Every year around this time, I abandon all my heavy ambers and blankety comfort scents and start raiding my perfume closet and sample boxes, looking for spring.
Every year around this time, I have had it with winter, with the cold, with having to bundle up and forever trying to locate my gloves.
Perfumes that I adored yesterday are cloying and constricting today and I crave air. I need the warmth of the sun, not an oven, I need blue skies and green meadows, not my living room. I need the sparkling freshness of a light summer scent. I wear more cologne-style perfumes and tender florals in February than I do in June (which is when I’m back with the ambers. )
So which perfume is all that and more? One by Pierre Guillaume of course. Trust Pierre to help me out. I’m so grateful, I might even forgive him for the bottle.
Created in 2011 by Pierre Guillaume, Vohina includes notes of peach blossom, lavender honey and hay.
The notes list alone looks delectable, just listen to how this smells…
Opening with lush peach, lavender honey comes through quickly, accompanied with a soft hay note. The Huitieme Art perfumes are all very airy, transparent and deceivingly simple, and Vohina is no exception, but we all know that is a style I like (Jean-Claude Ellena is my friend.)
I have heard some say that Vohina is very sweet, it isn’t dry, that is for sure, but it is not cloying and sugary sweet at all, and I am someone with honey-amplifying skin after all.
Vohina on me is exquisitely feminine, tender and evokes pastoral scenes of rolling hills and blossoming flowers in the sun.
Every year around this time, I go looking for spring. I have found exactly what I craved in Vohina. I dare you to apply it without a smile.