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Spring Fragrance: Have You Got Your New Scent?

We may be rolling our eyes at April Showers, but the promise of glorious spring days spent in the sunshine isn’t far away. If you’re looking for a light fragrance to breeze into Spring with, then read on…

Floral

 

Fruity

 

Light & Fresh

 

Green

 

For even more inspiration to help you find your spring scent visit the Spring Fragrance page on the allbeauty website.

 

*Prices correct at the time of publishing

Thank You For The Music – and the fragrance!

No self-respecting celebrity would forget to launch a fragrance, but what may surprise you is this: there are some corkers out there! Here’s our pick of bestselling perfume from the world of music.

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Beyonce
At the time of writing Beyoncé has no less than 9 fragrances to her name but Heat is her first and most iconic. It’s a sweet and musky scent, with top notes of peach and neroli. In spite of its name it’s actually a well loved winter scent so don’t be afraid to gift it at any time of year.
(As an added bonus watch her behind the scenes video below of the official Heat commercial)

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Jessica Simpson 
This may surprise you: Jessica has FIFTEEN perfumes under her belt! One of our favourites and a bestseller is Jessica Simpson Fancy. Top notes of pear apricot and red berries combine with warm, caramel undertones. Great if you also like Viva La Juicy Noir or Diesel Loverdose Tattoo.

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Katy Perry
Katy’s fragrances now include the iconic Purr, Meow and Royal Revolution, but we love Killer Queen. Inspired by the Queen song and in a bottle shaped like a ruby, it’s fruity with strong scents of patchouli.
See the extended commercial here (yes it does feature The Song):

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Rihanna 
A no brainer for us, Rihanna’s scents are all amazing and best of all (in our opinion) is Reb’l Fleur. Think coconut with florals, it’s the scent of the summer and utterly delicious. Very affordable and matters not one jot if you aren’t even a Rihanna fan – we say buy it!!

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Lady GaGa 
Lady G’s first perfume was launched in 2012 on an unusual premise – instead of the usual pyramid structure, all ingredients were created equal to make an overall push-pull effect. The result is a mix of belladonna, orchid and honey and remains a runaway bestseller to this day.

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Madonna 
It would be a travesty if a pop icon like Madonna didn’t her her own fragrance, happily she has 2 signature lines – Truth or Dare and Truth or Dare Naked, both massive favourites with allbeauty.com fans. Truth or Dare is aimed at women aged 35 – 45 and has top notes of neroli, gardenia and tuberose, a white floral bouquet.

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Britney Spears
We’re completely serious when we describe Britney Spears as a Perfume Powerhouse. Britney’s scent catalogue is now vast, with many fans collecting them for their fabulous bottles as much as for their fragrance. It was very hard to choose just one but Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy is such a favourite with allbeauty.com customers it had to be this. Top notes of plum and black cherry and with a strapline of “what happens to you when the clock strikes twelve” make the combination irresistible!

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Taylor Swift 
She may be young but Taylor Swift is regularly top of the charts when it comes to fragrance. Her latest and fourth offering, Incredible Things, is currently out of stock due to massive demand (don’t worry, it’s due back soon!). It’s not hard to see why: pink pepper and grapefruit with orchid and vanilla make this a fun, flirty combination that’s clean and floral. See Taylor talking about Incredible Things in her behind the scenes video. If you’d like an alert as soon as it comes back into stock, just email info@allbeauty.com

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Cheryl 
Still fairly new to the perfume world, Cheryl currently has Storm Flower and Storm Flower Noir to her name. Storm Flower is a beautiful mix of mandarin, nectarine, freesia and peach blossom making it oh-so-feminine. We’ll confess: this one’s on our desk right now, it’s ideal for work and gets the thumbs up every time we spray!

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Jennifer Lopez
Another powerhouse of the perfume world, J-Lo continues to outsell her younger pretenders year on year. Glow is probably her signature scent and although it’s nearly 14 years old (!) it’s our top pick: fresh, sexy and clean with top notes of orange, grapefruit and citrus. It’s subtle and sophisticated and makes a fabulous gift or surprise stocking filler.

