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Spring scents; KATIE WRIGHT sniffs out this season's most delicious launches.

PRING has finally sprung, and it's brought with it a blooming bouquet of flower-powered fragrances.

s. 'Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking,' we hear you mutter sarcastically, but this season's aromatic array is far from traditional.

There are no shrinking violets here - only distinctive and delightful scents to suit every taste.

Even the usual suspects (jasmine and rose, we're looking at you) have been blended in new and innovative ways. But which is the one for you? Based on four key fragrance preferences, here are our perfume picks for spring...

If you like... rich blooms 1 VIKTOR & ROLF FLOWERBOMB MIDNIGHT PS61 (was PS71) for 50ml, Debenhams VIKTOR & Rolf's muchloved Flowerbomb gets a edition, which marries night-blooming jasmine with patchouli, a pinch of pepper and a squeeze of blackcurrant.

2 JO MALONE LONDON FRANGIPANI FLOWER COLOGNE PS98 for 100ml AS bright and sunny as its yellow bottle suggests, this luscious cologne brings the tropical flower to life with ylang ylang, jasmine and a zingy hit of lemon.

3 DIPTYQUE EAU ROSE EAU DE TOILETTE PS50 for 30ml THE Queen of Flowers reigns supreme in this sumptuous concoction, which teams two of the most fragrant varieties, centifolia and damascena, resulting in a ravishing rose explosion.

If you like... fruity freshness 4 YSL MON PARIS PARFUM FLORAL PS75 for 50ml EVER heard of the datura plant? Neither had we until we encountered this scent. Centred around this poisonous, night-blooming white flower, Mon Paris Floral adds peach flesh, raspberry and creating a juicy, fruity floral 5 COACH FLORAL BLUSH EAU DE PARFUM PS69 for 90ml, FeelUnique (available April 22) ZESTY grapefruit and sweet peach leap out from this sprightly scent, while delicate peony and a musky finish round out the composition.

If you like... clean and green 6 MALIN AND GOETZ STEM EAU DE PARFUM PS75 for 50ml ONE of two new launches that focus on foliage rather than petals, this greenfingered fragrance gathers together the fresh scents of leaves, stalks and stems, bolstering the verdant elements with earthy musks and woods. If you're happiest in a greenhouse or potting shed, this perfume will surely appeal.

itane Herbae Eau tomato or raspberry leaves, L'Occitane's Herbae will be right up your street. Based on the wild grasses of Provence, it also includes nettle and bramble, plus a dash of wild rose to balance the botanical notes.

If you like... lush musks 8 CHANEL LES EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL 1957 EAU DE PARFUM PS155 for 75ml NO less than eight white musks are brought together in 1957, named after the year when Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was at the height of her powers. Bergamot and neroli add a citrus freshness to the powdery musks, while iris brings a subtle sweetness.

9 JIMMY CHOO FLORAL EAU DE TOILETTE PS49 for 60ml, The Perfume Shop (available May 20) SIMULTANEOUSLY floral, fruity and musky, this seductive blend brings together magnolia, nectarine, mandarin oil and apricot flower, floating on a bed of soft amber and wood notes.

10ARMANI PRIVE MUSC SHAMAL PS225 for 100ml (available in April) INSPIRED by the sand dunes of Arabia, this oriental fragrance brings rose and jasmine into the desert musk mix, warming the floral notes with rich amber and cedar wood.

ITANE HERBAE EAU DE PARFUM PS60 for 50ml LIKEWISE, if you love nothing more than to
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Date:Apr 11, 2019
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