Hi there crew. we are having a moment of remarkably spring-like weather. When I say remarkable I mean EVERYONE is saying it feels like spring. In almost every conversation. As banal and boring as that sounds, it does. We have had such a weird, wet, cool summer that finding ourselves in autumn and having these glorious sunshiny days, not too hot, is blissful.
On top of that my courtesy aunt, Aunty Tracey, is in town for a week and we are out day & night on adventures. We’ve been shopping, visiting, visiting the graves of our dead, lunching and generally hanging out in the daytimes. Every trivia she has come and Jin has accompanied. It’s been wonderful. Writing this on Thursday and I’m BUSHED! We only have a few more days but both Jin & I are definitely going to need a rest.
Sakura by DIOR
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Green Notes
Heart: Japanese Cherry Blossom, Rose, Jasmine, Hedione
Base: Mimosa, Violet, White Musk
Sakura is astringently sweet and green on open, like cherry, alcohol, and citrus pith. Soon it gets a soft fluffy feeling like to cool, softness of rubbing cherry blossom petals against your cheek. It smells like that feeling. As if it was in the cool late winter morning sunshine.
The heart is mimosa, cherry(isa) and something I can not put a name to. Like what I think the fur of a bee might smell like. Animal, honey, floral and something else.
As we head to dry down clean musks lead the charge to fade.
Sakura is lovely and I really like to wear it. It doesn’t smell like an expensive perfume though. It smells like a cheapy. Maybe I’m missing something here. If you’re a big fan could you explain please?
Low key, pretty, smells nice, lasts OK. Perfect for the young, people who want a fragrance but need it to be under the radar. Also good for those that like functional fragrance but don’t like perfume perfume. A perfectly poised sweet nothing that whispers spring.
Are you doing soft fruity florals like Sakura this Spring?
I owned Sakura for a while and found it fresh and pleasant, but it barely lasted 2 hours on my skin so I sold it.
Yes, most of its fragrance has left after two hours, just a purr of sweet nothings afterwards that hums very softly.
If you like to be fragrant it’s underwhelming.
I like a bit more oomph to my spring florals. I’m wearing Guerlain Floral Romantique.
Oh yes, you smell beautiful. A much more robust perfume by far.
Cherry blossom always makes me think of Bath and Body Works body sprays, unfortunately… I haven’t tried this. Fruity florals aren’t well represented in my collection except as samples or cheapies…
Hi there MMKinPA,
Yeah, my cherry blossom memory is the L’Occitane one. I’m not sure if they still do it.
Sakura is not so much better that it should cost 50x.