Perfume launches in May 2016

Perfume launches in May 2016

What perfume launches are we excited about this May? Elegant femininity, a limited edition spring spritz and a favourite brand goes travel size.

This month has greeted us with unseasonably cold temperatures, but we’re hopeful that warmer weather, longer days and brighter outlooks are ahead. It’s May after all, right? The month with the first long weekend of summer?

On that note, here are new perfumes to kick off your spring and summer season—no matter what the thermometre says:

JoMaloneLondon_NashiBlossomCologne_2016Bask in a summer garden with Jo Malone London Nashi Blossom Cologne

This limited-edition cologne defines summer: Notes of bright citrus, fresh flowers and soft white musk. “This blossom scent is particularly juicy, joyful and radiant. At the same time it’s elegant, sophisticated,” says master perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin.

We think it’s also playful and crisp, and well suited to wearing as one heads to a park or patio on a gorgeous day or to enjoy an adventures on a sunshine-warmed Saturday afternoon.
$150 (100 ml),

Travel the world with Diptyque Les Voyages

diptyque Les Voyages Tam Dao EDT_30mlFor this month and next, you can shop the world with Diptyque. The brand’s Les Voyages Collection—available in eau de toilette, body lotion, balm, face mist and candle format—are inspired by the travels of Diptyque’s founders.

Not only are these scents inspired by travel—the new twist is that they’re also made for travel. Shop the familiar toilettes in travel size (30 ml) and let them inspire your own voyages.

The toilettes offered in travel size: Do Son (tuberose and berries), L’ombre dans L’eau (a walk in an English garden), Philosykos (an ode to the fig tree), Tam Dao (sandalwood, cedar and spice recall Asia) and Florabellio (apple blossom and toasted sesame).
$89 (30 ml) each,

Valentino_Donna_2016Pretty with punch via Valentino Donna

The powdery, floral perfume trend continues with Valentino Donna. Notes of bergamot, iris, rose, vanilla, leather and patchouli might have you thinking this scent is better suited to cooler weather. And while we would definitely spraying this on some cashmere and merino come December, for now, wear it with pretty, minimalist sundresses and pink gloss. Or take your spritzing cue from our Instagram feed and layer it with a sweet citrus scent for a perfume cocktail all your own.
$175 (100 ml),

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Alexandra Donaldson is the editorial assistant at The Whale & The Rose and a freelance writer and content creator. Although she recently took up yoga in an effort to be a healthy adult, she still binge-watches cartoons on a regular basis and dreams of running away to a cottage in the woods. She has yet to nail down her favourite perfume, but knows that it smells green, earthy and maybe a little bit spicy, but definitely not sweet.