I'm writing this list on a cold night in late March. Snow flurries circling outside and more is expected by morning. Technically it's already spring, but Mother Nature is mocking us. Spring is never coming back. Still the daffodils in my back yard seem to defy the cold and the gloom and have been bravely sending green spears through the frozen ground. Somewhere deep inside the hard soil there are also bulbs of hyacinth waiting for their turn. So this is what I'm craving right now: perfumes that speak of fresh green leaves and delicate flowers opening in the cold air. Their colors are pale and their structure fragile. I'm not feeling pink and exuberant just yet, but a drop of these ten perfumes makes me regain my faith.
* Guerlain- Chamade
* Rochas- Tocadilly.
* Serge Lutens- Bas de Soie.
* Tauer Perfumes- Carillon pour un Ange.
* Annick Goutal- Grand Amour.
* Roja Parfums- Lilac Extrait.
* Union- Gothic Bluebell
* Jean Patou- Vacances.
* Valentino- Valentino (the original from the 70s).
* DSH Perfumes- Vert pour Madame.
Please visit Bois de Jasmin, Grain de Musc, Now Smell This, and Perfume Posse for more top picks for spring.
Photo of Brigitte Bardot via Stirred, Straight Up With a Twist.