Nothing compliments my mood better than a beautiful fragrance! Since what I wear on a particular day is very much related to my mood, I like to match my perfume to my outfit. It’s the best finishing touch. At the moment I’m using these 3 uplifting fragrances for Spring/Summer and I can’t get enough of them. They are very different from one another and basically represent my different moods.
Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT
Sensual & Sophisticated
Truth is I’m using this fragrance year-round. I use the Diptyque EDP version in winter, while the EDT is the one I’m using in Spring/Summer.
This fragrance is a synonym to sensuality. It truly is! It’s has this sense of mystery of a woman that it brings along. I love it so much! If you speak notes, Eau Duelle is a spicy oriental fragrance. One can easily smell the Bourbon Vanilla in it, but it’s a very sophisticated representation of it with cardamom, elemi resin, olibanum, bergamot, pink pepper, juniper, saffron, black tea & musk.
BOUCHERON Paris Le Collection ORANGE de Bahia
Fresh, Clean & Bright
I have never had an orange based fragrance in my collection, but this one makes a beautiful exception. Boucheron ORANGE de Bahia is fresh and definitely uplifting. I wear it on days when I really want to throw on something unpretentious and bright. It’s the same feeling as when you crave a freshly squeezed orange juice, but this fragrance brings more elegance along. I imagine wearing this one at the beach, too!
Note-wise, one will first feel the orange & green mandarin notes with a slightly bitter feel. They are nicely complimented by the fig leaves which give a discrete green tone. I can’t feel the rose and coconut milk in this one but I guess they are there to just compliment the oranges and make them spark better. Also, in my personal view ORANGE de Bahia isn’t as good when you first spray it as it gets over time.
Van Cleef & Arpels California Réverie
Feminine & Romantic
On days when I feel like wearing a flowy and feminine dress, I spray on Van Cleef & Arpels California Réverie. Which is almost every day! :)) Funny enough, but California Réverie unites all the fragrance notes I generally love: jasmine, citrus & vanilla. So, as you can imagine it’s a fragrance I’ve been wearing a lot these days! Floral, sweet & creamy, yet very gentle & romantic.
The neroli and mandarin keep this fragrance fresh, but the jasmine and frangipani give a floral sweetness to it. And the beeswax and vanilla give the depth it needs. A truly beautiful, harmonious and classy fragrance for Spring/Summer. And I need to say I ordered it without even trying it. Best decision!