5 perfumes: iris fragrances for winter

iris on black

A light dusting of snow on the ground this morning reminded me that yes, we’re deep in mid-winter. If you love iris, this is when you can wear the richest and darkest irises in your collection. I’ve picked my five favorites for cold weather, and do add your own in the comments! And if you missed them, do see my list of iris picks for summer and iris picks for fall. The spring post is coming up in April, and then I’ll move on to a year of vetiver…

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Up for grabs: The Different Company Le 15

The Different Company Le 15

What is it: a 50 ml bottle of The Different Company Le 15 Extrait de Parfum, unopened and unused.

How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US (or that you can provide a US mailing address). Then tell me either a) your favorite fragrance from The Different Company, or b) your favorite book, movie or tv show of 2015, or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

Be sure to use the “Post a comment” box; do not reply to another comment…

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The Different Company Le 15 ~ quick fragrance review

The Different Company Le 15

Time flies, and niche brands proliferate. The Different Company turns 15 this year, which makes them nearly antediluvian in perfume time. They’re marking the milestone with Le 15, a new “mystical composition” inspired by palo santo, the South American tree used as an aromatic incense, and believed by some to have medicinal and sacred properties.1

The opening is gorgeous: bright citrus and petitgrain grounded by a fair dusting of nutmeg…

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