5 perfumes: April is the cruellest month

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Last Friday I wrote about 5 pretty floral fragrances for spring. But spring, of course, isn’t just about pretty flowers. Today, five somewhat quirkier / more offbeat takes on the season.1 Many of these suggestions came from reader comments, but do add any more that you can think of!

CB I Hate Perfume M#2 Black March: A fantastic fragrance that I’ve already included in 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try. The notes — rain drops, leaf buds, wet twigs, tree sap, bark, mossy earth and the faintest hint of spring — pretty much cover all the bases for early spring…

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Annick Goutal Vent de Folie ~ perfume review

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Just like Annick Goutal, a free, bold and uncompromising young lady.

Initially, a sweet pea, a flower in the city.

Then, Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen imagine New York, its avenues, its glass towers reaching the sky… A young lady inflamed by the thrill of the city… Like an urban flower, she strolls around, following her instinct. A Vent de Folie, a sillage of craziness follows her…1

If the general PR speak, the New York City references,2 or the recruitment of French street artist Nasty to decorate the press launch and the limited edition bottles (see below) led you to expect a young, edgy juice for Annick Goutal’s new Vent de Folie, you were at least half right…

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