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?