November 2014: Fireside

Perhaps the best thing about cold weather is what we do to keep it at bay. Yes, we might groan about the dropping temperatures and biting winds, but it's hard to ignore that we can do so while snuggled under a heavy knit blanket, cocooned in a fleece robe, or stretched in front of a fireplace. And when the solution is this wonderful, how bad can the problem be?

If you've ever curled up in the red-orange glow of a crackling fire, you know the feeling of intense heat on your face, drowsing you ever closer to the edge of sleep. One thousand years ago—even one hundred years ago—fire brought us physical safety in the face of frigid danger; today, despite the furnace that does the hard work, a tame fire still brings us the emotional safety that we crave. Perhaps it's coded into our DNA. 

This month, we feature three scents that evoke the warmth of sitting fireside. May they take you there and keep you there.



Notes of Cabernet
by Kelly & Jones. Wine aficionados know that just as important as tasting the wine is smelling the wineThat's why we use similar language to describe wine and perfume, and it's why Kelly Jones created a line of perfumes inspired by her favorite varietals. In Notes of Cabernet, she takes the notes of the wine and reconfigures them into a piquant blend of black cherry and leather. Read more...

 

 
Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums. Amber scents have a reputation for their density and heft, but Ambre 114 defies convention. Creator Gérald Ghislain plays amber with a light hand, barely accenting cozy brown caramel with shades of green. Ambre 114 has won over perfumistas and critics, and we think you'll see why. Read more...  

 

Brume d'Hiver by Volnay. Brume d'Hiver, or "Winter Mist," reflects its namesake: first, a misty, cool, powdery cloud of jasmine, heliotrope, and rose. When the mist clears, the landscape comes into sharper focus and the colors intensify: red rose, dark oud, smoky incense, and the balsamic green of juniper berry. Read more...

We wish you a happy beginning to this season of cold as you create your own season of warmth within it.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Olfactif Editorial Team
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5 Comments

Williamhag
Williamhag

May 11, 2016

I really like and appreciate your article. Great. Larive

Daniel
Daniel

November 06, 2014

Actually we created a perfume called “Dreckig bleiben” (German for ‘stay dirty’): A scent created around the idea of smoke of a bonfire. Stay dirty in this case means: stay how you are, don’t change… it is the moment when you realize that you stared for hours in a bonfire and you forgot time…
Discover more here: dreckigbleiben.com :-)

Sheena
Sheena

November 04, 2014

I am so excited for my first shipment! To embark on this journey you have provided that embraces the idea of winter, a time of memories in our lives that we cherish and look back upon now that the year is beginning to close.ty

Valerie
Valerie

November 03, 2014

My very first shipment should arrive any day now. I’m sooooo excited !! I will be reviewing them very soon. Xoxo

Valerie
Valerie

November 03, 2014

My very first shipment should arrive any day now. I’m sooooo excited !! I will be reviewing them very soon. Soooo excited !!

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