Beauty truth: no winter wardrobe is complete without a gorgeous, heady fragrance. These six finds – all released in 2013 – top our must-try list thanks to their beautiful variations on the spice and wood notes that are synonymous with the cold-weather season.
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Tobacco & Spice
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud, $210 (1.69oz)
This sexy, masculine scent is a new addition to Tom Ford's cult-followed fragrance line and works beautifully during the cold winter months when flirty florals and powdery scents just won't do.
Oud & Amber
Terry de Gunzburg Terryfic Oud, $215 (3.3oz)
This brand-new fragrance from Terry de Gunzburg's young fragrance line boasts a sultry mix of oud wood and amber with middle notes of rose, iris and red berries for a warm, oriental finish.
Amber & Patchouli
Nest Moroccan Amber Body & Soul, $48 (3.4 oz)
If the more substatal ouds are either too expensive or overpowering for you, this new release from NEST - a warm, oriental eau de toilette spray - is a great option.
Balsamic & Spice
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood, $375 (2.4 oz)
A vetern of Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Dior, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian's new oud collection is perfect for the cold-weather months. We particularly love the velvet oud for it's distinctive spicy finish.
Rose & Leather
Valentino Limited Edition Assoluto Oud, $150 (2.4 oz)
A luxurious cold-weather take on a floral fragrance, this limited edition oud boasts a sensual combination of leather and bulgarian rose for a gorgeous effect.
Powder & Wood
Byredo Parfums 1996, $175 (1.69 oz)
Part of collaboration between photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and Byredo creative director Ben Gorham this gorgeous fragrance marries warm amber with violet and iris.