Ten fragrances that will cheer you up in winter
Saturday 05 February 2011
Reputed fragrance blog
Now Smell This lists its favorite perfumes to make you feel good during the colder months.
A citrus scent, writes the blog's founder Robin, "layers nicely with just about anything" while adding good vibes, such as her favorites, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Pamplemousse and Aftelier's Candide. Even better to "trick" your mind out of winter are tropical fragrances, such as Ormonde Jayne Frangipani.
Spicy fragrances like Penhaligon's Elixir "might be the only justification for winter," says Robin, while a dry wood scent, such as Sonoma Scent Studio's Fireside Intense, makes up for a place without a fireplace. And who would have thought there is such a thing as a "wood pudding" category? But it exists in the fragrance world, and according to NST, its best ambassador is Givenchy Organza Indecence.
In the vetiver section, Chaman's Party by Honoré des Prés "has enough depth to stand up to the cold," while Donna Karan Black Cashmere is "so central to winter that it deserves to constitute a category all its own."
And finally, you can always try food - not eating it for a change, but spraying it on. The best "comfort food," according to Robin, is the Demeter Eggnog: "It's got a nice spicy kick, and pretty good lasting power. Plus, it's dirt cheap."
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