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    Default What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    With Christmas getting closer (call me crazy but I've already started listening to Christmas songs occasionally) I was wondering which perfumes give you that warm, nostalgic, happy smell that is reminiscent of Christmas - winter. Viking and TF Tobacco Vanille bring this feeling out for me, especially Viking as it smells like cinnamon to me. What are your thoughts and choices for the upcoming season?

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    English Laundry Windsor pour Homme (2016) - Mulled wine and tobacco.

    Franck Boclet Tobacco (2014) - A more expensive-smelling Tobacco Vanille with the "Christmas" factor amped up.

    Michael Kors Michael for Men (2001) - Dried fruits, boozy plum, and tobacco.

    Robert Graham Fortitude (2016) - Boozy, honeyed amber with some harsh patchouli and dry tobacco leaf. Warmth with a little smoky bite

    Tom Ford for Men Extreme (2007) - Decadence in a bottle. A vaguely chocolatey blend of fig, cedar, patchouli, and truffle.

    West Third Brand Tobacco 1812 (201?) - Mint, tobacco, honey, and cacao.
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    I think it was Caron Pour Un Homme that made me think of distilled Christmas wreath? lol (It's actually a lavender vanilla scent..don't ask!) lol

    Also, "Frasier Fir" from Thymes. And all evergreen scents pretty much!

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    Tabac Rouge (Phaedon)

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    More than any other, Serge Lutens La Fille en Aiguilles. Pine, stewed fruit, incense, resins...

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    Yes, la fille en aiguilles is perfect for Christmas
    Burberry London too
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    Le cherche midi no 30
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    Terre de Hermes Hermes
    Bel Ami Hermes
    Eau de Hermes
    MKK Serge lutens
    MEM Bogue
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    In addition to the above mentioned La fille en aguille and Egoiste, I'm also thinking warm gourmands like Lubin Korrigan.

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    Burberry London like many others have said. Piney spice.

    I can also see where the above two are coming from with the chanel egoiste as it has a kind of fruity Christmas spice vibe going on.

    I also think Musc Ravageur is evocative of the holidays with its warm musk, clove/cinnamon/vanilla and other Christmas spices. Wish that one were a lot cheaper!

    Another one I’ll throw in is the original john varvatos. Warm mulling spices and plum.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    More than any other, Serge Lutens La Fille en Aiguilles. Pine, stewed fruit, incense, resins...
    +1 By far the most Christmas vibe. Also Slumberhouse Norne has that same feel.
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    Among others already mentioned, Tom Ford Sahara Noir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMan'sOldSpice View Post
    John Varvatos Vintage
    Burberry London
    I'll go with these....and also go in a different direction.
    A lot of fragrances are given as gifts during Christmas. So apart from the actual smell of a scent, I often associate the memory of receiving or giving a certain fragrance with the holidays. Drakkar reminds me of Christmas because my brother would always get a bottle almost every year. My bottle of Curve and Chanel Allure remind me of this as well as they were holiday gifts.
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    Tabac Rouge (Phaedon)
    An improved version of Tobacco Vanille.

    In addition to London, I'll add Guerlain Tonaka Imperiale and Dior Feve Delicieuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    An improved version of Tobacco Vanille.
    Yep. Tabac Rouge is the best of the Tobacco Vanille descendants.

    But I think the Boclet feels a bit more properly Christmasy than either TV or TR just because the dried fruit vibe is stronger.
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    +1 to FdA, but I wear it perhaps once every year. It would be a much better ambient scent than personal perfume to my nose.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by capt. carl View Post
    I also think Musc Ravageur is evocative of the holidays with its warm musk, clove/cinnamon/vanilla and other Christmas spices. Wish that one were a lot cheaper!
    This is one I'll definitely bring out around that time of year. Works really well.

    I have plenty more to wear around then - BR540 seems to fit the season for me somehow. Also Chanel Egoiste and a few other warmer woods and ambers.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Burberry London. Not only because it smells a bit like glögi, which is a traditional Christmas drink around these parts, but also because I only wear it during the holidays. Makes the association so much stronger.

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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Not that they necessarily smell literally Christmasy, but Caron fragrances like Parfum Sacre and Farnesiana evoke festive winter holidays to me. Something about the formal, special vibe they project.
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    Polo by Ralph Lauren. The pine aspect does it for me.
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    Default Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    For me Christmas smells like incense, both the stuff they used to burn in church (raised Catholic) and my parents had a little wooden house/skier that they would burn incense cones in. So I often find myself reaching for Lush's Icon and this winter I imagine Beaufort's Vi et Armis will get a fair few wears.

    I also like spicey, although not explicitly gourmand scents, around the holidays - Penhaligon's Paithani was this scent for me last year.
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    For me -- Tobacco Vanille

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