Hey, hey APJ! How has September been treating you all?
There is a tangible chill in the air. After months of dry heat, it is finally a bit crisp in the mornings and evenings. The days are warmish, even with sun sitting lower in the sky. For the first time in months I have needed to wear a cardigan on the school run and with that comes the need to pull out the duvets, organize my jumpers and wear sneakers instead of sandals.
Bohemian Spice by April Aromatics
The April Aromatics website lists the notes as patchouli, cedarwood, vetiver, sandalwood, frankincense, sweet orange, cistus, lavender, vanilla accord, perubalsam and ylang-ylang.
It well and truly feels as if autumn is upon our door step. Trying to achieve my goal of 10,000 steps every day seems more attainable with my brisk step and earbuds blaring rhythmic music to keep me energetic and focused on the end destination. As I explore new areas of Baselland, I can just imagine what will be in store for me in a month or so with the hills surrounding us turn into the vibrant golden and orange hues as the trees ring in the change of seasons.
As I mentioned in my last post, I tend to rotate perfumes with the seasons, reaching for warmer embracing scents in the cooler months.
April Aromatics has a wonderful and eclectic selection of perfumes. I am going to be bold and add that they have something for everyone. The joy for me has been discovering Tanja Bochnig’s creations and getting to know them slowly and surely. As the temperatures dipped this past week, I picked up my sample of Bohemian Spice.
When I first spray Bohemian Spice I smell a slight citrus orange note veiled with some spices. Patchouli comes to play but in a non dirty, non naughty way. It is a comforting earthy scent that when paired with the frankincense really shines. Frankincense is a special note for me invoking a peaceful and serene mind, bringing my stress levels down. I wonder if the frankincense used in Bohemian Spice is silver frankincense as I find the scent particularly pure and comforting. When the patchouli and frankincense are paired together the perfume calms and centers me. I adore the patchouli in Bohemian Spice.
Vanilla and sandalwood are used with Tanja’s deft hand to create a warm bed on upon which the patchouli and frankincense rest peacefully. Two spritzes last almost twelve hours on my skin, which is a miracle in and of itself.
Bohemian Spice is a kaleidoscope of autumnal colours. As we transition from the green outdoor comfort of summer to the colourful palette of autumn, I have the desire to wear warming spices and woody notes. Bohemian Spice satisfies this need with its complex and elegant composition.
Do you have a perfume which suits your needs during a transitional season? Please tell me as I would love to explore some more.
Until next time. Oodles of fragrant kisses,