I’ll just go ahead and say it: I love perfume. I’m not really sure when or how the obsession started, but I think I can trace it back to my Mother; I remember that she devoured bottles of Calvin Klein Eternity in the 80s, moving onto Emporio Armani, Burberry, and then even more expensive taste (Bond No 7, of course!). My Mother would never go out without splashing herself with a healthy dose of perfume at least two times, and the scent of Eternity still brings back fond memories of my youth. So somewhere along the way, I ditched my tomboy ways, started wearing jeans where you could actually see my legs, and developed my own scented preferences.
As of late, I’ve been into vintage scents and musks, counting Tuberose and Bergamot amongst the key ingredients. Even though that wiley little groundog, Punxsutawney Phil, indicated there will be six more weeks of winter (technically now down to two weeks to go!), I think it’s time to forget about the woes of winter and focus on way to rejuvenate and uplift our spirits for spring. New perfume, anyone?
I recently tried Butterfly Flower, a new scent from Bath & Body Works, and thought that it is just what is needed to set a new tone for the season. It’s an overtly feminine scent, with notes of black tea, tangerine, French mimosa, and creamy coconut milk to name a few, but isn’t overly flowery and delicate either. It does have some musk in it, which makes it a nice transition from heavier, “wintery” scents. Although it officially launches in-stores March 16th, you can currently order it online, with the 2.5 oz eau de toilette coming in at a very reasonable $29.50. Another great aspect of Butterfly Flower is that you can get it in a solid perfume form ($19.50), for touch-ups throughout the day. Thank goodness for Bath & Body Works — otherwise I would be spending a fortune on fragrance!