Spring Fever — Exquisite Fragrances Found All Around
[Perfumes for women]
Jo Malone (Wild Bluebell)
Top Notes: bellflower, clove
Middle Notes: lily-of-the-valley, jasmine, rosehip
Base Notes: musk, white ambergris
This type of fragrance is as sweet as a young girl’s first love. The fresh floral scent reminds people of summertime watermelons and untamed gardens of green. When the wild bluebell perfume diffuses through the air, it spreads a sweet ladylike aroma. It gives its wearer a fairytale-like air, making her feel as if she were walking with nymphs through a shady forest covered in bluebells and sweetbriar roses. When a bluebell nymph joins you, the whole world becomes gentler and tenderer.
Nicolai Parfumeur Createur Le Temps d’une Fête
Top Notes: galbanum, opoponax
Middle Notes: narcissus, jasmine
Base Notes: oak moss, sandalwood, patchouli
Although Le Temps d’une Fête translates to season of celebration, a label of “Jungle Adventure” is more suitable for this fragrance. In addition to what commonly makes us think of spring, such as fresh flowers, gurgling water, and chirping birds, a blossoming jungle is a unique spring theme as well. However, for all of the beautiful life that exists in jungles, many dangers lurk. The scent of this perfume is like being a tourist for a day in Jurassic Park. You, as an adventurer in the wild, trek through the lush smells of galbanum in the rainforest. You see monkeys and chameleons hiding in the leaves, but suddenly excitement strikes you — you see a dinosaur! With the perfect blend of a spicy top note, a calm middle note, and a pungent base note, Le Temps d’une Fête provides you with a special experience of jungle adventure.
Top Notes: magnolia, melon, peach, pear, bergamot, mandarin orange
Middle Notes: tuberose, plum, violet, orchid, freesia, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
Base Notes: musk, vanilla, cedar, blackberry
Not only is J’adore perfect as a springtime perfume, it is suitable as a four-season fragrance. Because of its opulent and golden scent, women of all ages favor this luminous perfume. During spring, everything begins to grow, and J’adore is a terrific choice for this pure and impassioned season. It represents a new concept of Dior femininity, a scent in line with a noble and sophisticated style — sweet but balmy. J’adore reflects a mature woman who has delicate makeup and flawless skin. Each of her movements happens with full confidence and elegance. To pick one thing to describe J’adore best, it would be the scent of the Earth — elegant and powerful.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
Top Notes: vanilla, pear, red apple, magnolia, rosemary, rose
Middle Notes: fruit, wood
Base Notes: vanilla, pear, red apple, magnolia, basil, rose
Imagine a retreat hidden above the busy streets of central Paris: a rooftop garden found atop an apartment in the French capital, sending fresh and pleasant smells to the streets below. That is the smell of Un Jardin Sur Le Toit, meaning a garden on the roof. This fragrance was inspired by the lush garden located on the roof of Hermes’ headquarters in Paris. The garden is full of aromatic herbs, flowers, and fruits whose flavors evoke feelings of vitality and freshness during springtime. Jardin Sur Le Toit’s unique fruity grass smell is like fairies fluttering around you with their colorful magic wands. Jardin Sur Le Toit is sure to make your spring vivacious.
Chanel No 19 Eau de Parfum
Top Notes: neroli, bergamot, green leaves
Middle Notes: iris, narcissus, rose, lily-of-the-valley, ylang-ylang
Base Notes: vetiver, sandalwood, oak moss, leather
Setting itself apart from the popular No 5, the name of No 19 refers to the birth date of Coco Chanel, August 19. The perfume was launched in 1970 when Coco Chanel was 87 years old, a year before she died. No 19 contains an ancient green-plant aroma mixed with a light woody smell. A woman who wears this perfume is of the intellectual and independent type. She wears a confident outfit and a meticulous hairstyle just like the women in Devil Wears Prada. However, after work, the “devil” transforms into a casual lovely lady who loves to go out on the town in the afternoon with her friends. No 19 reflects both sophistication and harmony.
[Colognes for men]
Hermes Terre d’Hermes
Top Notes: orange, grapefruit
Middle Notes: pepper, geranium
Base Notes: patchouli, cedar, vetiver, benzoin
In spring, a gentle wind creates ripples on a tranquil lake. The scent of nature spreads throughout the air, mixing aromas from dew, fruit, plants and earth. The inspiration behind Terre d’Hermes is the idea that everything is connected. We humans must share the gifts of earth and live in harmony with nature. Men who wear this cologne are tender and profound. In the early days of spring, he will charm her with emitting the freshness and warmness from the earth.
Guerlain Habit Rouge Eau de Toilette
Top Notes: orange, basil, bergamot, Brazilian rosewood, lemon, lime, tangerine
Middle Notes: carnation, sandalwood, patchouli, cinnamon, jasmine, cedar, rose
Base Notes: labdanum, leather, amber, benzoin, oak moss, vanilla
If there was one eau de toilette that captures the entire essence of spring, it’d be Habit Rouge. Guerlain Habit Rouge’s aroma includes notes of leather, mint, and the woods. It is built upon top notes of juicy concentrated citrus and middle notes of warm oriental balsamic. The smoky and leathery scent in its base notes contrasts superbly with its fresh beginning. The floral and woody tones reinforce a masculine kindness. When Habit Rouge spreads through the air, a gentleman’s spring starts.
Penhaligon’s Endymion, 2003
Top Notes: orange, bergamot, lavender, sage
Middle Notes: geranium, coffee
Base Notes: leather, musk, myrrh, vetiver, nutmeg, pepper, cardamom, sandalwood, incense, mastic
Penhaligon’s Endymion is a controversial male fragrance. People who love it regard this cologne as a treasure; however, those who don't consider it too soft for a masculine scent. Undoubtedly, Endymion’s sweet creamy flavor is well suited for spring. This cologne is an engaging, young, and pure man with blond hair and fair skin. He’s like the shepherd boy Endymion, for which this cologne is named, who was adored by the moon god in Greek mythology. His charismatic character is effectively conveyed in this exclusive fragrance.
Lalique Encre Noire, 2006
Top Note: cypress
Middle Note: vetiver
Base Notes: musk, cashmere wood
When this fragrance is in the air, your surroundings transform into a forest brimming with the smell of flora after rain. A man who wears Lalique Encre Noire walks through the fog down a forest path with his black coat on. Clay and wood scents mix with the fresh aromas of forest plants scattered about him. Just like the stoic man who wears it, the cool yet mysterious fragrance of Lalique Encre Noire will certainly draw the attention of women eager to get to know you.