Just as you switch over your closets from summer to fall, your beauty products change too. And that includes the perfume you wear. I enlisted Dawn Goldworm, previously of Coty, and now the Co-founder and Scent Director of bespoke olfactive branding company, 12.29, to give her take on what notes your wrists need for winter.
“In the summer months, ingredients tend to feel lighter, more transparent and cleaner so to relieve our skin and noses from the sun and heat. Ingredients like citrus, delicate florals, green notes and juicy fruits make the warmer months fun and spontaneous. In the colder months, when the cashmere comes out and the silk and fur saves us from the chilly winds, your perfume must be just as warm and comfortable as sitting in front of the fire. Notes like amber, vanilla, smoky woods, oud and warm spices engage and surround us with sensuality and addiction.
My classic favorites are:
Shalimar by Guerlain, the grandmother of all amber orientals
Habanita by Molinard, a more sophisticated take on the cozy softness of Johnson & Johnson baby lotion
Femme by Rochas, the only perfume to wear with fur, if you wear fur
Cuir de Russie by Chanel because lets face it, you always need a little Chanel.