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
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.
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.
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'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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Romantic, effortless, and warm, this scent features notes of citrus, bergamot, sandalwood, and vanilla. Shop here.
Diptyque Orphéon EDP
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
Derived from Ayurvedic principles, this musky and sweet oil fragrance will uplift the mind, body, and spirit. Shop here.
Tom Ford Lost Cherry
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
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
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
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
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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