Hair & Beauty

17 Of The Best Winter Fragrances To Wear In 2022

By Sammy Preston and Phoebe Youl
8th Jun 2022

A collage featuring a bottle of Mondo Mondo perfume and flames.

While winter might not be everyone’s favourite season, there’s plenty of reason to love a wintery-inspired scent. As opposed to the kind of fragrances you’ll often find lingering in the air during spring and summer, winter scents bring a little more opportunity for experimentation and depth. 

Whether you prefer woody, smokey notes, or sweeter winter florals—the scents of the cooler season aren’t just limited to your basic fireside aromas. Personally, we think there’s something to be said for changing up your signature scent to mark the turn of season—leaving you feeling warm, cosy, and nostalgic in the way only a great fragrance can. 

From scents capable of boosting your mood (and aligning your chakras) to fragrances that will transport you to a distant—and potentially warmer—location, keep reading below for the 17 fragrances you’ll want to wear all winter long.

Goldfield & Banks Purple Suede

Price: $310

If wintertime has you dreaming of Tasmania, you need to try the newest scent from Goldfield & Banks. Purple Suede is the latest addition to the Australian fragrance house's botanical series, drawing its olfactory inspiration from sweeping fields of lavender grown on the shores of Australia’s most southern coast. Beneath lavender are precious woods, luxurious leather, and spice. A truly ethereal, complex scent. Shop here


Price: $240

This (recently restocked) ultra-hyped fragrance from Fenty is one-of-a-kind. Rihanna worked alongside LVMH Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier to create the scent, carefully selecting each ingredient, saying "It's an experience, it's a memory, encapsulated into a fragrance. One smell, you'll never forget it." Magnolia and musk with tangerine, blueberry, and hints of Bulgarian rose absolute, geranium, and patchouli make for a truly unique wintery vibe. Shop here

YSL Libre

Price: $112

With a strong, heady base of madagascar vanilla, cedar, ambergris, and musk—YSL Libre is one of the fragrances that'll score you endless compliments. It's been a big hit since it launched back in 2019, and while it works year-round, it's a great option for a bold, punchy winter switch-up. Shop here

Aesop Rōzu

Price: $210

Aesop's gender-neutral fragrances are as transformative as a visit to one of their serene stores. Rōzu is Aesop's fourth fragrance, created alongside long-time collaborator Barnabé Fillion who also worked on Marakesh Intense. It's warm and comforting, blending rose with shisho notes and a little smoke with guaiac wood and sandalwood. Shop here

Mondo Mondo Tobacciana

Price: $285

With notes of leather, latex, PVC, tobacco leaves, vanilla, and amber, this is what we'd wear to sip whisky at an underground rock n roll bar in winter. Shop here

Roemy Solstice

Price: $179

With top notes of dreamy gardenia and jasmine and base notes of moss and amber, Roemy's "Solstice" is perfect for crisp autumn afternoons that roll into moody winter nights spent indoors under candlelight. Shop here

Dior Eden-Roc

Price: $360

Transport yourself to the French Riviera and one of the world's ultimate luxury hotels, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, with this brand-new amber-floral fragrance rich in notes of sea salt, citruses, and pine. Shop here

Who Is Elijah Haze

Price: $115

This scent balances sweet and smokey with its notes of clove, pink pepper, Peru balsam, cashmere, and cedarwood. Shop here

Byredo Perfumed Oil Roll-On Gypsy Water

Price: $90.47

Fresh yet woody, this combination of bergamot, amber, and vanilla is inspired by smokey campfires and pine forests. Shop here

By Rosie Jane Lake Eau de Parfum

Price: $107

Romantic, effortless, and warm, this scent features notes of citrus, bergamot, sandalwood, and vanilla. Shop here

Diptyque Orphéon EDP

Price: $243

With notes of juniper berry, tonka bean, cedarwood, and jasmine, just one spritz will leave you feeling warm and cosy. Shop here

AYU Vala Perfume Oil

Price: $90

Derived from Ayurvedic principles, this musky and sweet oil fragrance will uplift the mind, body, and spirit. Shop here

Tom Ford Lost Cherry

Price: $480

Featuring an unexpected blend, this moody fragrance is equal parts sweet and sour, perfect for wintery nights. Shop here

Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume EDP

Price: $159

Made up of a single note, this musky amber scent works with skin chemistry to create a truly unique fragrance. Shop here

Korres Cashmere Kumquat Eau de Toilette

Price: $73

This fragrance is designed to feel like cashmere on the skin with notes of kumquat, orange blossom, and vanilla. Shop here

Maison Margiela By The Fireplace EDT

Price: $185

Inspired by nights by the fireplace, this warm and spicy scent will leave you feeling comforted. Shop here

Officine Universelle Buly Eau Triple Damask Rose Perfume

Price: $261

Romantic with a touch of spice, this unique water-based scent can be used to fragrance both skin and hair. Shop here

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Design credit: Mondo Mondo | Christopher Burns

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