over a decade. Their latest fragrance, Cherry Smoke, was released in 2022 and has quickly become a fan favorite, making it a warranted addition to our spring must-haves list. The warm and sensual fragrance combines the sweetness of cherry with the smokiness of tobacco and opens with top notes of saffron, cinnamon, and black pepper, which give it a spicy and exotic start. At the center of the fragrance, there are notes of cherry liqueur and jasmine for the perfect touch of sweetness and complexity. The base notes of tobacco, leather, and patchouli give it a warm and comforting finish, making it the ideal, long-lasting fragrance you can wear as you transition from day to night.
Jo Malone – Osmanthus Blossom
Jo Malone’s Osmanthus Blossom Cologne is a luxurious fragrance that captures the precious essence of the rare Osmanthus flower. This bottle is part of the brand’s limited-edition Blossom collection, which features a range of fragrances that are inspired by native flower-bearing trees in mainland China. This scent in particular exudes a blend of fruity, floral, and musky notes, which creates a unique and sophisticated scent that is perfect for those who appreciate luxury and elegance. The fragrance features top notes of petitgrain, peach, and orange blossom that will envelop you with a fresh and uplifting feeling. At the base, you’ll discover a blend of white musk, cashmere wood, and benzoin, which offer a warm and luxurious finish. Our take: It is perfect for transitional wear, making it a versatile addition to anyone’s fragrance collection.
Creed – Aventus
Creed is a luxury fragrance brand that has been gifting us exceptionally exquisite scents since 1760. Released in 2010, Aventus continues to be the brand’s best-selling fragrance and is truly a stunning example of Creed’s expertise in the art of perfumery. The woody and fruity scent features top notes of bergamot, blackcurrant, and apple, which gives it a crisp and refreshing start. Made with only natural ingredients, perfume aficionados may also discover notes of rose, jasmine, and patchouli, which add a touch of warmth and complexity. Base notes of musk, oakmoss, and vanilla give this fragrance an intoxicatingly smooth and sensual finish you’ll want to bask in every day.
Diptyque – Eau Des Sens Eau de Toilette
Diptyque is a luxury fragrance brand known for its unique and captivating scents. It’s easy to understand why its unisex Eau des Sens Eau de Toilette fragrance is among their most popular, having captivated fragrance enthusiasts since its release in 2016. Perfect for everyday wear, this bottle is built around the sweetness of the orange blossom and the fresh zestiness of the bitter orange – two ingredients that come together to create a harmonious and refreshing scent. The heart of the fragrance is composed of juniper berries and angelica, which give it a unique twist while the base is composed of a lovely patchouli and tonka bean blend, giving it a warm and inviting feeling to savor.
Le Labo – Another 13
In 2010, Le Labo was commissioned by AnOther Magazine to work on an exclusive scent. This project was born thanks to Sarah of colette who initiated the creative collaboration between Le Labo and Jefferson Hack, the editor-in-chief of AnOther Magazine. The result of this collaboration is Another 13, a hypnotizing and unique scent we’ve all come to obsess over. The ambroxyde (a synthetic animal musk) makes it an addictive dirty potion blended with other carefully selected ingredients such as jasmine and moss, which give it spike and shine. As the entire planet knows, colette closed its doors in December 2017, but luckily the brand was able to welcome ANOTHER 13 to its Classic Collection. Our take: Le Labo’s Another 13 is a fragrance unlike any other on the market. Its warm and spicy qualities make it perfect for the fall and winter months, while its freshness makes it the ultimate choice for spring and summer. This is truly a must-try fragrance for anyone who loves complex and intriguing scents that will turn heads in the best way possible.
These are just a few of the top spring fragrances of 2023 that can be found at your favorite Aventura Mall boutiques. Whether you’re looking for something light and floral or something more complex and spicy, there’s sure to be a scent out there that will suit your taste. So go ahead and experiment with different fragrances until you find the perfect one for you!
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