Spring Perfumes - Scents of Design

How you display your fragrance wardrobe is just as important as what's in it. Here, match spring's freshest scents to your personality and style.

Excerpts from a fragrance editorial, Bottle Service, in Cosmopolitan Magazine, May 2013 issue.

Dawn Goldworm, scent director for 12.29

This season, perfume bottles are as VIP as the notes inside them. "Just by looking at the design of a bottle or color of its juice, you get a strong sense of how it's going to smell," says Dawn Goldworm, scent director for 12.29, a branding firm that designs custom scents for hotels, events, and more. Want something super sensuous? Look for amber liquids and trendy black-and-gold packaging. (D&G's Desire was designed and enscribed in gold by Stefano Gabbana himself.) More cues: green-colored juices typically smell fresh and clean; pink accents signal a floral, feminine fragrance; and bright bottles indicate a unique, playful vibe. "We're also drawn to bottles that reflect our styles," Goldworm says. "So displaying them offers a glimpse into your personality."

Girlie - Perfume Bottles

Girly Perfumes

Never met a bow, bud, or bauble you didn't love? These bejeweled bottles and romantic spritzes are meant for you.

Thierry Mugler Alien Aqua Chic perfume
Thierry Mugler
Alien Aqua Chic

Splashes of orange and lemon blossoms and hints of pink grapefruit create a refreshing spritz.
$85, muglerstoreusa.com

Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto perfume
Yves Saint Laurent

Sweet jasmine plus clean lily of the valley equals a balanced, not-prissy floral.
$62, yslbeautyus.com

Ivanka Trump perfume
Ivanka Trump
Eau de Parfum

For the woman who wants it all, there's something from every perfume group: floral (rose), fruity (peach), and gourmand (vanilla).
$62, ivankatrumpfragrance.com
Vera Wang Be Jeweled perfume
Vera Wang
Be Jeweled

Champagne, passion fruit, sugar ... so perfect for girls' night!
$52, verawang.com

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Toilette perfume
Miss Dior Eau de Toilette

Inspired by the 1947 original, this blend of patchouli, blood orange, and rose is pure femininity.
$75, dior.com
Narciso Rodriguez L'Eau for Her perfume
Narciso Rodriguez
L'Eau for Her

Rose and peaony; a pair so subtly sexy, it works at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.
$77, narcisorodriguez.com

Trendy - Perfume Bottles

Trendy Perfumes

Neon and pop-art accents make these fragrances look as punchy and playful as they smell.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine perfume
Marc Jacobs
Daisy Sunshine

The popular Daisy scent gets spiked with juicy guava, lychee, and red currant for an even fruitier take.
$65, marcjacobs.com

Justin Bieber Girlfriend perfume
Justin Bieber

Biebs' mash-up of vanilla, pear, and blackberry smells flirty. (And we heart the Slinky-like bottle!)
$39, sephora.com

Bond No.9 Central Park South perfume
Bond No. 9
Central Park South

The latest perfume from this NYC-inspired brand is an homage to Central Park and the green ivy, lily of the valley, and cedar bark found there.
$190, bondno9.com
Prada L'eau D'Iris perfume
L'Eau d'Iris

Fresh mint energizes the usually soft, powdery scent of iris.
$77, prada.com

Juicy Couture La La perfume
Juicy Couture
Couture La La

This scent evolves: It starts with citrusy mandarin and finishes with a sexy, musky note.
$70, juicycouture.com
DKNY Be Delicious Eau So Intense perfume
DKNY Be Delicious
Eau So Intense

It's even crisper than the original apple aroma that made this perfume a hit.
$48, sephora.com

Minimalist - Perfume Bottles
Minimalist Bottles

Streamlined designs and light scents keep you rooted in your Zen space.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir L'Eau perfume
Dahlia Noir L'Eau

Spritz this when you want to smell sexy without trying too hard. Citrus-scented neroli keeps things casual.
$84, givenchy.com
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Eau Fraiche perfume
Giorgio Armani
Acqua di Gioia Eau Fraiche

Like a vacay in a bottle: Water jasmine evokes a cool dip in the Mediterranean.
$40, giorgioarmanibeauty.com

Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise perfume
Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir
L'Eau Exquise

It's impossible to OD on this delicate mist, inspired by the heavenly scented gardens of Florence.
$75, bulgari.com
Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia perfume
Estee Lauder
Tuberose Gardenia

It's a white-flower lover's dream perfume.
$85, esteelauder.com
Chanel Chance perfume

Get ready: Everyone falls for this perfect blend of lemon and musk.
$115, chanel.com
Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche perfume
Fan di Fendi Eau Fraiche

Try this floral green fragrance from Fendi, fresh for spring.
$68, fendi.com
Glam - Perfume Bottles
Glam Fragrances

Opulent bottles and seductive, intoxicating fragrances channel your inner femme fatale.

Heidi Klum Surprise perfume
Heidi Klum

In a bombshell state of mind? Spritz on this mix of sandalwood, rose, and spicy pink pepper.
$28, heidiklumfragrances.com
Agent Provocateur Petale Noir perfume
Agent Provocateur
Petale Noir

Leather and musk and lily for a scent as naughty and nice as the brand's lingerie.
$87, agentprovocateur.com
Just Cavalli perfume
Roberto Cavalli
Just Cavalli

That pink python accent hints at the feisty, feminine combo of the spicy wood base and tiare flowers within.
$60, robertocavalli.com
Dolce and Gabbana Desire perfume
Dolce & Gabbana

Drive guys wild with an irresistible blend of tuberose, vanilla, and caramel.
$79, saks.com
Hugo Boss Nuit Pour Femme perfume
Hugo Boss
Nuit Pour Femme

Like your fave LBD, this violet and moss scent is a total classic.
$46, hugoboss.com
Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten perfume
Frederic Malle
Dries Van Noten

Timeless sandalwood is the star of this ultra-sophisticated scent.
$185, fredericmalle.com
Madonna Truth or Dare Naked perfume
Truth or Dare Naked

The warmth of this wood, vanilla, and peach mix wraps you like a sexy embrace.
$55, macys.com

(Topran, Marta. "Bottle Service." Cosmopolitan May 2013: 236-241)

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