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Monday, January 25, 2016

A Glimpse of Spring Amidst the Snowzilla

The snow has taken New York by storm if Instagram is any proof of that, but do not fear. Here we can bring the crocuses from under the stony frozen rock in our imagination. In an effort of some welcome diversion of spring-time thoughts, before any floral prints erupt happily on our dresses and pink suffocates our makeup routine like there's no tomorrow (not that it happens in my routine, but you know how things go in the press) there's a Fragrantica collective article with spring scents.


Best in Show: Welcome Spring (hit the link please to read) features one choice by yours truly (scroll to find it in the middle of the article) as well as other worthwhile choices by our editors. Enjoy reading and please share what scent/smell makes you think of springtime in the comments.

16 comments:

  1. I bought a bottle of Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs in Moscow, springtime in a bottle!!! Somehow manages to be modern & retro at the same time, not just honeyed orange blossom but an entirely new flower spiked with nutmeg & a touch of cedar floating over a clean white musk. Swoon!!!

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    1. Bitter oranges erupt in bloom in March around here and it's indeed the quintessential smell of early spring.
      It's good that Houbigant has been resurrected from the ashes. Enjoy your beautiful fragrance!

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  2. After new years eve I was a (ab)user of Kenzo Jungle Elephant because I needed the comfort of the heavy spicy perfume since it was soo cold, but now, it is -2C and today I sprayed on some Scherrer and suddenly spring wasn't that far away...

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    1. Ah! The greeness of Scherrer! Envying you right now.

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  3. I think this is the right time to wear the 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden.

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    1. Now, there's a perfume I have almost 0 associations with. Totally foreign land.

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  4. Lilac is my favorite in spring. Love it!!! :) I'm pretty nostalgic.. lilac it remainds me of my beautiful childhood.

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    1. LOVE lilac to bits myself. The mauve varietal, not the white. It's spicier and more indolic. It IS pretty nostalgic, it's a simple enough smell but has a mix of innocence and headiness to it.

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  5. So lush, fresh and fun. Thank you! I also read the Cruel Gardenia piece, which amused me as I am American and indeed we all did love gardenias growing up. And ... in fact, they could be awfully cruel!
    jean :)

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    1. Ha, that is a riot! So glad I was spot on, then!

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  6. Gosh I love lilac !!!

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    1. Indeed! Fancy that Chandler once said that lilacs recall ladies' panties, used. To have one's panties smell like heavenly lilacs, though, that would be something, yes? Hahaha! (He did have a point from a molecular point of view, to be honest)

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  7. Miss Heliotrope23:28

    & the lilac can be used in a Proustian acknowledgement of spring...

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    1. Lilac season is so short alas....I need something Proustian that is more permanent, know what I mean? At least the bitter oranges (bigarradiers) blossom for over a month, close to two.

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  8. Lisa07:52

    For some reason, any citrus-y fragrance reminds me of springtime. I do try to get a whiff of it every now and then when there's nothing to do during the winter.

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    1. Really? I find citrus is especially welcome in the summer, perhaps most people learned to associate it with that season. But to each their own. It's certainly uplifting!

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