Top Ten Spring Fragrances

It’s that time of year again — our Top Ten Spring fragrances, even if it hasn’t felt quite as much like spring at this point as we’d hoped. Patty and March each offer up five’ish scents perfect for thinking about spring:

March

Spring is probably my least favorite fragrance season, which strikes me as not the right way to start this post, but there you are. It’s not that I don’t like spring — I do. But delicate florals and cheerful musks aren’t my cup of … dirt. So here are some other suggestions.

1) Dirt. Number one, of course, would be CB I Hate Perfume’s Black March, with its smell of thawing soil, spring air and unfurled buds. Neil Morris’ Dark Earth is a more classic take on the dirt smell. Or go dig into Demeter’s website — Wet Garden, Dirt, Beet Root, Earthworm...

2) Violets. Not sweet candied violets, but crisp, cool violets. L’Artisan Verte Violette is a popular choice. I much prefer Annick Goutal’s cool, sharp Violette, or Les Nez’ wonderfully strange, woefully underappreciated, frosted-cucumber Unicorn Spell.

3) Masculines. It’s counterintuitive, but something about cool, fresh spring air brings on a desire to splash on some retro classic like Guerlain Derby (which I was stunned to discover Luca Turin called “one of the ten best masculines of all time” in The Guide, five stars) or Christian Dior Jules (which he also loves, four stars).

4) Weepy florals. Malle En Passant (lilac, rain, bread, fence, wet tarmac). And of course, Guerlain Apres l’Ondee (heliotrope, iris, tears from heaven). When this fails to appear on my list of great spring scents, I will be dead.

5) Aldehydes. In general I admire the champagne fizziness of aldehydes more than enjoy wearing them. Spring, however, seems to bring on a desire for that peculiar smell. By the way, if you think “I hate aldehydes,” have you tried many different ones? I think sometimes people object to aldehydes that seem jaded (like Van Cleef & Arpels First) or formal and mannered (Chanel 5, 22). If those freak you out, try my personal favorite, Robert Piguet Baghari, with its roses, cheerful neroli and creamy vanilla-amber base — giving the aldehydes the warm glow of the sun than the cool glimmer of moonlight.

Patty

While I love spring, especially after this horribly long winter, spring scents sometimes seem a little too cheerful when I’m just lumbering up out of my long winter perfumes. Makes me cranky and decidedly uncheerful.

1) Cheerful without appearing to be. Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan. It sparkles, it reflects air and radiates good cheer, but it’s not grinning right in your face with its big toothy smile. Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist is studiously not cheerful, but it never fails to make my spirits soar, radiating the earthy goodness of the dirt and sun… a coldly warm, stunning charmer.

2) Weepy Florals. Ditto what March said. These two will always be on my spring list and my funeral list.

3) Underappreciated charmers. Marina had me sniffing L’Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillon Extreme when we were in NYC, and for some reason, I had never smelled it. It is richer and fuller than the regular Papillon and not as yappy as I sometimes find the regular version to be, while remaining quintessentially spring.

4) Ridiculously Overpriced. Yeah, yeah, I know, but it really is beautiful – Christian Dior La Collection Particuliere Passage No. 8. Gorgeous, full-throated iris – I feel like I’ve been swallowed whole by one of those gigantor purple irises when I put it on.

5) Anticipation – CB Memory of Kindness. Tomato leaves and garden smell leapfrogs me right past spring into summer up to my elbows in ice cold tomato slices from my mom’s garden, covered in garlic salt and pepper – the tomatoes, not me. Well, the perfume doesn’t have the garlic salt and pepper, but it should!

For other Top Ten Spring lists, see Bois de Jasmin, Now Smell This, Perfume-Smellin’ Things, and Scentzilla.

  • allabouteve says:

    Hi there!
    Talking about lists..as I’m pretty new here, is there any list you already made talking about clean/fresh summer fragrances?These kind of fragrances that are really refreshing, but long-lasting?I’m looking for something more niche than CKone (which I love, I admit it’s no masterpiece of complexity, but it leaves me smelling like freshly showered..I discovered one Serge Lutens that actually is fresh: Cedre..but it starts off a bit to heavy…Could you give me ideas?
    Talking about spring fragrances: I had the pleasure to get to know “Apres L’Ondee”(pure perfume) in a cute little perfume store here this weekend…wow…love at first sight.I absolutely agree with your devotion to that perfume.Nothing more to say. 🙂
    I also tried Jicky in edt version..didn’t really get to smell anything!!After about 15 minutes it did start smelling..and,yup, great! Nice fresh smell.But I think it’ll be edp for me..(by the way, I heard there’s a biiig difference between the edt and edp in the Guerlains..)

