olfactory girl: spring scents for all

    eau, you pretty things!

    by jade taylor · March 27, 2014

    photo by jade taylor

    Not to brag, but I have a reputation for smelling really good. Often times my scent-mixing experiments can linger towards the old-lady-reeking-of-perfume side of the spectrum--and anyone with a sensitive nose or allergy problem may be warned to stay clear--but I don't really care: I love fragrance! Adding to my aforementioned love of all things yummy-smelling, being NYLON's Beauty Assistant sort of makes me a total expert on the topic, no? Yeah OK, maybe not--although I once mixed up my own scent (!!!)--but I digress.... I'm here to announce my top 12 perfumes for the spring season, sectioned in four different categories just for you, so you're sure to find your perfect match! (And yes, while vigorously testing out these scents in the office I created a perfume cloud so heavy I was told I needed to change my clothing.)

    REBEL YELL

    Gucci Guilty Studs Pour Femme
    Notes: Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Amber, Patchouli

    Cartier La Panthere
    Notes: Gardenia, Musk

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
    Notes: Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla

    FLOWER POWER

    Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint Cologne
    Notes: Jasmine, Lily, Orange Flower, Rose

    Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Eau En Rose
    Notes: Blackberry, Rose, Musk

    See By Chloe Eau Fraiche
    Notes: Water Hyacinth, Apple Blossom Accord, Bright Jasmine, Vetiver, Musk

    TROPICAL STORM

    Sisley Paris Eau Tropicale
    Notes: Bergamot, Ginger, Tuberose, Violet, Rose, Patchouli, Cedar

    Jimmy Choo Exotic
    Notes: Blackcurrant Sorbet, Pink Grapefruit, Tiger Orchid, Exotic Passion Flower, Tart Raspberry, Patchouli

    Juicy Couture Malibu
    Notes: Jasmine, Pink Passion Fruit, Musk

    CLASSIC HITS

    Jimmy Choo Flash
    Notes: Pink Pepper, Tangerine, Strawberry, Exotic White Flowers, White Powdery Woods

    Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire
    Notes: Bergamot, Tea, Tunisian Neroli, Tiare Flower, Heliotrope, White Amber, Cashmeran

    Carven L'Eau De Toilette
    Notes: Peony, Freesia, White Musk
    Tags: beauty, fragrance
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