Monday Question: What Perfume Are You Wearing For The Holidays?

What are you planning on wearing in the upcoming days?

Do you have any favorites for the Holidays?

What fragrance is especially festive in your eyes?

What scent do you think is most appropriate for office parties?

Which ones for church?

My Answer:

We celebrate a very traditional Christmas in our family. We go to church, we eat unbelievable amounts of food, lovingly prepared by my mother-in-law (not me, thank Goodness!) and we sing carols under a big tree.

This calls for a classic. Usually I am wearing Chanel N° 5 or N° 22.

Caron Parfum Sacré or Nuit de Noel are hot contenders for this year though. Both are such classic and festive scents, maybe I´ll start a new tradition this year.

Puredistance I is my fragrance of choice for the day after Christmas, for a walk in the winter white woods and crisp air (need to walk off all those calories!) nothing would be better suited.

The office party saw me wearing Shalimar this year. Yes, raunchy, but I let you in on a secret: I am on very good terms with my boss.

(No need to be scandalized, he gave me a ring five years ago ;))

I look forward to your answers!

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9 Responses to Monday Question: What Perfume Are You Wearing For The Holidays?

  1. I don’t have any plans for Christmas, I will be most likely staying home with my husband, or go out with him for a movie and dinner (if we can find someplace open to eat), so I am going to opt for something gourmand and comforting. This year’s pick is Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’ Gingembre, a pretty, sexy, sophisticated gingerbread scent that is surprisingly not very sweet. The spices are glorious and are anchored by patchouli, sandalwood, moss and labdanum. I mean to buy her bath and body products in this scent as well as a larger size of the perfume (I am working off of a sample vial at the moment).

    • Olfactoria says:

      Hello Carrie,
      this sounds divine. There are so many gorgeous perfumes out there, and so little time (and money ;)) I am currently waiting for my first DSH perfume – Mata Hari.

  2. I have heard nothing but good about Mata Hari. I hope you enjoy!

  3. deeHowe says:

    I love your Q&A posts!

    1. Christmas day, at my husband’s grandparents house with the extended family, will see me wearing Champagne de Bois, by Sonoma Scent Studio! It’s the perfect sandalwood with just the right amount of buzzing aldehydes—a happy, comfortable scent if ever there was one : )

    2. I wore Ormonde Jayne Woman for Thanksgiving, and was perfect for the occasion. I’ve also been wearing L’Heure Bleue , with it’s cool pastry aroma, and some denser, sweeter scents.

    3. Oooh, festive fragrance? I’m not sure about that; CDG Zagorsk smells (to me) like a chapel in snow-covered woods—a sort of idyllic holiday zen perfume.

    4. For my office party, I wore a combination of Tauer’s Orange Star with Sonoma Scent Studio’s Jour Ensoleille: I smelled like a party!

    5. If we attend mass (as we did Thanksgiving morning) with the family, then it will be SSS CdB, which thankfully doesn’t have a massive sillage and won’t place me in Magdalene territory 😉

  4. Victoria says:

    I also love these Q&A posts! I fully admit that I cannot plan my perfume wearing this far in advance, because I am bound to change my mind at the last minute. 🙂 However, since we will be traveling, I predict that it will be something of which I have a non-leaky decant or a travel sized spray. Ideally, I would love to wear vintage Nuit de Noel by Caron, but will not chance taking my vintage bottle with me. New Year’s Eve might be the time for that fragrance.

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