  • SLF says:

    Lists are always fun, and keep me thinking for a while…plenty of good ones already mentioned; would like to add Tauer “Reverie au Jardin.”

    That said, I fell in love with Bois de Iles a month ago, and am still dancing with it, trying to figure it out, so I’ll have to add another vote for BdeIles. In a nice life context twist, I will be playing Tchaikovsky with my orchestra in a week, and while it is not the piece which some lore says inspired the scent, I am still going to have a hint of it on. (Tricky business, sharing a stage under the spotlights in close proximity with your hard-working musician friends.)

  • Catherine says:

    It’s only been the past few days that we’ve been able to keep the doors and windows open…in many ways, it still feels closer to winter than to full spring, even though the jonquils are becoming quite riotous. On this fresh morning, a few scents come to mind. OJ Champaca and Woman. It’s still not warm enough for Champaca to fully bloom, but I desire wearing so greatly right now, after barely looking at while the snow lay heavy on the ground. And my nose has suddenly turned to vetiver-laced scents, when I wasn’t too interested in the note before–and those include Amyitis and Parfum de Therese. And I finally feel like I’m beginning to get Onda–it feels more right now than it did a couple of months ago. Indeed, it feel glorious. And last, Chasse de Papillons, the original one. I just feel girly and innocent when wearing it. When I can finally pull out those little dresses, Chasse is sure to be a big hit.

    • March says:

      Champaca! Always happy to see that one turn up. What is IN that thing? It has some weird hold on me, makes me smile to smell it.

      La Chasse I dismissed at first as too commercial — and wth is my problem, you know? It’s a tasty scent. And considering how I’ve fallen for Mure et Musc, I’m clearly not in a position to look down my nose at La Chasse. 😉

  • Francesca says:

    I’m new to a serious interest in fragrances, but I got a crash course when I designed Luca and Tania’s book (and learned that a friend is extremely knowledgeable on the subject, too); even with no knowledge, and the belief that I was allergic to practically everything, the idea of seasonal fragrance made so much sense to me. So it was Annick Goutal Eau du Sud in warm weather and SMN Sandalo in cold.
    Now for spring I like Après l’Ondée, En Passant, Angéliques sous la Pluie, Goutals Violette and Muguet, Jicky and 31 Rue Cambon. I may use Eau du Sud more for real August-in-New-York weather, now, but she’s also there any time I am feeling blue and need a real lift.

    • Catherine says:

      Angéliques sous la Pluie–that is one gorgeous fragrance for spring. I must get a new sample of it. And I agree about Jicky and Rue Cambon…fabulous for the spring.

  • Billy D says:

    Everything about this sentence:

    I feel like I’ve been swallowed whole by one of those gigantor purple irises when I put it on.

    makes me quiver. The idea of being swallowed by a big purple iris is almost pornographic in it’s beauty. Damn it, now I have to sample this…anyone feeling generous?

  • Victoria says:

    Oh, I am delighted to see Jules! It is such a beautiful and underrated fragrance.

    Great lists, everyone! This was a very enjoyable read.

  • Solander says:

    Speaking of funeral scents, I wore Memory of Kindness for my grandma’s wintry funeral a few weeks ago. She used to grow tomatoes and she was a truly kind person, always friendly and cheerful.
    For me, THE ultimate spring scent would be To See A Flower, my favourite out of the difficult CB line. The wet dirt of Black March with some moss and green sprouts and springlike bulbs added. I also recently bought bottles of CdG 3 and Green, green, green and green (which I ADORE for it’s combination of natural greenery, not citrusy charp like in 3, more like standing in a birch grove, and the smoothest woody drydown ever) so I seem to be craving green scents for spring… But I’ve been so busy trying new samples lately I haven’t had much opportunity to reach for whatever I feel like, so I’m not sure what I DO feel like.. Maybe something warm in the chilly British rain, rather than chilly scents like delicate spring florals? I’ll save the really refreshing ones like Duel and Mandragore and citrus colognes for hot days of summer, though my ultimate summer scent, Sherbet Rhubarb, feels rather tempting…

    • Cait says:

      I bet CB would find your wearing Memory of Kindness for your grandma a moving tribute. That’s the best use of perfume, I’d say, to remind us of the people we love.

