It’s December 1st and I realize that many folks have the holidays on their mind. Or semesters ending on their mind and other important stuff. But, I’m a perfume person and this snow and freezing temps has me thinking about something delightfully frivolous – perfumes for winter. Here’s my perfume suggestions for Winter 14/15 that pair well with some of my favorite winter activities.
These are scents that either remind me of snow or I think “blend” well with snow.
Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles EDP – This spice and evergreens fragrance reminds me of a picturesque mountain chalet surrounded by snow. It’s like being warm and cozy while looking out at snow-covered evergreens. Retails for $140 at Beautyhabit. Full review here.
D.S. & Durga Siberian Snow EDP – This is a powdery, fluffy amber that pairs well with snow. Retails for $98 at Beautyhabit.
These are the perfumes that I think need to be worn while next to the warm glow of a fireplace.
Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanilla EDP – This one reminds me of pipe tobacco and grandma baking sweet, honeyed treats. It’s such a comforting fragrance for me. Retails for $215 at Nordstrom. Full review here.
Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon EDP – I love this spicy floriental. It’s warm, seductive. This is what you wear when you’re lounging around on a fluffy rug wearing a silk dressing gown in front of the beautiful light of a fireplace. Retails for $145 at Nordstrom.
These are the festive perfumes that go well with Christmas trees or at least will remind you of a holiday tree.
Burberry Brit EDP – It’s spices, almonds and vanilla. Warm and cozy like a Burberry scarf. It benefits from a little fir 🙂 Retails for $74 at Sephora.
These are the gourmands that remind me of various holiday treats.
Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche EDP – This one reminds me of spicy horchata and iris marzipan. However, it’s not too foody because of a nice addition of sheer woods. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit. Full review here.
EnVoyage Perfumes Indigo Vanilla EDP – This indie didn’t really remind me of jazz clubs but I did get sweet and spicy sugar cookies from it. It’s like Christmas cookies and violet. Retails for $65 at EnVoyage Perfumes. Full review here.
Festive, effervescent perfumes to toast to…
Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere EDP – This is the “softer” version of Chanel No. 5. It’s a powdery, radiant fragrance that is fizzy like champagne. Retails for $98 at Nordstrom.
Date Night Masculines
Winter “date night” fragrances for masculine types…
Tokyomilk Dark Excess EDP – This brand is usually marketed as feminine but this is an earthy patchouli with oak with a blood orange opening. It’s earth and oranges. Retails for $36 at Sephora.
Date Night Feminines
Winter “date night” fragrances for feminine types…
Estee Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang EDP – I like white florals in the dead of winter. And this perfume is a great blend of a warm amber and a beautiful ylang. Retails for $150 at Nordstrom.
Scentstory 24 Platinum EDT – I was really close to including this in the “Celebrations” category because this is such a celebration rose to me! This is a really good “cheapie” that reminds me of platinum roses toasting with flutes of French 75. Retails for about $36 at FragranceX.com. Full review here.
So, what will you be wearing this winter? Are there any special perfumes that you wear on the holidays?