Perfume Guide 2021: The best spirit-lifting scents on your beauty shelf

Although you may be working from home and it’s cold outside, you can feel like you’re in a flowery meadow under the Mediterranean sun thanks to wonderful fragrances that will lift your spirits in 2021. Therefore, our editors selected their favourite new spring/summer perfumes and classics to accompany you for many years. Additionally, we hand-picked perfumes that fly under the radar, so that you won’t smell like every other woman at the party. And bold perfumes for strong women who want to have their signature scent. So check our guide with the 16 best spirit-lifting perfumes for 2021.

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Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle

If you’re dreaming of the beach breeze in the Provence, this is the perfume for you, in fact, Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle is the pick-me-up we all need in 2021. Above all, the citrusy, floral fragrance has sweet Grapefruit, and Honeysuckle blended with Italian Bergamot and Lily of the Valley. Additionally, the new Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle In Bloom will soon be out with an extra bouquet of Honeysuckle, Tuberose, and Miel de Provence that enriches the fragrance’s original aroma for spring. To sum up, Aerin Lauder, the founder and creative director of Aerin, explains: “I love the scent of the Mediterranean: the air is always heavy with the scent of honeysuckle, tuberose and jasmine. I associate these flowers with a perfect summer day.”

Dries van Noten by Frédéric Malle

The new Frédéric Malle perfume translates into scents the style of the Belgian designer Dries Van Noten. Created by perfumery’s rising star Bruno Jovanovic, this exotic perfume’s bases are Sandalwood and White Musk. The fragrance also has notes of Bergamot, Saffron, and Vanilla.

Le Labo Another 13

Le Labo is the Haute Couture of the perfume industry. Another 13 is already a classic. The cult perfume is composed of Moss, Ambroxan, Jasmine and Ambrette seed, among other several ingredients, resulting in an unconventional and sophisticated fragrance. 

Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk

Missing the feeling of a warm summer’s day at the beach? Best spritz Maison Margiela’s Beach Walk perfume, and you’ll almost feel the sand under your feet, now talk about spirit-lifting in 2021! The top notes of this up-lifting perfume are Bergamot, Pink Pepper, and Lemon. Both fresh and floral, the scent also hassling Ylang, Coconut Milk, Musk and Cedarwood.

Chanel La Pausa

Besides the iconic Chanel No.5, consider wearing La Pausa. This perfume was named after Coco Chanel’s villa surrounded by lavender in the Mediterranean Roquebrune, near Monaco. The fragrance with notes of Iris Palida, Pink Pepper and Vetiver is as chic as the location that inspired it. 

Diptyque Geranium Odorata

If you need a little spirit-lifting boost, wearing the perfume Diptyque Geranium Odorata is like standing on a balcony filled with red Geranium flowers on a sunny day. The springtime perfume is fresh and crisp and has notes of Pink Pepper, Bergamot and Cedar.

Byredo Bal d’Afrique

Byredo Bal d’Afrique transports you to Paris in the Roaring ‘20s, immerse in the craze for jazz, Africa and Josephine Baker. An eccentric perfume for a provocative and modern woman, this intense scent is a combination of Vetiver, Moroccan Cedar Wood, Neroli and African Marigolds.

Clarins Eau Dinamisante

More than a perfume, Clarins Eau Dinamisante also treats the skin, combining aromatherapy and physiotherapy. The fresh eau de toilette contains Citrus’s essential oils, Patchouli, White Thyme, Bitter Orange and Rosemary. Additionally, the extracts of Gingseng and Aloe hydrate and tone the skin.

Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia

Gucci’s limited edition perfume is what you need on your beauty shelf. To clarify, the lavender bottle comes in a box with a beautiful botanical print designed by artist Vittorio Accornero in the ’60s. In other words; a real collector’s piece! Likewise, the scent doesn’t stay behind—an opulent and spirit-lifting mix of White Gardenia, Frangipani Flower, Red Berries, Patchouli and Brown Sugar.

Ouai Melrose Place

This is not your typical rose perfume. In fact, Ouai Melrose Place brings a modern twist to the old-aunt-rose-scent thanks to hints of Bergamot, Lychee, Cedar-Wood and White Musk. You’ll also feel notes of Champagne, Pink Peppercorn, Freesia, Jasmine, Amber, Sandalwood, and Musk. As a result, this fresh and fruity scent is incredibly spirit-lifting as it brings springtime to you at any time of the year.

Aerin Limone di Sicilia

Inspired by Sicily’s summer sunlight, this perfume is a truly luxurious citrus floral blend.  In short, the fragrance is a mix of flowers like Egyptian Jasmine, Muguet, and Rose Centifolia. Moreover, added to the summery bouquet are Lemon Primofiore, Mandarin, and Oak Moss.

Miller Harris Scherzo

Mathieu Nardin, a perfumer from Grasse, created this delicious perfume perfect for spring. That is to say; its top notes are Blood Orange, Tangerine, Red Roses and Narcissus Flower. Additionally, the scent has a playful sexiness thanks to rich Patchouli, Vanilla and Oudh wood.

Jo by Jo Loves

A zesty perfume with delicate floral notes and refreshing lemon leaves from the creator of Jo Malone. Consequently, it is a truly uplifting scent that will bring a smile to your face, no matter the temperature outside. 

Diptyque Fleur de Peau

The base of this award-winning floral fragrance is a combination of Musk, Carrot, Leather, Sandalwood, and Amberwood highlighted with Iris and Ambrette Seed. There are also notes of Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Iris and Turkish Rose. To sum up, a fantastic powdery floral pick-me-up for any season.

Prada Infusion Mandarine

Prada’s latest perfume, Infusion Mandarine, is a fresh and fruity scent perfect for spring and summer. Certainly, it’s a zesty combination of Orange, Green Mandarin, mandarin leaves and orange peel. Finally, add to these citric scents the sweet, honeyed Neroli and Orange blossom, and you get a fantastic spirit-lifting perfume for 2021.

Byredo Velvet Haze

Still one of our favourites, Velvet Haze is already becoming a classic. Inspired in Woodstock in the ’60s, the earthy and refreshing perfume is infused with Patchouli, Wild Musk, and Ambrette’s hints. Moreover, the notes of Hibiscus and Coconut Water take us straight to a tropical beach.

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