Must Have Fragrances for the Spring
Even if its still a bit chilly out there we can but dream of warm springlike weather – which, they tell us, is just around the corner.
One way to make our dreams come to true is to indulge in a breath of spring by investing in a fragrance that gives you that spring feeling!
Changing our fragrance for the season is just as important as changing our clothing. Spring events such as weddings, spring balls and early season outdoor evening events demand a different type of fragrance to those winter occasions.
Steer clear of heavy, heady fragrances. They are great for those seasonal winter events but can be just a little bit of a ‘fragrance overdose’ with the pastel colours and light nights of spring.
Here is our choice of the new and class favourites that are a must investment for the spring.
From Jo Malone there are two new fragrances for the spring. Jasmine Sambac and Marigold Cologne Intense is a beautiful contrast of garlands it has top notes of Marigold, Heart of Jasmine Sambac – the most precious of all Jasmine and base notes of benzoin. And those who are Intense Cologne fans will be pleased to know that there are now Cologne Intense Shower Oils available to soften and fragrance the skin.
Inspired by travels around Brazil Hot Blossom can only be described as a Carnival of Scent. The two products include Cattleya Flower Body Mist that refreshes and envelopes you in a veil of fragrance and Tropical Cherimoya Cologne with notes of passion flower, Brazilian copahu resin and tonka bean. A limited edition rang, its now at the Jo Malone Boutique in the Victoria Quarter.
L’Occitane en Provence never ceases to amaze with its limited edition fragrances. Terre de Lumiere has gone back to the source of Provence’s beauty and has dressed up its classic blend of lavender notes and honey with warm oriental notes, like incense, oud and vanilla. Created by their perfumer this is a delicate perfume that has both intensity and romance. It has an intense floral base, blended with oriental notes. Visit L’Occitane in the Victoria Quarter and be totally blown away by this very romantic fragrance.
An exciting launch from Chanel comes in the form of Coco Forever. This fragrance Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Intense wavers between the freshness of citrus peel and the ardent blaze of wood. Open up the bottle and you can identify the Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot, as well as the fruity accent that is the distinguishing feature of Coco Mademoiselle, however in a few minutes the Indonesian patchouli takes root and winds itself around the hear of rose and jasmine. A drop dead romantic seductive fragrance that is so typically French its a must for the wish list.
Cartier is a brand that extols luxury and excitement. La Panthere is a musky, fresh floral fragrance that is sensuous with a stunning floral chypre based on the gardenia flower. It’s also light but assertive. The scene of gardenia is weightless, gracious and dreamy combined with joyful floral and just a touch of musk. It comes in an eye catching bottle featuring the head of the panther sculpted into a glass block. The rich and famous have flaunted the Cartier panther in broaches, rings and other jewellery over the years now you can have a piece of that luxury with the new eau de toilette La Panthere.
Who can resist the fragrances of Issey Miyake? I must admit from their launch a long time ago I have been a fan. L’Eau D’Issey Pure Nectar EDP is a sparkling sweet aquatic floral inspired by the suspended moment when a petal blooms into a flower and produces a generous drop of rose nectar. This wonderful aroma has the freshness of the original Pure EDP with a sweetness that comes from nature, flowers and fruits. The top note is a honey pear, the heart note is a sweet rose and the base note is creamy sandalwood.
From that icon of glamour and sophistication, Joan Collins comes her own iconic fragrance. I Am Woman is ideal for spring with fresh citrus top notes, a romantic floral heart and a sensual musk and wood base. It comes in a stylish art deco bottle which is an elegant addition to any dressing table. A stylish, inspirational fragrance it is available from Urban Retreat & Marks and Spencers or at www.joancollinsbeauty.com