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Step into spring with these scents launching in May: Paco Rabanne, YSL and Elizabeth Arden.
Whether you’re after something fresh and spring-like or prefer something a bit more sultry, there’s a perfume launching in May that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on. The good news? They’re all from trusted and loved brands, so you can definitely take a chance on these new releases.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea
Green tea and black tea have both been trending the last couple of years in the perfume world—but it isn’t so often we white tea grace ingredient lists. Luckily, Elizabeth Arden is here to fix that. This light and bright summer scent includes sea notes, fern, sage, iris, tonka bean, musk and amber alongside that white tea note. $49 (100 ml), www.elizabetharden.com
Raco Rabanne Olympea Intense
This limited edition Intense edition of Paco Rabanne’s Olympea is a fresh floral fragrance that kicks up the sexy factor on the original. White pepper, orange blossom, grapefruit, musk and a “salty-vanilla” accord mix to create a sensual scent. Think warm, salty skin—perfect for the summer. $125 (80 ml), www.thebay.com
Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Eau Electrique
Marketed as a “wild take on masculinity,” La Nuit De L’Homme Eau Electrique is an oriental fougere. Notes of apple, geranium, vanilla, spice and woods mingle for an energizing, but also dark spritz. Expect to wear this on date night. $115 (100 ml), www.holtrenfrew.com