OK, let’s face it. Autumn is full-on, winter won’t be far behind and the holiday crush will be here before we know it, and 101 (or more) things will be vying for our every waking minute. So reach for your old faithful fragrances, your go-to scents that smell good, and even better, make you feel good this time or year, without being fussy or demanding.
What’s that scent you grab without a second thought, when you’re tired of exploring new scents or you’re just not up to getting a vial or split of the latest thing? Especially on those hectic days when there seems to be little to no time to thoroughly test something new.
No surprise that I tend to opt for cozy and snuggly, as many of you here in the Northern Hemisphere do this time of year. My favorite go-to fragrances for fall and winter include the angora-soft warmth of Costes 2, the slightly sexy and mysterious Byredo’s Gypsy Water (waves to Portia who had a fabulous review of it last month), L’Artisan’s sadly discontinued Tea for Two, and as I’ve mentioned before, Tom Ford’s Shanghai Lily: a versatile beauty that I’m finding works well in almost any situation.
For great date night go-to scents, I can’t go wrong with Chanel’s Coromandel or the original Coco. They are so gorgeously dependable and have a bit more va-va-room to them. I know I will feel wonderful wearing either one, although I do try to apply these with a lighter touch.
And a bonus: Any lingering traces of the above scents just before bedtime can’t help but bring sweet dreams.
What are your favorite standbys, your most reached for go-to scents? I know you all will mention some great ones that I forgot, and also will have some new ones for us to try.