3.25.2011

Strong Scents of Style

It's 33 degrees and I can't keep writing about spring when it feels like the dead of winter.  But I'm defying the winter-in-spring conundrum by replacing heavier winter scents with light florals.  These are a few of my favorites that at least remind me of warmer temps and blooming flowers.

The Scent of Peace by Bond No. 9 - A thank you gift from house-guests, this scent was an instant favorite and I flew through the bottle in record speed.  It's floral and citrus balanced by wood and musk with notes of grapefruit, blackcurrant and lily of the valley.

Pure Grace by Philosophy - the yummiest soap & water smelling lotion that I don't know how I lived without for so long.  The lotion is the best but I adore the perfume and bubble bath too.  

Kai Lotion + Bobbi Brown Beach - I may lose a friend by sharing her incredible secret but this combo is truly perfection.  The gardenia scented lotion is heaven on it's own but combined with the blend of sand jasmine, sea spray and mandarin fragrance equals to die for. 

Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone - A sample of this turned into a life long partnership.  I always have a bottle on hand.

Spring Flower by Creed - Pretty much anything the folks at Creed put out is incredible but their price points reflect it.   It's worth it if you like to stick to one scent because you'll get a lot of bang for your buck. Described as fruity, floral, sweet and youthful, how can you go wrong?  Divine.



I'm not a man and I don't wear cologne but I know what I like on the Hubs and it aint Paco Rabanne, which he wore when we first got together. We've come a looooong way and here are a few of our faves.

Allure Homme by Chanel - Fresh and clean with warm, sexy notes and a distinctively masculine smell.    

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Hands down one of the best fragrances for men, but watch out for the ladies as they're known to wear it too.

Silver Mountain Water by Creed - Another winner from Creed.  Nice, classic, fresh and clean.

Cartier Eau de Cartier - Men who won't wear cologne will wear this.  It's fresh and light, a good pick for summer.


Happy weekend!

5 comments:

Jana said...

Promise to not break up our friendship over my scent. I love it and happy to share my secret.
Have a great weekend and love teh blog!

Strong Sense of Style said...

What a relief! I appreciate your sharing AND your support. Glad you love it. xo

Hope said...

I knew today's post would make my day when I saw the subject line in my inbox! You know I heart fragrance and you managed to mention most of my favs...I am ordering philosophy product online as we speak...I trust your "scent" of style that much! XOXO!

Matty Ice said...

You forgot Isse Miyake Parfum. Citrus lemon with spring flowers.... I use the mens but Nic just got the women's. How dare you ignore the Great Miyake!

The Blonde Bohemian said...

I love this post. I'm in desperate need of a new scent. I couldn't wear anything for three years while pregnant/breastfeeding both boys so now I can't wait to try your suggestions. I'm gonna get Tom Ford for the hubs too. Thanks STRONG!

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