Saturday, 7 April 2012

Spring Scents

Now that the winter’s gone, the earth hath lost
Her snow-white robes; and now no more the frost
Candies the grass, or casts an icy cream
Upon the silver lake or crystal stream:
But the warm sun thaws the benumbed earth,
And makes it tender; gives a sacred birth
To the dead swallow; wakes in hollow tree
The drowsy cuckoo and the humble-bee.
Now do a choir of chirping minstrels bring,
In triumph to the world, the youthful spring:
The valleys, hills, and woods in rich array
Welcome the coming of the long’d-for May.
Now all things smile: only my love doth lower,
Nor hath the scalding noon-day sun the power
To melt that marble ice, which still doth hold
Her heart congeal’d, and makes her pity cold.
The ox, which lately did for shelter fly
Into the stall, doth now securely lie
In open fields; and love no more is made
By the fire-side, but in the cooler shade
Amyntas now doth with his Chloris sleep
Under a sycamore, and all things keep
Time with the season: only she doth carry
June in her eyes, in her heart January _ Thomas Carew

I admit, the imagery of the advert lured me in. It's like falling down the rabbit hole, onto Alice's wonderland. A somewhat old fashioned,clean and delicate fragrance.

Vibrant sapphire blooms in a shaded woodland. The delicate sweetness of dewy bluebells suffused with lily of the valley and eglantine, and a luscious twist of persimmon. A mesmerising fragrance. (source)
Top notes: bluebell and cloves 
Heart: lily of the valley, jasmine, rose hip 
Base: white amber and musk


This is very pretty, and a must have for all gourmand lovers. The playfulness of fluttering butterflies captured in a bottle.
The fragrance is a rare blend of berries and flowers, with a distinctive tone of strawberries and almond, giving an impression of vanilla. The bottle's top is distinctly made from glass, a first for any fragrance. The top represents the beauty and delicate shape of a butterfly with folded wings. (source)

Strawberries, Bilberries, Black Currant, Bulgarian Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Sandalwood, Almond, Praline.

Launched in 2000, miracle has always amazed me on how just one note can play a key role in changing the entire composition. In this case, it's ginger. Clean and zingy, it works beautifully to lend a certain freshness and modernity to the perfume, saving it from becoming too sweet or spicy.Beautiful.
Miracle is modern, oriental fragrance with fruity opening (litchi); slightly spiced flowery heart (magnolia, jasmine, ginger and pepper); and powdery base of musk and amber. (source)
Litchi, Freesia, Magnolia, Ginger, Mandarin orange, Pink pepper, Jasmine, Amber and Musk

 All honey lovers rejoice. This perfume has a sunny, happy feel to it. The magic of just three notes, has developed it into a scent, that captures how a nymph from a fairy tale would smell like.

Lose yourself in the story of enchanting orange blossom, with hints of honey in its folds, mingling with delicate petals of the Syringa. This fruity floral tells a wonderful allegory of a springtime garden diffusing the gracious scents of nature, light and absolutely addictive. (source)
Orange Blossom, Syringa, Honey.


Crisp, fresh outdoors interpreted into a perfume. Clean and uncomplicated. A sure crowd pleaser for the warmer months. 
 L 'eau de chloe features sparkling citrus accords reminiscent of refreshing lemonade, accords of rose petals and natural distilled rose water that give a dewy character to the fragrance, and warm and elegant veil provided by patchouli. It's an utterly innate sense of chic with the fresh feeling of springtime pastels, light dresses, and rose petals. (source)
Grapefruit, Peach, Violet, Rose Petals, Natural Water of Rose, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Amber.


A pretty fruity/floral. Very similar to Marc Jacob's Eau so Fresh. Coral is all the rage in makeup and clothing this season, so why not a perfume? A pleasant enough scent. But, why Bvlgari discontinued the original Omnia is beyond me.

A radiant, floral-fruity eau de toilette, this utterly joyful fragrance bursts with tasty colors, juicy undertones, and an abundance of flowers. The fragrance opens with a fresh sensation of sparkling bergamot and fruity goji berries. An unexpected blend of flowers comes forward in the heart notes. The brightly colored orange hibiscus, a flower of great originality and tropical warmth, is set against the water lily, a flower with luminous and transparent floral accents that carry gentle watery undertones. As the fragrance dries down, juicy pomegranate allies with the depth of cedar wood and musks. These notes create a smooth, enveloping trail that adds a light, sensual nuance to a joyful and colorful scent.. (source)

Bergamot, Goji Berries, Hibiscus Flower, Water Lily, Pomegranate, Cedar Wood. 

DKNY Sweet Delicious Creamy Meringue

 Dessert lovers, If you fancy the aroma of lemon meringue pie, get this. Enough said. 
DKNY sweet delicious is inspired by cupcakes, and comes in 3 scents: creamy meringue, pink macaroon and tart key lime. Limited edition and not released  in USA.
A zesty citrus blend of lemon cream, bergamot and scrumptious 'crepe Suzette' mingled with a delicate pinch of yellow freesia and a burst of passion flower. (source)
Bergamot, Amalfi lemon, custard, sweetnotes, Freesia, Frangipani, Passionflower, Musk, Cedar and Amber.

