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There’s something about the fresh blooms of spring that are so invigorating. Especially the first wave --- when the daffodils open, tulips pop and lilac bushes populate overnight. I wish I could freeze those moments in time. I’d even suck up the seasonal allergies that inevitably come, too. As a city gal, spring is precious. Fast forward a few months, and the air is more ‘eau de humid’ with a side of sweat.
Naturally, I look to the familiar but fleeting scent of spring in my fragrances. But it’s not all about floral. It’s more real with the grittiness of the earth and moss present as well. This “pretty meets dirty” trend has an undeniable authenticity. It’s taking the traditional norms of what we know in fragrance and augmenting them a tad. I never imagined I’d go looking for a scent with a dominant soil note, but I’m there and loving it. A lovely take on this trend can be found in Thymes Garden Alchemy collection --- botanics with an innovative twist.
I’m partial to Wild Angelica, with notes of tangled ivy, magnolia buds, wild angelica, violet petals and galbanum. The pretty floral notes are mixed with the earthy angelica and woody galbanum. Pretty meets dirty in the best way. I certainly couldn’t grow this garden, but am very content wearing it.
Looking to weave this trend into your fragrance roundup as well? Not sure where to start? Here's a few tips that may help you in your journey to garden gritty.
Would love to hear what scents inspire you, and how you approach fragrance. Also, what about spring do you love?
See more tips from Laurie at www.product-girl.com and enter to win a Thymes Garden Alchemy Gift Basket!
Honeysuckle, Peony, Lilly of the Valley, cut grass, and the old Cedar tree in the yard. On some warmer nights, these delight in the evening air and my garden wears fireflies around her waste, while she is scented in summer.
This is where a porch comes in very handy ;)
Rosemary Sage can also be described as "pretty meets dirty". It's like nothing else I've come across before! Clean notes with "woody notes" ... and not as "green" as you would expect.
Rosemary Sage, woodsy and calming.
love the smell of gardenias and honeysuckle in the spring
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