Friday, April 24, 2015

Etiket's Scent of Spring

I had the pleasure of attending the Scent of Spring event at Etiket this past weekend and what a gorgeous day it was! This special event allowed visitors to explore all the different kinds of niche fragrances at Etiket. The boutique was beautifully arranged by olfactive families: Floral, Citrus, Leather, Woody, Oriental, Chypre and Aromatic along with their respective fragrances

It was so fun to rediscover some of my favourites like the classic Vétiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne and also test out so many new scents at the boutique! There were 3 fragrances in particular that I fell in love with immediately, and have been added to my wish list!

1. Sunshine by Amouage 

"Sunshine for woman, a magical moment of joy is like a ray of sunshine smiling upon a bouquet of white floral."

I discovered Sunshine in the Oriental display. This gorgeous yellow bottle, encrusted with a Swarovski diamond on the cap, is so joyous and uplifting - it immediately screamed Spring/Summer to me. I fell in love with this white floral scent at first sniff. I initially thought I smelt coconut, and was very surprised to find out the composition as follows:

Top Notes: Blackcurrant Liquor, Almond Davana
Heart Notes: Osmanthus Absolute, Jasmine, Vanilla, Magnolia
Base Notes: Cade, Patchouli, Blonde Tobacco, Papyrus

Although it may seem very sweet at first, the top layers are perfectly balanced with the base notes which add a hint of bitterness to tame the sweetness. Sunshine smelled very tropical to me and would be the perfect addition to my collection for the spring and summer months ahead!

2. Sel Marin by Heeley

Heeley is a line that I have yet to discover further - but I was immediately attracted to this specific bottle when I saw the anchor. Sel Marin has crisp, clean and refreshing notes of lemon mixed with aquatic green algae.

Top Notes: Lemon, Italian Bergamot, Beech Leaf
Middle Notes: Sea Salt, Moss, Algae
Base Notes: Cedar, Musk, Leather

Sel Marin is another gorgeous scent that I can't wait to get my hands on again. It's so unique in that it's a bit sweet, salty and citrusy at the same time. The freshness of this fragrance makes me want to be on vacation by the sea!

3. Pomélo Paradis by Atelier Cologne

"Was he a fool to drive all night just for a chance to see her? Perhaps it was adrenaline and the lack of sleep, but as he pictured moments they had been together, the word destiny stuck in his mind. The coral sunrise burned bright and he drove faster. There was no choice but to see her again."

Last but not least - Pomélo Paradis, another chapter in the beautiful love story by Atelier Cologne. I have yet to find a fragrance by Atelier Cologne that I don't love. This fragrance was one of the juiciest citrus scents I have ever smelled.

Top Notes: Pink Pomélo from Florida, Mandarin from Calabria, Blackcurrant Bud from Burgundy
Middle Notes: Moroccan Orange Blossom, Bulgarian Rose Essence, Mint from China
Base Notes: Vétiver from Haiti, Iris from Tuscany, Amber

This sweet, citrus-white floral-fresh green fragrance is mouth watering! The star note in this fragrance is pink grapefruit, but it's also structured with notes of mandarin, neroli and rose which soften the acidity of the citrus. I absolutely loved the citrus, floral and earthly balance.

There is something so magical about fragrances. It's amazing how powerful the scent of smell is, and how quickly it can transport you to another place or time. Although the Scent of Spring event is over, I would encourage all of you to visit Etiket, to explore fragrances and to discover which one you love best. You may be surprised!

PS Stay tuned for more fragrances coming soon to Etiket's collection including Floris from London, Le Galion from Paris, and Tauer Perfumes from Switzerland.

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