Fragrance

By Yelena Moroz

Twilight Woods by Bath & Body Works Signature Collection is just the fragrance for the winter season – the hypnotic blend of juicy berry, mimosa, vanilla milk, apricot, cypress and musk work together to form a luxurious, warm and feminine scent. Few fragrances are as multifaceted as Twilight Woods, which you can wear to the office, on a date or even around the house if you want to feel cozy and relaxed. Hard to believe, but true. When you feel depressed that the sun is setting before 5 o’clock, take a whiff of this soothing scent and you might look at the darkness in a whole new way.

Available at http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/signaturecollection.

If you want to baby yourself, do so with Leila Lou by Rosie Jane. This fragrance debut is a brainchild of celebrity makeup artist Rosie Jane Johnson, who named the scent after her daughter. Leila Lou embraces innocence with its fresh freesia and pear notes. We love that this scent is a great pick-me-up, whether you’re stuck on a subway or squished between airplane seats during holiday travel. Plus, the compact roll-on bottle is made from all recycled materials and the company will reward its followers with a free bottle, if they return 3 empty containers.

Available at http://www.shopintuition.com and http://www.leilalou.com.

Forgo the cliché cranberry and pine scents for the sophisticated Antica Farmacista Room Fragrance No.11. As part of the esteemed Italian fragrance and apothecary collection, Antica Farmacista will transform your home ambiance into a cozy bed-and-breakfast or a charming chateau. Bask your room in Sicilian mandarin, verbena, blood orange combined with cinnamon, nutmeg and spruce. Antica Farmacista is the perfect holiday spice that doesn’t reek, like a pantry. Antica Farmacista smells so endearing; you might just spritz it on your wrists… by accident, of course!

Available at http://www.anticafarmacista.com.

NN4 Mally

For a girly and fun scent that will bring some sunshine into the gloomy winter season, try Mally, a new signature fragrance by Mally Roncal. The scent blends tropical notes with Sampaguita flower of the Philippines, which symbolizes fidelity, devotion, purity and strength. If you sniff closely, you’ll also sense the mandarin, red currant and pink peony with a base of coconut milk and soft peach. Mally makes a great gift, not only because you’re giving summer in December, but also because the bottle is adorable with its little charms.

Available at http://www.QVC.com and http://www.MallyBeauty.com

All You’ve Ever Wanted by Helena Rubinstein works best for a woman who loves an intense fragrance. The potion contains rich scents of magnolia, iris cream and cedar extract and should be applied with caution – you don’t want to be smelled before you’re seen. On the other hand, All You’ve Ever Wanted will surely leave an impression and sense of regal allure. Save it for an evening cocktail party, and skip dousing with Wanted at the office holiday party.

Available at Macy’s.

Originally published January 2010
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