      On Sherbet Rhubarb, that is a good one, and even though it’s still in the 20s and snow is on the ground where I live, I see the pursed red lips of the rhubarb blowing me a kiss from my yard.

      Reading all these great lists, I decided to plunge in and did one on Legerdenez. It’s hell of fruity.

    • March says:

      I’ve been thinking of you and wondering how you were holding up in the weather … I’d probably still be deep in my pipe-tobacco and vanilla comfort scents.

      That’s a wonderful story about MoK, thanks for sharing it. And I wonder if Duel sticks around on you? If it would last longer than 20 minutes I’d own it…

    • Solander says:

      Cait – You can buy locally produced rhubarb here in the UK already, way too early back in Sweden I think. But then cherry trees have been in bloom all winter here, the snow drops came and went in February, the daffodils are already past their prime, it’s all green and it’s only snowed once or twice. It did snow in London in April when I went to Angela Flanders though, a surreal experience with snow falling over Columbia flower market… Back in Sweden I think they have budding leaves and the first spring flowers just about now.

      March – Yes, vanilla and tobacco sounds quite nice for the rainy English weater… For the less green and blooming Swedish spring I might go for more earthy scents like Cumming…
      No, Duel isn’t terribly longlasting on me but better than most other light summery cologne type scents like Mandragore and Ead d’Hadrien just to mention a couple of other AGs.

  • Disteza says:

    “Skank, amber, oriental” is my personal mantra I chant in front of the bottles every morning while I decide what to wear! I think you and I have alot in common both on the skin and general preferences. You’re also around DC, right?

    • Disteza says:

      Whoops, the above comment was supposed to post to Louise–not sure what happened there…

    • March says:

      We are both around D.C.! And the weather is gorgeous today! @};-

    • kathleen says:

      Me too, me too! Past few days have been beautiful and warm. The lilacs are out and I can smell them inside & out. Put on En Passant to join them.

      • March says:

        Yay lilacs! I’m always happy to see them. I love them in a small vase next to the bed. Lilac dreams.

        • Musette says:

          It feels like it’ll be forever before the lilacs come but that’s maybe not a bad thing. We usually have that awful spring where the tulips bloom and then BAM! it’s 954 degrees, they all wither and die and we’re into summer with no idea how we got there. I’m actually enjoying this cool, misty weather, though I’m sure the bulls would rather not be hock-deep in mud. Maybe if I hop the fence and sprayed the 3:-o with Passage?

          • kathleen says:

            It was over 80 on Thurs & Fri. Today is also meant to be the same. I am not a summer girl. I like the cold. Better ‘fumes, better food, clothes and don’t even get me started on shoes. I hate sandals. I’ve been doing aerobics & running for 25 years and I assure you no one wants to look at my feet in sandals. But that brief spell of lilacs, locust trees, first bloom of roses, and the lotv give the spring & early summer a certain appeal even to me.

  • Disteza says:

    I’ve posted these elsewhere, so please pardon my double-blogging! I have fallen in post-Easter love with Parfumerie Generale’s Louanges: those beautiful lillies soaked with the slightest hint of orange make my knees weak. The incense on the back end is wonderful on a warm, breezy day. Somehow I’ve also fallen hard for the Vero Kern’s as well. Kiki and Onda have been in heavy rotation, with Rubj making an appearance on the colder days to liven things up. And when I’m feeling sultry, out comes the Cepes and Tuberose (in small amounts, mind you). On a hot day the Cepes pretty much lays everyone out in its velevty wake; must be why I love it so much.

    • March says:

      I just re-smelled the Cepes in NY at the sniffa. Man, I wish it would … project more on me? That still isn’t what I’m after, word-wise. Some folks talk about what sillage monsters some of the Aftel scents can be, but I feel like they don’t open for me like the way they do in the monclins, and that’s what I want. [-(

      • Disteza says:

        I’m sorry the Cepes doesn’t bloom on you–on me it goes earthy, then the tuberose comes out, then they start to entertwine and I get this warm and furry neither-floral-nor-musk thing that circles silently around me on padded feet. It’s my ‘panther’ perfume.

  • Robin says:

    Yay for Memory of Kindness and leap-frogging right into summer. Great lists, both of you.

  • Betsy says:

    Wonderful lists! It’s been so gorgeous and springy (finally!) in New York the last few days that I barely know what to do with myself… except get to spritzing, of course.

