I first tried this fragrance last spring – the spring of 2018. I sampled both Fleurissimo and Spring Flower (Creed 1996) at that time, and I recall being in adoration of Fleurissimo (I’ve since bought a bottle) while finding Spring Flower a tiny bit disappointing.
I experienced lovely projection and longevity with Fleurissimo, but with Spring Flower the longevity was lacking and so was the longevity. And, to be brutally honest, it reminded me of one of my favorite shampoo and conditioner brands from childhood, except an elegant interpretation of it by Creed. Which, of course, is not necessarily a bad thing, but…it’s also not what I wanted when I tried Spring Flower.
Indeed, in the spirit of its era, Spring Flower has the bright, 1990’s cheerful quality of Guerlain Champs-Elysees and the fruity, peach kissed quality of Lancôme Trésor. Again, both nice qualities but, having had Champs-Élysées and not loving it enough to keep it, and owning a few bottles of vintage Trésor, again, this is not a fragrance that will be added to my perfume wardrobe soon.
It’s also a little linear…
Nose: Olivier Creed
Top notes: apple, peach and melon. Middle notes: rose and jasmine. Base notes: ambergris and musk.