Guide to Blossom Fragrances

Pay tribute to Van Gogh's iconic Almond Blossoms painting and celebrate the start of spring and fresh flower blossoms with these fragrances.


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The origins of Almond Blossom

Vincent van Gogh's "Almond Blossom" is a series of paintings he created in 1890 while he was living in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The paintings depict the flowering branches of an almond tree against a blue sky, with some of the branches reaching upward toward the sun.

Van Gogh was inspired to paint almond blossoms by the birth of his nephew, also named Vincent, who was born to his brother Theo and his wife Johanna in January of 1890.

Van Gogh saw the almond blossoms as a symbol of new life and hope, and he wanted to create a series of paintings that celebrated the beauty of the natural world.


Japanese influences

In a letter to his brother Theo, Van Gogh wrote about his inspiration for the series.

"The almond tree blossoms [are] exactly what I want, they are so white, so pure and so tender, that one feels that one's soul is healed just by looking at them."

Van Gogh's paintings of almond blossoms were also influenced by his admiration for Japanese art, particularly the work of the Ukiyo-e printmakers.

He was struck by the simplicity and elegance of their compositions, and he sought to emulate their use of color and form in his own work.

Van Gogh’s almond blossoms, with their vivid colour, depiction of light and minimal shading, thus perfectly capture the warmth and nurturing nature of spring.  

While you cannot experience Van Gogh’s ethereal depiction of spring, there are fragrances available for you to recreate the season of bloom and growth.


Love Don’t Be Shy Extreme by Kilian


Experience the transience of spring’s floral breeze in this fresh and sprightly fragrance featuring neroli and orange blossom notes that capture the lively chirping of birds and the sun’s warmth in Van Gogh’s blossoms series. 

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Jo Malone Silk Blossom

True to its name, Silk Blossom by Jo Malone features notes of silk tree blossom that make for a light and delicate scent perfect for spring. Stroll in the park, grab a coffee or head to the bookstore with this refreshing scent reminiscent of springtime.

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Louis Vuitton Rose Des Vents

 Rose Des Vents is a light and airy floral perfume with strong, rosy notes that capture the uplifting mood of flower blooms in spring. Beautifully complemented with a hint of spice, this is the perfect night time spring fragrance for a peaceful walk by the river.

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