Last fall I reviewed two bluebell perfumes from Penhaligon's and Jo Malone and I wasn't thrilled by either one, but I did express my appreciation for bluebells in general and my wish that more bluebell fragrances would be released. I haven't noticed any new bluebell launches in the fine fragrance market (yet), but I was happy to learn that the latest fragrance blend from green home-fragrance brand Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is...Bluebell.
Like all Mrs. Meyer's products, the Bluebell scent collection is made with "earth-friendly essential oils and other natural ingredients." This Bluebell fragrance is composed from notes of lemon, bergamot, jasmine, tuberose, rose, lavender, sage, muguet, vetiver and ginger. It's a lengthy list of notes, but Mrs. Meyer's Bluebell scent turns out to be light and soothing and pretty. I can detect hints of lemon and clary sage, but it's more of a fresh, spring-y floral fragrance. The lily of the valley effect is definitely there, as well as a green, transparent "dewdrop" accord that reminds me a little of my long-ago favorite Kenzo Parfum d'Été. I think there might even be a touch of mint somewhere in the mix. I'm not usually a fan of "clean" or "fresh" florals, but this one has just enough petals and leaves to counter its ozonic side.
One other fact about me: I dislike dish washing almost as much as I love delicate floral fragrances. I shouldn't complain, since we do have a dishwasher, but even one sink-full of pots and pans brings out my irritable side. A nicely scented dish liquid detergent goes a long way towards improving my mood during this activity. I can't really choose a favorite collection from Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day — I'm also a fan of Lavender, Lemon Verbena, and particularly Geranium — but Bluebell brings its own spring-garden pleasure to the kitchen.
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Bluebell Liquid Dish Soap sells for $3.99 (16 oz) at the Mrs. Meyer's website. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day also offers Bluebell Countertop Spray, Liquid Hand Soap, All-Purpose Cleaner, Laundry Detergent, and Fabric Softener.