Friday, 28 September 2012

Autumn/Winter Fragrances

I love the changing of the seasons, and moving into Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. 
It's a time where I start to think of winter fashions, a richer skincare routine and Christmas (*there* I've said it, and we're still only in the month of September).
Its also a time where I move away from lighter fragrances to something a little more heavy....more wintry.

Pure Poison by Christian Dior and Angel by Thierry Mugler have been my favourite fragrances at this time of the year for a long time. 
I'll admit they're not for everybody. They're fairly strong and heady - most people I know generally have a love/hate relationship with these two, but I  love them both.

Angel Eau de Parfum Spray
This is the first fragrance that was launched by Thierry Mugler, and seems to be the most recognisable of my two favourites.
Reactions are either 'Eugh you're wearing Angel' or 'You're wearing Angel, I love that'
You really only need to 'walk' into one spray of this as it is very strong, but the fragrance really will stay with you for hours and hours.
''Angel has top notes of bergamot and helional, mid notes of honey, dewberry and red berries combined with the rich, sensual base notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and patchouli''
I mostly pick up the base notes when I wear this (no florals here.....just food - ha ha).
Looking at the beautiful star shaped bottle makes me think of swimming in the warm crystal clear waters of the Maldives, before drinking early evening cocktails whilst staring up at the stars.
Angel is truly unique and I would urge anyone to give this a try or revisit it.

Pure Poison Eau de Parfum Spray
There have been a few versions of Poison, none of which I particularly like, except for Pure Poison which was introduced in 2004.
This is floral and fruity, based on orange blossom, jasmine, gardenia, amber and sandalwood.
It isn't so heavy that it can't be worn in the day and is just perfect when it's cold outside. It feels comforting,  like being wrapped in a warm blanket.
I generally spray onto my wrists (but never crush it) and onto the back of my neck. I don't need to top up during the day, as again, the fragrance lasts for hours.
Not quite as heavy as Angel, Pure Poison is the warmer, sweeter fragrance of the two - its fresh and clean.
It's my husband's favourite, apparently it's feminine, elegant and intoxicating - he does know what he's talking about after all :))
I adore Pure Poison, it's become my signature fragrance. 

Do you have a favourite fragrance for this time of the year?


  1. I've never smelled pure poison, but i think the original poison had a coconut going on in there somewhere that i didnt like, has it gone in this one? My favourite perfume for every non sunny day is estee lauder youth dew, though i have just bought myself a bottle of panache to remind me of my youth, had totally forgotten what a lovely smell it had! x x x

    1. Wow Panache, that takes me back, along with Charlie the original blue version.
      Love todays Charlie red version xx