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Justin Bieber 
The first fragrance by the pop icon was Someday and is a very creditable fruity scent that wouldn’t be out of place on Mum’s dressing table. A stunning bottle with a cute heart-and-key clip which can be taken off and re-used, this is a very worthy scent in a collection by the Canadian star.

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Pharrell Williams
He’s relatively new to fragrance but with a design like this, you just have to love Pharrell’s fragrance ‘GIRL’. Actually for men and women (despite the name) it’s a fresh woody scent with neroli and lavender.

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Sean John
Undoubtedly a name you wouldn’t associate with fragrance, Sean ‘Diddy’ John Combs actually has a range of scents for men and women, that continue to delight new and old fans. Well worth a look, they may very well surprise you…

 


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Prices correct at the time of publish.

Fragrances For Tweens – The Top 10

Girls love fragrance at any age, but pre-teens will love to open their very own perfume; make them feel special with a scent just for them. allbeauty.com picks the 10 best fragrances for Tweens and Pre-Teens.

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Justin Bieber Someday
The first fragrance by the pop icon, this is a very creditable fruity scent that wouldn’t be out of place on Mum’s dressing table (confession: your writer owns a bottle!). A stunning bottle with a cute heart-and-key clip which can be taken off and re-used. Actually a shame if she doesn’t like Bieber, this is rather lovely. As fragrances for tweens go, this is one of the best.

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Katy Perry Purr Eau de Parfum 100ml
Peach with a hint of coconut and in a bottle that manages to be fun and glam at the same time, Katy’s first fragrance is adorable with a slightly grown up edge that an older tween will love. The box features Katy dressed in a catsuit in a sultry pose – perfectly tame but may not feel suitable for younger girls, we think age 11+.

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One Direction That Momen
That Moment is the second fragrance from 1D (’Our Moment’ was the first, with ‘You and I’ third and the latest release being ‘Between Us’. Yes, 1D have 4 fragrances…) It’s a fresh, apple scent, in a bottle that’s pure glam – not that she’s that bothered, Harry et al know how it smells and that’s the important bit. It also has the boys on the box (of course).

 

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Hello Kitty Funny Love Eau de Toilette 50ml 
Made especially for girls, with a fresh apple and fruit scent, this would suit a younger tween. Adorable Hello Kitty packaging will delight any little princess!

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Aquolina Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette
Considered a fragrance for any age, Aquolina is a sugary, sweet, very girly scent plus it’s also a bestseller. Very suitable for pre-teens or teenagers, but if the sugary scent doesn’t appeal then try Pink Sugar Simply Pink, a fruitier option.

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Paris Hilton Passport In Paris Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml 
A super-fun fragrance with top notes of vanilla and peach. Ideal for fans of Barbie, it’s young and fun for wannabe jet-setters (and very purse friendly!).

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Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style G Eau de Toilette 30ml 
Don’t underestimate this little scent – dedicated to Tokyo style with an ultra fun bottle, it’s incredibly popular with all age groups. Watermelon and pineapple are the main notes, keeping it fresh enough for youngsters.

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Anna Sui Fairy Dance Secret Wish Eau de Toilette 30ml 
Opening with top notes of tangerine and a heart of rose, this is a playful perfume and a perfect choice for pre-teens who want something a little more serious and special. The box features cute flowers and dancing fairies – and just look at that stopper!!

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Kate Moss Lilabelle Eau de Toilette 50ml 
Deliberately aimed at a younger audience, this is a lovely perfume that’s floral with a base of sandalwood. The box is a delicious deep pink with chic flowers – it’s ticking boxes!! Any little fashionista will love it, especially the link to Kate Moss.

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Moschino Cheap And Chic Hippy Fizz Eau de Toilette 
Fresh, lemon-y, summery and fun (and in a gorgeous matching box), Hippy Fizz is for the cool, edgy, fashionista tween. Publicity for this fragrance featured a cool 60s chick, adding to the whopping sense of fun!


So there you have our top 10 fragrances for Tweens. If you have any suggestions of your own we’d love to hear them – just comment down below.


Details correct as of Feb 2016. Free UK 48hr Tracked Delivery available, see allbeauty.com for details.