Sunday, February 7, 2016
The Warmth of Winter Perfumes
Here in the Northeast, we are having a spate of ice, snow, and ultra-cold temperatures. The stress of commuting and constant treacherous walking and shoveling, has me turning to my favorite just-for-winter scents which enrap me in cheer and comfort. Burrowing into my scarf on my way to work and inhaling a warm ambrosial scent puts a heartening lilt into my winter day even knowing that I will have more snow to contend with before my evening commute home.
Don't be charmed by the fresh spring scents that are popping up in department stores now. I promise there will be time enough to choose those breezy scent sisters when the light returns in earnest again. For now, reach for deep and evocative forest-like perfumes with calming accords. If you live in the Northeast, you're going to need it.
Here are my favorite winter perfumes, all mysterious and all with the potential to make others want to nuzzle.
Tuberose Gardenia (technically a floral, but with a powerful richness that clings to coat linings, sweaters, and scarves)
What winter perfumes are warming you?