Along with the colder season comes a seasonal closet overhaul and replacement of sandals and lightweight dresses for trendy rubber goulashes and cashmere sweaters, a change up in our skincare routine to soothe skin experiencing a brisker environment, and foregoing our floral fragrance for something a little more….chocolatey? Yes indeed, with the change in season comes a need for a complimentary fragrance. Our goal is to help you find it in our Fragrance Flight Vol. 2, a bespoke collection of 6 fragrance samples selected by perfumer Yosh, whose smoky and oriental scents are guaranteed to raise your body heat this winter. An exclusive 20% coupon code* is also included in case you find your new signature!
Every season we look forward to Yosh's insight into what will be on trend as well as answers to questions only one of the best 'noses' in the industry would know. We hope you enjoy another round of 'Scents & Sensibility' with Yosh!
What should you consider before you begin looking for a new fall/winter perfume, to make sure you pick the one that's right for you?
Normally, I would say that one might consider their climate first. I live in a place where winter is very mild so I prefer to wear a yummy fragrance with a little bit of smokiness but if you live in a climate where you have to wear a proper coat, gloves, scarves, then something more enveloping and warming might be better. This year, I'm going to pick my fall / winter fragrance based more on the kind of statement I'd like to project. I feel rather embolden now because I've lost a bit of weight and my hairdresser and I have come to agree on my look - more rock star glam. So for me, personally, I'm going to wear a fragrance that reflects an edgy opulence.
What aromas will be on trend this fall/winter?
Oud will continue to trend but creamy woody notes will make us feel grounded yet luxurious. Energetically, when people feel unstable, people choose more comfort fragrances. During the holidays, people tend to be a little emotional so something that makes us feel taken care of is how we want to smell. Vanilla will always be a great fall/winter choice for people. But I think people will want a little naughty vanilla - something with leather and spice.
Does the cold weather affect the way we wear our fragrance?
Absolutely ! Some people live in a climate zone that's mild in the winter. They might not need to wear something as heavy and spicy as a person living in very cold temperatures who might want something to feel like a warm cashmere wrap. In the winter, boozy fragrances make us feel warm inside too.
I recently heard that the perfume wearing tradition of rubbing your wrists together after application can destroy the scents quality. As a chronic wrist rubber I have to hear straight from the perfumer's mouth if this is true?
I think people in the industry are divided on this one. I personally like to rub the wrists together to release the scent - like rubbing petals or leaves together.
Can selecting the wrong perfume age you?
Gosh - great question. I think perfumes can age you in both directions. Just like tight jeans and short skirts. Some fragrances tend to be more youthful whereas some fragrances are more mature. I find young teens wearing heavy perfumes trying to be more sophisticated and some cougars wearing shocking or to fruity scents because they don't care what is age appropriate.
Yosh began her perfuming career in 1994 as an apprentice, learning to identify and combine the healing essential oils and sensuous perfume essences in each of those bottles. Today Yosh uses these elixirs in her own modern practice of the ancient art of perfumery, creating signature scents that entice the senses, fascinate the mind and enchant the soul.
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Stylist, tastemaker and creator of chic brand Rodin olio lusso, Linda Rodin spends some time with b-glowing to share her insight into the creation of her latest brand addition, the Rodin Perfume. If you've already fallen in love with the signature fragrance of the brand then you will fall in love the new perfume!
1. With a coveted line of chic products that stand alone are simply elegant in every way, what made you want to create a perfume?
Well, I adore the scent of my oils. And it seems everyone else does too. So I made a perfume to mirror the scent of the oils, so it would be a lasting fragrance.
2. As your line is known for it's exquisite hair, face and body oils, when I heard you were doing a perfume I figured it would be a rollerball perfume oil. What went into the decision to create an eau de parfum?
I am old fashioned I guess. I am not a big fan of rollerball perfumes. I wanted exactly what we made.
3. Upon smelling this lovely fragrance one would know that it's unmistakably Rodin, however with a twist. Can you let our readers know what the inspiration was behind the fragrance and the notes used?
It was quite simple. I just wanted something to mirror the delicious fragrance of the jasmine and neroli of my oils.
4. There seems to be a big customer demand for more, more, more Rodin products. Can we expect anymore fabulous additions in the future?
Yes. We are making a scented candle for holiday, and a wonderful facial cleanser for early 2013.
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