Well, the clocks have gone forward and the daylight is lasting longer. It’s also not hideously cold anymore, which means it’s time to shelve the smoky, musky perfumes that we’ve been shrouding ourselves in throughout the Autumn and Winter and bring out the sunny scents instead! Here is a selection of my current favourite Spring Fragrance…
Ghost Eclipse EDT, £34 for 50ml
Ghost’s crescent-moon shaped Deep Night fragrance quickly became a favourite among many as a vampy, alluring night time fragrance. Its polar opposite flanker is due to be released soon in the form of Ghost Eclipse*. It’s invigorating and fresh, not so overpoweringly floral as Ghost fragrances often are but more on the fruity side. An explosion of fruits open the fragrance – you’ll spot bergamot, lemon, mandarin, apple, blackcurrant and peach. The heart is in contrast to the powerful top, with soft freesia, lotus flower and rose with warm amber and musk in the base. Definitely go and give this a sniff when it’s released.
Find it exclusively at Superdrug and The Perfume Shop from 7th May, and nationwide from 1st July at Boots, Debenhams and The Fragrance Shop.
Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire EDT, £50 for 60ml
Eau Extraordinaire* is the latest flanker to be introduced to Theirry Mugler’s iconic Alien family, and instantly on first spritz I actually preferred this one to the original. The original is instantly recognisable, heady and chock full of jasmine absolute. Alien Eau Extraordinaire on the other hand is a teensy bit more generic, but it doesn’t choke you with jasmine. Instead you’ll find a crisp, citrussy top with bergamot, tea and neroli; a floral heart with heliotrope and tiare flower and the classic Alien-esque woody amber base notes. Much lighter and easier to wear than the original.
Find it in Boots or Debenhams.
Benefit Laugh With Me Leelee EDT, £29.50 for 30ml
An oldie but a goodie. I’ve considered this my signature scent since I bought my first bottle after my A Levels in 2009 and have been through probably two bottles a year since then. With top notes of cassis, melon and citrus; a heart of black violet, lily and a hint of jasmine and a woody amber base that’s not dissimiliar to Alien, actually. I absolutely love this stuff and will continue to buy it for as long as Benefit are producing it!
Find it on all Benefit counters nationwide, or online.
Anyone noticed a theme here? I definitely seem to be gravitating towards amber base notes lately. What’s YOUR favourite Spring fragrance?