Friday, March 27, 2009

Scents of Spring: Love is in the bottle

Spring is here! Time to break out the print dresses, pastel tops, tote bags, and sandals, but no spring ensemble is complete without the perfect spring fragrance. Perfume is a symbol of femininity that's right up there with high heels and lipstick. As the flowers and honeysuckles begin to bloom outside, designers are releasing scents heavily fused with floral and fruity notes to reflect the ambiance of the season. Whether you're a 20-something girlie-girl with a passion for pink, a femme-fetale who likes to linger on a man's mind, or a sophisticated business woman who needs the perfect power scent to close a deal, there is a fragrance for you this season. The beauty of perfume is that there is a scent for everyone, no matter what your style or taste.

Here are my top 7 picks for Spring 2009

DKNY Be delicious fresh blossom- For those breezy spring afternoons. This floral-fruity scent is a blend of grapefruit, cassis, apricot, muguet, petal rose, jasmine, and blonde woods. Get lost in the world of beauty.

Viktor and Rolf "Flowerbomb:- A very sought after fragrance for its elegant and sexy quality. Rose, jasmine and orchid, that lie on a base of patchouli and vanilla.The fragrance remains gourmand and consistent, designed to have people under your spell. If they ask what you're wearing, tell them its "the bomb".

Pearls by Carol's Daughter- Classy, perfect for work or play. Top notes of lemon verbena, apricot and peach and floral notes of jasmine, rose and violet leaves sealed with warm vanilla and sweet caramel. To sum up this scent, it captures the essence of womanhood.

Vera Wang "Rock Princess"- Ultra-feminine florals and spicy accents. Top notes are peach, raspberry and bergamot; middle notes are heliotrope, rose, jasmine and lily; base notes are cashmere wood, musk, iris and coconut. Mysterious and lovely.

Marc Jacobs "Daisy Limited Spring Edition"- A favorite, back with a new look. Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Vanilla, White Woods.Daisy spring edition features a green, vinyl flower bouquet cap and comes with a packet of charming stickers. Add flowers, bees,and dragonflies to your bottle to create a truly personalized experience.

Sali Oguri, Pink Manhattan- Cosmopolitan and Sweet. Top notes of peach, french vanilla, mid-notes of flowers such as pink hibiscus and gardenia. The delicious, upbeat vibe of life in the city!

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey- Like bees to a flower. Peach sorbet, nectarine with hints of plum, blackcurrant and vetiver are combined with the sweet warmth of acacia honey make this fragrance one that will leave others craving more.

*Guest Contributor: Bontu Itana

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