I've just returned home with a handful of groceries, the sun is shining and I've cracked out the sandals. My fridge has now a shelf full of avocados, strawberries and green apples and that's more than enough to get me excited for the warmer weather. Never in the past would I admit or even feel excitement for the summer time, being too hot and sweaty just doesn't appeal, but for some peculiar reason I've found myself being all about that life this time 'round. Plus, entering September welcomes Springtime blog posts and those are always pretty great - expect a bunch.
Fragrance has never really been a hot topic over on here before, but Spring is a great time to change that and broadcast my top three warm-weather scents that are far too expensive yet are definitely worth a whiff. Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum is my go to for the 'ideal spending time outside, the weather is bright and warm, I might have a fruity cocktail in my hand far too early in the day and I also may be wearing a fedora and sunglasses'. It's obviously very floral, that's a given - it provides a kind of sophistication to the day time. The glass is hexagonal with gold accents, and it's a beaut of an accessory for the dressing table.
Top notes include; Citrus Mandarin Accords and Peony, heart notes; Rose and Osmanthus, and base notes; Pink Pepper and Sandalwood.
Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Toilette manages to be somehow both light and heavy at the same time. This is the 'I'm spending some time in a classy establishment and I can carry myself as a professional' type of feel. It's a heavily floral yet slightly sweet fragrance in a very light formula - it's not headache inducing but it's a fragrance that you remember. Also, the embossed houndstooth pattern on the bottle's base is a great touch which I adore.
Top notes; Lily of the Valley, Freesia, Jasmine, African Orange Flower, Tuberose and Fruity Notes, heart notes; Vanille, Praline and Popocorn, base note of Patchouli
Of all the fragrances I own, which isn't a crazy amount don't get me wrong, pureDKNY is and always has been, by far, my favourite. The bottle is empty now but I like to crack it out now and again and reminisce the times when I was able to dote it. I'm not sure what it is about it, fragrances are very personal and difficult to describe - it's kind of a 'I'm a clean person who lives a low-key lifestyle with salty, naturally wavy hair and super white teeth'. (Not that my life relates to that in anyway.) If there were any in which I really recommend to ask for a spritz of at your local counter, it's this one - and if perfumes didn't rob me of at least $100 I would have stockpiles of this beautiful, beautiful piece of art.
Notes include; Vanilla, Dew-Drop Petal, Lotus Flower, Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine, Freesia, Lush Orchid, White Amber and Creamy Sandalwood.