Fragrances For… The Winter Solstice

Whereas choosing fragrances for the Winter Solstice, why not let it snow within the scents you put on? Perfumers have been impressed by frosted leaves, frozen lakes, mystical, white-tipped mountains, and all method of wintry scenes.

Just lately, we have been blanketed by snow within the U.Ok. and the countryside was like a Christmas card come to life, whereas London regarded for all of the world like a real-life Rom Com. For some time, anyway. Although stunning, snow and ice sadly trigger journey chaos, and that pristine perfection turns to gray slush earlier than lengthy. However with the Winter Solstice, we need to preserve the fun of snowy scenes alive within the scents we select…



4160 Tuesdays Doe within the Snow
A crystalline breeze brushes snowflakes on eyelashes, a world tinged white whereas consuming peach sorbet within the midst of a magical forest’s marriage ceremony feast.
From £32 for 15ml eau de parfum




Moncler Pour Femme
Within the chicest ski resort, powdered snow flecks chilly metallic, a crisp morning breeze of bringing the mountains nearer with drifts of icy flowers’ frozen petals.
£113 for 100ml eau de parfum




Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige
Now obtainable in glowing scented physique gel type, this crackles like a frost fairy’s mirror coated in face powder, coaxed from its ice layer by a flicker of candlelight.
£95 for 100ml glowing physique gel




Frederic Malle L’Eau d’Hiver
Soothing whispers of infinite consolation swirl in beautiful minimalism, a blanket of iris overlaying frosted hawthorns, radiant hedione glistening via melting icicles.
£210 for 100ml eau de toilette




Creed Silver Mountain Water
Cascading alpine streams conjured by way of chilled cassis, glowing citrus, iced tea and the mercurial illusiveness of ambergris: purity offering welcome respiratory area.
£185 for 50ml eau de parfum




Kingdom Scotland Albaura
An icy gasp of air, the magnificence of a mountain conquered by a lady forward of her time, marvelling at contemporary snow, wild berries and botanicals, her personal bravery.
£120 for 50ml eau de parfum

The Home of Oud Wonderly
Snow within the desert? Image this: heat copper bowls of apricots, almond blossoms blooming, plumes of smoke curling skywards, snowflakes falling on sand dunes.
From £30 for 7ml eau de parfum




Roos & Roos Mentha Religiosa
An interaction of shadow and light-weight, a crackle of mint awakens the fizz of vivid bergamot, mellowed by powdery iris, threads of patchouli, and chilly, clear incense.
£175 for 100ml eau de parfum




Zoologist Snowy Owl
Silvery snow hides life, however within the beat of a white feathered wing the owl swoops, furry voles snuggled in mossy tunnels oblivious because the world sleeps and glistens.
£210 for 60ml extrait de parfum


Skandinavisk SNÖ Candle
A aromatic gentle to information you thru the darkest winter nights (and days), it fills the room with frosted berries, frozen timberwood and pushes cussed partitions again.
Now £19.20 for 90g



L’Atelier Parfum Rose Coupe de Foudre
‘Someplace between a shiver and a heartbeat,’ they are saying, ‘an intoxicating ardour.’ Frosted magnolia unfurls, buxom buds bursting free; roses, berries, no regrets.
£95 for 100ml eau de parfum




Cloon Eager Atelier Frosted Moon
Ethereal moonlight kisses frosted grass, sparkles of ice shards piercing beneath winter’s mantle to vetiver’s welcoming earthiness: spring’s bulbs warmly cocooned.
£120 for 100ml eau de parfum




Agonist Blue North
Spearmint-tinged botanicals, ginger-tingled herbs and cardamom-kissed woods pay scented tribute to the startling great thing about distant landscapes plunged in darkness.
£135 for 50ml eau de parfum




Diptyque Neige Candle
As soon as upon a winter’s midnight, within the depths of a blue velvet sky, phosphorescent shapes are traced in glowing heliotrope, a cosmic shimmer of chilly white musk.
£38 for 70g





For additional studying on the fascinating methods perfumers can conjure a way of ‘chilly’ of their compositions, and the way we will truly use our sense of odor to foretell an oncoming snowstorm earlier than a single flake has fallen, learn our lead function within the winter version of The Scented Letter Journal – this multi-award-winning publication is FREE to learn in a digital, flickable format, and to get yours, merely join, right here.


Written by Suzy Nightingale