How To Choose Your Perfect Winter Fragrance
Perfume may be my most adored beauty product. I think that the power of smells is so underrated. Fragrances have the ability to take us back in time and make us remember some of our long-lost memories. That’s why choosing the right fragrances for each season is so important.
Your perfume should be warmer, deeper, and more concentrated during the colder winter months than it is in the summer. So if you are still on the hunt for that perfect winter fragrance, here are some tips that could help you out finding them.
Let your fragrance keep you warm
Winter fragrances should be all about feeling warm, cozy, and inviting. Similar to how you would choose your coats, scarves, and sweaters for the winter, you want your fragrance to contribute to the same warm, fuzzy sensation of comfort. Warm and sweet notes will mix amazingly well with the chilly and windy winter days.
While citrus fragrances are all the rage in the warmer months, gourmand and spicy fragrances are the best options for winter. If your fragrance reminds you of Christmas treats, you are on the right track.
However, if sweet fragrances are a bit too much for you, and have a tendency to give you a headache, we have a few other options as well. Woody fragrances also have that deep and rich smell, that would work beautifully in colder weather. Typically, scents like bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, and labdanum fit within this group.
There is a top note, a middle note, and a base note in every fragrance. The part of the fragrance that will last the longest is the base note, whereas the top note fades more quickly. During the winter months, you want to invest in a fragrance that features base notes that are especially long-lasting.
Sandalwood, patchouli, or vanilla are frequently found in the base notes of perfumes worn during the colder winter months. These notes help perfumes perform better and longer while giving the sensation of warmth and coziness that we have mentioned before.
Light and transitory smells are reserved for the spring and summer seasons. For the cooler months of the year, it is generally advised that you choose an Eau de Parfum (EDP) rather than an Eau de Toilette or Eau de Cologne.
These fragrances have a higher concentration of the actual perfume oils and are therefore significantly more intense and longer lasting. While that can get overwhelming in the summer heat, it can add a sense of warmth to your cold winter days.
Our skin is usually drier in the winter. Therefore fragrances tend to lose their potency more quickly than they do in the spring and summer. The smell will linger longer if you choose a stronger scent.
If everything else fails…
Some people just don’t enjoy heavy fragrances. And if you are one of those people, I would simply suggest sticking with your favorite summertime scent.
Yes, citrusy and fresh fragrances don’t perform as well in the winter, however, if you spend most of your time inside, where the temperatures are pretty much the same throughout the whole year, why not continue wearing your adored “Light Blue” perfume even throughout the winter holidays?
Although light and fresh perfumes do not fit the conventional mold of winter fragrances, who says that you have to give them up once the temperatures start to drop?
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