Spring perfumes are on my mind! Well, that was what I planned to write about, and somehow the fact this was Monday and I should be writing sorta got away from me, and well. Sunshine!
I Googled this topic to see what the more high class internet sites had to recommend for best spring perfumes. I found this –
Vogue UK recommended Cavalli Paradiso (huh?) Aerin Rose de Grasse (um, okay, uninspired), Marni (I like it, but wasn’t that last year?) and Frederic Malle Cologne Indelible. Okay, hang on a sec, why have I not heard about this? Scheduled release is next month, notes of bergamot, lemon, narcissus, orange blossom, neroli and musks. Okay, this was NOT an entirely wasted exercise, I ran across something being released that I had missed. I heard Night was being released here soon, but nothing about this one. It is a Dominique Ropion creation, so I’m all in for trying it. I really need to cruise the perfumed internet more often. Okay,carrying on with their spring perfume recommends – Hugo Boss Woman (distinguished from the 3,000 other Hugo Boss scents) Elie Saab Resort (fruity floral, because we do NOT have enough of those in mainstream perfumery), Diana Vreeland Smashingly Brilliant (I do want to try some of her scents, and this one I’ve heard is good, so thumbs up on this recommendation), Jo Malone Tudor Rose and Amber (limited edition in those teeny bottles, and OMGitannoysmesomuch), Annick Goutal Eau du Ciel (classic, nice pick!) and Versace Eros (clueless, never heard of it).
This doesn’t seem that inspired of a list, though it does have a couple of nice picks, let’s try somewhere else.
Harpers Bazaar likes – Cartier Le Panthere Legere (good to see an updated classic on their list), Aerin Rose de Grasse (Lord, EL must pay a fortune to get mentioned on EVERY spring perfume list), Anja Rubik Original (described as “the kind of scent that body washes marketed as ‘invigorating’ and ‘exhilarating’ hope to be, but never are. It’s clean, fresh, spicy and sexy without trying.” Lord, just no), Kate Spade Walk on Air (sigh), Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione (another one I have never heard of), Issey Miyake L’eau de Issey City Blossom flanker (always a no on flankers), Burberry Brit Rhythm (I like the BB scents for the most part, but they really aren’t inspired, but good for spring generally), Armani Prive Pivoine/Suzhou (peonies, I can get behind that for spring), Krigler Charming California (an interesting choice!), By Kilian Sophia Matisse Good Girl Gone Bad Splash of Neroli (um, doesn’t this defeat the purpose of the girl going bad?), Bvlgari Acqu Divina (probably smells nice and spring-like, but Bvlgari lost a lot of their originality after Au the Vert), Roja Dove Nuwa (the token ridiculously priced pick, but I can’t ever think that almost any Rojas are great for spring, am I wrong?)
Who writes these up? Now Harpers and Vogue UK and Aerin Lauder will come and beat my ass for dragging their picks, but really?
My mind is turning to spring perfumes, and the first ones that come to mind – not an exhaustive list – I’m all in on a Frederic Malle for spring, and since I haven’t got my hands on the new one, I’ll pick Eau de Magnolia. My perennial fave Byredo Tulipe is still at the top of my list, as is Hermessence Rose Ikebana, MDCI Rose di Siwa (these are two inspired roses – sorry, Aerin), Bvlgari au the Vert, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower hair mist, Serge Lutens Un Lys and Iris Silver Mist, CB I Hate Perfume Black March and a few others. Which old faves are you anxious to pull out of the winter perfume closet and spritz on for these sunshiney days that are melting the snow?
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