Monday, 10 March 2014

Fragrances for Spring

FROM Dolce & Gabbana's new Sicily-inspired scent to the decadently sexy Versace Couture Eau de Parfum trio, spring's fragrance launches are the perfect olfactory manifestations of the brands they represent.
I always use two different perfumes: a heavy one for winter and more delicate & fresh for summer:-)
I think the Spring is arriving in Dublin. It's getting warmer during and sunny the day. Nights are not so warm, but who cares if you are snuggled nicely under the duvet! It's time to prepare for the Spring. I'd say getting perfumes it'a a good start:-) 

So here are ones picked by Vogue. They need to know what they are talking about:




Dolce & Gabbana

An intoxicating blend of white flowers, the new Dolce is an intensely feminine fragrance which the designers say was inspired by memories of Sicily and also the complexity of fine craftsmanship - much like the creation of one of their exquisitely embroidered dresses. 

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Eau de Parfum. £62 for 50ml; available at www.harrods.com.




Balenciaga

Just like its heritage-driven brand, Rosabotanica takes something classic - in this case, the rose - and turns it into a green and summery delight. 

Balenciaga Rosabotanica Eau de Parfum. £53 for 50ml; available at www.johnlewis.com






DKNY

The sort of girls who love DKNY's polished utility chic are the very same girls who wear the brand's Be Delicious fragrance range - no-fuss, feminine women with a city mindset. The new, limited-edition Urban Violet is fresh, floral and light. 

DKNY Be Delicious City Blossom Urban Violet Eau de Toilette. £37 for 50ml; available atwww.boots.com



Elie Saab Couture

Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian was recruited to create Elie Saab's L'Eau Couture as an olfactory partner to the spring/summer 2014 couture collection - the perfume equivalent of those princess gowns. Elegant, sophisticated and romantic, it opens with almond and white florals, before revealing orange blossom and vanilla notes. 

Elie Saab L'Eau Couture Eau de Toilette. £66 for 90ml; available at www.johnlewis.com



Gucci

Inspired by Gucci's iconic floral motif, which was designed for Grace Kelly in 1966, this new member of the Gucci Flora family evokes all of the glamour and history of the brand. A floral chypre, it combines bergamot with peony and rose, before the base notes of patchouli, vetiver and musks come to the fore. 

Gucci Flora 1966 Eau de Parfum. £130 for 100ml; available at www.harrods.com





Yohji Yamamoto

With pink peppercorn, rose, jasmine and peach, Her Love Story by Yohji Yamamoto is perhaps an unexpectedly feminine offering from the brand. But then when does Yamamoto ever serve up anything predictable? 

Yohji Yamamoto Her Love Story Eau de Parfum. £49 for 50ml; available at www.selfridges.com





Balmain

Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing describes the brand's latest scent, Extatic, as sexy without being vulgar - an oriental floral scent with just the right amount of punch. 







Burberry

Launched as part of the Burberry Brit family, Brit Rhythm is inspired by the power of live music and features notes of British lavender. 

Burberry Brit Rhythm Eau de Toilette. £69 for 90ml; available at www.burberry.com





Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein's fragrances are always lightweight scents that can be worn day after day - much like the brand's ready-to-wear collections. The combination of cherry blossom, mandarin and bergamot is a summery reworking of the brand's classic Euphoria fragrance. 

Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria Eau de Parfum. £48 for 75ml; available at www.selfridges.com





Versace Couture

Packaged in a studded nappa leather case and available only in 100ml bottles, there's no expense spared when it comes to Versace's new trio of Couture fragrances. The heady Jasmin is Versace through and through. 

Gianni Versace Couture Jasmin Eau de Parfum. £300 for 100ml; available at www.harrods.com



Do you use one or several perfumes? 
I'd say it's time to splurge, what do you think?

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42 comments:

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  2. oh i want to try the new dolce x
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    1. I'm not sure which one to be honest. So many ncie ones

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  3. great selections, pretty fab too.

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  4. love!
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  5. the Balenciaga's bottle is great!
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  6. Nice selection

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  7. Great selection, I love the Gucci fragrance!
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  8. Nice! Love it.

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  9. Nice fragrances dear - great post!!

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  10. wow they look amazing,
    incredible how unique every perfume is, smells and Looks like!
    love them!

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  11. Nice choice! DKNY Be Delicious perfumes are one of my favorites ever so I must try the violet one as well ;)
    xx

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    1. they are so fresh, and so nice for spring and summer

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  13. These picks are lovely. I think that the bottles all look so pretty! And thanks for the follow. I've followed you back on GFC and Bloglovin :)

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    1. oh yeah bottles are stunning. I have to smell them all:-)

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  14. great fragrance dear.love the unique bottles
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  15. fantastic selection
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    1. i've no idea which one would be for me., I need to smell them all and decide

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  18. Oh I just love Versace perfumes!!! I have the Red Jeans one & I can't get enough of it - but now I can't wait to put my hands on the Elie Saab Coutur one <3
    LOOOOVE IT!
    Great post!
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    1. i love the green one in a square bottle, so nice and fresh

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