New scents for Spring.

Sisley 3

Sisley Eau de 3 has top notes of bergamot, mandarin, grapefruit and lemon. A heart of  purple ginger, along with osmanthus, with a base of patchouli, vetiver, benzoin, vanilla and musk. Light and fresh but not timid, like a white linen dress on a summer afternoon in Sardinia.

Bvlgari Jasmin Noir

Voluptous, mysterious and elegant. Notes include Green Sap, Gardenia Petals, Sambac Jasmine Absolute, Satiny Almond, Precious Wood, Licorice, and Tonka Bean Absolute. Think of a minimalist black dress with tan legs and strappy black sandals on a warm summer night. 

YSL Belle D'Opium

This is not a watered-down version of the 1970’s classic, Opium.  It has its very own personality. Classified as an Oriental floral, the fragrance features jasmine, gardenia, sandalwood, lily and pepper.  Belle D’Opium conjures up a strapless gown in fluid bronze silk and little else. 

Dior Miss Dior Cherie

I was prepared to dismiss this fragrance as too sweet or too “young” but it surprised me. With top notes of green tangerine and strawberry leaves, heart notes of violet, pink jasmine, carmelized popcorn, and strawberry sorbet and base notes of fresh patchouli and crystalline musk, this scent is a charming classic-meets couture. Blush-pink leather mini-dress, blush Chanel purse, blush pearl earrings. 

Creed Spring Flower.

Intoxicating. Creed fragrances are cult items for the most discerning noses. They use all natural materials (sorry, yes, they still use real musk and civet) and continue to employ distiling technology from the 18th century and the intricacy and staying power of this fragrance shows it. This one is destined to become another classic in my scent closet (yes, I have a scent closet, fuck off).  This is not a sweet, flowery fragrance. Its bold floral, strong, feminine and sparkling. Based on the original version commissioned by Audrey Hepburn, Creed Spring Flower features rose and jasmine, peach, melon, apple and other notes the perfume house will not divulge.  To wear with Pucci. Period.

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