April fragrance launches: Hermès, YSL, Jil Sander

Here are the coming month's biggest international perfume releases.

Women's prestige

Inspired by the roof garden of the Hermès building in Paris, the brand's latest fragrance of its garden series, Un Jardin sur le Toit, smells of apple, pear, rose, green grass, basil, magnolia and "compost." Prices start at $90.

As an update to his Oscar fragrance from the 1970s, Oscar de la Renta will launch Esprit d'Oscar ($78) in April. The new perfume's notes include lemon, bergamot, citron, jasmine, orange flower and tuberose.

Jil Sander will release a flanker to its popular Sun fragrance, called Sun Eau de Soleil (ca. $35), with notes including bergamot, lemon zest, pink grapefruit, nutmeg and woods.

Following March's Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon, fashion house Nina Ricci has another new scent in the works: light and airy floral L'Air de Nina Ricci, a flanker to L'Air du Temps, featuring notes of magnolia, jasmine, honeysuckle and violet. Prices start at around $25.

Men's prestige

With the bottle inspired by its Meisterstück pen, Montblanc's new men's fragrance Legend (lavender, bergamot, pineapple leaves, geranium, apple, rose, tonka bean, sandalwood) will stay true to the brand's tradition despite new licensing partner Inter Parfums.

Yves Saint Laurent has come up with a flanker to its L'Homme fragrance called L'Homme Cologne Gingembre, a woody scent composed of bergamot, ginger, white pepper, vetiver, musk and cedar.


Italian label Eau d'Italie will launch Jardin du Poète (priced around $140), a unisex fragrance inspired by Sicily, featuring notes of orange, grapefruit, basil, angelica, immortelle, pink pepper, cypress, vetiver and musk.


Following Reese Witherspoon's successful Avon debut In Bloom, the brand will launch a new series of three fragrances with the actress called Expressions Love, Laugh, and Live, with the first "floriental" one launching next month for $22.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is readying her second perfume Gold. Selling for $65, the scent includes notes of bergamot, grapefruit, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, violet, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, benzoin and musk.