Tuesday, 4 February 2014

My Favourite Perfumes for Winter!


Last year was the year I really fell in love with perfume; what they do, how they make you feel and the different kinds of scents in particular.  I read a book called The Perfume Lover and also went on holiday to the perfume capital of the world (Grasse in France if you’re wondering) where I went to perfume classes and created my very own fragrance! 

I also discovered my absolute favourite fragrance last year and now have a signature scent (different to my fav whilst growing up which was Miss Cherie Dior).  I decided to put together a little bunch of perfumes which I love and think are ideal for the colder, winter months!


Escentric Molecules 01: I’m sure you are all bored of listening to bloggers talk about this perfume now but it is wonderful.  This perfume was created from the aroma chemical Iso E super (usually used as a basenote) so it can be layered over other fragrances and tends to smell slightly different on everybody.  Because of this, I hardly ever smell this on myself.  The first time I wore it I couldn’t stop sniffing my arm but now it’s undetectable to my nose but others can still smell it.  I sometimes get whiffs of this from other people on the tube (I can definitely tell it’s this) and I adore it.  One thing I dislike is the price; it’s so bloody expensive!  This tiny travel bottle I purchased set me back £30 for 30mls so I tend to save it for special occasions.

Diptyque’s Eau Duelle: This has become my signature scent, It’s the one I pick up daily and can’t get enough of.  I spent a good hour in the London Diptyque store in May last year choosing a fragrance to treat myself to and this was the one I chose.  It’s warm, spicy, vanilla tone is just delightfully sexy and feminine.  My boyfriend also really likes this fragrance on me which is always a bonus!  Again, this is pricey at around £55 for 50mls but I’m already on my third bottle and will forever continue to re-purchase!

The Body Shop Smoky Rose White Musk: When you think of The Body Shop’s White Musk, you probably think old, powdery, musk (I worked at TBS for 5 years and despised White Musk) so when they launched White Musk Smoky Rose I wasn’t particularly interested, until I smelt it.  I think this is one of the most beautiful fragrances TBS have ever released.   It contains notes of tobacco (I’ve never smoked a cigarette but adore perfumes with tobacco notes), musk, pink pepper (again I adore pepper based fragrances) which work together to create the most sensual, softly spicy perfume.  Go and sniff it if you can – it’s stunning.

Estee Lauder Sensuous: I’ve had this perfume for a couple of years now after having a sample bottle of it and falling in love.  It’s one I always dig out in the colder months for it’s deep, woody, amber scents.  No suprises here but this also contains notes of pepper and sandalwood which I seem to adore so much.  This perfume is quite heavy and can become sickly if you’re not in the mood for it, but it’s perfect for evenings & partys!

I hope you enjoyed this post!  I always find it really difficult to write about perfumes but regardless I enjoy it!  I’d love to hear what some of your favourite spicy, winter scents are!

What are your favourite winter perfumes? 

xxx
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39 comments

  1. I like the scent of Taylor swift wonderstruck and the packaging is lovely but it doesn't last as well as I would like. I also LOVE Estee Lauder Modern Muse!

    I have just started blogging because I love reading blogs like this :) I would love it if anybody reading this could pop along over and check it out xx Tallulah xx

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  2. My favourite winter perfume is D&G Pour Femme, it's very rich and heavy which I love in winter.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  3. Really want the smoky rose white musk. I went to get it the other day, but apparently we no longer have a body shop near me :( annoying!
    On the hunt for a new perfume though, so this post has been super helpful xxx

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  4. Coincidimos en white musk, aunque a mi me gusta la versión normal.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  5. I like Cacharel Liberte for winter, or also Lolita Lempicka (the original, purple apple) :D
    The Diptyque one looks so nice :)

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  6. I am such an old school fan of The Body Shop White Musk - it evokes such happy memories for me
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  7. i must try these:) im a sucker for buying perfumes:)

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  8. I love the Body Shop Smoky Rose! Also I'm dying to try Molecule 01, heard such good things:)

