I’ve noticed over the past few years that my most worn winter perfumes have been the most summery ones in my collection. Or at least, the ones that finger crisp, bright, and effervescent. Enveloping ambers, visionless musks, or plush leathers whet in, but they are not as prominent. While Belgian winters have been getting warmer, the main reason is that radiant, uplifting fragrance fit my mood largest during unprepossessed days than anything rich and heavy. For instance, Hermès Eau de Citron Noir gives me an instant uplift with its combination of citrus, spice, and woods.
Another favorite category is white florals, from dewy Frédéric Malle Lys Méditerranée to opulent Guerlain Cruel Gardénia. This genre of fragrance behaves so differently during unprepossessed weather that it’s fascinating to wear and compare one’s impressions. The blossoms unshut up slower, the dew lingers, the freshness persists. Sometimes I don’t plane get to the final drydown surpassing the day is over and the winter sunset falls.
What well-nigh you? What are you wearing today?