    I love Sous le vent and Onda for sping, and lately Attrape-Coeur as well. I wear A-C as a stand in for all the honking jewels I don’t have (yet), which feels about perfect when the weather gets to be as sparkling as it is right now (forgive me if I seem too rhapsodic. I’m originally from Florida where there are only too seasons–hot and not quite so hot– so I still feel like Spring is a surprize gift each year). Also, my SO has just started wearing Mitsouko (hurray!), and while I like it best on myself in Fall and Winter, it smells amazing him when things start to heat up (hubba, hubba). One last note, which is bound to sound crazy, especially in this post-The Guide world: My absoulte favorite for warm nights is… Tabac Blond (vintage or not, thank you very much). It should be too much, but for me it opens up and feels just right. Don’t tell you-know-who.

    Happy spring wishes to all!

    • March says:

      I know, I know, finally some decent weather. Maybe I feel the same way every year, but it always seems to me spring comes too late. And then if that happens whoosh — around her it’s straight into summer, from 40 to 90 in an eyeblink. 🙁

      Mitsouko on a man would be delicious. And you work that Tabac Blond, don’t mind anyone else. :-w A-C makes me think of a string of very expensive pearls.

    • Louise says:

      Oooh! I just discovered that TB in EdT works for me in the warmer weather-the leather quiets down, the flowers bloom.

  • Jill says:

    Love your lists! I’m wearing Creed Tuberose Indiana in honor of a very warm, sunny spring day – this is one of my fave spring scents!

    Off topic a bit, but WHERE is Scentzilla? No link in your post and I can’t get to Katie’s blog – message about the account being suspended. Do you guys know anything? Please tell me all that great content isn’t *gone*!

    • March says:

      We don’t know where Scentzilla is either! She was having some sort of account issues yesterday afternoon, and contacted us all about piggybacking on someone else’s post. But we didn’t hear from her. I’m hoping she’s getting close to getting her site issues solved and is just going to stick it up there.

      That Creed tuberose is one of their few scents I find cheerful. :)>-

  • Suzanne says:

    I posted my list on PST so won’t repeat here, but agree with you that earthy, dirty scents are a craving for me this time of year, so I’ve been wearing a lot of Hiris and my newest love, Onda. There’s some smokiness to Onda that, coupled with green and dirt, is reminiscent of spring where I live, because many people are still burning firewood (Pennsylvania springs tend to be cold) and the smell of woodsmoke really lingers in the humid Spring air.

    Luckily today it is more like summer here: bright sunshine and we’re headed for 80 degrees. Woohoo!

    • March says:

      Onda is great for this time of year, I agree about the smokiness. And yes, I just came in from outside and this is our FIRST really warm spring day — they were predicting 82 and I laughed, but I think we might hit it. For having had such a mild winter, I think spring has been exceptionally cool.

  • Rappleyea says:

    March – I’m with you on the “Masculines”. I only discovered perfume blogs last summer (I know, I know…), and was surprised when I’d read people saying that they couldn’t wait until it got cold again to wear Mitsouko. I’ve worn Mitsouko since high school, and on me it always seems like a fresh, masculine scent (made me feel “racy” in H.S.!) – perfect for warmer weather.

    Patty – I’ve got a sample of Osmanthe Yunnan on its way from the PC! Can’t wait to try it.

    Also for me for spring/summer – Borsari Violetta di Parma, Guerlain Mayotte (can’t understand why this one doesn’t get more love on the boards), and am experimenting with Guerlain Vetivert Pour Elle and Philtre d’Amour

    • March says:

      Wow, Mitsouko since high school. Sophisticated taste. In my day everyone was wearing Lauren (that’s how old I am, yep).

      IMHO the Mayotte Conundrum /:) is twofold– first, the name was Mahora, which I’m sorry, sounds terrrible. MuhWHOREuh. Second, I think the tropical deal is/was not considered very “Guerlain.” LT/TS still hate it, I guess, but Marina blogged the other day about how much she likes it. I can’t even remember what it smells like and am going to remedy that.

      Philtre d’Amour! Yummy lemon candy Guerlain.

      • Rappleyea says:

        You’re just a baby! High school frags I remember were EL Youth Dew, Shalimar and Chamade, Emeraude, Wind Song, White Shoulders, Norell….you get the idea.

        Get thee to a sample of Mayotte! I love tuberose but it can be smother love with that stuff. Here the tuberose plays nice with the neroli, bergamot and jasmine. It doesn’t take too long for this to become a really beautiful skin scent on me, with almost a coconutty, beachy feel.

