There’s something about the change in weather that always summons a change in my signature fragrance, particularly during autumn and winter. It just seems a little wrong to be spritzing sweet, tropical scents (hello CK One Summer) over my skin, especially when the temps are anything but sunny. But that doesn’t mean my new season perfumes need to be drab and dreary. Au contraire, my collection of archival eaux for the colder seasons are always spicy, sensual and enticing.
Below I’ve listed the alluring designer essences which are my current favourites. Expect warm, rich, musky, woody and oriental notes to perfectly complement frosty days and nights. Trust me when I say, they’ll leave you smelling as divine as you look!
CHANEL COCO NOIR EAU DE PARFUM, $232
The third and newest perfume in the Coco collection, this is as warming as the original two (Coco and Coco Mademoiselle) but comes with a luxury base of rich rose, jasmine and patchouli for something all together more sexy, sultry and grown up. It’s magnetic, mysterious and intensely brilliant. A cult buy for the lady who loves to exude a bit of seductive mystery.
CHRISTIAN DIOR J’ADORE EAU DE PARFUM, $153
This fragrance imbues a medley of floral, fruity and musk notes which denote the contrasting sweet/sexy side to every foxy lady worth her salt. One spritz of this mandarin, ivy, woodsy and blackberry tonic will leave you feeling (and smelling) like a Hollywood-born femme fatale.
TOM FORD WHITE PATCHOULI EAU DE PARFUM, $164
A woodsy-floral fragrance that smells just like it translates. Encompasses a bold mélange of bergamot, peony, coriander, night jasmine with base notes of patchouli, blonde woods, incense and ambrette seed, making it a sensual scent which is a total winter winner.
CLINIQUE AROMATICS ELIXIR PARFUM SPRAY, $68
Fresh and woody, oakmoss, white jasmine, chamomile and patchouliber are all fused together in one elegantly sexy aroma. Touches the senses and spirit in a subtle, pleasing way and speaks volumes about what it truly means to be a woman.
DOLCE & GABBANA THE ONE EAU DE PARFUM, $117
Who’s that girl? If that’s the question you want to hear as soon as you enter the room, D&G’s super-alluring scent, The One, is for you. Contains a seductive and intense facet of the oriental flower with a velvety, powdery interior. Bergamot, mandarin, lychee, peach sparkle in the top with madonna lily, muguet and jasmine in the heart, finished off with etyver, vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk in the base. A fragrance with a strong personality, and a contrasting golden sweetness (sound familiar?).
What’s your favourite winter/autumn scent?
❤ Kristina xo
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