Don’t you love to put on a sweater, a coat or a scarf and be surprised by how good it smells? That’s one of the benefits of being a fumehead in winter. Our mix of perfumes leaves our winter layers smelling better than any “one” perfume. I’m a big wuss when it comes to layering fragrances and winter clothing forces me to layer my scents without me knowing. I really enjoy the unique combinations left on these thicker fabrics.
Here are some of my favorite sweater scents. This means that these are the scents that I think smell the best on wool, tweed and other thick winter fabrics. These are the ones that I smell 2 weeks later on a scarf and can’t stop breathing them in.
Costume National Homme – You’ve heard me rave about it before. One of the reasons I love it so is because it’s a “sweater scent”. The chai spice is a perfect base for so many other winter fragrances. Here’s my full review.
Every single Tom Ford fragrance – I don’t care if it’s the Private Blends or the regular line-up. Every single Tom Ford wears wonderfully on fabrics. And they all layer nicely over each other. My favorites for sweaters include Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather and Oud Wood.
DSH Piment et Chocolat – This is a decadent gourmand of dark chocolate and spicy pepper. I find that on a sweater that this fragrance becomes mostly chocolate making it a great one for layering with other winter fragrances. Here’s my full review.
Annick Goutal Musc Nomade – This fragrance was created for layering. It adds a soft musky, ambrette to your other sweater scents. Here’s my full review.
Lacoste Pour Femme – Don’t overlook this perfume, especially if you like Annick Goutal Musc Nomade. This is a soft, ambrette musk fragrance that you can find at a great price. The dry-down is very nice and that’s what is left on your sweater. Here’s my full review.
Philosophy Amazing Grace – I smell this super popular fragrance everywhere. Why? Because it’s super popular AND it seems to stick to all fabrics. It makes sense that I would smell it more in the winter when people wear the same outerwear daily. I love how this fragrance smells on fabric which is a light floral with Egyptian musk. Here’s the full review.
I think the best “sweater” scents have the strongest base notes and usually contain notes like amber, ambrette, musk, vanilla, and woods. And of course, nothing is better than your significant other’s “sweater” scent. I remember stealing my husband’s scarves when we were dating. They had the best smell: a mix of his natural smell, aged patchouli, sandalwood and amber.
What are some of your favorite “sweater” fragrances? Have you accidently discovered a wonderful perfume combo this winter? Which notes are the “best” on winter fabrics?