Top 10 of Spring and a Prize Draw
Spring is finally in full swing, and so it is time to give a nod to the season by listing our favorite scents of the moment. Everybody at PST named one perfume they've been enjoying the most in the last months; below, is our collective Top 10 of Spring; please share with us your favorites!
Serge Lutens Santal Blanc. For the early days of spring, when neither the weather nor I can make up our minds, Santal Blanc is just the thing: warm and woody, but also light, clear and surprisingly floral. And if on certain days I smell like a very fine, fresh and expensive pencil, well, all the better for writing foolish springtime notes that I erase and begin again a dozen times before sending.
Christian Dior Diorissimo. It’s such a classic spring fragrance .....hopeful , green, pure and truly the most wondrous of the Lily of the Valley perfumes. My very romantic husband buys it for me and once my son told me that if he ever met a girl who wore it that she would be “the one”. It’s beauty, romance and passion in a bottle and forever springtime in New York, a fine glass of champagne and a stroll through the Cloisters!
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Cielle - it's like the soft breath of fluffy clouds in a bottle, a beautifully balanced jasmine and mimosa blend that brings out the ethereal qualities of each flower.
Annick Goutal Eau d'Hardrien. No doubt about it. It's just fresh Sicilian lemons, grapefruit, cypress, and ylang ylang in the most perfect combination. This smells fantastic on a woman. I haven't smelled it yet on a man but I bet it would be great.
Hermes Un Jardin Apres la Mousson. I avoided it for a while on its reputation of aquatic melon, but I find that I love it for exactly that quality. The melon is more a refreshing watermelon than a clinging cantaloupe, and is dryly spiced by coriander, cardamom, and pepper that ground it in earthy dignity. The overall effect is ethereally springlike, and I feel right at home with the dragonflies, butterflies and hummingbirds when I wear it.
Abdul Samed Al Qurashi Thaqeel. That the heart of Thaqeel's refined, yet opulent, honeyed inflorescence is distilled from the bowels of a fungus-ravaged tree puts me in awe not only of nature's mysteries, but of (wo)man's ability to find and recognize that beauty can be found in destruction and decay.
Hermes Vanille Galante. What shouldn't have even been a spring fling turned out to be love. The unripe, slightly salty melon, the transparent lily, the almost non-existent vanilla, the pureness and joyful tranquility of a watery accord- my unexpected spring favorite.
Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil. The intensely sour, verdant top notes and soft green drydown are very refreshing and energizing. It's my summer staple, but this year, spring gave us a miss and summer's here already!
L'Artisan Fou d'Absinthe is a perennial favorite. It reminds me of my years in Europe and feels so right for New York. It was great in winter and is perfect in spring.
Le Labo Oud 27. Beautifully balances sour, salty and sweet, and (thankfully) has hassle -free availability.
And don't forget to check out other Top 10s of Spring at:
Bois de Jasmin, Grain de Musc, Now Smell This and Perfume Posse.
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