Of the four, spring is the season most symbolic of perfume. It is a time for new flowers, of rebirth and spring symbolises optimism for the future. Here in Sydney it is a season of contrasts, a seasonal precursor when summer begins to show signs of arrival and winter exerts its final power over the climate before retiring for another year. This spring has been unpredictable as ever and with its surrounding neighbours, Sydney has experienced everything from soaring heat and bushfires to this past weekend of cool winds and constant rain. Last month I escaped Sydney for a weekend spring break. I’m the first to admit I have not been an overly active blogger this past month; it has been a busy month with life’s other responsibilities, so for this weekend away, I deliberately put away my laptop and retreated to a small country cabin a few hours south of the city. I was in need of a recharge. Near the beach, I relaxed, caught up on some reading and surrounded by nature I contemplated three of my favourite spring fragrances. Instead of writing about them, I wanted to share them with you through photography. Using New South Wale’s South Coast as a backdrop, below is a photo essay of my three spring favourites; Hermes Eau de Mandarine Ambre, Bottega Veneta Pour Homme and Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae.
More traditional reviews of these three fragrances will follow shortly.
NSW’s South Coast is 3 hours drive south of Sydney. For most times of the year the beaches are uncrowded and surrounding townships like Berry and Milton are well-known for their organic bakeries and antique stores. It’s the perfect location for those wanting some quiet time away from the city.