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Winter (2014)
by Dasein


Winter information

Year of Launch2014
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerSam Rader

About Winter

The company say:

[The] fragrance aims to evoke the soul of the winter season--the transition of making your way through cold forest night air into a haven of warmth and merriment with friends, which leaves you feeling wonderfully at peace. That journey is concretized in the top notes of bright conifers (spruce & pine), which shift and warm into the heart note of cardamom spice, and finally settle into a base of soft lavender.

Winter fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Winter

Winter smells exactly like Christmas. I am a bit disappointed in the syrup quality, it would have been so much better if sheer and less sweet. Instead it gives the impression of those Christmas tree car fresheners that dangle from the rear view mirror. Actually, those smell better. A better comparison is a Yankee Christmas candle, but made with better materials. I am giving it a neutral review because I can see how some people would find this enjoyable. Just too sweet and syrupy for me.
06th January, 2019
This is the fragrance that actually got me into this hobby recently. I was looking for a fragrance that "smelled like Christmas", which in my mind means spruce, pine, and fir trees. After some Google searches, I found Dasein Winter (and Winter Nights which doesn't seem to be on BN yet) and did a blind buy.

I wore it daily through the coldest part of the year and loved every moment of it. I dream of living in the mountains, or at least somewhere that has trees some day (which I don't now), and this was like being surrounded by a forest all day/night.

Plus, the longevity was amazing... I could smell it on myself at the end of the day and my coat would smell like it the next morning when I'd put it on. The sillage wasn't as enormous as I thought it would be and my coworker had to get really close to smell it, which that's fine with me since the conifer/lavender combo is so good in my opinion that I don't care if anyone else gets to smell it.

The Winter Nights version is good as well, but adds some sweet smokiness to it like you're sitting around a campfire. Worth checking out as well.
28th February, 2017
Winter is the first creation by Dasein Fragrance that I've had the pleasure to try and it does not disappoint. It's pleasantly dominated by spruce and pine, a fresh woody delight that does remind one of winter, at least in much of North America, where such trees are widely found.

The lavender adds to the freshness and the cardamom essentially comprises the spiciness, but Winter remains subdued by the woody duo that make up most of the scent profile.

The use of pine rings similar to that of Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache, but certainly CH is dramatically sweeter due to a pronounced strawberry note, whereas Winter is milder and slightly spicy due to the cardamom.

Winter performs above average for an EDP, and at $95 for 50ml is not a bad value at all as it's very wearable for women and men alike. In my collection it would prove a bit redundant as I already have a love Cape Heartache, but I'd encourage others to try out Winter as it does have a similar Christmas tree candle reminiscent vibe about it. Still, I'd call Winter a "like" not a "love," as the gap between it and the blend of CH is substantial.

7 out of 10
17th January, 2017
harper Show all reviews
United States
another iso-e super heavy fragrance -- this one amounting to an exact replica of comet detergent.
if you have ever pined to smell like comet, do get this by all means. i will pass.
09th January, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Walking through a winter forest amongst spruce and pine trees - that is the gist of the top notes, and they are very convincingly done. A bit strange, are rarely encountered these two species closely mixed in a forest, but artistic licence creates olfactory harmony here. The spruce conjures up connotations of Christmas Trees, of course. The drydown delivers the cardamom, strong but not overwhelming on my skin, and fitting in nicely with the wood notes.

The second half is clearly dominated by a strong, clean lavender, which develops in a gradual crescendo to take over the base eventually. Initially bright, it turns a touch darker and woodsier with time, but never develops any sort of powderiness or soapiness on me. A modern lavender.

The performance is excellent, with moderate sillage, very good projection and a stupendous fourteen hours of longevity on me. A lovely creation and of ingredients of very good quality. 3.5/5.
08th December, 2015
Why? On me, the cardamom dominates and wipes out the coniferous and lavender notes. Caradmom is a nice, aromatic spice in itself. But it wasn't why I sought out this scent. The note gives a foody aspect. And this I find a bit hackneyed -- it is possible to walk through a cool forest without munching on Christmas cake.
Conifers are brief, acceptable but not outstanding. Lavender is also acceptably camphoraceous but that too is brief.
The scent is not terrible, it is cool and spicy at the same time.
It has no suggestion of anything green in it.
12th April, 2015

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