Like you, the weather plays a big role in my decision of what to wear for the day.
so I don't grab another spring/summer scent in morning haste. I wore Bleu de Chanel today and it's just out of place. I think I will put away my fresh scents for the time being until spring arrives. I've never done this before, but it seems appealing to me.
I know many on here don't wear scents based upon seasons/weather but I always have. Tonight I will attempt the big split.
TF Noir de Noir
TF Italian Cypress
YSL Rive Gauche
Frapin Caravelle Epicee
Bleu de Chanel
Bond No. 9 ILNY for Father's
Follia di Aquarama d'Ulta
Creed Royal Water
Last edited by ChuckW; 25th January 2014 at 02:22 PM.
Like you, the weather plays a big role in my decision of what to wear for the day.
I tend to let the weather lead my choices also but I don't split my collection.
I might do something similar to you, which is make certain fragrances exclusive for winter/colder fall wear.
The reason why is this example : Eau des Baux. I bought it late summer and wore in october when the weather was still mild, and everytime i wore it, it gave me a headache. I took breaks then came back to it after weeks, still same outcome. I was seriously considering giving it away.
Then today i decided to wear for the first time since the weather got colder and it was perfect. Finally i was enjoying every single whiff of it.
It's true that one should wear fragrances depending on mood, but sometimes weather plays a big role in my opinion....
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I tend to organize my collection so that, from left to right, it looks like this: Daytime Casual, Daytime Formal, Versatile Fragrances (day/night), Night-time casual, Night-time Formal. I'm not really into the whole "seasons" thing as the "occasion" is what matters most to me.
You have it broken down pretty good.
Weather doesn't play a huge role in what I wear, but I definitely don't wear the citrus stuff in winter. It does seem out of place to me and almost a waste.
Last summer I wore 2 sprays of Tobacco Vanille. I thought I was going to die!
I wish I could go seasonal but since it's 81 degrees here today the so-called winter fragrances don't make sense. The High End has a good breakdown.
Last edited by Trilby Lark; 13th January 2014 at 08:07 PM.
Would bump Terre D'Hermes to the Fall/Winter rotation. Although appropriate for Spring/Summer, seems to pop in coldish weather.
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I think one has to decide what works for him/her. Chuck, you seem to have found the right division that works well for you. It looks like it was well thought out IMO.
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I put away my warm weather scents this evening. I think I will enjoy this actually. My winter wardrobe will finally get a decent workout. I'll switch them out in April. That's when it warms up here.
BTW ChuckW, that's a nice looking collection you've got. How do you like TF Italian Cypress? I'm on a never-ending quest to find an alternative to the discontinued AdP Cipresso di Toscana (Tuscan Cypress)...
Be careful putting away your non - season frags, it may make you think you need to purchase more.
I also wear scents based on season, maybe I will look into shelving the out of season one's. Its a good idea, because you cannot grab the wrong one and also enables your scents to be stored correctly when not in use.
The only thing I'm finding as a measure of keeping certain fragrances off the spray-today list, is the weather. If it's really hot out, I am not going to wear a heavy fragrance. No dark moss. No thick leather. No syrupy oud.
Otherwise, I don't mind spraying on a lighter scent during winter months. It's just that heat of the summer... that's the time that really keeps certain fragrances at bay.
If some fragrances definitely feel relegated to certain times of the year for you, by all means there's nothing wrong with handling them in whatever way that suits you. But just because a season changes, I don't think it means you should banish some of your favorites because of it. Wear them whenever you feel like it, as long as the outside conditions are compatible.
Last edited by cytherian; 14th January 2014 at 12:16 PM.
Very simple heavy ones for fall/winter...light fresh ones for Spring/summer...obviously there is always some that transcend spectrum of seasons and are stars that shine at any time and moment Like per se Royal oud...peace
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I have now updated the list to reflect where I have split them. The summer scents are now in my closet away from light and heat. Himalaya, Rive Gauche and Caravelle Epicee are year around for me and they will stay in the rotation.
This now represents my entire full-size bottle collection.
BTW, my active rotation scents for winter are on my dresser in my bedroom, also away from light and heat.
used to believe in seasons (and still do)..then wore Giorgio for Men on a hot summer day.. and I saw THE TRUTH!
Good job on the list Chuck. Well-thought out and sensible. I'm a bit less organized, but I do give thought to the scent I'm wearing each day. However, I almost always go with what suits my mood or the occasion over the season. It just works for me.
I'm going to echo some of the others here and suggest, if you haven't already done so, that you try TdH in the fall. to me, it works just as well in the cooler months as it does in spring or summer.
Looks perfect, Chuck. I (mentally) divvy my scents by season as well, and although this may seem a bit odd, I find it builds up a certain amount of "anticipation." For instance, right now in the middle of winter, I look at all those bright, citrus-y frags and absolutely can't wait to drench myself in them come summertime.
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I need to do this. Even with just 40 bottles I get overwhelmed trying to figure out what to grab.
This is working out great for me! I am actually wearing some scents twice a week now. I feel much better about my collection and I'm getting good use out of it now. I have 13 bottles in my active rotation and it makes my SOTD selection a more enjoyable process. For once, this is a decision that's working out perfectly.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my collection. Then divide them into "mood" (dark, light, fresh, skanky, etc.)
very nice, I like it!
I also tend to use TdH on spring/summer.
This feels like a very natural thing to do. It also shows me on a daily basis how many scents I own that cover this season, and the coming warmer months as well (when I peek at the "summer" tray in my closet).
The weird effect it is having is that I am a lot more satisfied with my current collection. I only have two scents on my wish list and my current drobe is down to about 26 in all, year around.
So all in all, I'm getting a lot more than I bargained for in a very positive way.
While certain frags lend themselves to certain seasons, It's not a big issue for me. I work in an air con office and drive to work.
I may pay more attention to seasonality at the weekends.
I also like to split my fragrances by season, but there are several that are truly appropriate for all seasons. From your list, I would say BdC is good for fall/winter day and spring/summer evenings and both Himalaya and TdH work well during the fall/winter days and spring/summer days. I also find that splitting up my collection helps me not to get overwhelmed when picking out a fragrance. Sometimes when there are too many choices, it is easy just to grab the fist bottle in sight.
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