Sometimes it’s nice to find a little gem on department store shelves. And so ever since Kate Spade launched her eponymous fragrance back in 2002, much loved and now mourned by many of us, I make a point of trying her subsequent offerings. While Twirl didn’t exactly thrill, Live Colorfully was nice enough. As is her latest offering Walk on Air — in fact, for me, it’s more than nice enough.
This has a solid lily of the valley presence, which makes sense as creator Rodrigo Flores-Roux has spoken of his love for lily of the valley. Diorissimo it’s not, of course, but it is a lovely, light, fresh scent that makes me happy and feel quite springlike. And I was pleased to discover a hint of magnolia as well in Walk on Air.
As a girl I jumped at any opportunity to head into Eckerd’s drugstore and spray a bit of Coty’s Muguet des Bois and then float back home on a little LOV cloud, so those happy memories may help explain why I’m enjoying Walk on Air more than I thought I would. It’s not complicated, not sophisticated, and it doesn’t last terribly long, but it’s a joy to wear and one that I’d happily re-spritz as needed.
As with all Kate Spade products, there’s a nice range of sizes (30, 50 and 100 ml, $55-95 eau de parfum, and a rollerball $25), and it’s fairly easy on the wallet. I could definitely see myself tucking a rollerball or decant of Walk on Air into my purse for a quick hit of airy freshness in the warmer months ahead.
Notes per Fragrantica: linden blossom, bergamot, maiden’s hair fern, neroli, Solomon’s seal, lily of the valley, magnolia, jasmine, narcissus, crinum lily, iris and violet leaf.
What’s your favorite affordable thrill for those days when want to spray something easy with abandon, or you don’t want to wear anything complicated or expensive?