As winter arrives, I’ve been looking for perfumes I can add to my seasonal fragrance collection. Fresh woods, ginger, the final, frosty flowers still holding on after a storm — all of these notes remind me of winter, and I want to wear them everywhere.
This is why I did a deep dive into perfumes I can wear all winter long. Great news: I’ve found the best winter perfumes you can add to your fragrance drawer, because I know you’re dying to smell like Christmas-tree-hunting. It’s okay. Me too, ladies. Me too.
If you’re looking for the scent of a fire burning next to your Christmas tree, you’ll love this perfume’s mingling of sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, and hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Le Labo is a fan favorite, and Lys 41’s middle note of jasmine with its woody, musk, and vanilla base notes combine for a floral scent post-rain.
Pine trees are a staple of winter; woody and smokey blend with notes of cedarwood, bergamot, and, of course, pine in the aptly-named Forest Lungs.
It would be a sin to not include Nutmeg & Ginger Cologne for winter — isn’t ginger the signature winter scent?
There’s nothing quite like waking up late on a weekend buried in blankets; Lazy Sunday Morning’s floral, musky scent pairs with those slow winter mornings.
There’s a zing to Henry Rose’s perfume, but it’s balanced by sandalwood, transporting you to the middle of the woods.
The most feminine scent on this list, with overwhelming florals. Still, the fragrance’s mellow, musky notes evoke the romance of winter.
Perfumer Ben Gorham’s inspiration for Blanche was white; wear it on days of heavy snowfall.
Tom Ford’s perfume wants you to envision “an alpine getaway where winter escapades play out under an iridescent sky.” It’s a vague description, but somehow, it just makes scents.
Heretic’s Smudge has hints of juniper, balsamic sandalwood, patchouli, clary sage, and notes of the tonka bean. It’s reminiscent of holidays with the family: complex, but always comforting.
Curling up with a cup of honey-filled (and perhaps spiked?) tea and a velvet blanket is captured in Velvet Orchid, also entwined with florals and vanilla.
Damascus rose adds spice to this perfume, but it’s soothed by woody resin and clarifying water for a bouquet brought in from the rain.
Even if you’ve never been to the Mediterranean, you’ll be able to imagine a gorgeous sky through Light di Gioia’s mix of jasmine, gardenia, and a woody base.
Who says women can’t wear men’s cologne? It’s 2021. Replica Jazz Club takes you to a smokey club on a holiday night, filled with cocktails, cigars, and leather booths.
Sweet nights filled with desserts — that’s what you’ll envision wearing Azzaro’s perfume. With notes of ginger flower, dulce de leche, and vetiver, you can practically taste the fragrance.
Don that red holiday dress, then spritz this perfume all over. Bold notes of sparkling pear, rose, vanilla, and a woody base will give you the confidence you’ve been afraid to unlock.
What winter perfume is your favorite? Do you have any signature fragrances you save for the season? Tell us in the comments!
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