olfactory girl: spring scents for all

eau, you pretty things!

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.)


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


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


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


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