I always enjoy participating in joint blog projects as they make me organize my thoughts on a certain subject and it’s fun to take a look back and see what my top winter perfumes and other stuff wore.
Thanks to Helg of the Perfume Shrine, today you can check some of the winter favorites both here and on the other participating blogs (the list is below). 🙂
So, in no particular order, this winter I’ve been enjoying the Voluspa Winesap Apple Spice candle in the evenings. I light the candle, and curl in my favourite armchair with a book. This winter has seriously sapped my energy levels (not the weather, but the period) so this is my way of relaxing and enjoying some down time.
On the plus side, when the candle burns out, I will have a beautiful cup to put in some of my favourite decants. 🙂
This winter, I also found out that if one is to go by perfumes, I had a completely wrong idea of what India smells like.
I have been lucky to test the Neela Vermeire perfumes (proper reviews to come soon) and I was completely taken by surprise by the perfume interpretation of India.
For some reason I thought that all the spices and notes will turn into an oriental perfume fullbodied and heavy.
Instead, what I found is the warm, summer air saturated with all kinds of smells but at the same time breezy and light-hearted. I can’t wait to be able to wear them once the weather turns slightly warmer, I believe the cold we are having these days would kill their light happiness.
And that brings me to the fact that this winter, I’m all for warm and sweet when it comes to my perfumes, so I’m wearing vanillas and ambers and Shalimar in the evenings.
L’Artisan’s Vanilia and L’Eau d’Ambre, MdO Vanille, Un Bois Vanille by SL and of course, Ambre Sultan.
Among all these ambers and vanillas, a strange little cinnamony gem also found its place – Un Crime Exotique.
Those are my go-to scents when I want to feel wrapped up in my little warm cocoon where the world can’t get me (and they work rather well in that context).
As does my first ever cashmere sweater! 🙂 Ok, so I might be late to that party but I just never thought there is a type of wool out there that could work with my extremely sensitive skin when it comes to clothing texture. Not to mention that the price wasn’t exactly making me eager to buy one.
All I can say is, I might not be buying cashmere sweaters regularly, but they will slowly start appearing more and more in my wardrobe.
And last but not least, my list of top stuff couldn’t be complete without a mention of an alcoholic beverage. 😉
This winter I discovered my favourite cognac and cognac house. Not that I’ve tried many but Frapin are my clear favourite. Not surprising though as I love their perfumes a lot as well (if they can make such great perfumes, imagine what they can do with cognacs which they’ve been making for 20 generations).
And here are my fellow participating bloggers with their thoughts on winter favourites:
The Non Blonde
I smell therefore I am
Under the Cupola
Waft by Carol
Apples and wine pic by http://www.gasparic-pejzazi.com/