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In understanding how to select a scent for the season, it’s important to be mindful of temperature and the vital role it plays in how a fragrance wears. During warmer weather, scent is easily evaporated and magnified by the heat, which can make it appear stronger than it would in cooler temperatures. While warmer months lend themselves to fresh, clean, citrus-forward scents, they do not always provide the best canvas for fully appreciating deeper notes and spice-forward formulations. Winter, on the other hand, does not call for such lightness, and can be the perfect time for trying deeper, more alluring fragrances.
Colder temperatures during fall and winter offer notes in complex fragrances the time they require to gradually warm and express themselves fully, exposing individual components in careful layers. The lack of competing scents outside in cooler weather allow for intricate fragrances to command the attention they deserve—making notes like oriental, wood, and amber ideal for crisp days and chilly nights. As a worthy selection for the cooler months, we recommend Truefitt & Hill’s newest fragrance, Apsley, an alluring combination of smouldering wood, verivert, amber and pepper, as a winning scent choice.
Winter offers an excellent opportunity to reach for more dramatic scents that one might ordinarily shy away from during spring and summer for their intensity. The best thing about selecting a scent during the colder months is that the season is versatile; lighter, fresher fragrances can exist in rotation alongside warmer, spicier selections, making it a fragrance aficionado’s season of choice.
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