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The " Springing into Joy Pack”


The "Springing into Joy Pack" was created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Duchesses' blog, Passage des Perles. The pack contains five 1 ml. decants of spring-delight fragrances. There are florals, of course, along with a few surprises, just like the season where we live.
Here, in her own words, are her choices:
Angels of Florence (Santa Maria Novella) is a cologne of tender beauty, as Gwen says, "light and ethereal", with notes of jasmine, lilac, bergamot, gardenia. Created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the flood of the Arno in 1966 and the "angel volunteers" who arrived from all over the world to help.
34 boul. St. Germain (Diptyque) opens with cassis, moves into cardamom, cinnamon and clove, and drops to soft, woody iris. The scent is informally chic, like the flagship Diptyque boutique at that address.
Mon numéro 6 (L'Artisan Parfumeur) is a limited-edition scent that takes us to Asia, where spring monsoons release aromatic lychee, mango, magnolia flowers and the woody notes of sandalwood and amber, alongside aquatic notes of rain falling on earth.
Eau de Céleri (Monsillage) does not suggest celery; it unfurls notes of bergamot, lemon, grapefruit and cut grass. This fresh, bright beauty by Montréal parfumeur Isabelle Michaud has gained such a following that few question the name.
Roses: there have to be roses! La fille de Berlin (Serge Lutens) presents a sumptuous rose. I imagine a woman in Berlin, wrapped in her thoughts, a caramel-coulored jacket, and this scent, while she strolls past squares and then stops at a bookstore. Deep, rich rose, with notes of violets, pepper, musk.

Price: $21.00