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Winter

It's so easy to forget about fashion when it's freezing cold outside and you're relegated to boots and an enormous duffel coat for a good portion of the day. Here in Charlottesville, we're expecting temps in the single digits overnight for this week and next- brrr! This is the time of year when I get particularly fixated on scent. I keep a kettle on my stove filled with orange rinds (scavenged after the kids' snack), a cinnamon stick and some cloves. It fills the house with a spicy warm and welcoming smell. I even love the smell of a wet wool sweater after a quick dash from the boutique to the coffee shop without a coat. And, of course, there's what I think of as the ultimate winter scent- that of a crackling wood fire.

I always change my personal scent come winter time. Most of the year I stick with a single, fresh and light perfume. This winter, however, I've been converted to our new line of fragrances by MCMC of Brooklyn. Crafted in small batches and then hand bottled in Greenpoint, the packaging is also extra cute. Currently, I'm layering "Noble" in the eau de parfum, with the perfume oil in "Maine." Noble has a strong overtone of Jasmine, but also includes notes of chai tea, burning incense, amber and musk- so perfect for winter. The heavy Indian spices of Noble get balanced out with the rose, seaweed and clary sage in the Maine- I love it! We're also carrying their candles so the whole shop smells delicious. 

During this busy month of resolutions, new beginnings, and chilly popsicle toes- take some time to smell the proverbial roses and relish in the enveloping scents of winter.

-R

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