And when the one you want to conjure up is romance, a whiff of the right scent get you there faster than a binge-session of Nicholas Sparks movies. From spicy, sensual accords to rose-based floral diaries, I’ve updated rounded 5 of the best fragrances to wear this to Announce Spring—or whenever you want feel like you're living in a fairy-tale!
As many of my readers know, I was a fragrance consultant at a Perfumery for several years. I love to share my acquired ‘secrets’ in blog posts and novels. Perfumes, like wines are categories by notes.
*Remember, perfumes are a personal preference, and all fragrances lingering scent (bottom note) vary by a person’s PH Level.
Now let the fun begin!
1. Ralph Lauren's ROMANCE
Designed to hit all the feelings that are associated with falling in deep L-O-V-E, a spritz of this classic and light romantic fragrance treats you to notes like white violet, patchouli, musk, rose, and marigold.
2. Tom Ford’s infamous BLACK ORCHID Fragrance has become something of a cult icon in the beauty industry.
Not only is it recognizable from just one spritz, but it's also one of the compliment-inducing smells I've ever come across. Smells like: Warm incense spices, creamy vanilla, and heady patchouli.
3. Lancôme's TRESOR
The diamond-shaped bottle is one of the most popular fragrances out there. The brand evoked the radiance and warmth of love using floral and fruity notes like rose, lilac, peach, and apricot.
4. YSL’s BLACK OPIUM (one of my personal favorites) Smells like: Initially sweet with punchy notes of vanilla and coffee, but dries down to a musky white floral base.
The creamy notes of coffee and vanilla give a non-sickly sweetness that develops into a dry white floral scent, after which you get the base notes of musk and patchouli. It's unique and oh-so moreish, this one will 100% become the most-reached-for in your perfume collection.
5. Jo Malone London's LIME BASIL & MANDARIN COLOGNE. Smells like: Long summer days.
This fresh and zesty scent will have you dreaming of warm summer days with every spritz. Juicy notes of lime and mandarin are balanced with earthy basil and white thyme.
The Romance Gems members love their gardens, as do many of our readers!
While my garden is no longer produces the lush harvest of fruits and vegetables of my two son’s elementary school years. I still maintain a PERFUMED GARDEN.
My Perfumed Garden is small because scent can be overwhelming—especially strong scents. I try to intersperse my fragrant garden plants with scentless plants that complement their appearance and by time. Lilacs have a strong scent, but only in late spring. Jasmine is a vine, and therefore, a plant I utilize where ever possible. And, of course roses and herbs.
The garden brings peace to my life, nourishes my soul and inspires my creative spirit.
How do I keep the Romance in Bloom in my stories?
My August 2020 release from BWL Publishing Inc.
Gumbo Ya Ya—an Anthology for Women who like Cajun Romance, features Persia, a New Orleans perfumer, and Cooper T. a breeder of the Catahoula Leopard Dog and Westminster Dog Show favorite handler in “The Love Potion”.
You will discover that the art of perfuming creates complications for this no-longer-together-couple. But love is and a happily-ever-after is definitely in the air!
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