Exciting things are underway at the moment and even though I kind of feel like the worst blogger ever (trying to get back into posting regularly but also half-ready to accept that inspiration comes in waves) I’m really excited to share what’s been going on. I’m going to leave it for another post, though, because it will definitely take a whole post to say everything!
Today, I’m inspired to write about some classic and lesser-known perfumes that are perfect for the Spring season. I hear the weather is finally getting its act together in the UK, so it may be time to experiment with a new, light, fresh scent.
It might not be very original, but I love floral fragrances, especially for Springtime. Here are a few of my favourites!
- The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus
This is one of my very favourite perfumes, so much so that I always carry a mini-version in my handbag. Described as ‘sparkling, floral-marine and delicate,’ this perfume (also available as a body lotion, body cream, mist and shower gel) is uplifting and fresh, with notes of mandarin and lotus flower. It’s also suitable for vegans, in line with The Body Shop’s anti-animal testing philosophy, and affordable, too!
2. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
Flowerbomb is the first perfume I ever really wore, and these days I tend to save it for special occasions or as a more evening fragrance, as it’s a little heavier than the other perfumes on this list. As the name suggests, this scent is intensely floral, with notes of freesia, rose and jasmine, along with patchouli and vanilla.
3. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream
Firstly, can we talk about how cute the bottle is? There are a few variations of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy perfume, but Daisy Dream is the only one that has ever really stood out to me. The scent combines fruity and floral with notes of blackberry, pear, wisteria and jasmine, and the result is uplifting and feminine.
4. Chanel Chance
Chance might be the most recognisable name on the list, being one of Chanel’s most well-known and popular perfumes. Far superior to No. 5 (in my opinion), Chance is a much lighter, Springtime, everyday fragrance. Floral, fresh and fruity, Chance has top notes of pineapple and patchouli, along with other floral fragrances and vanilla.
5. Cartier de Lune
I’ve just finished my bottle of Cartier de Lune and will definitely be repurchasing. This is my number 1 daytime perfume. Like the rest of the fragrances on this list, Cartier de Lune is light and floral, with notes of rose, lily of the valley and honeysuckle. Pink pepper and musk add depth, and altogether, it’s my perfect perfume.
6. Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose
For the short time I worked at Crabtree & Evelyn, Evelyn Rose was my signature scent. It’s a simple perfume with rose, predictably, being the overriding scent, although it also has notes amber, violet and musk. Like some of the other perfumes listed, it’s an ideal day-to-night fragrance and is perfect for the Spring season. It’s also available as a shower gel, body lotion and hand cream.
When writing this list and reading about each one of these perfumes, it seems that I definitely have a type…whilst it comes as no surprise that all these fragrances are floral, I’m surprised to learn that many of them have similar top, middle and base notes. Musk, citrus, rose, jasmine, vanilla and patchouli pop up in virtually all of them!
Knowing what accords feature in your favourite perfumes will probably help you to choose a new scent that you like, when you fancy a change from your regular fragrance. It also means that you can freshen up your perfume and try something new and different without straying too far from your ‘signature.’
Let me know in a comment if you have a signature scent, if you will be switching it up for Spring, or what your favourite seasonal perfumes are!
Thank you for reading!