Spring is officially here and as the sun gradually starts to put in an appearance, more people are embracing the warmer weather. This means ditching the coats, slipping into shorts and dresses, and for some, changing their fragrance.
There are plenty of spring-inspired scents out there; with many adopting mostly floral notes. However, 2019 has a new ingredient rising to the foreground – orange.
Orange scented perfume… really?
Orange perfume (or orange blossom perfume of course) is the smell of the season. Of course, citrus notes have been around for a while; but often, they’re in the form of lemon, grapefruit or lime. Now, it’s all about the tart sweetness of orange, and it’s making an appearance in a variety of top designer fragrances.
However, it’s not always easy to spot an orange perfume. This is because it sometimes goes by another name – and that’s bergamot.
The bergamot orange is prized for being fragrant and fresh-smelling; and actually, it’s not really an orange at all. It looks very similar, though you’ll often find bergamots that are yellow or green, depending on how ripe they are. It’s believed that this humble fruit is actually a hybrid of lemon and bitter orange, which explains its wonderful fruity tang.
Our ‘inspired by’ version of Neroli Portofino is a great example of bergamot in action. The bergamot and Sicilian lemon work alongside base notes of musk and amber, creating the perfect spring perfume; invigorating, while having a hint of allure.
Coco Mademoiselle, on the other hand, uses pure Sicilian orange; which makes it sweeter and ‘juicier’ to smell. There’s bergamot in there too, which provides the distinct tang and hint of bitterness, and tonka bean and vanilla add complexity and softness. If you’re looking for a spring fragrance that’s light, fruity and feminine, our version of this iconic orange blossom perfume is ideal.
What ingredients complement orange perfume?
It’s important to remember that this is an uplifting, revitalising scent; which means it doesn’t sit well with anything too deep or sensual. Sometimes, wood notes can lift orange and bergamot, but be aware that they’ll make the perfume an ‘evening’ scent, rather than for daytime.
Orange is complemented by the following:
- Jasmine blossom
- Other citrus notes, like lime or lemon
- Other fruits, such as pineapple
You’ll probably want to save your orange-scented perfume for the warmer seasons; though it is a great way of injecting a bit of summer into a grey winter day.
Not sure orange is the right ingredient for you? We’d recommend ordering a few samples of perfume with orange in them. This provides the perfect opportunity to apply them at various times of the day, to see whether you like them or not.
If you’d like to view Copycat Fragrances’ full range of designer-inspired perfumes (including those that feature orange and bergamot), simply visit the website today. You can also order sample sizes if you’d like to test them out before committing to a larger bottle.
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