Every winter, sometime around the first week of January, I start to crave rose perfumes. I think that the first week of January is when I can no longer stand winter. I want spring. I always think of rose as the perfect “winter floral” because it doesn’t come across as too springy and it comes in so many forms. Warning – This list is rose heavy.
Here are the perfumes that I wore the most in winter 2011-2012.
11. Molinard Habanita – Every winter, I wear as much Habanita as I want. For some reason, I haven’t been craving it as much as years past. This tobacco, vetiver, vanilla fragrance is still wonderful.
10. Malle Portrait of a Lady - A dark, dirty rose that is perfect for winter. Actually, I think it’s perfect.
9. Tauer Une Rose Vermeille - Une Rose Vermeille is a sweet, candy coated rose that reminds me of “rose cotton candy” and Cindy Sherman. Here’s my review.
8. Providence Perfume Co. Cocoa Tuberose - This is a really complex natural fragrance that is the perfect blend of heady tuberose and rich cocoa. The base reminds me of cherry pipe tobacco. This may just be my 1st full-bottle purchase from Providence Perfume Co.
7. Serge Lutens Arabie - A comforting “cooking with grandma” fragrance. I love the spiciness of this spice market in a bottle fragrance during the winter.
6. Piguet Fracas – I like to wear this during the winter in the rollerball form. It makes me feel so glamorous even under layers and layers of winter clothing.
5. Malle Lipstick Rose – I really like this waxy violet-rose with Caron powder puffs. It’s feminine, flirty and wears nicely with a glass of champagne in hand.
4. Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose - This is my newest favorite rose soliflore. I really need to buy a full bottle of this luscious rose. Here’s my review.
3. Hèrmes Kelly Calèche EDP – The rose in this is fresh, green and I’m tired of winter. I like to smell like this. It’s rose, violet and powdery iris with leather. It’s easy to wear and elegant. Here’s my review.
2. Houbigant Quelques Fleurs - I admit that Quelques Fleurs is all over the place but that’s probably why I like it. It’s so “French”. I really can’t explain why I’ve been wearing it so much, but I have.
1. Serge Lutens Borneo 1834 – Patchouli and chocolate goodness. If you want to hear me rave about it, here’s my review.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring. I am ready to retire these until next winter. It’s time to move on.
What perfumes did you wear the most of this winter?
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