In Poland spring usually begins in second half of March but to me the real spring starts in April. I remember that at this moment last year spring was in a full bloom where I live. The grass was green, the birds were singing and bees were buzzing, everything was returning to life after a long winter nap. But this year the winter is really nasty. Not that it’s very cold or something but it’s extremely long and moody. Snow appeared in late November or early December and… we didn’t have a gram of snow at Christmas because the temperature rose above zero and everything melted. We had a lot of snow for Easter instead. There’s no logic in it but oh well. White Easter was great anyway.
I’m hoping that with this post I’ll encourage winter to finally leave our country. Now I’m going to share with you a short list of few of my favourite perfume, that I would happily wear this season. Here I go!
Prada Infusion d’Iris Absolue – I just received this beauty in a NST Swapmeet. As much as I don’t consider flankers as a good way of making perfume I make a special exception for this Prada fragrance. I find it much better than original Infusion d’Iris from 2007. Infusion d’Iris Absolue is more balmy than powdery. Proportions of iris and benzoin are so perfect! To me the smell is a beautiful orris root but with an airy, subtle and elegant quality. Very suitable for a spring day. I need a bottle!
Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme – My affair with this wonderful and sultry rose with just a hint of oud started months ago and I still can’t get enough of it. It smelled great in winter and I’m sure it will smell even more fabulous on a sheer and sunny day in spring. I wonder if papyrus might get a little bit more pronounced in warmer temperatures, it will smell great with the dark and mysterious rose from Rose Anonyme. I can’t wait to give it a try. I just need to wait for the weather to warm up a bit.
Parfum d’Empire Iskander – One of my favourite niche perfume houses just had to be included in this favourite spring things set. Is there any better mood-lifter than a generous dose of citrus? I doubt it! Iskander is the one I don’t have yet and will probably get it this spring. Its lemon and grapefruit opening is juicy and sour. The fragrance quickly turns aromatic thanks to coriander and tarragon. And it has that wonderfuly mossy base of a chypre. If you haven’t yet tried it, give it a try soon! Don’t forget! It’s worth giving it a sniff before we’ll have spring in all its might.
Le Labo Iris 39 – Spring is a great season for iris lovers, so many opportunities and so many different irises to wear. Iris 39 by Le Labo is the most springy I know. Intensively floral with iris and violet it gets creamy thanks to ylang-ylang. And it has some soft patchouli. What’s not to like here? After a few hours it reveals a pure musky base with some eventual nuances of civet, lime and spices: cardamom and ginger. When I smell it I think of a green meadow, tall grass and wild flowers.
Histoires de Parfums 1725 – it is inspired by Casanova and I find it to be a real unisex perfume. What it offers? Mild herbal lavender sweetened with licorice and vanilla evolving into a little bit more spicy scent thanks to star anise. Amber provides sensuality while grapefruit peel is very aromatic here. Its base is made of fine sandalwood which is kind of creamy because of the presence of almonds. 1725 has quite a mix-up of notes but to me it’s suitable for a year round wear.
How about you? Do you have a favourite spring perfume, one or more? Share with everyone, ok?