Looking out the window to bare, dead trees is not exactly the typical sight of Spring but it’s almost here. it is sooooo close, I can smell it. Or maybe that’s just the scent of my perfume?
Adapting the fragrance to whatever season it may be is something that I have always done. It changes the way I feel and I love how certain scents always evoke memories. Besides, wearing a rich, woody, wintery perfume on warmer days makes me feel dizzy and nauseas. Anyone else the same?
It is, of course, that time of year to swap to a fresher, lighter, more delicate perfume for Spring and it doesn’t necessarily have to be fruity - we can save that for the Summer. But out goes the spicy, woody notes and in comes the cleaner, fresher (and maybe sweeter) Spring time perfumes!
This one is a splurge but it’s going to be the one that I’ll use for the whole of Spring AND Summer. Because it’s a high end brand, I initially thought it would be really strong and pungent - but it’s such a delicate scent - much like the scent of honeysuckle on a sunny Spring day.
Mediterranean Honeysuckle has a zing of citrus to begin with, followed by clean floral dry-down. I love that it’s not a heavy scent and the bottle is so pretty. I am slightly annoyed that the sticker label is not centered, but I am purely nit-picking here!
You’d think that Fig would be more appropriate for Autumn Winter but this is sweet scent balanced with a floral twist. Fig De Figuier is an unusual perfume but it smells delicious and works well for transitioning in to Spring.
This is such a GREAT and unique gourmand fragrance. Fresh Cream by Philosophy is exactly what it sounds like. A foodie scent of creamy vanilla extract that will make people think of freshly baked cupcakes.
If you’re a fan of Soap & Glory’s Smoothie Star range, you NEED to check out Philosophy's Fresh Cream eau de toilette as it has a very similar scent. It is sweet but not over-powering.
This has a very ‘typical’ perfume smell and it doesn’t have any surprises but it is lovely and pleasant. I have included it in this perfume round up because what it has going for it is the affordable price point.
It’s £29 but the fragrance is far from a ‘cheap perfume’. It's fruity, juicy, and addictive! LOVE features cranberry, blackcurrant, grapefruit, orange blossom, praline (yum), sandalwood and tonka bean.
There isn’t a single Marc Jacobs perfume that I don’t love, and I especially adore the Daisy range. They’re so right up my street - girly, playful wearable - and not to mention the bottles are all SO CUTE!
I got this miniature set as a leaving present and I’m not sure if the coloured top bottles are available but the original (white daisy) is made up of strawberry, blood grapefruit, gardenia, jasmine, violet, musk and vanilla.
Saving the best 'til last! A rose based perfumes works around the year, and Diptyque’s Eau Rose is a pretty and enticing fragrance. When you smell this, you’ll want it immediately. From the beautifully enticing packaging design to how it smells, this perfume (which I got in the form of a roller-ball) is irresistible. Eau Rose is a blend of bergamot, lychee, damask rose, cedar, and musk.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE lychees and I can detect it in this perfume, it gives it an edge that’s different to all the other rose scented perfumes around. If I had to pick a favourite out of the 6, it would be this one!