        • March says:

          Aigh, that is a great list of classic fragrances!! Sigh. Those were the days.

          I like coconutty beachy frags that are NOT tropical drink frags, if that makes sense. More suntan oil, less Zombie. 😉 I’ve been wearing Bronze Goddess waaaay more regularly than I ever would have guessed, it’s cheerful and soothing and easy.

  • Kim says:

    somehow spring for me is about chypres and aldehydes and hints of dirt. So I doused myself yesterday in Mitsouko and earlier this week it was Djedi. Love Guerlain’s Sous le Vent and Parure and Sisley’s Soir de Lune. And Chanel No 5 and 22, of course!

    • March says:

      Yummy list! Chypres, aldehydes and dirt are the perfect scents for spring, I agree (and clearly so do a lot of other folks on here.) I am only recently in love with 22 and enjoying it.

  • kathleen says:

    I’m always sad to put away my dark, deep winter fragrances especially this year, as I got so into the incenses. But happy to bring out Malle En Passant and Bois des Isles. My newly discovered Ether de Lilas.., and Ava Luxe Midnight Violet.

  • Judith says:

    Wonderful lists! Posted mine on PST, but I could switch for many of your choices. Can I say, though, that I am SOOOO glad that I bought Bois de Violette at the sniffa! How could I have forgotten about this beauty? And it’s just perfect now!!:x

  • Musette says:

    My list is so obvious, it’s almost embarrassing! Most are old standbys, with a few new faves in there:

    Diorissimo (hey, LotV are almost out here, gotta represent!)
    Muguet de Bois for just running around the shop
    Poive Samarcande – too sharp for winter, perfect for now – ditto Passage d’Enfer
    TDC Osmanthus,Calyx,Joy (all the time),L’Heure Bleu (ditto)

    I tried to love En Passant, I really did, but it irritates me emotionally, though it smells delightful.

    I will also have to put Jardin d M on there because in about 3 weeks it will be too hot to wear here and I will have to shift to JSur leNil.
    what a boring list. sorry:(

    • March says:

      That is so interesting about Poivre and Passage. I can totally see your point. There’s something about spring that would bring out their wistful creaminess, yes?

      And I LOVE your comment about En Passant irritating you emotionally. It is (to me) a very emotional fragrance — and i could see that going either way. It’s not something I spray on without thinking.

      • Musette says:

        Yes. One doesn’t have to rely on ‘heat’ so much in the spring so the underlying creaminess, especially of Passage, works very well in early spring, when it’s still got a nip in the air but it’s that wet nip of spring rather than the sharp bite of His Awfulness, Winter.

        I can see myself wearing Poive S in the summer – it has a way more linear, sharp feel than Passage and would work well, I think/hope, when I’m just dog-tired of citrus in the 90degree heat! We’ll see.

        I have a little sample of En Passant that I am going to try again today. I think it’s the perfect day – very foggy and mistilicious…might be just the thing, though if I get all :-|. There’s enough drama in this house, without me adding a perfume-induced crank.

        Do you have any scents that affect your mood or is it just my fragile nerves that get shot by scent (you oughta see me in Cristalle – well, maybe not:((

        xo

        • March says:

          Gosh, I think most of us have scents that affect our mood. Some seem scary; others, sad. I don’t think that’s uncommon at all. What interests me is the different reads; some people find En Passant very cheerful, for instance.

          Which reminds me: how did that go? Still irritating you?

          • Musette says:

            Yes, but not in a horrible way. It’s more that I think I love it…but it makes me sad..so I’m irritated that I love it and it makes me sad.

            Feel free to commit me now:”>

  • March says:

    Oh, I love your list! And the greens are always a great choice, just (as I said up there somewhere) more theoretical than actual for me. I have a sample of vintage Arpege as well as the new one, and I find the new one prettier (heresy!) I also think Arpege Pour Homme is a lovely scent, am always trying to get total strangers (men) at Nordstrom to buy it.

