Just bloom: Three fresh scents you need for spring 2018

If there is one cosmetic item most people have in their collection, it’s a perfume. Perfumes are more than just smells you wear, they are gateways into luxury brands, memories, gifts, feelings, etc.  I have some fragrances I only wear in the winter, I have others that I put on when I want to reminisce about a vacation or a certain time in my life, and I have some that I bought just because the bottle was cute (what? I can’t resist a cute bottle).

Although it currently doesn’t feel like spring here in Winnipeg (we are still in minus-degree weather), I’ve been embracing the sunshine and melted snow and on the hunt for some fresh new fragrances.  Spring is all about fresh florals and happy scents, so I have rounded up my top-three fragrances you need this season.

Aerin Hibiscus Palm perfume

Aerin Hibiscus Palm 

I got this fresh fragrance during the spring 2018 Estee Lauder press preview at the beginning of February and have been wearing it non-stop since. This perfume is part of the Aerin line, which is the makeup brand by Estee Lauder’s granddaughter.

The summary fragrance just screams “South Carolina beach” to me as it’s filled with powdery florals, such as lotus flower. It also has notes of hibiscus palm accord, tiare absolute, heliotrope, and coconut milk to round it out. It’s definitely something you would wear during the warmer months, and although it’s still cold here, I’ve been spraying it on to jet-set me away to a beach somewhere.

Aerin Hibiscus Palm retails for C$138. The fragrance is also available as a rollerball.

Gucci Bloom perfume

Gucci Bloom

I’ve been on a huge Gucci kick recently, so when I saw they had a fragrance under the new creative director Alessandro Michele, I had to have it; it didn’t matter what it smelled like.

Well, luckily it’s a good one. Another floral scent (duh!). Gucci Bloom is housed in a simple Millennial pink bottle which features design details similar to the Gucci shopping bags. This perfume, available in 30 ml (C$90), 50 ml (C$114), 100 ml (C$154), and rollerball versions, has key notes of rangoon creeper, jasmine bud, and tuberose. It’s definitely a very floral scent that smells rich. Like Hibiscus Palm, it also has that powdery scent to it, however, the two fragrances are quite different.  If I had to describe it in one word, it would be “clean”.

If you’re currently wanting everything Gucci like I am, then take a look into this fragrance. It satisfies all the cravings.

Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Chinotto di Liguria

Acqua di Parma Chinotto di Liguria

For the men (and ladies who like a little masculinity in their fragrances), Acqua di Parma has a new fragrance out to add to the Blu Mediterraneo collection.  Chinotto di Liguria highlights the rare chinotto fruit that has been cultivated in Liguria, Italy for centuries. This fruit is bittersweet in taste and is an important ingredient in cakes, pastries, and Italian bitters.

Other notes include mandarin, jasmine, geranium bloom, cardamom, and rosemary.  It also has base notes of musk and patchouli.

This fragrance pre-launced at Holt Renfrew on April 1 and will be available in Canadian Saks and Nordstrom stores on May 1, 2018. It retails for $113/75ml, $172/150ml.

Spring to me is all about florals, and if you love those types of fragrances as well, then you’re certainly going to have to smell these three. You will not be disappointed!

What types of fragrances do you like wearing in the spring?

Please note, this set was sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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