Wild Roses Fragrance

Powdery, soft, sweet -- you may think you know what a rose smells like, but these new blooms aren't exactly garden variety. This spring perfumers are reinvigorating the classic note with unexpected pairings. Think petals crushed with crisp mint leaves (Prada), saturated in tart citrus (Issey Miyake and David Yurman), and layered between vibrant lychee and apple blossom (Marc Jacobs). Go ahead, take a whiff.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Beauty - Fragrance, in March InStyle magazine.

Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Florale

Issey Miyake L'eau d'Issey Florale
Blends rose with yellow ginger lily, orange blossom and white woods. Eau de toilette, $66 / 1.7 oz.; at Saks Fifth Avenue

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Marc Jacobs fragrances

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Wild rose, violet and apple blossom, paired with fruits, musk and cedar. Eau de toilette, $70 / 2.5 oz.; at Sephora

Prada Infusion de Rose fragrances

Prada Infusion de Rose
Bulgarian and Turkish Rose mixed with mandarin, peppermint, mate, and beeswax. Eau de toilette, $70 / 2.5 oz.; at Sephora

David Yurman Delicate Essence fragrances

David Yurman Delicate Essence
Rose absolute and wild rose blend with pepper, lotus, peony, and blond woods. Eau de toilette. $85 / 3.4 oz.; Bloomingdale's

("Beauty: Fragrance." InStyle Mar. 2011: 364.)

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