✨ Mood Scent 4 : Festive Event Fragrances ✨
It is Mood Scent 4 time again! Sam (I Scent You a Day), Megan (Megan in St. Maxime), Portia (Australian Perfume Junkies) and I write about a different theme every month. This time we have chosen to post about Festive Event fragrances. Which perfumes do we like to wear for festive events ? Fragrances with spices like cinnamon, aniseed, ginger, warming perfumes, lush tropical flowers or joyous bright aldehydic soapy fragrances?
Andree Putman Tan d’Epices
Rumour has it Olivia Giacobetti (Diptyque Philosykos and Frederic Malle En Passant) created Tan d’Epices as she created L’Original for designer house Andree Putman as well. Tan d’Epices is easygoing and transparent like a light veil of spicy powder applied on the skin. Reminiscent of spices found in French Gingerbread/Cake (Pain d’Epices) made with honey, cinnamon, aniseed and ginger Tan d’Epices leaves the skin scenting of mouthwatering Gingerbread reminding us of the upcoming holiday season. For those of us who celebrate it is the perfect Christmas fragrance.
Notes: heliotrope, cinnamon bark, incense, gingerbread, cedarwood, benzoin
Laboratorio Olfattivo Kashnoir
Created in 2013 by Cecile Zarokian this warming perfume is excellent to get in a festive mood. Kashnoir reminds me of a delicious warm fluid rice dessert with cinnamon, almond milk and a slice of lemon rind.
Notes: lavender, lemon, bergamot, rose, orange blossom, coriander, vanilla, heliotrope, patchouli and benzoin.
Neela Vermeire Creations Bombay Bling
Uplifting and joyous Bombay Bling will bring you in a festive mood in no time with its syrup like fruity scent of delicious green mango, spicy lemony cardamon and white floral bouquet of tropical ylang ylang, gardenia, frangipani and tuberose. Created by Bertrand Duchaufour Bombay Bling embodies very different aspects of modern colourful, buzzing, spiritual and joyfull India.
Notes: Mango, lychee, blackcurrant, cardamom, cumin, cistus, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, Madagascar ylang-ylang, tuberose, frangipani, gardenia, patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar, vanilla.
Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Superstitious
Superstitious was created by perfumer Domique Ropion who created bestellers like Thierry Mugler Alien, Lancome La Vie est Belle and Givenchy Amarige. Superstitious has two different faces smelling of clean modern soap (aldehydes) and dirty jasmine flowers plus wet earthy patchouli at the same time. The sparkling aldehydes make this a very festive perfume.
Notes: Jasmine, rose, peach, labdanum, vetiver, patchouli, musk, and aldehydes.
Yves Rocher Secrets d’Essences Rose Oud
Finally a more budget friendly choice of Yves Rocher Secrets d’Essences Rose Oud. This fragrance is still available although I suspect it will soon be discontinued as the Secrets d’Essences line is not sold any more in The Netherlands.
Rose Oud was created in 2016 by perfumer Annick Menardo (Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum, Dior Hypnotic Poison and Amouage Opus X). This woody fragrance is an adult, grown up and rather dark red velvet rose with boozy dried fruit aspects. I am thinking of dried plums soaked in alcohol here. Some compared Rose Oud online to Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois but Rose Oud is more floral in my opinion. Boozy dried plums, dark roses and Oud make this perfume very suited for festive cold winter events.
Notes: Rose, Rose Damascena, Oud, Cistus Labdanum, Cumin
These are my 5 festive event choices! Have a look on the Sam’s blog I Scent You A Day, Megan’s Megan in St. Maxime and Portia’s Australian Perfume Junkies to read their picks. I am very curious, aren’t you?
What are your favorite festive fragrances? Do you wear spicy, warm, aldehydic or rose oud perfumes or are you more drawn to other kind of fragrances?
Disclaimer: all fragrances were bought by Esperessence. Photographs were made by Esperessence.
December 2, 2019 @ 13:46
Hey there Esperanza,
ROSE OUD! What a perfect fit for the Festive season.
Also, you know Bombay Bling is one of Jin’s signatures right?
How have I never heard of Andree Putman Tan d’Epices. Going to find some now.
Have a lovely season.
December 2, 2019 @ 20:31
Hi Portia, I didn’t know BB is one of Jin’s favorite signature fragrances but I am not surprised. You should see if you can find Tan d’Epices, Parfumaria has the whole line. Have a wonderful joyous season as well! XxxEsperanza
December 2, 2019 @ 23:22
AHHH Thanks for the heads up. ParfuMaris shipping is exorbitant to Oz but I will check out other options. This sounds too good to miss,
December 2, 2019 @ 18:48
Hi Esperanza, once again, I am in awe of your stunning visuals. You have such a great eye for composition! Secondly, your choices are wonderful. This Bombay Bling is getting lots of love today! Rose Oud is an inspired choice. I’ve not come across the others, but you have put me firmly on the path to temptation!
December 2, 2019 @ 20:29
Hi Sam, thank you, Rose Oud is a great festive fragrance for a very reasonable price. Loved your choices for festive perfumes! XxxEsperanza
December 4, 2019 @ 10:39
Hi Esperanza – I tried to leave a comment yesterday but it didn’t appear to work. We have a snap with Bombay Bling! Love the Rose Our choice and your photos are just beautiful. xxx
December 10, 2019 @ 10:32
Hi Megan, glad you were able to leave a comment. Bombay Bling is such a festive joyous fragrance isn it? Thank you! XxxEsperanza
December 5, 2019 @ 17:07
What wonderful choices, Esperanza, although I haven’t tried all of these. Beautiful pics too. I would choose another Frederic Malle, Noir Epices.
December 10, 2019 @ 10:31
Thank you, Rich, great suggestion, I tried Noir Epices a long time ago, have to try it again.
December 10, 2019 @ 13:06
Please do, Esperanza. It’s very special.