Cherry blossoms are iconic in Japanese culture not only for their beauty, but also for the transient nature of the blooms. When I see cherry blossoms, it personally reminds me of the beautiful tree that used to bloom every spring in front of my home. When the cherry blossoms first started to bloom the whole tree looked so airy; like it could fly away on the frothy plumes of branches. Then the petals would shower down on you like a lovely fragrant snowfall as you would enter or leave our house when the cherry blossoms started to wither away. So for me, I will forever associate cherry blossoms with my youth and with spring.
Birchbox was kind enough to send me a full sized bottle of Harvey Prince’s Cherie Blossom to review. I was ecstatic since it brought back that childhood nostalgia of being showered with snowy pale pink petals. Personally, I also love the French nod to the term “cherie” which means “dear” in French too. So here I am with this gorgeous “dear” blossom fragrance to review. First off, if you love florals, you will love this perfume. Personally, I am only a fan of light florals (think Aqua Di Parma’s Iris Nobile). Here is my take on the Harvey Prince Cherie Blossom perfume:
Top Note: Cherry blossom (somei sakura) which is a light floral note.
Mid Note: Sparkling Pink Grapefruit which cuts through the sweetness of the floral top note.
Base Note: A lovely vanilla that warms the whole fragrance and really makes it sweet but not cloyingly so. Musk makes the whole fragrance a little more sensuous and edgy.
Another plus is that all Harvey Prince fragrances are hypoallergenic and cruelty-free.
Verdict: Buy it and love it if you want to feel youthful and carefree.
PS: Thank you to Birchbloggers for sharing such a wonderful perfume with me!