With all the demands on your time and energy during the winter social season - not to mention Christmas - you need an essential capsule collection of colognes to see you right for any eventuality. Of course, each of these wonderful scents would able be equally suitable as unique and wonderful gifts for your loved ones this Christmas. This way you'll have a reliable scent to suit any mood or occasion. Perfumes have their own personality but they are adaptable too: what is seductive on one particular evening may segue into a comfort blanket on cosy night in. You will discover that the great advantage of continually switching cologne is not only to match different aspects of your character, but that the varying of scents will also help to keep your senses alert. If you are wearing a fragrance you love, then you will be able to work magic.
Christmas Eve can be a comforting and relaxing moment of peace before the madness of Christmas Day commences. Santal Nabatea by Mona Di Orio is a wonderfully woody fragrance, which will provide you with further warmth and comfort as you gather around the blazing fire. Perfect for such cozy moments, Guimauve de Noël by Parle Moi de Parfum, as its name suggests (‘Christmas Marshmallow’), is a nostalgic and warm scent. An unusual and sophisticated fragrance, Orange Star by Tauer Perfumes opens with a golden blaze, evoking a far off orange orchard; a fragrance to heat the frostiest winter night. Iridium by Tom Daxon is silky and scent of soothing cashmere, which will effortlessly envelope you like the very softest of blankets.
Christmas Day is of course a time of great excitement and celebrations; the perfect opportunity to wear daring and exciting fragrances that either you have been given as a gift or you simply feel is appropriate for such festivities. You might wish to explore something new, or reacquaint yourself with the old. Baccarat Rogue 540 by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, a velvety cherry accord, has a luxurious warmth that may capture the spirit of the season. B683 by Marc-Antoine Barrois also evokes a certain warmth, with sparkling top notes of nutmeg, chili and saffron and an expansive woody base. Monsieur by Frederic Malle is striking and minimal scent with a strong heart of patchouli. Grand Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian is a fragrance of perpetual celebration and glamour that will perhaps linger as the seasonal joy stretches into night.
Boxing Day and the rest of the strange time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be energised with the right scents. Chypre 21 by Heeley is perfect for those revitalising Boxing Day walks, building on mossy and woody notes with rose and musk. The enchanting Bois de Mysore by Mizensir, which builds around the authentic richness of Mysore sandalwood, could also breathe life into these post-Christmas activities.
Parties are another opportunity to discover new scents this season. Whether you wish to discover a new fragrance now for the various parties in the Christmas run-up, or you wish to provide a gift that someone might wish to wear at a New Year’s Eve celebration, Les Senteurs has a wide range of fragrances that will enchant and intrigue at parties of any description. Myrrh Casati by Mona Di Orio is a strikingly alluring fragrance with dark myrrh and notes of bittersweet licorice and cardamom. Traditional in concept, but modern and sleek in execution, Memoire du Futur by Les Eaux Primordiales is a stunning scent that can be used in celebration of the year gone-by, whilst also looking forward to the year still to come. Eau Sacrée by Heeley is a cleansing and radiant scent which also may be appropriate as a fragrance to mark the end of one year and the anticipation of the one to come.
You can choose perfume every Christmas for a lifetime and the fulfilment and excitement never fades. The joy of a new bottle of scent - whether it's a signature, an old favourite or a surprise novelty - never dates, never stales. It promises infinite riches, experience and adventure.