Five top winter fragrances
Cold weather demands a change in your cologne choices .
As winter sets in, it’s only natural to exchange your breezy summer wardrobe for cozy, cold-weather wear. You should do the same with your perfumes. It’s time to replace the fresh citrusy scents perfect for hot summer days for warmer, woody and spicier notes to match the nip in the air. While fresh citrusy scents cool the summer blues, winter calls for roasted and caramelized flavors. Think baked apples, burnt orange peel and the ever popular and fragrant bergamot (the fragrance in black or Earl Gray Tea). In terms of fragrances, there are three categories of winter fragrances you should think of looking at.
Fragrance notes to set the winter mood .
Chypre is reminiscent of fresh, moss and leather, often overlaid with fresh citrusy top notes. However the heart and base notes are heavier and normally contain patchouli, oak moss, leather and woody notes. Fougére is a floral, woody and herbaceous fragrance note that has a heavier aroma than Chypre. It is often blended with bergamot, sandalwood and geranium. Finally, look for scents from the Oriental family. These are warm, rich, muskier and spicier scents, perfect for winter. Musky notes can include burning wood, pine, cinnamon and spicy flavors, suited to adding sizzle to cold days.
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Estee Lauder Pleasures For Men Cologne Spray is a clean, crisp fragrance that perfectly captures the energy and spirit of winter. Welcome the chill of winter with the warmth of this fresh, woodsy, refreshingly masculine scent that blends citrus and herbs with rich spices and rare woods, under laid by the spicy middle notes of pimento, coriander seed and red ginger. All clarified with a unique Sky Air Accord.
Tommy Hilfiger Eau De Prep, the new fragrance from Tommy Hilfiger, reflects a sporty, yet elegant feel of the preppy life, whether you plan a night out or a vacation. The perfume opens with a refreshing after-sailing mix of grapefruit, granadilla, clary sage and a splash of tonic water. Egyptian geranium, wet greens, white pepper, lavender absolute, juniper berry are at the heart of the fragrance while the base notes are a comfortingly manly blend of amber, woods and suede. The packaging, an elegant glass flacon with golden top and inscription, complete the classy scent.
The DKNY Be Delicious Men by Donna Karan melds the raw lushness of nature, with the powerful sophistication of the big city. With crisp, wet greens, modern woods, green apples and intoxicating coffee, it’s the perfect scent for the urbane, confident man about town who is as comfortable in the boardroom as he is singing carols with his children around the Christmas tree. What’s more, the apple bottle contours to the palm for easy and convenient spray application.
Jaguar Classic Black, was introduced in 2009 as a limited oriental cologne of classical oriental compositions and elegant style. It opens with refreshing top notes of mandarin, bitter orange and green apples. Cardamom, black tea, geranium and musk are in the heart, surrounded by refreshing marine tones. The base is made of sandalwood, cedar, moss, tonka, vetiver and musk. The perfect perfume for daytime or an evening out.
With its complex yet fresh scent, David Beckham Instinct Eau De Toilette Perfume For Men is a wonderful option for wintry days, whether you’re heading to the office or spending the day lounging with friends. It’s a heady mixture of amber, orange, Haitian vetiver, Italian bergamot, patchouli, mandarin, anise, cardamom and red pimento. Earthy and sensual yet spicily fresh. With contemporary top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and mandarin, a fragrant heart warmed with pimento and cardamom, and a sensual base of Haitian vetiver, patchouli and white amber, this is the perfect winter perfume.