When my nose met the new Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle eau de parfum, suddenly I was infinity-poolside, under a clear bright sky and surrounded by lush white flowers and vivid greenery. In the near distance, azure waters twinkled in the sun.
Sure, it's possible I've been spending too much time on Instagram. But it's also the fragrance, a breezy warm floral with a hit of sunny citrus and a sensuous whisper of musk. Released in January, Mediterranean Honeysuckle ($125 CAd at sephora.ca and $110 USd at sephora.com) is, to me, more of a Spring/Summer scent than just Spring. It wants to be worn with everything floaty, airy, swingy and drapey.
I had to read the press release to find out the perfume is a bouquet of honeysuckle, lily of the valley, gardenia and jasmine splashed in bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin. It's also supposed to evoke exactly the scene that jumped into my brain box.
I'm not usually a floral girl – I wear cool, crisp men's fragrances. But Mediterranean Honeysuckle I like, and I think my body chemistry's down with it too. I'm happy to wear a scent that triggers vivid thoughts of beaches, breezes and pretty flowers.
Have you had a sniff of Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle? Do any of your favourite perfumes transport you instantly to someplace that's else?