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Festive Fragrances

BWB curates a list of fragrances that will merrily bring a flirtatious sophistication to your life.

Deck the halls smelling fresh, floral, oriental, or woody–take your pick. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give to a loved one this season, nothing shows thoughtful care and attention like a beautiful bottle of perfume, carefully selected according to their character and spirit. Or, scratch that thought all together and spoil yourself a little this Christmas! Tis’ the season to give, which includes showing yourself some love as well. BWB has curated a list of fragrances that will undoubtedly bring a flirtatious sophistication to your holiday season.

Dionisio by Tiziana Terenzi

Born on an evening in Roma, Tiziana Terenzi’s Dionisio effortlessly captures the bewitching and nonconformist spirit of its muse, the Greek god Dionysus, through notes of ambergris, musk and pheromone. Other supporting notes, such as jasmine and lily of the valley, are grounded by oudh and Madagascan vanilla.  All together, this nectar of the gods is meant to be worn by the fearless, seductive maverick.

Source1 by Hermetica

Keep it simple with Hermetica Source1— the one that started it all. At the foundation of all Hermetica fragrances, Source1 is in itself a standalone fragrance. Harmonies of bergamot, dry amber and fresh wood engender a warm, oriental essence. What’s more, Hermetica is redefining luxury perfumery, utilizing cutting edge technology to create fragrances that are alcohol-free, naturally-produced, and have a refined tempo that contains the heart of the fragrance in the first spritz.

Verde Erba I by Valmont

Indulge in Venice’s exquisitely soulful and artistic culture with Valmont’s Storie Veneziane collection– carefully designed fragrances with seductive, olfactory stories. Verde Erba I, in particular, paints an image of a waterside sunrise with notes of syringa and papyrus. This fresh, floral scent is topped off with a sweet vanilla note that exudes a feminine sensuality, perfect for the timeless woman of class.

Nymphessence by Roos & Roos

Roos & Roos’ Nymphessence Eau de Parfum delicately transports the wearer to an enchanted forest, where fruits and flowers are lovers gilded in afternoon sunlight. A component of the Dear Rose collection, Nymphessence is a woody, floral fragrance with a melody of feminine notes like pear, pink peppercorns, and freesia. Like the mystical nymph, this fragrance is an effortless symbol of pure, innocent beauty.

Purple Land by Altaia 

This tropical fragrance is rooted in a love story between its creators – Marina and Sebastián. The dawn of their long-distance romance is told through an aromatic sea of purple frangipani, complemented by notes of guava, lily of the valley, and musk. Complete with grapefruit, papaya and ambrox, Purple Land is for both the hopeless and the hopeful romantic.

Alicia Zhang

Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.

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