    Esmé
    http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I really want to try the Escentric Molecules! The Estee Lauder perfume is one I wear quite frequently. I'm also loving Naughty Alice by Vivienne Westwood at the moment! xo

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  10. Great post. I love fragrance! I think I'll definitely be going to have a sniff of some of these in the shop.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  11. I love the look of the molecule 01, it sounds amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  12. I also love Sensuous, but for me it is not winter fragrance, it's more like all year around feeling good fragrance. I really enjoy some heavier fragrances at the moment, like Burberry Brit Red. I also made a post about my favourite fragrances, and you're welcome to check it out. http://exquisiteelixir.com/2013/11/22/my-top-3-winter-fragrances/
    I've never heard of Escentric Molecules 01. Sounds interesting, I'm courious how would it smell on me.

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  13. Nice post :) Elie Saab, Eau de Parfum Intense is gorgeous, whenever I wear it, people compliment me on it :P Love the design of the bottle too. Is tad expensive, so I only use it for special occasions too. xx

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  14. great selection of perfumes katie! love the molecule perfume

    xx

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  15. That Diptyque perfume looks beautiful! I love vanilla-y scents. I've never come across 01 before but have heard a lot about it, do you know where they sell it? Is it a Space NK jobbie or somewhere else? Loved the post! Effie xx

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  16. I have been looking for a good perfume to purchase and these all sound like absolutely lovely choices
    Casualllyawkward

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  17. A friend of mine was generous enough to get me a small bottle of Sensuous for my birthday about year back. After finishing it I actually do not own any perfumes right now! They're just so darn expensive though I have quite a hefty wish list. I'm between three to pick up first: Miss Dior (it's been a favorite for ages), Coco Mademoiselle, and Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  18. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I wish I could pick up the notes in scents like you do! My favorite lately has been See by Chloe, I love it!

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  20. I've not tried any of these but love the strong sound of the Estee Lauder scent - i'll have to give it a wiff next time I'm in a department store!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  21. I really want a Diptyque fragrance! I need to go and give them all a smell! Whatever time of year, Elie Saab Le Parfum is my all time favourite!

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    xx

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  22. Definitely going to give the TBS perfume a sniff next time I'm there.

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  23. I love perfume but am really picky. My favourites are Davidoff Cool Water, Thierry Mugler's Womanity and the original Christina Aguilera perfume. I wear them all year round regardless of season. I hate musk but I still might find that new one because it does sound a bit better than the usual

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  24. YSL Parisienne <3

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  25. love your blog ^_^

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  26. What a wonderful post.. I love reading about what other people fancy. I haven't tried the Molecules 1 perfume as it's not available in the States but I do want to so badly as everyone keeps saying its amazing.

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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  27. Nice selection! A big winter favorite of mine is Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire :-)

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  29. Lovely choice of perfumes!

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  30. Nice post, my favourite perfume is the Marc Jacobs Daisy one

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  31. TBS - Smokey Rose, became my winter perfume this year too. I have worn nothing else, I adore it and I get compliments on how I smell all the time. It has become a very firm favourite of mine. Thanks for the post. x

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  32. I'll go with Diptyque’s Eau Duelle

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  33. Regarding all aspects the blog was perfectly nice.

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  34. Bin­-Ashraf is best non alcoholic perfume men and women who love and appreciate the beauty of natural simplicity.The brand takes it back to nature and uses organic ingredients to deliver extremely high quality fragrances with economy to it’s great customers.

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  35. A standout amongst the most discussed and very prescribed scents available today is the Estee Lauder Beautiful Perfume. It is, as I would see it, one of Estee Lauder's best noticing scent. There are bunches of various fragrances which can make you feel pretty however this one takes the cake as it genuinely makes you feel delightful. Perfumer Lauder

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  36. The One by Dolce & Gabbana is my favourite winter perfume.. :)
    The combination of the amber with a slight tobacco and ginger brings this frag from being just some ordinary frag to a great one!

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