Monday, May 3, 2010

My Spring 2010 Fragrances

When the winter blues are coming to a close and we see the flowers start to bloom, this feeling of new beginnings and adventures to come start to fill the air.

This is the time where everyone shifts to high gear to get ready for the summer. I almost feel like the spring is the time when we all get ready for something better, or something more.
I like to take my time during the spring and ease my way to the summer months. This is the time to enjoy the beauty of nature coming back to life all around us. It is truly a magical time.
During this time I love to wear fragrances that compliment the environment and my mood.

These are the 3 fragrances that I have been enjoying this spring and I recommend them for their freshness and their beautiful transition and flexibility from the winter blues to the brightness and excitement that awaits us during the summer.

My Top 3 Spring 2010 Fragrances:

Un Jardin En Mediterranee by Hermes

Un Jardin en Mediterranee, which translates to “a garden in the meditterranean” was launched in 2003 by the house of Hermes and was the first creation that perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena created for the Hermes house.

This fragrance is one that can be worn both by men and women. It is green with citrus notes and it truly feels like you are walking in a beautiful garden. The fragrance eventually does settle to a nice floral, spicy and woody base which is very unique yet remains fresh.
I think it’s perfect for the spring as it has an air of freshness yet warm nature to it that will translate beautiful during the spring months.

Infusion d'Iris by Prada

Prada Infusion d ‘Iris was launched in 2007 by the house of Prada and was created by perfumer Daniela Andrier.

A beautiful elegant fragrance that can be worn anytime of the year. It is casual, yet classic and very clean.
This fragrance opens up to a nice burst of notes like, mandarin, orange blossom, iris. It is bright yet remains soft. This fragrance is floral but it is not heavy which is great for the spring months which come with a chill in the air. And when summer comes along this fragrance stays clean and fresh. It’s a fragrance that will transition beautifully and can be worn both during the day and night. It is soft and clean sophistication at its best.

Je Reviens by Worth for Women

Je Reviens was originally launched in 1932 by the house of Worth. It was created by perfumer Maurice Blanchet. Je Reviens translates to “I will Return” and is a very special perfume in my life as it was one my mother wore when I was very young and will forever remind me of her.

It is a perfume that has been reformulated and re-launched in 2004 by the name of Je Reviens Couture. Of course the fragrance has changed since when I first smelled it back in the early 80’s but it remains to me as a great fragrance that can be worn at any time of the year.
The opening notes of Je Reviens is very bright and aldehydic. With notes of orange blossom, jasmine, ylang ylang, aldehydes and lemon, you get this bright and sunny opening.
It is fresh and very clean and transitions into a very soft and clean feminine scent.
This fragrance dries down to a smooth powdery base and really makes your skin smell clean and delicate. It is a great fragrance for the spring and summer months.

The bottom line is there are so many beautiful fragrances out there in this fragrant world and we all have our favorite go to scents during different times of the year and times in our lives.
Scents and fragrances will forever have a special place in our lives whether it is a conscious choice like I have made or just something you do as you get ready everyday and do not put much thought behind it.
Either way, when the first spring shower comes down and the first blooms start to show or the first time you feel the warmth of the sun after a long cold winter, fragrance will be a part of that moment. It will be your silent and fragrant companion, always.


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