Five Scents for Winter 2022
The temperatures dropped below 40 degrees here in Texas this week which means we’ve finally reached that long-awaited season where we can bring out some of heavier winter fragrances. Certain notes just carry better when the air is cooler, and some notes just feel more wintry. A lot of these have been languishing in our perfume cabinet just waiting to be worn and we’re excited to bring them out to play.
This was our first love from Alessandro Gualtieri’s line, Orto Parisi, and it makes a bold statement when there's a chill in the air. Like all of his creations, the notes are unlisted but what we get is smoke, amber, pine, wet earth, leather. A powerful fragrance that will linger long on any coat you're wearing when you spray it, this is an unforgettable sexy tar & char concoction unlike anything else on the market.
Imagine an intensely green pine tree sap infused with incense and cardamom. It’s so green it verges on psychedelic and conjures the memories of frostbitten cheeks on a snowy December walk in the woods upstate. That is DS & Durga’s Amber Teutonic, a big winter favorite of ours. It is one of my own favorite scents to wear working in my studio in the colder months, something about the cool incense notes promotes diligence and endurance in my studio work ethic, so I put it on for long-haul stretches of work.
Another excellent pine scent that riffs on the classic perfume Eau D’Hadrien from French perfume house Goutal. The lemon and lime here are lush and tart against the sharp cool pine notes. Its an addictive combination against a background of dense spicy woodsy notes, and all of this is so well-blended as to still be light and airy, like sunshine cresting over the top of a forest in early November. Bois D’Hadrien is great choice for office and daily wear in the colder months.
The smell of reading an old leather-bound book in a motorcycle bar off the beaten highway path. Deep industrial notes of asphalt and leather are dusted with the delicate powdery paper-ish notes of lemon and orris. This fragrance is a clash of jarringly disparate elements, but bottled in this fragrance seem somehow like they were always destined to meet. A great fragrance for hanging out at your local hometown dive bar this Christmas.
An easy wearing fragrance that conjures everything we love about fall: a scent that feels like having coffee in an old bookstore, old fashioneds by the fire, and holiday shopping on a brisk afternoon. Warm sweet notes of amber, vanilla, and nutmeg are grounded with a bit of patchouli and sandalwood. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser for the holidays.