As the nights are now drawing in, and the evenings are becoming cooler, it is time to not only change your wardrobe, but your perfume, The cooler months are ideal for swapping your spritzy, citrus sprays, for more mellow and deeper fragrances. And perfumes can have an effect of warming you up too! For this time of year you should be looking towards wearing stronger scents with woody undertones that simply would not work in the summer months. You can indulge yourself in smells that contain patchouli, musk, ginger, fig and woody notes like cedar, sandalwood and vetvier. And if you want to make your perfume last longer, which stronger scents do anyway, then combine them with the same scented body lotion. But what works as a winter fragrance? Any scent that includes a spicier, more heavier scent than the typical light and fresh summer ones basically.
So if you fancy a change and are looking for your perfect winter fragrance read on for our pick of the perfumes that will get you through those dark evenings.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire – RRP: £41.50 for 30ml
Guerlain’s latest launch is their Little Black Dress fragrance or in French, La Petite Robe Noire. For the winter party season it’s the perfect choice to smell both flirty and sensual – plus it goes with anything – just like your fave LBD. With notes of black rose, black cherry, liquorice and smoked tea its’ a heady combination that’s perfect for enhancing your femme fatale potential.
Nutmeg & Ginger by Jo Malone – RRP: £38.00 for 30ml
Jo Malone has got the right idea when it comes to creating a delicious winter fragrance. The Ginger & Nutmeg Cologne is the first Jo Malone fragrance – and it’s a goodie. With a spicy flavour this has the perfect trio of winter warming ingredients to get you feeling cosy and seductive all at once. It starts with a zesty ginger note accompanied with a nutmeg heart with a hint of white pepper while the sandalwood base rounds off the fragrance with smouldering perfection.
Chanel No.5 – RRP: £46.00 for 35ml
Chanel No.5 is a great winter warming fragrance with it’s unique blend of abstract flowers. It contains all the notes that make it a go-to fragrance for the season with sparkling top notes of ylang-ylang and neroli and a woody base of sandalwood and vetvier. Classified as a chypre fragrance Chanel No.5 meaning it’s an intense scent that has an opulent character.
Dolce & Gabanna Pour Femme – RRP: £45.90 for 50ml
Dolce & Gabanna Pour Femme is a beautiful blend of powdery, velvety petals and sweet sugary notes – yep – this is a feminine fragrance with a kick. Warm and voluptuous and a touch of creamy sweetness, this fragrance is for a woman who is compelling and sensual. It is made up of contrasts, an exuberance of sinuous details that strike the balance between strength and gentleness.
YSL Opium – RRP: £41.00 for 30ml
Opium by Yves Saint Laurent is a classic fragrance perfect for the colder months. This decadent and voluptuous fragrance has an oriental flavour with notes of clove, coriander, bayleaf, vetvier, amber and sensual patchouli. It’s another head turner and will be sure to leave an impression. With warming woody tones and a touch of cinnamon, pepper and vanilla, we think it’s the ultimate fragrance for a chilly winter’s day.