  • Anne says:

    Not a pink (hate it!), flowery, girly girl. Hated shopping for Easter dresses when I was a kid. There was football to be played and bikes to be riden! So I guess it makes sense that fragrance wise Spring is the toughest season for me. Each year it gets easier though, as I seem to be able to find florals that do more than smack me in the face with a bouquet. Aldehydes…. my nose is craving them and I am understanding them more and more. Wore Arpege to bed last night. Was a scent on my Mom’s vanity when I was young. I am loving it and was so surprised to get a warm vanilla this morning. Diorling and No. 22 are new loves. Diorella, Quand Vient La Pluie too. And then the GREENS! These I can do. Vent Vert, Bel Respiro, and Parfum Nicolai’s Le Temps D’Une Fete. Maybe Spring isn’t so bad after all!

    • March says:

      Whoops! Managed not to thread, my response to you is below. :”>

    • Debbie says:

      Anne, if you are craving aldehydes, check out Midnight Star by Neil Morris. You can call and get a sample of it for $4. It *sparkles* on the skin. I love it.

  • Marina says:

    I counted 10 favorites in your joint post! Really lemming for a bottle of the Unicorn now.

  • benoit says:

    Here is what I will

    I want to wear 3 Carons (can we still write this name ?)
    Le troisieme homme
    Nocturne (can I wear an Aldehyde ?)
    humm Royal Bain is also in my mood

    Mandragore A. Goutal is still near me in Spring
    And the Artisan “Jours De Fete”

    Diorella/Pour Monsieur will came out at the end of the spring

    • March says:

      No, no — LT says the Carons are bad, we must never speak of them again, okay? 😉 Actually, all the men’s Carons are my favorites.

      I ALMOST put Mandragore on my list! But I think it’s been on there enough times now I would use something else. I love you for loving it, though. 😡

      Diorella and I have a love/hate relationship. I have bought and swapped it away twice.

  • Louise says:

    This is sooo much harder for me, the amber-skank-oriental-suffocate you princess 🙂

    Lessee, though-

    1)bright/sparkly musks-Montale Ginger Musk, Fresh Sake, Calyx

    2)green florals-Bel Respiro (for the 2 secs it hangs around), No. 19, Jacomo Silence

    3)Just Greens-Miller & Bertaux x 3; Vent Vert extrait and any galbanum plus

    4)Grass/hay-especially my beloved Vie de Chateau

    5)Bright vetivers-either going to get Guerlains or Lubin’s

    Since DC doesn’t really have a seperate spring (though this week if magnificent)-this really covers my summer scents, too. But-this is for you, March, I love Arabie in the heat:o

    • March says:

      All those green, galbanum scents I TOTALLY appreciate in theory, but I never have any desire to wear them.

      Yeah, I want the Lubin AND the Guerlain and am trying to convince myself I only need one. :-\”

      • March says:

        Okay, first, that was supposed to be Whistling Guy, who I forget has taken a powder.

        Second, Arabie in July = :-ss bet it smells great on you though

  • Carol Sasich says:

    I am holding a sample of baghari in my hand…thinking I have never smelled it…I am wearing The Pink Room , so girly and silky and easy to wear , plus I bought it from Sarah Barton-King’s own hand at TAK on Sunday . It will be a spring and summer go-to when I don’t want A CHALLENGE.This is Florida , so I go lighter than most. Le Haie is another fave , Sous le Vent and of course , Courtesan .
    Cuir de Russie edt is just sparkling enough to wear here too.

    • March says:

      Go, Courtesan! 🙂 And I hadn’t thought of the Chanel, but I could totally see that working, I’m going to try that here in the summer. Sous le Vent I never see anyone wearing, great scent.

      • March says:

        Um, what I meant was, what I never see anyone TALKING about wearing.

        • Carol Sasich says:

          well , let us just talk about Sous le Vent now , ok ? And my marvelous review of it over at perfmequeen’s blog in the month of March…the herbs in this drive me wild , and it is so very refreshing !
          * wink *
          big up to ya over there, lissa…

  • Maria says:

    I like your lists. I’ve been craving L’Heure Bleue lately, as I do every spring. Chanel No. 19 is saying hello. Today I put on La Haie Fleurie du Hameau. Yesterday I wore Le Troisieme Homme, which I appreciate more than the DH does. I’ve definitely had a change of fragrance mood.

    Say, when are you going to use our Happy, Aromatics Elixir, and Tommy Girl reviews?

    • March says:

      Your reviews are NEXT FRIDAY. So everyone send those puppies in! I haven’t been over there to check, but I am sure they are a hoot.

      I could easily have substituted LHB for Apres, I just have to apply a little more carefully. And La Haie Fleurie is a lovely scent. And that Caron was the first Caron that loved me — when I figured out the Caron masculines were the best fit for me.