09/07/2012 10:07 | By Rebecca Bryant, editor, MSN Shopping

New fragrances for women out now 2012

You may already have your own signature scent but that doesn't mean you can't explore the olfactory delights of some of the hottest fragrances hitting the shelves this summer.

1. Especially Escada Delicate Notes, from £31 for 30ml
Based on the original Especially Escada fragrance, the updated version launched in June 2012, aptly named Especially Escada Delicate Notes, still focuses on the predominant smell of dewy roses but adds top notes of grapefruit to the mix to create a slightly citrusy twist. If you love the smell of scents such as Chloé or Jo Malone's Red Roses Cologne, then it's worth adding this floral fragrance to your wish list.
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2. Dior Addict Eau Fraîche, from £35 for 20ml
Dior Addict was first launched back in 2002 and quickly became a popular fragrance. The designer house Dior has recently relaunched the fragrance with two new versions (Eau Fraîche and Eau Sensuelle) to give the scent a new lease of life. Our favourite from the three has to be the Eau Fraîche. Described as a sparkling cocktail of pink flowers and fruits, Eau Fraîche opens with citrus top notes, followed by delicate freesia and gardenia and, finally, finishing with a subtle white musk scent. This is predominantly a floral scent with a hint of zesty citrus.
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3. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia Essenza, from £41.83
Freshen up this summer with Giorgio Armani's new floral fragrance Acqua di Gioia Essenza. The opening top notes of crushed mint leaves, lemon juice and pink pepper are followed by a sensual scent created by a three different types of jasmine - sambac, Egyptian and Indian jasmine absolute - and base notes of brown sugar, bourbon vanilla and cedarwood. It comes as no surprise that jasmine is the overriding scent to hit your olfactory senses. Giorgio Armani's new fragrance is a fantastic alternative to other jasmine-based scents such as Miss Dior Cherie or even Chanel No5.
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Acqua Di Gioia Essenza (© Image © Ciao)

4. Ralph Lauren: The Big Pony Collection for Women, from £35
Introducing not one but four new fragrances from Ralph Lauren called The Big Pony Collection. While each fragrance is bound by a common floral scent, they all come with their own unique accent or personality as we like to call it - citrus, fruit, green or oriental. Presented in a selection of brightly coloured bottles, choose between No 1 Blue - features grapefruit and blue lotus, No 2 Pink - a fruity blend of cranberry and tonka mousse, No 3 Yellow - a dazzling floral scent of mimosa and pear notes and No 4 Purple - blends wild cherry and purple amber. Or why not opt for the entire collection?
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Ralph Lauren The Big Pony Collection (© Image © Ciao)

5. Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial eau de toilette, from £36.45 for 40ml
Guerlain's latest fragrance entitled Shalimar Parfum Initial is bursting with a floral bouquet of heart notes, including jasmine, iris, hyacinth, rose, freesia and lily of the valley, combined with top notes of neroli, bergamot, orange and grapefruit, and base notes of vanilla and tonka bean. The result is a feminine and elegant fragrance that was launched just in time for summer.
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Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial Eau de Toilette (© Image © Ciao)

6. Flora by Gucci: The Garden Collection, from £49 for 50ml
If you love floral scents in the summer then Flora by Gucci's new Garden Collection should not be missed. Choose between Gracious Tuberose (a blend of rose, tuberose, orange flower and violet leaves), Gorgeous Gardenia (a combination of gardenia flower with frangipani), or Glamorous Magnolia (features heart notes of peony and magnolia), and blossom this summer.
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Gucci Floral Garden (© Image © Ciao)

7. Davidoff Cool Water Woman Pure Pacific, from £31.50
As recommended by our friends at The Perfume Shop, Davidoff Cool Water Pure Pacific is a fresh and modern aquatic fragrance. Packed full of zest notes of pineapple and lemon and heart notes of jasmine and lily of the valley, this delicate yet fruity floral would an interesting addition to your fragrance collection.
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8. Fendi Fan di Fendi Eau De Toilette, from £50
You may not be able to afford one of Fendi's signature pieces of arm candy, the baguette bag, but you can get your hands on its new fragrance Fan di Fendi for £50. Bursting with floral heart notes of jasmine and broom absolute from Italy, zesty top notes of lemon and tangerine and base notes of patchouli and soft leather accord, you can wear this floral fragrance all day long.
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Fan Di Fendi Eau de Toilette (© Image © Ciao)

9. Miss Dior Eau Fraîche, from £41.50 for 50ml
Launched earlier this year Miss Dior Eau Fraîche, which was created by François Demachy, is a twist on the modern classic chypre fragrance Miss Dior. Demachy blended the heart notes of jasmine with top notes of Calabrian bergamot and gardenia, and then added the base note of patchouli, to create a scent that lasts.
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Miss Dior L'eau Fraiche (© Image © Ciao)

10. l'Eau de Chloé, from £36.50 for 30ml
Hands up if you loved the orginal Chloé (me, me) - the smell of roses certainly won the Chloé fragrance a loyal fanbase. Its latest scent, l'Eau de Chloé, combines the heart notes of rose and violet, top notes of grapefruit essence, cedrat essence and sweet peach, and base notes of cedarwood, to create a fresh and light scent that will leave you smelling of roses. L'Eau de Chloé is also presented in an elegant glass bottle, similar to the original.
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