Mont Blanc Legend Spirit
Okay, first on my list is Montblanc Legend Spirit. I mention this in every fragrance video I make because it’s a very solid year ‘round scent. It’s fresh, citrusy, and woodsy. It has notes of fresh citrus, spice, wood, pink pepper, white musk and lavender. It’s sweet, but not overly fruity. The woodsy notes balance it out nicely because you can take in the sweetness, but also the slightly heavier woodsy undertones. This is one that works year ‘round. I’d call it mostly a daytime fragrance, but it can easily take you into the evening because of the long-lasting spicy pepper base notes.
It’s masculine, but also fresh and clean with a slight sweetness and a little spice. It’s a very mass appealing, elegant and classy fragrance. The projection is relatively high in the beginning, and will project out a bit in the first hour or so, so just be prepared for that. The longevity is also very good at about 7-8 hours. This is a very versatile fragrance, and that’s one of the reasons I like it so much. It’s also not gonna break the bank coming in at about $85 or so for the big 100ML (3.3 OZ) bottle.
This might be the most complimented fragrance I own. It also might be because I wear it the most, but I will get random, unsolicited compliments from people in grocery stores and shopping malls when I wear it. People will definitely smell this one, especially in the first 1-2 hours because that’s when the projection is the strongest. If you’re not sure what to wear, this is absolutely a fantastic go-to, every day scent. It’s a light, good-feeling fragrance which is why I think it’s a better day time fragrance, but like I mentioned, it also works in the evening.
Next on my list of the four winter fragrances I’m wearing right now is Spice Bomb by Viktor & Rolf. I’ve wanted this one for the last couple years and for whatever reason, I never pulled the trigger on it until a few weeks ago. There’s a few different variations of Spice Bomb. They have the Original, Night Vision and Extreme. I have smelled all three and while the night vision is very good, I went with the original and I’m glad I did. No regrets at all.
Just like the name implies, it is spicy, but also warm and inviting because it has some citrus and woodsy notes. It has top notes of bergamot, grapefruit and pink pepper. Mid-notes of cinnamon, chili pepper, and saffron, and base notes of leather, vetiver, tobacco. This is a sexy fragrance that keeps getting better as it dries down.
Imagine this, siting by the fire under a blanket on a cold day with some hot chocolate with that special someone cuddling in close because she can’t get enough of your warm spicy scent. This is the perfect fragrance for the colder months, but unfortunately, it’s a little too spicy for the warmer weather. If you don’t have this one, I would strongly suggest it. The 90ml (3oz) bottle goes for just a touch over $100.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme
The next one is Tom Ford Noir Extreme. This is my only Tom Ford fragrance at the moment. He makes a lot of very bold fragrances and this is definitely an evening fragrance in my opinion. It’s a smoky and spicy fragrance that projects pretty very well, so less is more with this one. It has amber, woodsy, and oriental scents that last a long time.
It’s spicy, citrusy and slightly floral in a good way because of rose, jasmine and orange flower. As it dries down, you get a beautiful vanilla and masculine woody amber that’s bold and charismatic, but also sophisticated and elegant. This is another one that works better in the colder months, and I’m glad it’s finally cold enough to wear it again. Like I mentioned earlier, it’s a strong one, so less is more. Two squirts max. If you don’t own any Tom Ford fragrances, this is a great one to start with. I was able to smell Tom Ford’s Fucking Fabulous the other day at Nordstrom in La Jolla, and it’s on my radar now. But it’s gonna half to wait a bit. This 50ml (1.7oz) bottle is about $130.
Creed Millesime Imperial
This next one I’ve had my eyes on for a while and it’s Creed Millesime Imperial. I’ve had my eyes on this one and also Green Irish Tweed. But once I was able to smell them side by side, I went with Millesime Imperial. Nothing against Green Irish Tweed because that’s a tremendous fragrance, but I was just drawn to this one a little bit more.
The top notes are bergamot, green mandarin and lemon. The mid-notes are iris, and the base notes are sandalwood, amber and musk. It’s a very interesting and opulent fragrance because it has a lot of depth. You know how some fragrances you smell and it’s obvious there’s citrus or flowers. This one, as well as a lot of other fragrances from Creed have a lot depth and it’s not always so obvious what it smells like. I’m not a fragrance expert, so that’s just my opinion.
Creed fragrances are not cheap. I went back and forth whether or not I wanted to buy it, but since it was Christmas, I decided to buy it for myself and I don’t regret it. It’s a beautiful scent that would make a great year ‘round choice. However, I have been wearing it a lot and I need to chill out a bit because it’s so expensive. This 50ml (1.7oz) bottle was about $300.
I’m not trying to justify spending that much by telling you how amazing it is… because it really is amazing. I think you’ll really like it. If you don’t have Creed Aventus, I might suggest starting with that one, but this is a great addition.