The cherry blossoms are finally in bloom in Massachusetts. Well, sort of. The cold snap we had after the early warm weather froze and killed the blossoms on the pear trees, forsythia, weeping cherry trees and many of the blossoms on the gorgeous cherry trees. How unfair! This is a cherry tree from last year in all it’s glory. What a stunner!
Although I tend toward big, spicy oriental fragrances, I’ve fallen for the light, almost powdery cherry blossom scent. I can’t get enough. Lately, I’ve been coating myself in delicate cherry blossom by layering the cherry blossom fragranced products that I own.
I’ve written about two of them in the past here:
- Rituals Zensation Organic Rice Milk and Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel
- InStyle ActivESSENCE Time Released Fragrance Mist
Both have lightweight fragrances that are more evident and last longer when they’re worn together. Cherry Blossom is a scent that whispers rather than shouts! I adore the Rituals Zensation foaming shower gel. It is the most innovative shower product I own! Love how it is a gel that foams up when the water hits it. And it’s an affordable splurge: $15 for a long lasting can.
The inexpensive ActivESSENCE fragrance mist is so perfect for everyday. I spray it all over me to get as much scent as I can.
During the beauty event at Barney’s earlier this season, I splurged on a fancy hand cream from Japanese brand, kyo miori Koisuru Tamahada. There’s one for every month, and though I wanted March, the cherry blossom scent, it was sold out, and I bought February that had a cherry blossom design on the cover. The February scent isn’t quite as strong as I assume the March scent would have been. Frankly, I fell in love with the lovely packaging. The hand cream is lightweight and is delicately scented. It wouldn’t be emollient enough for winter, but it’s fine for now. A splurge at $20.
So I’ve been enveloping myself in cherry blossoms this spring. What about you?