Fertile Ground

Best Floral Fragrances Spring 2015

Spring flowers are a perennial fragrance favorite, but this season perfumers turned to leaves, lily ponds, slick paving stones, and citrus for inspiration. Here, five verdant scents that are anything but garden-variety.


Tellus by Liquides Imaginaires smells like, well, dirt. But sexy dirt, thanks to the fir balsam and patchouli mixed with its earth notes.

Tellus by Liquides Imaginaires, $210, barneys.com.


Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops balances the wonderful dewiness of water lily and neroli—derived from the blossoms of bitter orange trees—with a fresh hit of white amaryllis.

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops, $152, saks.com.


Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women Floral mixes Sicilian lemon and orange with jasmine and lotus blossom to sparkling fruity- floral effect.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women Floral, $90, burberry.com.


Hermès le Jardin de Monsieur Li was inspired by the pools, wet stones, kumquats, plum trees, and pepper bushes of the gardens that perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena visited in China.

Hermès le Jardin de Monsieur Li, $135, hermes.com.


Nest Fragrances Verde is, as the name suggests, a tangle of green notes, including fern, verbena, and vetiver.

Nest Fragrances Verde, $68, sephora.com.