Oriental fragrances are highly successful as an antidote for the gloom and wetness of the winter months. The oriental range includes a broad spectrum of rich and warm sensations including musk, sandalwood, patchouli, amber and vanilla. Popular fragrances in the oriental range include Prada Candy with its luscious notes of caramel and vanilla. Guerlain Shalimar offers velvety sweetness with the top notes of coriander leaves and lime zest.
Floral perfume is just as effective on the cold and rainy mornings. Fragrances in the floral range consist of warm notes like dark woods and incense. This helps to create the subtle smell that lasts the entire day. Favorite fragrances include Sweet Redemption by By Kilian with its notes of orange blossom to create a soft and innocent fragrance of balsams and incense. Grand Amour by Annick Goutal offers a comforting wrap with a blend of honeysuckle, jasmine and mimosa.
A rain-friendly perfume is certain to have the right quality notes. Top notes are likely to consist of white floral, mandarin and bergamot. A middle note includes ylang-ylang, cinnamon, cardamom and iris. And the base note includes ingredients like amber, patchouli, sandalwood and musk.
- Top – The top note is the most distinctive component of the fragrance. It is what you smell first when spraying the fragrance and evaporates readily. The right balance for the top note helps complement the middle and lower notes. Common top notes include fresh elements like bergamot, mandarin, lemon and lavender. A light top note is designed to dissipate the quickest, which helps to revealing the underlying tone of the perfume.
- Middle – The middle note is the true identity and heart of the fragrance. The middle note is designed to last longer than the top note. It includes elements of the fragrance family that are woody, oriental, floral, etc.
- Base – The base note is known to give the lasting memory of the fragrance. This note helps to anchor the perfume to the skin to make sure it lasts longer. The base note adds longevity, body, depth and warmth. It is possible to include these notes by including animal, wood or balsam notes.
Having a wardrobe of rainy day fragrances doesn’t mean it is necessary to buy an entirely new range of perfumes. A bottle of perfume can react dramatically different to humidity and temperature, so it can benefit to experiment with the different perfumes to see which one offers the most desirable results.