BD tried & tested: Spring scents for your fragrance wardrobe

Deciding what your signature scent should be can be tricky — does it fit your personal style? Can you wear it all year round? These questions are important to ask because once you’ve picked out the one, it’ll become synonymous with you. You want something that’s not too overpowering, but still stops people in their tracks.

Or maybe you’re trying to find a home scent, one that fills your place with a cosy aroma. Whether you plan on wearing a fragrance or burning it in candle form, we’ve got you covered.

Here at BEAUTYDIRECTORY, we love a good fragrance, and we like to think of ourselves as experts. Here are all the scents we’ve been loving this month.


Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

What is it?

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is a glamorous women's fragrance. The fragrance features top notes of mandarin essence, pink pepper essence and pear accord, middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine, and floral solar, and base notes of coffee, patchouli, cedarwood, and vanilla.

What we think

I love this fragrance. it's the perfect balance between sultry and sweet, and I find it's versatile. I can wear it day and night and the scent lasts all day. YSL makes some of the best perfumes and every time I wear Black Opium I always get compliments!


MOR Marshmallow ED

What is it?

A pretty perfume in bloom with whimsy and flirty floral notes of Snow Musk, Jasmie and White Carnations. Flowering with delicate Marshmallow and Vanila, this sweet scent is a playful contrast of dewy English Rose and Sugar-Kissed Petals. Spray on a mist of this fanciful and feminine fragrance to leave skin sweetly scented.

What we think

This perfume reminds me of being a kid and opening a bag of lollies from the canteen. It's a sweet and refreshing scent, perfect for everyday wear. If you love musk this is for you! It also works great as a base for other perfumes, so you can mix and match to create your perfect scent.


Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Toilette

What is it?

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Toilette is a reinterpretation of the iconic La Vie Est Belle fragrance. The floral scent has notes of iris, pear, blackberry, patchouli and magnolia.

What we think

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Toilette is a beautifully and joyfully feminine perfume with a scent that carries only the happiest feelings every time I smell it. The scent features the elegance of iris, entwined with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend. It truly brings home its name "La vie est belle", a French expression that translates to "Life is beautiful". This fragrance smells beautiful, makes me feel beautiful and injects beauty into every moment I catch its lingering scent throughout the day and night. To top it off, the bottle exudes the same beauty through its soft pink hue and feminine bow - you will always find this perfume sitting pretty on my dresser.


Glasshouse Fragrances Moon and Back - Sugar Dust and Lily Triple Scented Soy Candle

What is it?

The Glasshouse Fragrances Moon and Back - Sugar Dust and Lily Triple Scented Soy Candle takes you on a fragrant journey with notes of spun sugar swirling around a floral bouquet. Top Notes: Ozone, Citrus, Marmalade. Middle Notes: Muguet, Rose, Jasmine. Base Notes: Brown Sugar, Amber, Sandalwood.

What we think

There's something so satisfying about burning a fresh Glasshouse candle. This gorgeous three-wick piece is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing evening at home. 'Sugar Dust & Lily' sets the scene for a cosy night in with its sweet notes and lingering floral undertones.