Hi Girls! Today’s beauty post is on my favorite fragrances! The use and enjoyment of perfume have endured throughout the centuries and while some like stronger fragrances, I prefer scents that are subtle.
The first Eau De Toilette I am going to share today is from Fragonard, a perfumery from France. I bought a 200ml bottle while visiting their factory in Nice. Currently in Singapore, only Senteurs De Provence at Millenia Walk (#01-77) stocks it. Belle Cherie is an energizing and carefree summery fragrance which consists of a top note of tangerine and star fruit, a middle note of jasmine, heliotrope and lily-of-the-valley and a back note of sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla.
I immediately purchased L’Occitane Cherry Blossom EDT after trying the shower gel at Erabelle’s Spa. This is a classy choice for a light daytime perfume which is surprising long lasting for such a delicate fragrance. Despite its name, it’s not particularly flowery. Cherry Blossom is exquisite blend with silky, slight powdery, floral, fruity, sweet, fresh, clean, crisp scents, without being overpowering or cloyingly sweet. So effortlessly chic!
The metal and spray head are annoying though, because I can feel the metal scratching each other each time I open and close it. So I just leave the cap off, haha! L’Occitane’s has recently launched a new 75ml packaging; glad to have grabbed one of the last few 100ml bottles.
Elegant and entrancing- these are the 2 words I would use to describe Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill. There is no sharp note, nothing jarring in this fragrance. It starts of quite strong, but quickly calms to a warm, soft, floral scent. The fragrance features orange blossom, lily, freesia, peach, white flowers, woodsy notes, grass, wildflower and fruity notes. Because of its warm notes, I usually wear this for dinner dates with hubby (he likes this despite not being a fan of fragrances).
Do be cautious when opening the box, as the side are not sealed.
As with all EDTs, staying power is limited, about 4-6 hours. Amongst these 3, L’Occitane’s Cherry Blossom lasts the longest. I spritz it before going to bed and the scent was still quite noticeable 8 hours later. I have Travalo bottles for each EDT and so I can conveniently touch up when I am out and about. You can find Travalo at Watsons and Sasa.