Best Winter Fragrances For Seducing Your Man
With the temperatures dropping and the sun setting earlier each evening, it is time to ensure that we all have warm, rich, and cozy cashmere for the cold months to come… and I don’t mean a sweater. The cashmere I’m referring to is the soft, sensual embrace of a partner to make those cold, dark nights an object of desire rather than despair.
Whether you are simply reigniting the proverbial fire, or beginning a fresh affair, here are five winter fragrances guaranteed to seduce your lover… and the optimal occasion to wear each!
The Early Evening Cocktail:
Margiela ‘Replica’ Jazz Club ($125) is for a sexy night on the town, whether you are on the prowl or hand-in-hand with your man. With a jazzy signature of tobacco, leather, and rum, this scent is smooth and warm just like the whiskey in your glass. he vanilla, tonka, musk and vetiver add to the sensual and addictive evening to remember…. leaving your date wanting so much more …
The Dinner Date:
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid ($112-$159) should be worn when you are preparing for a ‘real’ date – stilettos, French lingerie, perfectly manicured fingers (and toes), fresh from the hair salon… This is the night to seduce. The scent, subtly applied to the collarbone, behind the ears, at the nape of the neck, and perhaps a touch on the décolleté, is fresh and deep. Opening with an overdose of citrus, the perfume plays into a faceted floral accord of rose, jasmine, and heliotrope. The finish and real signature lies in the Succan absolute (purified rum extract), honey, balsam, labdanum, sandalwood, and creamy vanilla.
Lock It Down:
Frederic Malle’s Musc Ravageur ($180) may not be new, but it is, by far, the sexiest perfume on the market. Only for the brave and strong, Musc Ravageur screams sex and will definitely ‘seal the deal’ for the entire winter season. Opening with lavender and bergamot, continuing with cinnamon and clove, and leading into sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla, guaiac wood, and cedar, this scent is fresh and dirty. Bon courage!
Brunch The Day After:
From the famed house of Comme des Garcons, comes Pharrell Williams’ take on a unisex fragrance, Girl ($135). The bottle may be a bit kitsch, but the scent is anything but. Glorified by the sharp, woody, deep signature of previous Comme des Garcons perfumes, Girl opens with a slightly spicy, easy, floral green top that very quickly envelopes into a dark engagement with patchouli, vetyver, sandalwood, and cedar. This scent is to be worn during the day, preferably at brunch on a Sunday, after an intimate night before.
Meeting Their Friends:
The final vote of confidence, the approving nod to confirm that you are in for the winter season — and possibly into the spring, always comes from their friends. On this occasion, your perfume should be subtle, elegant, and softly unforgettable. One of Atelier Cologne’s newest editions, Silver Iris ($175), is a fresh and beautiful whisper of a perfume. Slightly sparkling with pink pepper, easy fruit notes, and soft florals, the real beauty is with the combination of iris, patchouli, white amber, and fluffy musk.
— Fragrance expert, Dawn Goldworm of 12.29, the olfactive custom scent company.