As spring is nearly over; and as I said in a previous post, I have recently been getting into perfume, so thought I would do a post on my favourite spring fragrances. I am tending to gravitate towards lighter ones both in notes and the colour of the bottle it may seem.
The first one I want to talk about is one of the two I purchased in America and have been saving for ‘special occasions’, but I figured if nothing has happened in the last two years that I can’t class as a special occasion then it was probably time to crack it open and make the most of it. It is by the brand Elizabeth and James, is by the Olsen twins (if your younger than 25, you may not have a clue who they are) and aside from perfume, they have a luxury clothing and jewellery brand by the same name, established in 2007. When I got this there were two available in the range; one black and one white and the idea is that you can layer them up which apparently is all the rage if you have nothing better to spend your money on. The packaging is very very nice and I believe their who brand is meant to be sophisticated, which is exactly how this bottle feels. I opted for the 30ml (1oz) and retails for $60 on the Sephora website here. I’m not certain if they ship to the UK yet though, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was available through eBay or somewhere like that. I love love love the smell of this, but it can sometimes be a bit overpowering for daytime wear (probably just personal preference) and the wear time isn’t amazing, which is why I use it if I’m going somewhere nice for the day or something like that.
Elizabeth & James – Nirvana notes: Peony, Muguet, Tender Musk.
Chloé notes: Pink Peony, Freesia, Lychee, Magnolia Flower, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Honey.
Secondly is another fragrance I picked up in America, but this time in the Airport in Vegas on the way home. I love getting a new perfume in a particular place and whenever you smell it, your transported back to that time and place whenever you smell it. The running theme here seems to be how floral the perfumes are, which I didn’t think I liked. I love the bottle of this one, though if you don’t keep the little bugger clean, the metal starts to tarnish and look horrible. But once given a good scrub, it came up like new. The bottle is quite weighty and I love the actual shape of the bottle. Not like one of those stupid shape ones that always falls over. I feel this has a very light and summery feel to it, but is definitely not too sweet, which makes it perfect for everyday wear. Chloé is very widely available in the UK, but you can pick it up here for £9.50 from Fragrance Direct.
I picked this up last year when looking for another perfume that was called vanilla something. This is the Body Shop’s Vanilla Brulee, priced at £8.50 for 30ml (say what?!). I know, I know. The fragrance does exactly what it says on the tin. I would describe this scent as a sweet, but also slightly musky vanilla smell, so it’s not too overpowering, it lasts really well on the skin. But… while looking for this online, it seems it’s been discontinued (or renamed) to Vanilla which you can find here for the same price and there are always 40% discounts floating around, so I would recommend checking them out before you buy anything.
I have worn these all throughout spring and have since purchased a couple of new scents for summer, so you’ll probably see that popping up in the near future. What are your favourite Spring scents? Let me know in the comments.
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