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    Default Cold Weather Fragrances

    So, the chill is finally upon us... and I'm finding myself longing for something deep and spicy and warm, to carry me through the cold. Lucky me, Parfum Sacre is great for cold weather. I actually find that most of the Carons I've tried are at their best in the cold... I can't think of Aimez Moi without thinking of how sweetly romantic it is when I'm walking through the autumnal chill with my love, and the smoke and civet I originally found off-putting in Narcisse Noir were hypnotic when I went out Christmas shopping in freezing weather.

    So, what about you? What fragrances do you find are at their best when the thermometer drops?

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    Rose, Apricot, Violet, Leather, Iris, Blackberry, Saffron, Musk, Incense

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    Well I'm brand new here and diving headlong into each new smell and it just turned cold on the Carolina Beaches and today I have three answers for everything!: Arabie; Cuir Mauresque and Le Baisir de Dragon

    Hope this helps! :bounce:
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    Yes, Baiser is a wonderful cold-weather scent, even though it itself has some cool touches to it (I find vetiver cool). I go even warmer with opoponax scents and even something like Jicky.

    Do not care for heavy, brown orientals, although these would certainly fit into this category.

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    In addition to those already mentioned, I'd like to add Lolita Lempika and Omnia. The Kiss of the Dragon, I'll wear in any weather because like Paisley mentioned, it does have some cool touches to it.

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    I really LOVE Angel in cool weather. I've just started wearing it again and love how it wraps around me and comforts me.

    My other favorites for cool weather are:
    Samsara, Initial, Mauboussin, Trouble,
    Euphoria, Allure Sensuelle, Gucci Eau de Parfum,
    Présence d'Une Femme, Flowerbomb
    all of them are far better in cool weather for me as opposed to in the heat of the summer.
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    One of the few thing I enjoy with living in Scandinavia is that we are blessed with cold weather for almost six months a year. That means I can wear my beloved cold-weather-fragrances often! My current favorites are Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Creed Angélique Encens and Shiseido Féminité de Bois.

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    Smile Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    I'm new here, but I love many of the scents listed. A few cold weather scents I wear are Aqaba, Cristobal, SL Ambre Sultan, Anne Pliska, Fragonard's Reve Indien...just to name a few!!

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    Just bought Youth Dew Amber Nude and it has a wonderful "mince pie" top note
    on me -ginger, raisins, and ... orange juicy??? Wouldn't use this one when the temp is above 50F.

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    In this part of the world, winter temperature here rarely falls below 10 degrees celsius (50 Fahrenheit). Thanks to global warming, we are still in the 20s bracket. I'd wish we have cooler temperature so that I can wear something more flamboyant more often i.e. Gucci EdP, Angel, Opium, Hypnotic Poison, Nanadebary Bronze, Bandit... (These are the ones I would wear in winter)
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    Rich, warm Orientals and Gourmands:
    Angel, Ambre Sultan, Arabie, Borneo 1834, Burnt Sugar, Chêne, Chergui, Coco, Dinner by Bobo, Fumerie Turque, Impérial Opoponax, L'Heure Bleue, Loukhoum, Luctor et Emergo, Mauboussin, Nuit de Noël, Sables, Shalimar, Spicy Cocoa, Sublime, Tea for Two, Un Bois Vanille, Vol de Nuit, Wood Coffee...
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    I don't usually like FdBois in the summer but in winter it's just perfect. I like Cocoon for spraying on the bedsheets on a snowy night, too. SL Chergui is good in winter but I'm in the minority, I love it on a hot sunny day, too.
    Currently wearing: Touaregh by Il Profumo

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    I see you have Burberry Brit in your wardrobe, this is one of my favourites for winter.

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    You also have SJP Lovely in your wardrobe, djuna. It is another one not yet mentioned who is working very well in cold weather, IMO.

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    I'm Baby, I just now registered here, but I have Red Door, Shalimar, Opium that I love to wear around Christmas and when it's cold

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    I tend to favour spicy and warm scents...just right for colder weather Some of my winther favourites are Trouble,Le Baiser du dragon,Coco,Shalimar and Opium fleur imperiale(even though it's a summer edition)

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    Hi Baby, welcome.

    I remember wearing Opium around the holidays

    I think Habanita is a great cold weather scent - it is a bit too strong on me when the heat makes it ripen, but for chilly days and nights it seems to stay closer to the skin and radiate warmth.
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

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    Le BAISER BAISER BAISER du Dragon, Coco, Farnesiana, Immortelle l'Amour :bounce:
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    Default Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    Of the ones I own, I like to wear Angel, Samsara, Coco Mademoiselle and Mitsouko in cold weather only.

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    Cold weather scents?
    I love:

    Bal a Versailles
    Le Heure Bleue
    Cristobal (parfum)
    Burberry Brit
    Narcisse Noir
    Parfum Sacre
    Youth Dew (and Amber Nude)
    Hypnotic Poison
    Oscar de Renta (parfum)
    AL's Midnight Violet
    Black Cashmere
    Le Baiser du Dragon

    Although these are probably best worn in the fall and winter, I do wear most of them all-year round, or when the mood suits!
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    Djuna i've already started a topic on this subject today (Freezing cold weather scents)

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    I forgot to add Jasmin Full to my list! Yum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    Djuna i've already started a topic on this subject today (Freezing cold weather scents)
    Djuna's thread was started December 9, 2006 kewart.
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    I have been sneaking in spritzes of my new Le Labo Santal 33 which I picked up fresh brewed in Toronto this summer. Oh, it's lovely.
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    I love Oud Wood and Wind Wood in the cooler months.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Although I wear it during all seasons - people say Burberry London performs especially well in colder weather.
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    Default Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    when the temperature drops my hubby warms me up

    Hubby = CD Oud Ispahan
    Currently wearing: Roses Musk by Panah London

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    Silver Mountain Water, or any of the SMW alternates (Hamptons, Boise Fruite, Mefisto, Al Rehab Silver) cut through cold weather like a knife. Kind of surprising, but true.
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    My favorite cold weather perfume is MFK Oud Cashmere Mood. I adore it

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