“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan
Now we are in June, right at the start of Summer, I feel like it's the best time to write a blog post talking about my most worn and loved perfumes for Spring. This is the time of the year where there's a transition from colder, winter months to warmer, summer months. Heavy orientals and smokey leather numbers are safely put away for another winter, and I bring out my light, airy and fresh florals to the table. It goes without saying that, crisp cooler nights and warmer sunny days brighten up my mood, and I find myself reaching for perfumes to match that change.
So here there are:
Femme by Hugo Boss
Femme by Boss is certainly one of my all time favourite perfumes. Even though I've put it down as one of top five Spring perfumes, I tend to wear it throughout the year. It's beautiful, romantic and what I reach for when I cannot decide what to put on that day. Rose plays a major role in here, and combined with Freesia, Jasmin and Tangerine notes, this is a great uplifting and inoffensive fragrance. Not only Femme is a fabulous compliment getter, but also my dear other-half's favourite on me. It was first introduced to me by a good friend of mine back in 2008 and I haven't looked back ever since.
Do Son by Diptyque Eau de Toilette
|Diptyque- Do Son Edt|
Do Son was love at first sniff, I was swoon with Nostalgia as it took me right back to my childhood. Best of all I picked it up in a charity shop for an absolute bargain, I mean who doesn't love a good bargain. This is a sweet floral perfume, infused with white flowers such as Tuberoses and Orange-flower. I find Do Son to be less heady and indolic compared to its counterpart, tuberose themed perfumes. It takes on a much greener and slightly linear path, which makes it ideal to wear when the weather's a little warmer.
Eau des Merveilles by Hermès
|Eau des Merveilles by Hermès|
I have been totally obsessed over the Merveilles line lately, and adore their bottle design too . In my humble opinion Eau des Merveiilles is absolutely breathtaking and unique with notes of Orange, Ambergris and Wood. Basically, matched with my skin chemistry, it's is a salty orange affair at the beach. Yes I said it right, It smells like a day out at the beach, where you sit and enjoy the salty sea breeze while having some oranges. Since it's quite strong and heady to start with, a spritz or two goes a long way.
The Iceberg by Iceberg
|The Iceberg by Iceberg|
Here I have another spicy oriental great for spring evenings. This beauty is quite unusual and largely underrated. Iceberg opens up with fruity citrus notes and after few minutes, settles down to a creamy floral base with lots of Coriander and Pistachio. Although Coriander is very apparent here, I hardly detect any harshness, which can be due to Suede and Vanilla combo. Even though it's marketed towards Women, I believe that, a guy can totally pull this off too.
Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy
|Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy|
Hope you enjoyed the little insight in to what my favourite spring time perfumes are, what are yours? Please feel free to share them down below. Thank you!