Launching this April...

THE BODY SHOP Summer fragrance collection

The new fragrances are summer versions of The Body Shop's popular fragrance collections. Dreams Unlimited Sun Fresh is a sparkling floral with hints of mandarin, ocean andwatermelon. White Musk Sun Glow is a fresh take on the original White Musk fragrances with notes of lemon, peony and musk. Love Etc...Sun Kiss is a fruity floral withsandalwood, amber and jasmine.Each fragrance is available in a limited edition Eau De Toilette and a limited edition Body Puree. (source)

 The composition has been announced as floral-fruity, surrounded with exotic notes of coconut and wrapped in soft vanilla embrace. (source)

“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.” 
― Millard KaufmanBowl of Cherries



Nida Moughal said...

I love lancome miracle and guerlain aqua!

Su said...

Happy Spring to all of you in Northern Hemisphere! I find it hard to get myself a summer/spring fragrance, being someone stuck in the gorgeous rut of heavy fragrances!
Great fragrance suggestions as always Pandora <3 I love JM Wild Bluebell, so light and delicate! I haven't tried any others but would love to give MJ Dot, how cute is the bottle!!!

MuahhWhosThatChic said...

Hiiii love spring by the way i like perfumes these are perfect for spring have a happy saturday;)

nayabloves said...

OMG i was about to say the same thing about the Jo Malone image looking like an Alice in wonderland thingi but then i read what you wrote beneath it haha. Marc Jacobs has the best packaging. I'm currently hooked onto Calvin Klein's Euphoria, the limited edition spring one. Although its more like summers in Isbd now! :(

Pandora`s Box said...

@nidamughal: great picks nida.

@Su: oh right , it must still be summers there in Austrailia:) im waiting to sniff mj's dot too. Quirky lil bottle. A lot of ppl are calling it a deformed ladybird. But I like all his corny lil bottles hehe.

@muaahwhose that chic: I'm glad u liked it. Thank u for stopping by.

@nayabloves: it sure feels like summer. Ooohh I really liked that euphoria spring edition. The bottle too is very pretty. Like it better than the original euphoria.

AndréiaFSalim said...

Loved the post! Your blog is always so lovely! :)
Sorry for not visiting it Whenever I'm doing a course, my time is shorter. Thanks for visiting and commenting!
A great start of the week!

Happy Easter!

Wendy said...

Ooh, I'm looking forward to Marc Jacobs' Dot. I love coconut so it sounds right down my alley. I love how Omnia Coral smells and recently bought Crystalline, it smells divine! Great blog you've got here, just followed. ;)

Mishi said...

You have the Best perfume blog here! and I hope you know that! You totally are into perfumes..and your reads always tell me a great deal about them..yummy pakcings..and beautiful pictures..i like the way you write about them..perfumes surely are your obsession,,and btw em back..thankz for missing me sweetie:)

sahar awan said...

spring the loveliest weather we have...
I want to try all of them

PurpleMist. said...

Goshhh.. You always post the best stuff. Everything is so beautiful and lovely!

Hannah said...

beautiful post! i'm always tempted by good adverts like the nina ricci one but i never seem to like the perfumes!


Pandora`s Box said...

@Andreiasalim: Yes I remember you mentioned on your blog. Best of luck with the course.

@Wendy: Yes, all the omnias smell amazing in hotter months. Bvlgari's answer to Escada's sugar sweet summer editions :)I'm looking forward to sniffing out dot too. The notes are right up my alley.

@Mishi: hey I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing though lol. 50/50. Welcome back.

@sahar awan: yes it is hon. That's why sooo many perfumes are released this season :)

@purplemist: Aww! Thanks a bunch!

@Hannah:Yes the adverts of Nina ricci are enchanting. oh really? why is that? You must like at least one?

Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh I have not seen the March Jacobs Dot yet but can't wait to smell it!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Namita said...

Ok now tellme something,,how do you make each and every post of yours so damn interesting??
Reading ur blog posts is like reading a poem,,literally :) :)
Do you write anywhere other than on your blog,,I would love to read it :).
You pour magic in your words girl :)

I adore your blog :)

Venus Loves Virgo said...

What a fabulous poem! Your photos are always amazing! XOXO

Pooja_G said...

All the pictures look so beautiful...where do u find the ;)...great post as always!!

hey u r tagged again here:


Such a Great Pretty Post
Thank u for Stopping By my blog & Hope you follow back

Pandora`s Box said...

Thank you ladies for all your appreciation.
@Namita: You have made my day with your kind comment.I'm always afraid my posts are way too long and boring. I'm glad you liked my immature perfume reviews :) Thanks buttercup!

Marib Maqsood said...

I use Miracle by lancome alot! DKNY scents are really yummy too. Loving this post, I'll definitely refer to this when I go to shop for a new fragrance. :)

Shazia Khaleel said...

my jaw drops at ur knowledge about fragrances!!!!!!!! im so going to ask u what to buy the next time im out shoping for perfumes!!

eula_w said...

Wow Those are really nice scents for spring time. I can almost smell them. :)
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