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Spring preview: A look at our favorite fragrances

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Spring scents

Spring has arrived and has brought with it a bushel full of new fragrances. It's a great time to change up your perfume and find a new scent to go along with the new season.

Spring scents

Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

Orange blossom, bergamot, pear and white peony make this year's version of the iconic scent a juicy and bright fruity-floral. It's reminiscent of the time of day when the sun has just begun to go down and that near sunset vibe is reflected in the sunset-hued bottle. With white musks and tonka bean to anchor the drydown, Eternity Summer is casual but not too dressed down and a nice day into evening scent. ($58)

Spring scents

Valentino Valentina

This is a romantic floral that goes beyond flowers with a note of barely there white truffle. There's enough to make it interesting and add a slightly salty tang at the beginning, though. Orange blossom and jasmine are the stars here and the addition of wild strawberry somehow doesn't make this a fruity scent but simply mingles with the bottom notes for a light scent that can be worn anywhere. Valentina gets bonus points for the loveliest bottle we've seen in a while with attached flowers that are meant to echo the house's signature couture blooms. This one simply begs to be displayed. ($108)

Spring scents

Versace Yellow Diamond

Sparkle like the rock star you are with this zesty blend of citrus, pear sorbet, neroli, ambery woods and light musks from Versace. The citrus here lingers longer than usual, well into the drydown, making Yellow Diamond a sunny, easy to wear and refreshing pick me up of a scent that easily conjures up the yellow of its name. ($50)

Spring scents

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Capri

A new addition to the Bronze Goddess collection and the third fragrance in the line, Bronze Goddess Capri is dewy, floral and fresh. Blackberry, or cassis, opens the fragrance along with a burst of citrus before giving way to jasmine and muguet. The drydown of light patchouli, musks and golden amber give it depth. The vanilla note doesn't really show up too strongly but adds a little sweetness overall. You may not make it to the Italian Riviera of its name, but this is a scent that says evenings by the waterside. ($57)

Spring scents

Annick Goutal La Violette

One of the prettiest violet scents ever, and while not brand new, is newly re-released after an absence as part of the limited edition Les Solifores line. A solifore scent focuses on a single note and here the violet is given loving attention. La Violette is sweet but not too sugary, while maintaining some of the coolness that violet and the green of violet leaves can bring along with just a hint of Turkish rose to ground it all. For crisp spring days, it doesn't get much better. ($120)

Spring scents

Jo Malone London Blooms

Jo Malone takes us to the lush gardens of London with this new collection of three scents. Like a real garden, these fragrances mix pretty flowers with other non-floral but still scented plants. You can make your choice from Iris and Lady Moore; a blend of geranium with its spicy green fragrance alongside dry vetiver and cool and powdery iris; White Lilac and Rhubarb with an unusual blend of lush lilac, rose and the tartness of rhubarb along with heliotrope providing a subtle almond note or Peony and Moss, with beautiful, soft peonies sharing space with the rich, green moss on the ground below them as well as ivy and cassis. ($110)

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