Bosky. It’s not a word I use enough on Get Lippie. It’s a word I like though.
Carillon pour un Ange is almost a textbook definition of the word bosky. Earthy, damp, lightly green and redolent of lily of the valley, the latest release from Andy Tauer’s Homages line is purest spring, bottled.
Above the intriguing notes of damp earth, wet leaves and cool cedar is a sharp peal of pure white spring flowers, reminding me of a walk through an English wood on a slightly drizzly spring day. Lily of the valley and lilac get a bad reputation for being (perhaps) granny-ish, but this mixture of earth and ethereal flowers make this a floral scent which is very different and very, very appealing. I’ve worn this a few times over the winter when I’ve wanted to remind myself that spring is indeed on the way.
This is one of those scents that you’ll find yourself sniffing constantly, being reminded at times of mud pies, and at others of sophisticated white bouquets, but at all times being reminded that it’s spring. The scent has amazing sillage (meaning other people will be able to smell it too – particularly if you apply with too heavy a hand) and a mere drop or two will last the entire day.
And because it finally is spring, I’ve teamed up with the lovely Ronny at Scents & Sensibility to give away a full-size gift-boxed bottle of Carillon Pour Un Ange (worth £99) to one lucky reader, prior to it being officially launched for sale in May.
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite spring scents are – perfumes, or otherwise. Please be a resident of the UK, and please make sure that you leave me a valid email address. I will make the draw on the evening of April 10th, so please get your entries in before then!
The Fine Print: Prize will be dispatched direct from Scents & Sensibility, however, Get Lippie reserves the right to disqualify invalid entries, or any entries obviously originating from competition listing websites.
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