Wind and rain in winter, sweating and humidity in summer, additional natural scents in the air in spring, and daily weather changes in autumn can all alter the way your perfume smells.
Not to mention your mood. But it changes with each individual: some people like fruity smells (etc) in winter because it reminds them of summer, whereas others might prefer a more refined or sophisticated smell for the colder months.
My perfect combinations go a little something like this...
Yes another somewhat strange choice, believe me I never would have thought that a perfume like Fantasy would be my ideal winter perfume. But last winter I had been wearing it maybe twice a week or so, and I'd never felt more girlie. It's quite strong, so even with all the wind, I still get compliments of how nice I smell. But beware, if applied in excess, it can get sickly sweet. Fantasy, Britney Spears 100mL -- $115.
(left) Even for the non-fans of YSL Paris, the Jardins Romantiques bottle is so cute (and just screams spring, no?) it can persuade anyone. I guess the fact that it has the perfect blend of natural, flowery scents is a bonus, then. Lol. (right) In my eyes, the ultimate compliment is to hear "Mm, you smell nice." (Why, you ask? I once read an article about a man who loved fragrances - and who also couldn't fall in love with a woman if he didn't like the way she smelled. As far as I'm concerned, scent is everything). Well, I've spritzed Daisy twice this week, and received this compliment twice. Coincidence? I think not. Lol.
Paris Jardins Romantiques, Yves Saint Laurent 125mL -- $64 onwards; Daisy, Marc Jacobs 50mL -- $80 onwards.
The eternal classic summer scent. Ralph really knew what he was doing when he threw this bunch of ingredients together. Despite the fact that after patch-testing this fragrance on my skin, and finding out that my sensitivity will forever prevent me from be able to wear Cool, it remains one of the best out there as far as I'm concerned.
Ralph Cool, Ralph Lauren 50mL - $60 (AUSD).
Smell you later (ha, couldn't resist)!
[photos courtesy of ralphlauren.com, amazon.com, ivis-bg.com, flowersdirect.co.uk and rachelmaries.co.uk]