New from Chantecaille is the elegant Spring Perfume Collection. It consists of four very special parfums that were created in France and inspired by all of the different types of very special women in the world. I probably don't need to tell you that these perfumes would make for beautiful and perfect Mother's Day gifts.
The priciest of the bunch is Le Jasmine de Chanticaille, which retails for $135 for a 3.4-ounce bottle and $85 for a 1.7-ounce bottle. The other scents — Tiare, Frangipani, and Wisteria — all sell for $95 for a 3.4-ounce bottle and $58 for a 1.7-ounce bottle. For the details on each of the four scents,
- Le Jasmin de Chantecaille is a heady floral and feminine fragrance made from jasmine, magnolia, mimosa, tuberose, ylang ylang, oakmoss, and amber. The scent is inspired by the jasmine in the south of France, where Sylvie Chantecaille spent her vacations.
- Tiare Fragrance is the lightest and sweetest scent of the four. It is made from Tahitian gardenia, vanilla, musk, heliotrope, orchid, red rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, and ylang ylang.
- Frangipane Fragrance is a much heavier and more sensual fragrance. It is named after Frangipani, the original botanist who discovered jasmine on Antigua. The scent includes oranges, violet leaves, water hyacinths, ylang ylang, vanilla, musk, and vetyver.
- Wisteria Fragrance is a fresh and delicate perfume suitable for a gentle and tranquil woman. It is made from peony, freesia, orange blossoms, tarragon, white musk, and vetyver. This one is actually my favorite; which one do you like best?