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    I've been thinking about what scent I should get for the winter period. I would love something that imitates the winter weather (crisp and fresh), but I would also like something that reminds me of being warm by the fire when its cold and snowing outside. I've tried some fragrances but I don't really know what I'm looking for, can anyone help!? Thanks.

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    Citrus on top, woody and spicy in the base and heart may meet your requirements. Cacharel PH might work if you can handle the nutmeg note. Starts with a crisp, citrus blast with lavender moves on to a heart of nutmeg and florals and drys down to a warm, inivting woody/vetiver/musk base.

    Not excatly citrus/woody/spicy, but others to consider:
    Creed, Himalaya
    Serge Lutens, Gris Clair, Arabie, Chypre Rouge
    Bois 1920, Sushi Imperiale
    Les Nereides, Oriental Lumpur
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    Gucci Envy and Chanel Egoiste come to mind instantly..

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    Channel Egoiste
    Trumper's Sandalwood Cologne

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    What about Paul Smith London, definitely reminds me of winter...
    And Armani Code always makes me feel like I'm wrapped in warmth on cold winter nights..
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    Czech and Speake Neroli, another direction might be SL Santal de Mysore

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    Parfums de Nicolai NY makes me all cozy......
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    Perfect Winter for me:
    Santal de Mysore. Mmm.

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    Ruggles read my mind. Santal de Mysore is absolutely breathtaking and almost completely ignored around here. It is in my top 5 of all time and the only one I ever went through all of the trouble of getting a bell jar. I would also recommend L'artisan's Navigateur which is spices and wood and patchouli done in a way that always reminds me of Winter.

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    It's your "crisp and fresh" requirement that keeps me from recommending the likes of A*men, Roma Uomo, CdG EDP, Caron's fabulous Poivre, or my SOTD, Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice.

    Therefore, given the aforementioned requirement, I would recommend that you try

    Hermes Equipage
    Hermes Rocabar
    Romeo Gigli per Uomo
    SMN's Cittá di Kyoto
    (Roma Uomo is close enough that you should definitely try it)
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (+ Concentree)

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    Some nice suggestions so far. My specimens are:
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Serge Lutens - Fumerie Turque
    Shiseido - Feminité du Bois
    Etro - Messe de Minuit
    Etro - Heliotrope
    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Bvlgari - Black

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    If you want crisp and fresh but wintery----- Mazzolari by Mazzolari fresh wintery pines and so much more.

    If you want warn and cozy---------------------- JHL spicy, with a warming cognac in a snifter, while sitting by a fire.

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    All good choices.I would also consider Santal Noble MPG, and while were at it, how about Ambre Sultan SL.

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    My picks:

    Cabochard by Gres
    Bois & Musc by Serge Lutens
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    Bois Farine by L'Artisan
    Tabac Blond by Caron
    Jasmin de Nuit by The Different Company

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    Here are just a few that come to mind instantly:

    Dzongkha
    JHL
    KL pour Homme
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Gris Clair
    Burberry's for Men (original)
    Bogart pour Homme
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    i'm liking Brit in the cold weather, and Laundromat as a comfort scent. these don't really fulfill your crisp criteria though, sorry!

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    fahrenheit...you gotta turn up the heat in the winter.

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    My favorite warm winter scent is L'Artisans Tea for Two. Nice, warm, and smoky.

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    Aigner Black
    Fahrenheit
    M7
    Body Kouros
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    1. Creed Aventus
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    Divine's L'Homme Sage has that warm campfire feel to it, probably my favourtie winter scent. Another Divine scent, L'Homme de Coeur then again emulates crisp winter air, somehow.

    Other than these, MPG's Eau des Iles is out of this world winter scent, so is Piper Nigrum. These two are somewhat controversial around here, so do not count on me on this one and buy blind .
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    Gris Clair or L'eau d'Hiver
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    For me.. Gucci Envy

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    Great recommendations. Let me add Creed Epicea for "entering a log cabin with a pinewood fire burning, in a Russian winter forest" and Nicole Farhi pour homme - cool winter-woods etheral top, warm non-vanillic oriental base. Gianni Campagna Scilla e Chariddi has a nice x-massy clove note and Villoresi's Incensi is resins and cinnamon heaven. I would also strongly second Cacharel ph, Santal de Mysore, Piper Nigrum, JHL, Witness, Santal Noble...
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    I will second that emotion on many of the great spice scents mentioned above, particularly JHL, Cacharel PH and Piper Nigrum.

    The one that hasn't been mentioned so far (I think) is Caron Yatagan - a walk in the woods on a bright morning.

    I suspect my single favourite scent this winter may be Divine L'Homme Sage.

    Most of the scents above are not available to try before you buy in the UK high street. Two that are and that you should try next time you are passing Boots or Debenhams are Envy and M7 - tremendous mainstream scents.
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    Annick Goutal Sables, I can't get enough of this stuff!

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    Our first really cool fall morning happened and I wore L'Homme Sage and was impressed by how the cold air really picks up this fragrance. A great cold weather scent!

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    I've become a huge fan of Rose31 by Le Labo for winter, it has an human animalic nature to it, I find it has a goth feel to it.

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    Crisp and Fresh?

    Easy: Himalaya and Habit Rouge. ( Some would add Geir, as well )

    The second question is harder. Most any Oriental or 'Woods' scent that clicks with you might do.

    You have my full permission to check out my wardrobe

    Though I think some excellent recommendations have already been given.

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