Spring Scents


At Beauty Over 40, we love the start of Spring. The smell of Jasmine in the air, warmer temperatures, a lighter mood, and the chance to change up the fragrances you have worn throughout winter to a newer, lighter scent. The good news each season there are always plenty of new fragrances launched, so you can mix up your repertoire and try something new. We’ve taken the hard work out of searching for a new favourite this season – here are our picks for the fragrances you’ll want to wear this Spring:


Michael Kors Sexy Ruby


It has to be said, Michael Kors makes aspirational clothing, and sexy wearable fragrances, and this new fragrance looks like being one of the best. You’ll want to buy it for the bottle alone – a stunning gem-shaped ruby jewel that perfectly encases the precious fragrance inside. Michael Kors Sexy Ruby is a modern chypre, an alluring, glamorous feminine scent, which opens with notes of juicy raspberry and apricot, warming down to rose petals and Indian jasmine sambac,and drying down to moss crystal and cashmere woods. Launcing in Australia on September 24, 2017. EDP 50ml RRP $115.00.

Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Sublime


This limited edition fragrance is a new interpretation of the original Alien fragrance, based on the dazzling energy of the sun. Alien Eau Sublime keeps the original Alien notes of cashmeran wood and sambac jasmine, and interprets them in a softer, lighter way. The fragrance opens with green notes of zesty mandarin and bitter orange, warming down to sambac jasmine and Tiare, another white flower, which bring to life the sun-filled heart. Finally, amber and woody notes complete the scent, with a warm cocooning finish. EDT 60ml RRP $99.00.

YSL Mon Paris EDT


As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea”, and we concur. The new fragrance from YSL – Mon Paris EDT is certainly a good idea. Following on from the intoxicating love affair of Mon Paris EDP, the EDT version is a new experience of love, and of the city of lovers – Paris. A White Chypre, the fragrance opens with intriguing and mysterious notes of bergamot, raspberry and blackberry – tempting you in to try more. The heart notes of white flowers – jasmine absolute, tuberose and white accord of peony flowers add a sensuality and depth, and the warmth of patchouli, white musk and Datura flower lend a warmth and luminence to the finish. Truly a fragrance of the heart, the sensuality of love. EDT 50ml RRP $136.00.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Twist


A clever twist on the classic Flowerbomb fragrance, Flowerbomb Twist incorporates three precious layering oils of rose (for femininity) – pictured left, jasmine (for mystery), and musk (for sensuality). These three oils perfectly compliment the original Flowerbomb EDP, to allow you to create your own, individual experience of the Flowerbomb fragrance. Anoint your pulse points with one, two, or all three oils to create  your own personal Flowerbomb scent. Layering Oils launching in Australia on October 1, 2017. Three Layering Oils 20ml RRP $130.00 each. Flowerbomb EDP 50ml RRP $159.00.

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Eclat


La Vie Est Belle is a French expression which means “Life is Beautiful”. It is quite apt then, that the new fragrance from Lancome is named La Vie Est Belle Eclat, as it is uplifting and radiates a feeling of joy and well-being. Based on the original La Vie Est Belle fragrance launched five years ago, which was the essence of personal happiness you feel when life is beautiful, the Eclat version radiates happiness to others. With notes of orange blossom, rose, jasmin, and vanilla, the intoxicating fragrance radiates light and happiness. Housed in an exquisite version of the original La Vie est Belle bottle, featuring 221 studs, you’ll want to show this off to everyone. EDP 50ml RRP $154.00.

Or, if you are feeling nostalgic, you can have a look at some of the classic fragrances that are still very popular today and revisit an old favourite.



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