Jbcindy wrote:I'm new. Any recommendations for spring retour? Love her silvers, leather, spices, sandalwood, grapefruit and teas. Thank you!
Welcome, Mona! I think you’ll really enjoy it here.
There are lots of great fragrances in the Spring retour with the notes that you list. Lots of grapefruit fragrances especially. (You may already know this, but I didn’t until I learned from Fabienne, that “citrus paradisii” is another name for grapefruit, so that’s a term you can search for to find more grapefruit possets.)
Fabienne won me over to grapefruit in fragrances. One of the ones I’ve come to enjoy most is Curve, from the Sacred Geometry collection: mostly grapefruit and lilac, very happy and uplifting. Others among the retours are Void (which also has sandalwood, so it might be right up your alley), Vega, Diamond, Dodecahedron, Line, Pi, Point, and The Countess (this one is very elegant, chypre-esque, not very sweet).
There are also a few retours that contain leather: 3 1/2 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Georgetown (also has some tea), The Knight, and The Mink Hair Shirt.
Sandalwood is in a good many, but it sounds like it’s a bigger player in Serpens (which sounds amazing
to me from the description; I wish I didn’t have a problem with white oude!) and Patient Grizelda than in some of the others. One that you might want to try is Altair (“Clove, the smoothness of an exquisite silvered musk, and a drop of Mysore sandalwood, inculcated with a strong infusion of incense”). I haven’t tried it yet myself (it's in my order!), but it sounds like it checks a few boxes for you.
Phi is Fabienne’s silver accord with lime, which sounds lovely (though again I haven’t tried it).
If you’re in doubt, or just want more info, I recommend reading the reviews here on the forum to get a sense of what might appeal to you. It can help to use the search function rather than relying just on the thread devoted to a particular posset, because often we’ll talk about our experiences with a fragrance outside the dedicated thread. Warning—you can and probably will lose hours on this research! But it is so much fun.