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Liven Up Your Winter With the Right Scent

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

If you’re anything like me, you find something you like and you stick with it. I’m definitely not known among my friends as the “adventurous one,” because I usually stay loyal to anything I already know that I like.

However, one thing I can’t resist experimenting with is a great fragrance. This week, I found a cool online feature from one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple. This article listed some fragrances that are perfect for dreary winter days. A new fragrance really can be a refreshing break in your winter routine.

I’m no perfume scientist (or esthetician, or makeup artist), but this article did a great job of separating and categorizing scents and fragrance notes. Here are some of their favorite fragrances that cost less than $50. Because smelling nice doesn’t have to break the bank!

Soft and Warm Fragrances
These fragrances share an amber base note (the base note adds depth to a fragrance and serves as its foundation). Amber scents are often described as rich and powdery, with a hint of sweetness.

Try these “soft and warm” fragrances:
• GapBody White Amber Eau de Toilette, $28
• C.O. Bigelow Chemists Perfume Oil in Amber, $15

Spicy and Flowery Fragrances
These floral scents are a little bit deeper and richer than the light, summertime florals. These scents are described as complex and inviting.

Try these “spicy and flowery” fragrances:
• Ralph Lauren Notorious Body Lotion, $45
• Susanne Lang Midnight Orchid 72, $50

Woodsy and Earthy Fragrances
Fragrances with woodsy, earth notes often combine the strength of masculine scents with more delicate, feminine notes.

Try these “woodsy and earthy” fragrances:
• Kiehl’s Original Musk Essence Oil, $16
• Tokyomilk Parfum in Dead Sexy 06, $28