Fruit-inspired scents have grown up with new, sophisticated tones.
If the thought of fruity perfumes takes you straight back to the changing rooms after a dreaded PE lesson then you’re not alone. The Stylist beauty team has the exact same thoughts – that is, until they smelt the latest offerings. Grown up, sophisticated and not at all sickly sweet, this season’s best new scents have been inspired by the humble fruit bowl. Think freshly peeled banana laced with jasmine, musk and amber, zingy limed infused with coconut and crunchy pear combined with honey and sandalwood.
Here’s our pick of the bunch…
Citrus scents have been found to boost your mood, making these zesty numbers perfect for the cold winter months.
Huda Beauty Kayali Citrus 08 EDP
£84 for 100ml, Cult Beauty
Etro Musk EDP
£150 for 100ml, Liberty
Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
£77 for 50ml, Boots
Black cherries, raspberries and redcurrants come together in these satisfyingly sweet – but not too sweet – fragrances.
Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Fou de Toi
£68 for 50ml, Tory Burch
Tom Ford Lost Cherry
£218 for 50ml, Tom Ford (available from March)
Elie Saab Girl of Now Forever
£62 for 50ml, Harrods
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One 2
£74 for 50ml, John Lewis
Mexican lime is combined with coconut and mint for a citrussy perfume that’s as cheering as its bottle.
Atelier Cologne Pacific Lime
€60 for 30ml, Atelier Cologne
Crisp, clean, juicy, a little bit green and – somehow – almost crunchy, pear is a true scent all-rounder.
Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pure Petale De Nectar
£38 for 30ml, Boots
Michael Kors Sparkling Blush
£70 for 50ml, The Perfume Shop
Image credits: Sara Morris