Switch to some­thing WILD

The Hitavada - - PASTIME -

WHILE the sum­mer sea­son is all about bright, aquatic and cit­rus scents, it's time to switch on to some­thing more wild in win­ter. From smoky patchouli to mys­te­ri­ously se­duc­tive scents, dis­cover your kind of fra­grance for the cold sea­son, sug­gest ex­perts.

Shikhee Agrawal, Head, Train­ing at The Body Shop (brand) and Manan Gandhi, Founder at con­tem­po­rary fra­grance house Bom­bay Per­fumery In­dia, have shared few in­puts:

Cit­rus: Per­fumes with smell of just skin-shed or­anges and lemons are too bright for win­ter. Merg­ing woody and cit­rus notes will last longer on the skin.

Woody: This is a light and wear­able woody scent. A rich woody and cit­rusy scent - the sort of notes per­fectly in­dulges in the dew drops of In­dian win­ter.

Sweet: The ex­plo­sion of sug­ary scents marks the time this sea­son as it smells like pump­kin pie or candy canes. Try lit­tle choco­late and caramel scents un­like those fruity scents.

Caramel smells creamy and bold caramel mixed with peach is a sil­ver lin­ing on the top. You can add vanilla and cin­na­mon that has a leath­ery tobacco smell. Con­sider bit­ter cof­fee note like freshly brewed cof­fee to your per­fume. It is wild and com­fort­ing, a very apt choice for win­ter.

Flo­ral: Flo­ral fra­grances are a pop­u­lar op­tion when it comes to choos­ing one. Whether you pre­fer flo­ral fra­grances over light flo­rals, there are just so many to go when it comes to pick­ing a flo­ral scent.

Try iris, rose, patchouli, jas­mine or vi­o­let as they smell earthy. These notes are per­fumery and blend nat­u­rally it­self into win­ter sea­son. Pam­per your­self with smell of sweet flow­ers such as or­chids, frangi­pani and tiare, as they are one of those sen­su­ous flower notes which give a flaw­less bal­ance of sweet and musky.

Aro­matic: Aro­matic notes are breath-tak­ing mix­ture of rose­mary, laven­der, sage, cumin and other plants which hold a very in­ten­sive grass-spicy fra­grance. They are usu­ally packed with cit­rus and spicy notes.

Spicy: For men, a spicy fra­grance with a woody un­der­tone is great whereas the white flow­ers like tuberose and jas­mine are heady and a great choice for women. Do not limit your­self to patchouli. Try fra­grances with spices like cin­na­mon and gin­ger rich. Gin­ger and cin­na­mon scent is mulling spicy.

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