Picking scents in winter
T’is the season of layering! Considering the outside temperature when selecting what fragrance to wear is so important. In winter, “scents don’t evaporate as easily when the weather is dry, so your perfume won’t be noticeable”, says perfumer Rodrigo Flores- Roux.
Although strong amber and heavy floral scents are much preferred in winter, there are ways you can wear your favourite fragrance – whether floral, sweet, spicy or citrusy – and still make an impact. TRU Perfumes shows you how to make the most of your winter fragrance shopping.
Winter skin is dry and so fragrance tends not to last as long. That is why it’s important to start by wearing a fragrance free moisturizer or body lotion. Then:
1.Go for popular base notes that include vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, and musk.
FOR HER: If the classic No. 5 isn't your jam, with the warm blend of rose and patchouli, Coco Mademoiselle EDP will be.
FOR HIM: Eros by Versace is one cologne that has an interesting take of vanilla and can dominate the nightlife during the colder months of the year.
- Sweet fragrances like a whiff of desserts like vanilla, chocolate, caramel, cotton candy are perfect in cold weather. You can't go wrong with gourmand fragrances in the winters.
FOR HER: From the caramelized top notes with their illusion of pineapple and mandarin to the woody vanilla drydown, Prada Candy by Prada retains an appealing brightness.
FOR HIM: A*Men by Thierry Mugler is a long lasting, heavy, best smelling gourmand fragrance for men with a sweet tooth who like gourmand notes such as caramel, coffee, honey, etc.
- Spicy fragrances, also known as Orientals, are great to wear during the winter months as they include warm notes of cinnamon, ginger, cumin, and nutmeg.
FOR HER: A spicy woody blend that contains exotic and familiar notes of orange, cardamom, clove etc. is what makes Kenzo Jungle a wonderful pick of fragrance for the winter.
FOR HIM: If you’re the type of guy that loves spicy oriental fragrances, Viktor & Rolf’s Spicebomb combines chilli, saffron and leather with grapefruit, bergamot and elemi for a fire meets ice scent.
- Woody fragrances also come from the family of Orientals. These scents include notes of sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, and oak moss. Perfect for the winter season, woody scents are dry, musky, earthy, and often considered unisex.
FOR HER: Glowing and warm wood-amber fragrance, Sensuous by Estee Lauder awakens the senses and creates a delicious and unique image of the modern woman.
FOR HIM: A woody and citrusy fragrance enhanced by shiso, Hermes Terre D’Hermes is an earthy and luxurious scent suitable for everyday wear for men.
So as we head well and truly into winter, delve into the heart of the season with the ultimate warming fragrances available on TRUPerfumes and enjoy Free Shipping on all orders!
- Team TRU Perfumes