Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Walk on air description
If you feel best when you wear light, airy and ethereal scents, or if you’re looking for a breezy option in perfume to wear for late spring and into summer, linden blossom perfumes are an excellent way to go. Cozy, calm, warm, dreamy, youthful, soft are all adjectives that can describe linden blossoms in perfume.
The note itself is a tiny bit green and powdery, and one that always pairs up well with other florals and citrus notes – it likes to make every note around it shine a little brighter and show off a little more.
Kate Spade’s Walk on Air showcases this wonderfully, as linden blossom is paired with neroli, bergamot and fern at the top, and the opening is like waking up in fresh sheets at a five-star hotel, with your pillowcases infused with a sachet of citrus. The acidity of the citrus sparkles and glows as it rises off the featherbed of powdered warmth that the linden lays out.
A trio of jasmine, lily and magnolia comprises the heart of Walk on Air, and each of these add their own bright, sweet and spicy facets to the linden’s soft texture. In return, it sharpens their individual character, and the heart’s floral bouquet instead becomes a series of still life portraits, featuring each flower in its own frame.
The fragrance gently fades down into a base of violets, iris and lily, whose natural powdery facets echo the linden from the top in a clever way: moving from a light and airy, almost effervescent opening to a quieter, more introspective drydown. Walk on Air begins with a burst of bright sunshine and puffy clouds that blend together into silver-tinged cloud cover at the very end.
And it’s also this clever cloud theme that makes Walk on Air so much fun to wear. There’s a warm, cozy, “burrow back into the sheets on Saturday” vibe to this perfume that shouldn’t be missed.
It’s a skin scent to wear with everything you want touching your skin: fresh linens, warm sheets, and lemon-soft sunlight. Not to mention the thoughtful person lying next to you who pulls up the blankets around your shoulders and turns off the alarm before it has a chance to ring.