Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ten Best Perfumes For Winter

It is time to swap your summer fragrance for one that is more fitting with the days which are growing shorter and colder. In winter your perfume will develop more slowly and last much longer than it will when worn on a hot day. Winter perfumes gravitate towards bolder, warmer and intense smell. They are confident and potently feminine, rich and spicy, sexy and musky and romantic and sensuous.

These are the best hand-picked perfumes in no particular order that will make you smell divine with an air of sophistication while easily warming up the winter chill.
So get a whiff of these 10 most fabulous PERFUMES to smell delectable this WINTER.

1. Serpentine by Roberto Cavalli - A floral ambery fragrance with sultry oriental notes, Top Notes: mango flower, mandarin and artemisia; Middle Notes: tahitian tiare, violet leaves, black pepper; Dry Down: sandalwood, tolu balm and amber. It is rich, exotic, sensual, bold, sophisticated and a dangerous love affair. This is definitely a "not your average bear" eau de parfum- it isn't the sweet light/green or tropical florals we see so much lately. The opening note is a bit strong but it starts smelling even better as the time goes by. Just a little whiff goes a long way. You are sure to be complimented everytime you spritz this heavenly perfume (I always have been). Winter is a perfect time to choose a richer, fuller fragrance and this scores on both. Definitely recommended.
Word of caution: not for women who only like sweet, soft smells.
2. Delices de Cartier by Cartier - The dark red flacon, inspired by a Cartier brooch, is gorgeous and glistens like a jewel. The fragrance features frozen morello cherry, bergamot, pink, white and yellow jasmine, pink pepper, freesia, violet, tonka beans, amber and sandalwood. With a floral-fruity smell, the perfume is definitely richer with a beautiful harmony amongst the floral, fruity and ambery facets. The mix of fuity and woody fragrance smells divine and it is lighter than what you would expect from the House of Cartier. Key note: it lasts all day.

3. Organza by Givenchy - Blanketed with cinnamon, cedar, patchouli, vanilla and amber notes ORGANZA is sensual, vibrant, and composed of strength, it is not the smell of a little girl, or some flirty teenager. It is womanly. A super-strong but truly feminine perfume; even a little goes long way. Organza is sure to awaken your senses in the midst of the cold season. Don’t be shy - dazzle in dawn or dusk with this sensual perfume.

4. L'or de Torrente by Torrente - You will love the bottle of L'or, it is conventionally gorgeous; created by Herve Van Der Straeten. In fact it was the bottle that first compelled me to buy the perfume, but soon I loved the smell too. It is delicious and perfect for winters. A blend of black currant along with tangerine, hints of coffee, rose, vanilla, orchid and invaluable wood. L'or de Torrente is perfect for evening wear though does not last very long but long enough to last the evening.

5. 212 by Carolina Herrera - Every woman who has a love affair with Perfumes will surely have a bottle of 212. A long-lasting, off beat, light floral fragrance with musk undertones. An exciting fragrance experience that wraps the wearer in an intriguing veil of femininity and confidence - live life in the moment. Its light floral scent can last all day and provide mellow musky undertones for those intimate moments. I will call it a timeless fragrance for all seasons. This enticing fragrance is perfect for any time of day.

6. Euphoria by Calvin Klien - The sensual, rich tone of Euphoria makes it a must-have addition to your perfume's winter wardrobe. It has an addictive oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature. The mix generates a spicy smell perfect for the winter.

7. Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb - Need a little luxury in a bottle cut like a multi-faceted diamond? This ultra-floral fragrance is just your pick. An all time classic, Flowerbomb is a high end scent with a mélange of creamy florals (jasmine, orchid, freesia, orange blossom, rose) resting on a warm base of patchouli and vanilla. The soft sweetness of Flowerbomb does not require effort to wear and its plush smell is not too brash or loud. Full-bodied and robust, it's for headstrong gals with a soft side. The perfect winter pick-me-up.

8. Romance by Ralph Lauren - Ralph Lauren has a range of one of the best scents ever and Romance is no different. Romance evokes the timeless essence of falling in love. The sensual essence of velvety woods, extravagant florals and seductive musk will definitely flower you with compliments. A refreshing fragrance that is sexy yet subtle and sophisticated (not too strong not too sweet), something that you can wear to visit your boyfriend's parents the first time (I read the boyfriend part in a magazine and really liked the idea).

9. Elle by Yves Saint Lauren - Love the smell; unpredictable and unique. A recent addition in the perfume market, Elle is the essence of femininity which embodies Yves Saint Laurent. A vibrantly feminine, audacious fragrance that blends dazzling floral and woody notes, including peony, pink berries and patchouli. It lasts longer and is perfect for this part of the winter, dramatic, nothing understated and beautiful.

10. Chance by Chanel - What I like about this fragrance is that it is a younger, fresher, floral fragrance from Chanel and a nice diversion from their usual heavy, overpowering scents. One of those perfumes that women of all ages can wear. Sounds contrasting? It will make you smell younger yet sophisticated, rich yet heavenly.

Here is a tip on how and where to wear perfume on your body?
Always apply perfume starting with lower body and working your way up to the top.
- A small amount of the perfume should be applied first on the pulse points of your body including inner wrists, inside of your elbows, behind knees and ears. The pulse helps to send out the scents.
- Spraying a little perfume into the air and walk straight into it helps diffuse perfume over the body.

Never rub wrists together after applying perfume. It will weaken and crush the smell. Consider using the same fragrance in various products including bath gel, body lotion, after bath spray and finally apply perfume, perhaps using stronger EDP Spray at the end. Absolutely do not apply perfume to jewelry. It may damage jewelry.


  1. Elle by YSL is great, love the smell n teh pink bottle. hve worn to offic n was asked by many colleagues wht perfume am wearin. hve heard bout Viktor and Rolf flowerbomb, but nt sure where to find them in india

  2. Marc Jacob's new perfume Daisy is too good. the bottle is awesome.

    YSL's elle is very gud, I love the smell. Its quite spicy.

  3. davidoff cool water deserves a mention here................

  4. Its great that I found your blog its so interesting! Well ,I am not good for a fragrance descriptions but I wanted to have a perfume collections.


  5. Chloe (New) EDP is one of the most awesome perfumes for woman. It is easily the best

  6. What about Chanel no. 5?? Its rich its elegant and its just beautiful fragrance

  7. My all time favourite is Estee lauder Pleasure series!!

  8. i love chanel chance and chanel aLLure ... its awesome....

  9. I have never use this perfume number 7 and I think this is a nice scent to use soon. I really love floral scents! :)
    pheromone cologne

  10. the best so far is DKNY limited edition :)


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