Spring has officially sprung! And thank God for that. Being cold is sooo not my thing. I also love that fresh new fashion’s finally creeping into stores. September’s also the month that all the hot new summery fragrances begin to hit the shelves!
This season, much like those before it, designers are bringing out exciting new ‘re-workings’ of their most popular scents. Of those I’ve most recently sniffed, these guys are my favourites:
I felt like the only girl in the world who wasn’t in love with the original Elie Saab EDP. On me, it smelled too sweet and, the moment my body heated up, its notes would over-ripen on my skin and remind me Turkish Delight that had been left in the sun.
New Elie Saab Le Parfum EDT, however, is sublime. It’s still got the same rose and the honey basenotes but now they’re much less potent and have been energised by a dash of vetiver. The top note, which used to be orange flower, is now mandarin tree blossom which, again, is similar but sheerer.
Another favourite that’s gotten a little makeover? Elizabeth Arden Green Tea. I’ve been wearing this scent for twelve freakin’ years and like to break it out on hot summer days. Just one spritz and I immediately feel cool, calm and delish-smelling. Now, Arden’s brought out yet another flanker in the form of Green Tea Cherry Blossom:
Officially, this new version’s notes include cherry blossom (but of course), bergamot, citrus, green tea (both the vapour and leaves), Chinese peony, moss, skin musks and white lily. To me, however, it’s an intitial burst of cherry lollipop that doesn’t last too long and soon gives way to the other notes, becoming almost identical to the original Green Tea scent I know, love and adore.
Last, but not least, we’ve got two fragrances that didn’t want to tone things down; instead they decided to amp thing up!
DKNY’s new EDP’s are the same fresh-fruity-florals you know and love, but their concentration’s been increased to the max. As a result, you’re now getting more potency and better staying power. Neither of them are limited edition only; these babies are here to stay!
As far as playing favourites go, picking between the two is a difficult task. Some days I enjoy the white floral-cradled crispness of the original and then there are days when I yearn for the flirty, rose-infused ‘prettiness’ that is Fresh Blossom.
If you’re yet to find your new spring scent, give these guys a sniff when you next hit the shops and let me know which one you like best.