Winter here in the Yucatan of Mexico is heaven. Low humidity, moderate temperatures and lots of sun make for perfect indoor/outdoor living. For some reason, this year, the weather is acting a bit strange just as it seems to be for others around the world. Today, albeit cool, it’s rainy and overcast and just a bit gloomy. So I thought why not “think spring” and review a perfume that sounds perfect for the upcoming season. Let’s see if it does the trick to lighten the mood of the day…
WHAT I SMELL: Spring Dance opens with a lightly sweet lemony grapefruit that quickly turns to neroli. I don’t see neroli within the notes, but it seems to be there front and center. There’s a softness to the perfume where right from first spritz there’s a dusting of musk that blankets the perfume and keeps the citrus and the subsequent florals wrapped in fuzzy warmth. As the perfume develops, a full bodied and rounded jasmine begins to emerge. It’s very pretty and I find it to be rather comforting. After some more time, a honeysuckle squeezes its way in. What was once soft and inviting now has a bit of a bite, but that’s not a bad thing because it makes the perfume just a little more interesting. The perfume then settles in to a lightly warmed jasmine infused musk. Spring Dance did a fine job in lifting my spirits, but the sun just came out too.
From the Jusbox website:
Spring Dance is an olfactory concert that celebrates life as an expression of beauty and power, in the moment of its inception. Spring Dance is an emotional composition in which the top notes of grapefruit and LMR Tunisian rosemary open to an ensemble of LMR jasmine sambac absolute and honeysuckle, extolling the blossoming of flowers that saturate the air with a fragrance that is both powerful and gentle at its heart. The elegant rhythms of dry amber and musk are the base notes in an olfactory harmony in which wellbeing and balance are the libretto of an extraordinary opera. Spring Dance is an olfactory counterpoint that interweaves the canon of perfumery art with a contemporary and innovative technique. The allegro of the top notes, which are clean, fresh, soft and discreet, is inserted in a structured and very persistent olfactory intrigue.
Top: Grapefruit, LMR Tunisian rosemary
Heart: Honeysuckle accord, LMR jasmine sambac absolute
Bottom: Dry amber, musk
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A green gauze wrap.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SPRING DANCE: safe, pretty, innocuous
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SPRING DANCE: None to be found.
BOTTOM LINE: Spring Dance is pretty, it’s pleasant, it’s nice…
- Bone Rating: 3 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Musky
- Nose: Dominique Ropion
- Classification: Unisex, but leans feminine
- Expense: Approximately $165 for 78 ml eau de parfum.
*Jusbox is an exclusive range of perfumes whose concept is based on the similarity between perfume and music. Music is the key inspiration for all of their fragrances. Each of the perfumes is accompanied by a playlist of music associated with the perfume. In the case of Spring Dance, Vivaldi comes to life. To play the playlist, go to the Spring Dance page on the Jusbox website.
Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary.