- Top Winter Perfumes for Women
If you’re into perfume then you’ll agree when we say you should change your scent with the seasons. You want fruity and floral notes for spring and summer and when it gets to autumn and winter, you want something warm and mysterious.
As autumn begins and we embrace the run up to winter and Christmas, what better time than now to pick out the top winter perfumes for women? You’ll not only look the part in your chunky knitwear and layers but you’ll smell the part too. And hey, it could even give you some gift inspiration…
When it comes to warm and deep autumn-winter fragrances, nothing quite welcomes the new season like YSL Black Opium. Bursting with passion and energy, it’s a sensual scent that perfectly balances black coffee and vanilla to create a sweet yet extremely seductive fragrance.
Unlike the floral notes of Marc Jacob’s Daisy, Decadence is an intoxicating, velvety and woody aroma that oozes sexiness and sophistication. If the bottle isn’t enough to win over your heart, then maybe its heady, provocative aromas will as it combines succulent Italian plum with vetiver and warm papyrus woods.
Treat yourself this winter season to Velvet Orchid from the Tom Ford Signature collection. This oriental and floral fragrance evokes true luxury. Mandarin orange is fused with honey, bergamot and rum in order to warm the senses before sweet and floral notes sweep in. A spritz here and a spritz there, and you'll instantly become the best-smelling girl in the room.
The world's most-loved beauty mogul, