Do you change your fragrance by the season (or temperature)?

There are definitely some scents that feel heavy for a really, really hot day if I was going to be outdoors, but since I live my life primarily indoors, I don’t find I limit by season so much in practice.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

Absolutely! We have 2 distinct seasons where I live – “Bloody Hot and Humid” and “It’s HOW Cold With the Windchill?” – spring and autumn have pretty much disappeared. There are about 5 fragrances that I only wear in cooler weather but I will wear my “warm weather” ones all year, in light of the work I do (lighter scents are just more work appropriate and I work in a setting where fragrance is still permitted).

janine Avatar

I’m just starting my fragrance journey and I lean towards fruity scents that would go better in warmer weather.
I don’t like heavy fragrance which seems to be a lot of Tom Ford. But I do like good performers. I like spicy,cinnamon and amber fragrance which lend well to winter but can’t go too masculine. I did buy Tiziana Terenzi Hale Bopp and like it plus a great performer and I got a sample of the Spice Flow but haven’t tried it yet. I also picked up ‘by the fireplace’ which Christine likes as a rollerball with my Sephora credit.

My recent favorite is Xerjoff Cruz del Sur ll top notes pineapple and mango among others and bought it also for my sil on aurafragrance in Houston for half price which I can verify as authentic for those looking for a verified wholesaler. Hope this is allowed. This is a beast fragrance and lasts for over a day on me.

Denise S. Avatar

Janine I just brought Xerjoff’s Cruz Del Sur 11 it’s a nice tropical scent on me. I like wearing it during the warmer days. Super curious about Tiziana Terence’s Hale Bob fragrance. I want to try more of their scents.

janine Avatar

Hale Bopp smells nothing like the Cruz del Sur. It’s fairly masculine woody with lemon. I blind bought it but I wouldn’t of normally picked it. I would advise a sample. Now I bought Halley and it’s very similar to the Cruz peachy goodness. Next one on order for me is la capitale. Their line of fragrance are great performers!

Nancy T Avatar

I sure do! What smells delightful during our cooler weather just won’t ride when it’s 90-120° outside. And so I reserve my Tom Ford Black Orchid, YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche and Avon x Christian LaCroix Absynthe for “winter”, which in the Southwest Desert is roughly November til March. The rest of the year, I’ll go for lighter scents like Fresh Life and Maison Margiela Beach Walk.

brendacr1 Avatar

99% of the time I will wear whatever I feel like but my Tom Ford scents can be a bit much in the summer so I tend not to wear them at that time. We don’t get the humidity on this side of Canada that Mariella gets but bring on the heat like we got last summer please! (no forest fires though!)

Kim Avatar

Sometimes I love a summer scent to pick me up in the cold dead winter, maybe the scent of fresh flowers like Cartier Baiser Vole which is all lilies in a flower store or a coconut beach scent like Tom Ford Soliel Blanc. But I also feel like the winter gives me permission to wear spicy rich amber vanilla tonka scents.

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