The winter solstice marks both the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. And for many of us, that astrological shift coincides with the coldest temperatures of the year. To offset winter’s gloom and frigid weather, we’re innately drawn to scents that remind us of holiday gatherings, cozy nights with our loved ones, and sweet treats that make us smile.
When master perfumers capture those evocative scents, they speak to our spirit and brighten the darkness. Since learning about fragrance notes can be confusing, we’ve gathered some of our favorite winter fragrances to share how they scent the season and make every day memorable for men and women alike.
Cozy Up to Spicy Scents
When the weather turns chilly, we seek warmth in our homes, workplaces, and in our fragrances. Many people are attracted to the spices associated with holiday beverages and desserts, including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger. Since men’s fragrances lean more spicy than sweet, the nutmeg and cloves dissipate shortly after application of our Black Pepper & Sandalwood Parfum for Men, leaving a rich, warm finish of vetiver, cedarwood, sandalwood, and black musk behind. Tip: Pop a bar of Sandalwood Soap into your shower and enjoy its rich, warm notes and creamy, moisturizing lather.
Warm Up with Woody Scents
In winter, we often warm the indoors with a roaring fire and light fragrant pine candles to evoke a seasonal experience. In perfume, woods are easily recognizable by their deep earthy or grassy scent and are mixed with amber, benzoin, sandalwood, tonka bean, and leather to complement their authentic scent in nature. If you’ve never worn a woody scent, try our Juniper & White Fir Soap. The combination of sweet, herbal notes and white fir give it a cheery holiday vibe as it cleanses and nourishes your skin.
For a full wood experience, complete with a bright burst of lemon and bergamot top notes, our Šfarìa Unisex Eau de Parfum settles into a long wearing, dark, creamy blend of agarwood, pine, fir, patchouli, and sandalwood.
Embrace Subtle Sweetness with Gourmand Scents
Memories are often linked to the scents we recall fondly, and fragrances that linger on holiday sweaters and winter scarves tend to evoke happiness for wearer and acquaintance alike. The base notes are key to those lingering scents. Choose an Eau de Parfum with vanilla, benzoin, and amber base notes, such as our Myscent 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Unisex Parfum. The fragrance opens with citrusy bergamot and spicy incense then evolves into a mixture of floriental and warm, sweet gourmand notes that suit men and women alike. If you appreciate vanilla but also long for complexity, try our Vaniglia Parfum for Women. It has sweet almond flower and vanilla heart notes with a warm, cozy sandalwood, amber, tonka bean, and musk base. P.S. The sweet Mediterranean scent of our White Fig & Honey Soap complements other gourmand choices beautifully.