15 Winter Fragrances That Will Make You Feel Cozy
If spritzing on perfume is an absolute must before darting out the door, you understand the empowerment and confidence the perfect scent can give. And a new season is the best time to try out a new scent. (As long as you’re stocking up on hats, gloves and the like anyway.) So we went ahead and rounded up the best winter perfume options.
While it’s easy to stick to our tried-and-true aromas, wearing a new perfume can make your morning routine that much better. Especially when you’re dreading your cold-weather commute. Or simply getting out of bed and out from under the covers. This year we’re favoring fragrances with a twist. Whether they are inspired by a drink or spices, we’re looking for something different.
We’re also expanding our search to include men’s fragrances. Because scents should be universal. It also helps if the scents come in covet-worthy containers. From robots to shot glasses to elegant toppers, these picks are meant to be shown off on your vanity. Not to mention on Instagram.
Are you ready to find your new signature scent? From sweet to sensual to woodsy, we compiled the top winter perfumes we can’t wait to spritz on.
Jo Malone London Scarlet Poppy Cologne Intense, $196 at Jo Malone London
There’s something so mysterious about this scent. Perhaps it’s because it blends scarlet poppy, velvety iris, barley and tonka bean. The touch of fig makes it winter-worthy.
D.S. & DURGA Coriander Eau de Parfum, $260 at D.S. & DURGA
Confession: We are obsessed with every scent from D.S. & DURGA. For winter, we’re leaning toward this season-appropriate pick. With top notes of Russian coriander, pepper and juniper needle paired with geranium, clove stem, clary sage, musk, magnolia and mace, it has so many layers. Which we love.
Kilian Paris Apple Brandy Eau de Parfum, $195 at Sephora
Nothing warms you up like brandy. This scent pairs apple brandy accord with notes of rum, moss, vanilla, cedarwood and ambroxan. The art deco bottle looks like a cool glass and is begging for a social media shout-out.
Acqua di Parma Oud & Spice Eau de Parfum, $285 at Bloomingdale’s
Ready to spice things up? Meet your new favorite aroma. Bergamot, raspberry and rose are enhanced by cinnamon, pink pepper and cloves. Throw in agarwood oil, patchouli and cisto labdanum and you’ve got one intriguing aroma.
Armani Beauty My Way Intense, $76 at Armani Beauty
We’re already fans of the brand’s original My Way fragrance. So it’s not surprising that we’re just as excited about this new take. Boasting consciously-sourced ingredients, it merges orange blossom from Egypt, tuberose from India, sandalwood from New Caledonia and Madagascar vanilla. It’s like a trip around the world without leaving home.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum, $325 at Saks
This fragrance is really trending right now. It may be due to the fact that it combines jasmine, saffron, cedarwood and ambergris. You’ll be sniffing yourself all day.
Lancôme La Vie est Belle Intensément Eau de Parfum, $113.05 at Macy’s
A fusion of red iris and vanilla is at heart of this fragrance. There’s also jasmine, sandalwood, raspberries and bright bergamot. Plus, the bottle is super fancy.
Molton Brown Neon Amber Eau de Parfum, $120 at Molton Brown
What exactly is neon amber? Well, it translates to a concoction featuring top notes of sparkling bergamot and cistus oil. Its heart is tonka absolute and amber over a base of ambroxan and patchouli.
La Perla Signature Eau de Parfum Spray, $117.30 at Macy’s
Everyone’s favorite luxe lingerie line produced an equally luxe perfume. It boasts citrus top notes. Then you’re hit with violet and neroli along with jasmine. The combo of vetiver and woody base notes really rounds out the aroma.
Dior Oud Ispahan, $110 at Dior
Wonderfully woody, Dior’s winter-ready scent relies on Damascus rose for its personality. Frankincense, resin and oud accord further define the unique aroma.
Paco Rabanne Phantom Eau de Toilette, $125 at Sephora
We believe fragrances have no gender. So this earthy and woody scent is on our list. Its key notes of rhubarb, lavender and vetiver offer a truly rich aroma. Especially given the fact that it’s a toilette.
Mugler Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum, $120 at Nordstrom
This fragrance is the epitome of cozy. It has a top note of sparkling Italian bergamot, a middle note of Indian jasmine and a base of Madagascan vanilla. The bottle, which is spectacular, is refillable.
Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Blanc Eau de Cologne, $88.40 at Macy’s
The brand’s unisex scent is pretty complex. The top notes of artemisia and white pepper work beautifully with middle notes of white tea accord along with ambrette. The musky, woody amber base refines the bold aroma.
Tom Ford Tubéreuse Nue Eau de Parfum, $312.80 at Nordstrom
A floral scent that still screams winter? Yes, please! Nocturnal bloom tuberose collaborates with India orpur, Szechuan peppercorn and suede accord for a truly sensual scent.
Valentino Voce Viva Intensa Eau de Parfum, $135 at Sephora
Brighten up winter with this warm floral perfume. Notes of Calabrian bergamot and Mandarin accord mingle with orange blossom absolute and Indian jasmine grandiflorum. Vanilla bourbon extract is amplified by crystal moss accord at its base.