The Best Winter Fragrances Don't Smell Like Fir Or Peppermint
There's a group of specific scents that are generally associated with winter. They're usually reminiscent of pumpkin and vanilla, smell like candy canes, or are formulated to emulate winter pines. However, some seek fragrances that are a bit less kitschy and not reminiscent of the Sugar Plum Fairy. In fact, some of the best winter fragrances are marked by warmth and sensuality, while excluding all gingerbread and cinnamon.
Instead of the aforementioned sugary-sweet notes, imagine scents like bergamot, jasmine, pepper, and sandalwood finding their way into the most luxurious aromas of the season. And while they do in fact channel that coziness of winter that many are looking for — like the perfume-equivalent of a cashmere sweater, if you will — they do so in a more sophisticated and versatile manner. Think about it like this: These winter fragrances can also double as the ideal evening scents during the spring and summer.
Ahead, the winter fragrances that you'll love and won't want to retire once the temperatures start rising again.
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Made with flirtatious girls in mind, this fragrance features notes of candy apple, rose, and vanilla, bringing up memories of springtime.
Self-soothe with this sumptuous, sensual blend of tuberose, ylang ylang, and sandalwood notes.
This fragrance has a top note of rhubarb and daffodil, for a vibrant aroma. In the middle is almond milk with cedarwood and cashmeran, making for the ideal springtime scent for winter.
This luxurious fragrance, launching Jan. 12, has notes of lemongrass, lavender, basil, black currant, jasmine, neroli, and patchouli.
“I have always loved fragrances with a transportive quality. Costa Azzurra captures the relaxed and sexy mood of the Mediterranean," Tom Ford says of the fragrance. "For me, it feels like the ultimate escape.”
If you're ever on the hunt for an intoxicating fragrance, look no further than Dior. This masterful blend of rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and lily of the valley are paired with sandalwood and tuberose for added sensuality and a hint of musk.
One of Bond No. 9's latest, this scent is inspired by the sultriness and spiciness of the Big Apple. With the blend of ginger, pink pepper, rose, sandalwood, and patchouli, the warm scent is a must-have to feel cozy during the cold winter.
Who said florals are just for the springtime? This aroma of figs, lotus flower and neroli will transport you to warmer climates in your mind, while leaving you smelling like the most pleasant garden there was.
According to Chanel, this is a fragrance meant to be worn at night, behind closed doors. The notes of wood, white musk, jasmine, and rose petals would have to agree.
While the aroma of apples usually doesn't imply luxury, when Clive Christian is involved, it does. Containing notes of bergamot, green rhubarb, mojito and sandalwood, you'll be wondering why you haven't incorporated the fruit into your fragrance stash in the first place.
There are few fragrances more iconic and nostalgic than Viva La Juicy. But now, there's a new variation joining the family. With the aroma of pink berries and jasmine, you'll be unsure if you want to party or just lay around breathing in the aroma.
There's Italian bergamot, pepper, sandalwood, and white musk to thank for this magical scent.
Passion flower, vanilla, and vetiver make this fragrance so magnetic. Even more, it comes in a radiant bottle that emulates the silhouette of a woman.
Just the name Cartier is enough to sell someone on a fragrance, and this reinterpretation of the original Pasha de Cartier fragrance is no different. This time however, the new edition incorporates citrus, amber, and cedar.
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