A Season in Fragrance : Five for Spring
Aedes do Venustas Signature Scent
NOTES : RHUBARB, VETIVER, RED BERRIES, TOMATO LEAF, INCENSE, GREEN APPLE, HAZELNUT, HONEYSUCKLE
Perhaps the least unisex fragrance I have featured thus far.
A timeless women's scent - for classic beauties who don't mind getting dirt beneath their fingernails.
Visit the AEDES DE VENUSTAS website for more information about this fragrance.
Bendelirious by Etat Libre d'Orange
NOTES : GRAPEFRUIT, CHAMPAGNE, CHERRY LOLLIPOP, VIOLET LEAF, IRIS BUTTER, LEATHER, VETIVER, MUSK
Bendelirious usurps Aedes as the least unisex fragrance I have featured thus far - it was a short-lived reign.
Effervescent and playful, this is a clean, cosmopolitan miscegenation of booze and sweets.
Certainly not a daytime fragrance - save this one for late-night urban adventuring.
Visit the ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE website for more information about this fragrance.
Ealing Green by 4160 Tuesdays
NOTES : CUT GRASS, ROSE, THYME, GERANIUM, LAVENDAR, VIOLET, PATCHOIULI, EARTH, OAKMOSS
A perfume scented with plants and flowers mentioned in "A Midsummer Night's Dream' (I will forgive the lack of 'lucious woodbine, sweet musk rosees, and eglantine').
On the surface of it, this is another uncharacteristically feminine choice from me. It's intriguiingly delicate, though - and easily caught somewhere between the 21st and 17th Centuries (in a good way).
A very appealing option for those, like me, who enjoy the conceit of a floral perfume, but rarely the execution.
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Pentachord Verdant by Tauer
NOTES : WOODSMOKE, TOBACCO, AMBER, IVY LEAF
Semi-legendary, and an oft-acknowledged all-time great of greens.
I love this one for Spring, as it dances so cleverly (and confusingly) between freshess and heaviness.
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Spring Rain by Jimmy Boyd
NOTES : SAGE, ARTHEMISIA, SANDALWOOD, OAK MOSS
A wearable. affordable scent - ideal for those who want something cleansing but unobnoxious... plus you get a leaf - to keep.
On me, it starts as a gentle chypre with an antiquated, medicinal edge; winding down into a straightforward sandalwood ending.
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