Spring in Provence is magical. Naturally that magic needs to be reflected in the fragrance you wear. The heavier richer scents of winter can be rotated to the back and the lighter, floral, altogether less demanding scents come to the fore. Here are Luxe Provence Perfume Consultant, Rebecca’s top ten spring picks:
- Osmanthe Yunan by Hermes. A masterpiece and a fragrance much admired by perfume experts. It is feather light! A haiku. Osmanthe petals and tea. This one also works in summer as the leather is just hinted at, it doesn’t overpower.
- Diorissimo by Dior. The perfect and classic Lily of the Valley.
- Vetiver by Guerlain. Greeeeeen and interesting. This doesn’t suit everyone but if it works for you it really works.
- En Passant by Frederic Malle. Lilac! Watery and beautiful. So feminine. This is spring in a bottle. Created by Daniela Andrea.
- Infusion d’Iris by Prada. To be fair I wear this year round as it holds magical powers in my opinion. Makes me feel cool and calm; my steel in the spine perfume. If you need to feel fresh and in control give it a try. The best office friendly fragrance.
- Violet Blonde by Tom Ford because what is spring without violets?! This one gets pulses racing. The Ford aesthetic is showy and glamorous and his fragrances do genuinely reflect that. Very Luxe.
- Rose Irisée by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger, the soft rose in an iris cloak. I love it.
- Mandarine Ambree by Hermes, a citrus but a “warm” one, it’s not quite hot enough for the icy citrus’s yet!
- Y by Yves Saint Laurent, a green and sophisticated chypre.
- Bas de Soie by Serge Lutens. Silk stockings indeed! An elegant iris with hyacinth. So pretty. I would love to add this to my collection.
For more personal perfume advice and consulting, get in touch with Luxe Provence Perfume Consultant and Founder of Irridessence, Rebecca Amer.