*press sample, affiliate links*
Much like a change in wardrobe for the winter season, I also like to change out my fragrances. Cooler weather means that you can wear scents that are bolder and more powerful. I’m going to share several new scents that are on my must have list this winter, along with a couple of classic scents I’ve loved for years.
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is a lush and feminine sweet floriental fragrance. With notes of green tea, bergamot, musk, and patchouli, this powerful floral appeals to even non floral perfume lovers. Flowerbomb is a confident fragrance with great lasting power and sillage.
L’Occitane teamed up with renowned French pastry chef, Pierre Hermé to create two macaron inspired scents. This unique perfume is unlike anything in my collection. The bright grapefruit and tart green rhubarb are warmed up with sensual spices and warm cedar. This scent has an unbelievable soft and fuzzy feel to it. It’s like your softest sweater or scarf in a bottle. Grapefruit Rhubarb is a fresh unisex scent, while the other new fragrance, Jasmin-Immortelle Neroli is a sweeter take on macarons.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is a mouth-watering warm scent that is both sophisticated and sexy, while being soft and alluring at the same time. Nirvana Black is perfect if you like sweet scents that are not overly gourmand. This perfume has a surprisingly short list of notes; violet, sandalwood, and vanilla. This sultry fragrance is beautiful alone, or paired with its softer counterpart, Nirvana White. White is a soft and feminine floral, with notes of peony, lily of the valley, and musk. Light and beautiful, Nirvana White is lovely on its own or layered with Black.
Malin+Goetz Dark Rum is an intense unisex fragrance with notes of bergamot, plum, leather, rum, milk, amber, and patchouli. Dark Rum is sensual and powerful, and makes a statement. Sweet and smooth, seductively boozy, Dark Rum has great sillage and lasting power.
Nouveau from Signature Fragrances is a comforting soft and silky perfume, that has an almost edible quality to it. Notes include bergamot, juniper, rose, neroli, lemon, sandalwood and musk. I get mostly sandalwood and musk, and this fragrance doesn’t change much from the wet stage, to dry down. This would smell great on men or women.
Fez perfume oil from Kahina Giving Beauty is inspired by the sacred imperial city in Morocco. This exotic scent is a blend of steam distilled essential oils. The fragrance notes are patchouli, vetiver, ylang-ylang, cumin and clove. This is a great earthy blend for cold weather.
Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noir Eau Fraiche was a summer favorite of mine, that works just as beautifully in winter. This green floral has unique notes of pistachio, almond, and fruit, with a base of tonka bean and patchouli. It has an alluring and warm feel, making it perfect for a romantic date night.
Do you change your fragrance every season? I’d love to know what scent you are loving right now!