Creed is one of the few luxury perfume lines that makes me want to buy fruity-florals. I really do like Spring Flower but for me, it’s more of a summer perfume. The fruits are so ripe that they are on the verge of rotting; there are no delicate spring fruit blossoms. Spring Flower can be summed up in 3 words: musky, fruity, floral. Is this as classy as 1950’s era Audrey Hepburn (this is her perfume)? I don’t know.
Before I get started with this review, I have to share a memory/experience. Somewhere in the land of Florabama where one smells the disturbing aroma of boiled P-Nuts <sic> for miles and miles mixed hot, dry pavement, there are off the highway fruit stands. One of these was special because it went all out. The fruit and flowers displayed on the outside of the little stand were Technicolor perfection. Why? Because they were plastic oranges and silk flowers. Strange, yes. But, not as strange as what was inside. This stand was equipped with performers, an Elvis impersonator and a women dolled out in 1970’s Grand Ole Opry style sequin dresses (I know that the Elvis impersonator passed away years ago, pictures and velvet paintings were up in his honor). This entire stand was so theatrical. And they did sell fresh produce and souvenirs. The overripe aroma and the Technicolor colors remind me of Creed Spring Flower. I really wish I had a picture to share with you guys but I think they are in a trunk somewhere in Tennessee.
Creed Spring Flower, even though I think it should be renamed Summer Fruits, is a pretty perfume that really does belong in an obnoxious hot pink bottle. There really isn’t much flower to it. I get lots of stone fruits. I feel like I can even smell the peach fuzz. Spring Flower is kind of like being at the fruit stand on a hot summer day. It’s just that “fruit stand” smell . All of the fruits are mixed together. I get plums, peaches, watermelon, and apples. The muskiness in Spring Flower gives this blend warmth. And this muskiness gives the feel of “too ripe” fruit. Which I really like! OK, there’s rose. It adds a feminine touch to the juice and “cleans” up the muskiness. Spring Flower is very linear and wears a musky fruity floral for many hours.
Spring Flower is pretty and has a certain charm even if it isn’t remarkable. I don’t know if I’d ever say that Spring Flower is worth the price tag. But, it is worth snatching up on a discount. I thought Spring Flower smelled much more expensive and “retro” until I purchased Crazylilbellule & The Poppies 26 Juin Île d’Yeu (which is almost impossible to find now). That Crazystick reminds me of Spring Flower if Spring Flower was in solid form. Spring Flower is much longer wearer (really great lasting power for a Creed here) and I do like to spray it on.
Notes listed include: peach, melon, apple, jasmine, rose, musk, and ambergris.
Give Spring Flower a try if you like fruity musk perfumes or if you like perfumes like Lancôme Poême, Annick Goutal Petite Chérie, Fresh Sake, Crazylibellule & The Poppies Juin Île d’Yeu, Tocca Cleopatra, and/or Maítre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraîche Passiflore.
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