November 07 2022 – Mercantile London
As Autumn turns into Winter now is the perfect time to change up your perfume and home fragrance in preparation for spending more time indoors. With mid-winter memories revolving around comforting, safe and familiar scents there are plenty of options for fresh yet surprisingly sultry notes that release a deep inner sense of calm and lift the spirits - we can pause, breathe and contemplate, before the busy holiday season begins to take over.
Below we take a closer look at those fragrance choices that evoke the scents of the winter season and provide the perfect little lift in the cold, dark days.
Try if you like a fragrance that is warm, dry and sweet/spicy.
Being dramatic and rich, amber-based fragrances are perfect for the colder months. Find comfort in the heady scents of tonka, patchouli, benzoin or cedar, that when combined with sweet scents such as cardamon, ginger, cinnamon and even orange flower, produce a warm, sweet, slightly smoky combination.
Bon Parfumeur 301 Amber, Cardamom, & Sandalwood Eau de Parfum
Hunter's Moon Wild Candle - Ylang Ylang, Amber & Cedarwood
Jean d'Aigle Amber Eau De Cologne
Try if you like a fragrance that is unexpected, complex, bitter and sharp.
As you would expect woody fragrances have classic smoky wood/resin, or moss/earthy type notes at their base, and are often beautifully combined with sharp spices or sour/bitter citrus. Perfect for cutting through the dark, early mornings of the season.
Bon Parfumeur 602 Pepper, Cedar, & Patchouli Eau de Parfum
Jean d'Aigle Chypre Eau De Cologne
Try if you don't want to give up that mood improving hit of citrus, or don't like anything too distracting.
With the beginning of Winter, the citrus family moves on from the fresh zing of summer into a more interesting warmer and spicy version of itself. The clean yet surprisingly sultry notes of bergamot, orange blossom and pine release a deep inner sense of calm, whilst traditional seasonal combinations of zesty orange, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove make the perfect cosy background scent.
Norfolk Natural Living Parfum -  Mid Winter 10ml
Jean d'Aigle Natural Eau De Cologne
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