Winter Scents: Pick A Winner

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By November 5, 2012 2 Comments
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Winter Scents: Pick A Winner

New season, new scent. That’s how I’m feeling. While summer is a time to douce yourself with the aroma of tropical island getaways and all-things floral, colder weather brings on the need for something a bit richer. My nose craves heavier, muskier scents – for the home and the body. I called on my favorite perfume expert, Dawn Goldworm of 12.29, the olfactive custom scent company. Before creating scents for major brands, Dawn was the nose of Coty, working on some of their biggest selling perfumes. When it comes to what fragrance, I trust Dawn completely with my scent selection. Full disclosure: I’m more of a fragrant oil type of girl. I look for a fragrance that has a hint of scent, not one that is completely overwhelming (and I tend to think that mainstream perfumes are a bit too big). Enough about me and my olfactive neurosis, and onto Dawn’s 5 fragrant picks for winter 2012:

“As winter approaches, we take our cashmere sweaters out of hibernation, happily slip back into the comfort of jeans and look forward to the long days of wine and cozy fireplaces.  With this romanticized longing for the colder days to come, our winter scent must encapsulate and highlight this warm, enveloping, sensual time.  I think of my winter scent as my favorite new cashmere sweater or blanket and try to bring this sensation with me to the store.

My preferred ingredients for this time of year are Oud for the smoky, woody, spicy notes; amber for the rich, sensual, deep facets, opulent florals and oriental materials for the gustative, addictive, creamy character.   A few perfumes that go beyond the traditional fragrance application and add innovation as well as a beautiful scent are:”

Lumiere Noire Incense Paper – Francis Kurkdjian
Carnal Flower Hair Mist – Frederic Malle
Burning Leaves Water Perfume – CB I Hate Perfume
Monoi Body Glow II – Nars
Ambre Sultan Le Vaporisateur Tout Noir – Serge Lutens


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    Congrats!

  • Love that Serge Leutens! The regular eau de parfum is my new everyday. It settles into the skin nicely and isn’t too strong, but I’m amazed that people actually DO stop me to ask about it (though only after I’ve walked about 20ft away…guess it leaves a lasting impression!)

    My next pick might be a Frederic Malle, though…the “Vetiver Extraordinaire” is just SO good and cozy!

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