Winter can be such a magical season, despite the cold weather and darker evenings. Personally I like nothing better than sitting by the fire wrapped in a cosy soft blanket with a hot chocolate topped with lots of marshmallows. Lately we've even had some snow to set that 'Wintery' feel further, and even though it can be a little tough defrosting the car in the morning, there's no denying that the twinkling frost on the ground can be a rather pretty sight to wake up to.
As the seasons change I always like to switch my wardrobe, makeup and fragrances to reflect the current seasonal mood, tone and of course weather. As we head into the Winter months John Lewis have some beautifully scented luxury fragrances to lift your mood and compliment your seasonal preferences. Whether you reach for a fresh and floral scent, or you prefer a more decadent and rich scent, there is a fragrance awaiting that will leave you feeling as cosy as the most luxurious cashmere jumper.
Hermès Twilly D'Hermès Eau de Parfum
I think Hermes produce some truly beautiful fragrances. I know I fell in love with their Eau de Merveilles after receiving a sample in the Summer, and now the same can be said for the Hermès Twilly D'Hermès - which I think compliments the Winter Season perfectly. Firstly in true Hermès style the packaging is pure quality and luxury with every bottle receiving its very own little hand-tied silk ribbon adorned with a top hat lid. The scent itself has spicy, floral and oriental tones with a modern feel, and you will find ginger, tuberose and sandalwood. It feels feminine without being too girly, its rich, daring and fresh with a musky tone. This premium long-lasting fragrance is one that gets you hooked from its first spray and works equally well for day or evening wear. Pure luxury, sophistication but with a contemporary feel, it oozes the exquisite Hermès brand and is certainly worth a spray when you next past through John Lewis.
Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum
Perfectly packaged in the signature 'Tiffany Blue Box', I don't know any lady that wouldn't get excited to receive one of these iconic boxes on Christmas morning, or any day of the year. The world famous 'American Luxury Jewellery and Speciality' name have brought their timeless elegance and beauty to a Perfume, and it is every bit as stunning as a 'Tiffany Jewel' itself. The brand is synonymous with style, sophistication and the romance of New York City, which has been captured beautifully in this crystal bottle. The bottle as such is simple, elegant and oh so pretty, adding that touch of 'Audrey Hepburn' to a dressing table (well thats what I hope for anyway). A modern and feminine scent that is really easy and versatile to wear - one you can wear comfortably for work in an office, but is equally refreshing and sensual for a romantic date. It feels lovely and light with the iris flower being at the heart of the scent (the flower is long associated with Tiffany and Co and often appears in its jewellery designs). There's also notes of warm nuances of patchouli wrapped in gentle musky tones, perfect for a Winters day or evening. For me the Tiffany and Co Eau de Parfum is old school glamour with a modern feminine touch, and that iconic Tiffany box makes it feel something extra special.
Prada La Femme Intense Eau de Parfum
If you like sultry, almost oriental fragrances, then the Prada La Femme Intense Eau de Parfum will add the ideal warmth of aroma for the cooler months ahead. An intense, long-wearing scent with tuberose, ylang-ylang and patchouli at its heart, this heavier perfume suits Winter like Mulled Wine suits the Christmas Markets. The sophisticatication Prada brings is evident in the beautiful, sleek shaped bottle, with the touch of red and gold bringing the perfumes rich intensity to the packaging. Indulgent and wonderfully decadent in true Prada style, this enriched floral scent with a musky feel is glamorous and feminine with real staying power to last you through the Winter nights.
The lovely people at John Lewis have selected some beautiful 'must have' fragrances for the Winter Season with their Winter Edit Fragrance Selection. Inspired by luxury fragrance and including a new perfume from Gucci, amongst others. If you are looking for that extra 'special' Christmas perfume gift, or a new fragrance to compliment the Winter months ahead, John Lewis certainly have you covered, and in the most luxurious and cosiest way.
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