Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Solstice 2015 Scents

The first day of winter. Time to bring out the cold relief brigade.

1. L'Agent by Agent Provocateur
A deep dark incense with hints of leather. Use this with a light hand even in cold weather but when worn properly this is a gorgeous spicy resinous incense on me.

2. Ambre Narguile by Hermes
The most deliciously calorific apple pie tobacco amber out there. I am always reminded of Moroccan pastries when I wear this.

3. Kenzo Amour Le Parfum
A hot cold incense on a bed of warm basmati rice pudding with hints of stewed cherries. Comforting, enveloping, and serene.

4. Burberry Brit Red
A tart opening of bright rhubarb followed by creamy vanilla and hints of spices. An utter party scent.

5. Chanel Bois des Iles
The closest Chanel has ever gotten to gourmand territory and even then that is very little. A sensual classic sandalwood meets sparkling aldehydes and has hints of French pain d'epices. Supporting the act carnations, cloves, and hints of peaches of bergamot. One of the most elegant and femme wood scents ever created.

6. Calligraphy Rose by Aramis
Utterly baroque and sumptuous, Calligraphy Rose is a caramelized rose and amber. Decadent is the game of this one.

7. Oppoponax by Les Nereides
Like the glow of well polished wood. Lovely stuff in cold weather just enough powder and resin to keep you through the day.

8. No. 19 Warm Carrot by Cognoscenti
I adore this mesmerizing spicy carrot scent. Perfect in chilly weather, it is luminous, sensual, and calm.

9. L de Lolita Lempicka pure parfum
The scent of oranges, cinnamon, and vanilla in a nest of immortelle. An instant mood brightener and a delicious gourmand.

10. Traversee du Bosphore by L'Artisan
A lipstick rose scent that meets tobacco and suede.

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marzipan said...

Oh I love Brit Red!

I am wearing Pacifica's homage to winter solstice ...Avalon Juniper with notes of juniper berries, heliotrope and grapefruit. Sadly it was discontinued and I am down to my last bottle so I only wear it on Winter solstice....

Jennifer Koth said...

Brit Red is such a fun scent! So glad I have a bottle.

To this day I regret that I never smelled Avalon Juniper. Perfect scent for Winter Solstice.

I ended up going with Kenzo Amour Le Parfum

Neyon said...

Ooh I love love love the sound of virtually all of these; just going to save this article as a collection of mini-poetry!

Jennifer Koth said...

Thank you! :-).