Spring is here! Technically, and kind of. We won’t talk about how I sat in bed this morning asking my Amazon Echo to tell me the weather everywhere but Manchester (Orlando – 32 degrees, Las Vegas – 25 degrees, Cancun – 30 degrees…Manchester? 8, with thunderstorms.) and we won’t talk about the grey skies. It’s SPRING.
Spring, to me, is all about femininity. I just love wearing skirts, having fresh flowers in the house and lovely, delicate perfumes. I’m currently rotating between three main fragrances at the moment, all slightly different, but all which remind me of Spring and sunshine!
My three favourite perfumes at the moment are Lovestruck Floral Rush by Vera Wang, CK One & Viktor and Rolf’s BonBon.
As the name suggests, Lovestruck Floral Rush is very dainty and very romantic. It was inspired by a modern day Romeo and Juliet, and love at first sight.
The top notes are champagne, apricot blossom & pink pepper. Pink passion flower, white freesia and marigolds follow, while the base notes are ambergris, cashmere wood and musk.
What I love about Floral Rush is that it isn’t overpoweringly floral, it’s not sickly sweet. The deeper base notes really balance it out and keep it perfect for both day and night.
Floral Rush retails for approx. £35.00 for 100ml.
CK One is a classic – it was first released in 1994! It was unique, it was unisex and noone had really gone the same way with the scents yet. It’s not obviously been quite heavily copied, by CK One is still very much the stand out fragrance. It’s more citrus than Lovestruck, with notes of bergamot, lemon, green tea and mandarin.
CK One retails for approx. £30 for 50ml.
BonBon holds a special place in my heart – it sounds silly but it’s true. I’ve always adored Flowerbomb, but I’m not the sort to blow £50+ on a perfume for myself. When we went to Paris however, Shaun bought himself a gorgeous watch and I decided that I was going to treat myself too. I was determined to buy myself Flowerbomb…until I smelled BonBon.
Oh my, this is the height of feminine, sensual perfumes to me. Just the right edge of sweet, it’s got that hint of candy that I just adore. It’s not heavy, it’s not cloying, it’s just perfect. The citrus notes from the mandarin and peach balance out the smokiness of the caramel heart and sandalwood base notes and it’s just perfect.
What are your must-have perfumes for Spring?
Also – just a little shout out to this gorgeous petal confetti from Shropshire Petals. I picked up some samples at the last wedding fair I went to because it’s natural, biodegradable confetti so I think I’ll be allowed it in Mexico and it’s just so lovely.