Smell like all of the spring flowers with Neil Morris Rainflower.
Rainflower opens with a blast of spring florals. I pick up on the hyacinth mingling with lilac. Heady, green and peppery with a hint of wet dirt. Tons of flowers. I get a heady gardenia. The dry down is a light, abstract floral musk. You’ll get your spring floral fix with this one.
Notes listed include freesia, night blooming jasmine
Last year I put together my list of lesser known perfumes that I thought were perfect for spring. They’re still perfect for spring. But, I know how you guys are, you always want to hear about something new 😉
I’m usually very predictable and traditional when it comes to spring. I like the florals. I really, really like the “purple” florals like violet, lilac, hyacinth and iris. This isn’t my personal list of “most worn for Spring 2012”, these are my pics of perfumes that I think are pretty for spring. And because I’m so… Continue reading | 16 Comments
Spring is in the air…and it if isn’t in your neck of the woods, spray some Annick Goutal Grand Amour.
Grand Amour opens with huge amounts of pollen from lilies mixed with delicate forest lilies like lily of the valley. All the flowers grow larger and “grander”, reminding me a bit of Guerlain Chamade. Spring hyacinths enter the mix. The dry-down of Grand Amour hangs on to the green rose and mixes it with sweet, powdery resins.
Purple Flowers Week – 2012
Sometimes I feel bad for the house of Serge Lutens. People expect so much from the house. People only expect dried plums, amber and leather. If the house doesn’t make an amber fragrance then perfume lovers get their panties in a bunch. I often see Serge Lutens as the girl that develops too early and can’t wear tank tops like all of her friends but doesn’t exactly get why she can’t wear the tank top she wore… Continue reading | 18 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2012
In 1999 Guerlain made a Chamade for men to go with the feminine Chamade of 1969. It was a limited edition but now it’s back. I’m reviewing the most current Chamade Pour Homme, the one in the ugly bottle that is in Les Parisiens Collection.
Chamade Pour Homme opens with spices, juicy citrus-evergreens and some crisp greens. It smells masculine, crisp and fresh. I admit that I get a bit of Pine-Sol cleaner in the top but strangely… Continue reading | 2 Comments