CB I Hate Perfume
Walking in the Air is the scent of new fallen snow. Christopher Brosius found himself longing for the smell of snow one day in November 2007 when it was unseasonably warm. He did not want it to spray on himself but in the air around him in his studio so he created a snow-scented home spray so he could imagine himself in the middle of a snow-covered pine forest. The smell of snow was one of the most beautiful things he could think of. That evolved into the fragrance. Walking in the Air is a water perfume.
CB I HATE PERFUME #310 WALKING IN THE AIR REVIEWS
Fragrantica: I love having a light, cold scent to wear in winter, especially post-Christmas. This is so wonderful, it really does smell like snow, yet it feels like an ethereal, feminine perfume to me too, not just an atmospheric scent if that makes sense. Personally I think this snow smell could be put to good use as a note in various perfumes - the perfume industry should take more of an interest in the smell of snow! I like Winter 1972 as well, but this one is my favorite.
Fragrantica: Apparently, the word to describe the smell in the air after the rain dries is "petrichor". This is a petrichor sort of a scent, except it's more melting ice than drying rain. It's cold, watery and earthy. I enjoy it very much as a perfume, but can imagine it would be great in the home spray. It reminds me quite a lot of CB's Winter 1972 as they're both very cold, wintery fragrances (which for me means I wear them most in the summer because they're so cooling). But where Winter 1972 leans towards being earthy, Walking in the Air is more watery. It's got very soft sillage, it's not a statement scent at all - but then that's not really CB's thing anyway. Longevity is around 8 hours for me.
Fragrantica: The dirt smell that I get in the opening of Walking in the Air reminds me of Black March only the dirt note in Walking in the Air is not as strong. Almost immediately the smell of cold fresh air overtakes the dirt smell. I can relate to WITA smelling like fresh fallen snow although I made other associations too. Walking in the Air reminds me of the smell of laundry drying on a clothes line on a windy day. I didn't expect WITA to have such good longevity. At 12 o'clock this afternoon I applied a very small amount. Ten hours later I can still detect the fragrance although it has faded quite a bit. Throughout the day this fragrance projected very well. If the Home Spray version has the same longevity as the absolute I might eventually buy it.
Fragrantica: It must be 'dirt and ice' for me. It reminds me of a winter morning, the sun shines, ice on the ground melts. But still it's really cold.