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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.
Shop Etat Libre D'Orange fragrances here!
Our wedding day is one of the most memorable days in our lives. From the dress, to the venue, and rings; so many big and intricate things go into making it a special occasion. Whether you've been dreaming of a ceremony surrounded by nature or an over the top, no expense spared fairy tale wedding, many women will select a signature fragrance that encapsulates the style of their day and personality. Town & Country magazine suggested leaving your go-to fragrance at home to embrace one that will always have you remember your special day. Depending on your wedding style, they narrowed down a few of their favorites. For those women who have a bohemian glam style and spirit like Margarita Missoni, Bijou Romantique Eau de Parfum by Etat Libre D'Orange was suggested since it's notes of vanilla and bergamot evoke an arty, eclectic Moroccan vibe.
The cooler mornings are a nice forecasting that our fruity and sea inspired perfumes need to be put away till next summer in exchange of woodier and warmer scents that will have us feeling and smelling comforted and indulgent when the snow begins to fall. If you're on the lookout for a new seasonal fragrance there is no better option than purchasing our Fragrance Flight VOL. 2.
Featuring six curated .05 oz samples of our most coveted winter fragrances and an exclusive 20% coupon code* inside in case you find your new signature, this flight makes for the perfect stocking stuffer as well. For only $15 you or your loved ones will experience smoky and oriental fragrances that are guaranteed to raise your body heat! The fragrance flight includes 6 samples in .05 oz sizes of:
Yosh Omiscent (gardenia, fig, lilac)
Ineke Evening Edged in Gold (plum, cinnamon, woods)
Montale Chocolate Greedy (lightly toasted tonka bean, vanilla, orange)
Tom Ford Black Orchid (black truffle, vetiver, vanilla tears)
Tokyo Milk Dark Bittersweet (cake flower, dark cacao bean, musk)
Juliette Has a Gun Midnight Oud (amber and patchouli)
*Coupon code is not valid on any Rodin olio Lusso products.