I hadn’t really thought about perfumes for different seasons for myself, although I do read the lists that people recommend for various occasions and temperature brackets. However, seeing other perfumistas’ recent posts about spring fragrances made me want to give it a try.
Gladly, I was able to rely only on my full bottles this week, and I went for a “green” theme, even though I find romantic pink (or non-pink) florals just as suitable for spring.
Monday, Mar. 21: Masque Milano Ray-Flection—This sunny, violet-mimosa darling has been enjoying a lot of attention from me lately. I got one compliment and zero complaints about it at the office when I debuted it, so it might become a regular there.
Tuesday, Mar. 22: Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio—I bought the last new tester bottle at the original NYC boutique in 2019 just before the rebrand and redesign, so it has a special place. Lemon, fig, and lavender are prominent but the fragrance is full and complex; refreshing and grounding at the same time.
Wednesday, Mar. 23: Rouge Bunny Rouge Incantation—This discontinued gem is in my mind a white tea and salty fig fragrance, although, similarly to Ray-Flection, tea is not listed; rather, they share common notes of cardamom, beeswax, cedar, and musk.
Thursday, Mar. 24: Jacomo Silences—A dark, bitter galbanum green, made velvety by a slightly powdery, vintage floral heart.
Friday, Mar. 25: Grès Cabotine—Innocent and bright, with animalic undertones, this perfume has a kitchen sink of notes but mostly I perceive a white floral with a touch of fresh green.
Saturday, Mar. 26: Chanel No 19 Eau de Parfum—This queen of green is high on many perfumistas’ lists as a springtime perfume. To me, it’s a lighter shade of green than Silences and feels more like a power suit than a carefree spirit. The rose and iris in the heart warm up quite beautifully throughout the day.
Sunday, Mar. 27: Diptyque L’Ombre dans L’Eau Eau de Parfum—Supercharged with blackcurrant bud and backed by petitgrain, this is really a rose perfume, but only if you can get past all the leaves on the stems. It was also my #smellfie model for International Fragrance Day last year.
Many of these will work great well into the summer, too.