Each season, beauty companies launch the next round of perfumes, eau de toilettes and splashes.
This spring, the floral bouquet seems particularly strong, with violet leaf, apple and orange blossoms, and frangipani flower as some of the most buzz-worthy notes in an industry that the NPD group, a market researcher, says collected $1.8 billion in prestige department-store sales last year.
Dior perfumer creator François Demachy says each of those scents will be interpreted differently as people bring their own references and body chemistry to them.
Some new options to play around with:
Flora by Gucci. Flora aims for brightness and glamour, finding inspiration in an iconic floral print designed first for a scarf for the late Princess Grace and used more recently in an accessories collection. The top notes include peony, the heart rose and osmanthus, and base sandalwood.
Island Michael Kors Bermuda. Designer Kors says Bermuda is a close-by, old-world island paradise. Hibiscus, passion flower, driftwood.
DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. The first apple flower blooms and puts joy in the air. Grapefruit, apple blossom, blonde woods.
J'Adore L'eau by Dior. This is a feminine, romantic fragrance modeled after a bouquet with a magnolia flower in the middle. Calabrian bergamot, magnolia, gardenia.
Pleasure Splashes by Estée Lauder. The signature Pleasures perfume is dissected into three key, lively scents and transformed into light "splashes" for use as all-over body sprays. Rose-peony, jasmine-violet, sandalwood-amber.
The Lovely Collection by Sarah Jessica Parker. Consider this a day-to-night series of scents — Dawn, Endless and Twilight — to "make every moment lovely," says manufacturer Coty. Violet leaves, orchids, vetiver; pineapple, peony, patchouli; and bergamot, jasmine and incense.
Marc Jacobs Splash. This trio of light splashes mimic Jacobs' signature layers. Lemon, rain, cucumber.
Euphoria Spring Temptation by Calvin Klein. This update to Euphoria is fruitier and feminine but if fully intends to keep the sensuality that is the signature of Calvin Klein perfumes. Pear blossom, pink lily, sandalwood.
Pretty by Elizabeth Arden. The idea here is fragrance as the final touch, that perfect accessory that gives a woman confidence as she walks out the door. Peach nectar, star jasmine, jacaranda wood.
Christian Lacroix Absynthe from Avon. Another collaboration with couturier Lacroix produces an Oriental green scent that flirts with the mystery of absinthe. Absinthe, saffron, myrrh.
Vera Wang Rock Princess. For the girlie girl's rebel side, Wang's newest fruity floral fragrance takes cues from music and all its rock-star trappings. Raspberry, heliotrope, creamy coconut.
Prada's Infusion De Fleur D'Oranger. The white-flower orange blossom is celebrated as Prada continues its seasonal exploration of natural- ingredient scents. Neroli, orange blossom, tuberose.
Carolina Herrera 212 on Ice. This fragrance is about fun, right down to its playful pink and yellow bottle. Grapefruit, gardenia, musk.
Issey Miyake Summer Quarters. This is a clean-scent interpretation of an urban landscape captured in the season's sunlight. Rosewater, carnation, osmanthus.
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique. This alcohol-free natural spray is an olfactory interpretation of Gaultier's pirate-themed ready-to-wear collection that debuted for 2008. Rose, white flowers, vanilla.
Bath & Body Works' Butterfly Flower. The delicate butterfly makes its home in a beautiful garden — together, they inspire this scent. Coconut milk, banana leaf, orchid.