The stores are loaded with lots of fun fresh fragrances! Scents hinting of green tea, green apples, light bouquets of blush and rose, as well as jasmine are extremely popular. I recently sampled a few fragrances and found several that are quite appealing.
Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift is one of the more popular scents for teens and young adults. It is youthful and struck me as having a light, fruity champagne quality. Once it settles, it maintains a slight musky/sandalwood scent that is rather nice. Wonderstruck’s core ingredients include green tea, apple blossom, raspberry, dewberry, and peach. In my opinion, the qualities of this scent are somewhat similar to Someday by Justin Bieber and the Britney Spears’ Midnight Fantasy eau de Parfum. When testing all three, I found Wonderstruck to be a bit more sophisticated and appealing than the other two.
Peace, Love and Juicy by Juicy Couture is very light and soft. There are hints of vanilla and fruit. This is an easy scent to wear as it is not too sweet, nor is it overbearing. Alternatively, I also thought it was somewhat unremarkable.
Versace’s Bright Crystal is very pleasing. It has a nice depth to it. Bright Crystal is heavier than some of the other fragrances that I tested, but it’s not overpowering. It’s a more mature scent and reminded me of fresh roses, my favorite milled soaps, and sophisticated outings.
Lancôme just introduced a new fragrance in their Trésor line named Midnight Rose. It is very feminine and includes hints of raspberry, black currant, jasmine, peony, vanilla, cedar, and fresh roses. It is very distinct. Give this fragrance a chance. The initial time that I sampled Midnight Rose, I was not taken by it. Once it settled, however, I found it to be a scent that I kept coming back to. It really is addictive, although it may not be for everyone. I see this as more of a fall/winter fragrance rather than a spring/summer.
One of my favorites is Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana. It has a light sparkling fruity scent. Some attributes to this pleasant combination are bamboo, white rose, jasmine, cedar wood, and amber. This is a scent that I could comfortably wear even on a daily basis as it is not overpowering, but rather very inspiring and irresistible.
Clinique produces the Happy line of fragrances, including Happy and Happy Heart. I found Happy Heart to be very warm and inviting. It was rosy and light, with a very youthful/playful side. The Happy fragrance was exactly as it is titled; it possesses a fresh citrus scent that really does conjure up the sensation of happiness. Talk about a great pick-me-up on a gloomy day.
I spoke to numerous friends and co-workers about their fragrance preferences. The list of favorite perfumes was wide in range and varied from commonly known fragrances such as Beautiful, by Estee Lauder and Escape from Calvin Klein to fragrances produced by Origins such as Calyx and Ginger Spray, as well as the use of handcrafted essential oils, such as lavender and jasmine.
Almost unanimously we enjoy a soft, light fragrance that makes us feel good. When asked about all-time favorite scents, most people mentioned fragrance that conjured up memories from the past and fondly reminded them of their mothers, grandmothers, friends, or a destination, such as the beach. Mostly we use fragrance for special occasions to make it all that more special. I found it fascinating that there were very few common fragrances listed among the women polled. It really is true that fragrance is a very personal thing. It seems that marketing plays a role, but when a woman finds a scent that she loves, she really makes it her own.