Even though it hasn’t been dire around here (no ice and snow yet this season), this long-standing cold wave has me frequently rummaging through my perfume drawers (and table, and boxes, etc.) into what I call the “under-50 crowd” (50 degrees, that is) to find the warmest heating elements I’ve got.
Ambers, incense, woods, gourmands and more — let’s pull out our best, toasty personal space heaters. So far I’ve been warming to Chanel’s Coromandel and Coco, as well as Guerlain’s Encens Mythique d’Orient and (sparingly) my little scrap of MKF’s sublime Ciel de Gum. Guerlain’s Cuir Beluga is also getting some love, as is their Spiriteuese Double Vanille; and I always feel cozier in Le Labo’s Vanille 44 with its vanilla incense-y goodness.
I should probably do a complete about-face and think tropical, by pulling out some beach-worthy beauties bearing coconut, citrus, tuberose, gardenia, lily and the like. A little Kai, a little Carnal Flower or a spritz of Guerlain’s Lys Soleia to brighten things up perhaps? But I just can’t seem to bring myself to do it, alas.
What scents help you cope when the deep freeze strikes in your neck of the woods?