Top 10 Spring Fragrances 2014

daffodil on yellow

Where I live, it’s as if we fell off a cliff from frosty mornings and rain-slicked trees into yellow tufts of daffodils. Chives spring up in clumps in the vegetable garden, and my plum tree is puffed with blossoms. Heck, that guy in accounting even shaved off his beard. No question about it: It’s spring.

For my top 10 of spring, I’m going to be perfectly frank about the perfume I’ll be wearing. I’m not going to force-fit recent releases to show you how on top of it I am or sprinkle in variety for the sake of a well-rounded post. No, I’m going to tell you exactly what favorites I’ll be dragging from the back of the perfume closet. Judge me as you may.

Guerlain Chamade: As soon as I smell daphne in the neighborhood, I go straight for my atomizer of Chamade Eau de Toilette or my precious decant of Parfum — or sometimes both…

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Dior Homme Eau for Men & Juniper Ridge Winter Redwood ~ fragrance reviews

Dior Homme Eau for Men

A bunch of men’s fragrances have recently hit the market (what’s new? there’s no let-up!); to stay as current as possible (or start to catch up), I’m reviewing two perfumes today in one post: one fragrance I had no interest in (I’m being honest) and the other was a wild card (accent on “wild”).

Dior Homme Eau for Men

(bergamot, grapefruit, coriander, iris, cedar)

Christian Dior Dior Homme Eau for Men didn’t intrigue me (it has a DUMB name, it’s described by Dior as “a fresh, woody fragrance”…ho-hum… and the ad copy’s references to James Dean made me laugh — the Robert Pattinson connection didn’t appeal either); I probably never would have tried Dior Homme Eau for Men if a sample didn’t fall into my lap…

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