Q&A: What’s The Difference Between Winter And Summer Fragrances? Is There Any At All? Answered!
What’s The Difference Between Winter And Summer Fragrances? Is There Any At All?
So you want to know if there is any real difference between summer and winter fragrances? Can’t you just wear whatever you like all year round?!
I’m here to set the record straight:
- If you reaaally love a fragrance, of course you can wear it all year round! Who’s really going to stop you? The perfume police?
- However with that said, there is actually a difference between summer and winter fragrances and here’s why:
When perfumes are initially dreamt up and developed in laboratories, it’s important for scientists to know when the fragrance is intended to be worn (whether that is summer or winter) so that they can decide the exact measurements of the ingredients needed. These ingredients will be detected in the top, middle and base notes.
This is because these notes are developed and become more pronounced by our bodies heat. So a summer fragrance contains less of the strong lingering base notes (let’s imagine it’s musk) because your body will heat up much more than in winter and you don’t want the scent to become over developed and too strong.
This is the reason why summer scents worn in winter are often too delicate because they don’t develop the same way they do in the heat of summer and winter fragrances worn in summer can smell too strong, heavy and suffocating.
Aside from winter scents smelling too strong in summer, most people enjoy light refreshing and energising fragrances more in the summer and warmer richer fragrances in the winter.
Hope this helps! If you have any other questions (the weirder the better, so don’t be shy!) please post them below!