Spring Scents Are In The Air-------
We’re wary of saying this aloud, as we’ve been duped by Old Man Winter before, but temperatures above the forties and that extra hour of dusk courtesy of Daylight Saving’s Time seem to indicate that Spring is indeed on its way. Which means that warmer-weather editions of some of our favorite fragrances are beginning to hit shelves. In stores this month is Florale, a new version of Issey Miyake’s nineties hit, L’Eau d’Issey. Hints of rosebud, ginger lily, and orange blossom are infused into the original lotus, freesia, peony, and white lily formula to create a new, feminine spin. Narciso Rodriguez is also hoping to woo his fans with a fresher adaptation of his classic Essence. Adding white musk to its powdery iris and amber predecessor, Essence Eau de Musc brings what Rodriguez refers to as a “sensual intimacy” to the sheerness of the original scent. There may be a late March blizzard in our future yet, but at least we can smell like incipient Spring while huddled underneath a fort of blankets.