Spring is still at least two months away in my part of the world but I cannot help but long for it. Every year, about this time, I grow weary of all my heavy woody-spicy-ambery scents and start reaching for lighter, floral compositions. When winter gets fierce, I create spring in my surroundings, to the best of my ability. Today Marina from Perfume-Smellin’ Things and myself are defying winter by dwelling on scents that hail spring. The list below are my ultimate “spring is in the air” fragrances. Each scent is a rendition of a flower (being a lover of iris, it’s listed twice).
Iris Silver Mist by Serge Lutens – chilly, dewy iris.
Diorissimo by Christian Dior – radiant, graceful lily of the valley.
Oeillet Sauvage by L’Artisan Parfumeur – creamy, honeyed carnation.
Apres L’Ondee by Guerlain – sentimental, misty violet.
Rose Ikebana by Hermes – silky, effervescent rose.
En Passant by Frederic Malle – breezy, chalky lilac.
Bois d’Iris by The Different Company – crisp, peppery iris.
Please feel free to share yours!
18 comments February 2nd, 2007