Make Neroli your surprising winter scent
We know the age-old fragrance commandments by heart – heady woods for winter, sensual spices for autumn, flirty florals for spring and citrus splashes for summer. But the change of season doesn’t always have to serve as a trigger for scent transition – why does perfume have to be so practical after all? We’re breaking down beauty boundaries, with one particular scent in mind, because when something smells this good it seems a shame to restrict it to a single season. The note that has us reconsidering our weather appropriate eau wardrobes, you ask? Neroli. An essential oil extracted from the blossoms of the bitter orange, it’s often filed away as a summer exclusive scent, but whilst the sun-drenched Sicilian citrus vibes are definitely prominent, it’s a multi-faceted note with a floral heart and a bite of spice at the base. It carries a complexity that many traditional summer scents lack, and so we’re granting it year-round access to our vanities. If Neroli still makes you nervous, don’t fret – we’ve made an edit of the very best interpretations for any season; some skew sweet, some skew spicy, and they’re certainly all worth a sniff.
Ermengildo Zegna Parfums
Jo Malone London
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