It’s spring – what should I wear?

I realized I face the same problem each spring. It doesn’t happen with any other season, only spring.

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer and I re-organized my perfumes so those warm weather ones would be closer at hand but I’m not feeling them. I mean, the easiest choice seems to be tuberose these days but I’d like to expand that (and not use up what’s left in my bottle of Vamp a NY).

The way I see it, spring feels like a new beginning so I need to smell something new to go with it. None of my last year spring favorites seem to be working no more. They will though, as soon as I start the spring season with something new to satisfy my spring flightiness.

Green, sunny and not too floral – ideas please?

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16 thoughts on “It’s spring – what should I wear?

  1. March 22, 2011 at 13:14 Reply

    I find myself in the same quandary. It is too warm for the winter perfumes already and too cold for the summer scents. Although I am all for orientals right now and ignoring the season. :)As for ideas?How about Green, green, green and green by Miller et Berteaux or Sisley Eau de Campagne or Philosykos or Un Matin d'Orage or Antonia.


  2. Ines March 22, 2011 at 13:27 Reply

    Thanks Olfactoria. But that is the problem, I like all these you mentioned and need something new to propel me into spring. And I can't seem to be able to find something new and interesting. But after sampling it once, I've never actually worn Un Matin so I'll go with that (now that I have some to wear). 😉


  3. Klara March 22, 2011 at 14:50 Reply

    By the time I start thinking about spring, the spring is usually already over. I've been wearing the Parfums MDCI Le Rivage des Syrtes a lot lately and I also love the Carnal Flower and En Passant and desperately need to get more decants of these. And I liked the Premier Figuer Extreme by L'Artisan as well, a milky green fig scent. I hope you find a lovely spring fragrance. x Klara


  4. queen_cupcake March 22, 2011 at 15:09 Reply

    I sometimes have to let my clothes decide. I wear black and dark colors all winter (incense+rose, orientals, patchouli, vintage chypres). When spring comes, I don't exactly go for pastel colors, but maybe some pink mixed in with the black 🙂 Navy blue becomes my base neutral color. Then, perhaps a chiffon, polka-dotted scarf just for fun. After that, the perfume selection becomes easier. Vintage Chantilly, Shalimar & Emeraude; L'eau d'Hadrien, Moulin Rouge, etc.


  5. Ines March 22, 2011 at 15:13 Reply

    Hi Klara – thanks for the suggestions! This is then the perfect time to wear that large decant of Rivage you sent. 🙂 I keep saving it.


  6. Anonymous March 22, 2011 at 15:17 Reply

    Ines, I love lindenblossom fragrances this time of year, but maybe that to floral for you? Then I suggest you to try CdG 3, lovely sheer green frag with just a hint of flower. Today I wear Ecsentric 01, which also become kind of tart green on me, but with some woody vibes also. /perfume nerd


  7. Ines March 22, 2011 at 15:18 Reply

    Queen_cupcake, thank you for the interesting suggestions! I haven't tried Emeraude but what I heard makes me want to try it. And I have a sample of Moulin Rouge, I'll give it a go.


  8. Ines March 22, 2011 at 15:23 Reply

    Perfume nerd, I love linden blossoms in real life but I'm a bit sceptical about it in perfume. Which ones do you like?I saw some were mentioned by Bois de Jasmine the other day.Thanks for the CdG 3, I'll try it definitely. Btw, I seem to have chosen wrongly when I chose Escentric Molecule 02. 😉


  9. kjanicki March 22, 2011 at 18:27 Reply

    Have you tried the new Trefle Pur? I thought of it immediately when you said green and sunny. I'm wearing a lot of EL Private Collection, Bandit, Mis Dior, and Le Temps d'un Fete lately.


  10. Ines March 22, 2011 at 18:41 Reply

    Hm, kjanicki, I wasn't aware there was a new Trefle Pur *ashamed*.I have Trefle Pur decant of cologne, I guess that's not it as I have it for over a year now. I keep wanting to try that Le Temps d'un Fete but never seem to get to it. And I do have a sample to try (somewhere…).Thanks for the suggestions, I have some work ahead of me now. 🙂


  11. kjanicki March 22, 2011 at 18:43 Reply

    Yes, that's the Trefle Pur, the Atelier Cologne. I keep forgetting that it came out a year ago, I'm so behind in my samples 😦


  12. Ines March 22, 2011 at 18:45 Reply

    I'll give it a go. I don't know why it lingers in my collection (probably because I kept thinking cologne is a reference to its concentration). Oooops. 🙂


  13. tarleisio March 22, 2011 at 19:10 Reply

    I'm hauling out…all my galbanum gals…no. 19 in EdT, Bandit, Iris Silver Mist (believe it or not), Silences, Ivoire…the Atelier Grand Neroli, which is lovely, btw, and Reverie au Jardin, just to stir things up a bit. Galbanum equals the (still) chilly part of spring. Of course, I'm also waiting for the Next New Thing to blow my mind…just like you, Ines! 😉


  14. Ines March 22, 2011 at 19:22 Reply

    Tarleisio, I'm finally getting some Iris SIlver Mist as I still have no idea what it smells like – so maybe that will be my next great thing? I do hope so. :)I just can't seem to find the one thing to make me instantly spring comfortable.


  15. Zanne March 22, 2011 at 22:11 Reply

    Hey Lovely! I'm gonna give a Salute to the C.B. I Hate Perfume line here – OH his scents are, to me, just Perfect for Spring, deliberate turns from heady, complex concoctions & delicious florientals, to Natural World Tributes! Every item on this menu is a genius brew of just-starting-to-bloom backyard & local park ingredients. *Black March* = fragrant damp dirt proudly takes the stage & sings about everything it's about to do after a long, silent winter, *I Am A Dandelion* = that bittersweet juice inside just-pulled lawn weeds, *To See A Flower* = the BEST floral Ever, not too sweet, like a handful of flowers you stopped to pluck from a roadside ditch on a roadtrip, *Memory of Kindness* = one of nature's most profound scents, tomato vines – oh this celebrates the whole vegetable garden and the fresh-veggie-meals you finally get to eat again 🙂 All of these Really Connect me to Symphonic ***SPRING***!!


  16. Ines March 23, 2011 at 16:27 Reply

    Hey Zanne!Thanks for reminding me of CB. 🙂 I'm only familiar with Black March of those you mentioned and even though I love it, I can't really wear it. But the others sound great. And I love your descriptions! Plus, I agree about tomato vines. 🙂


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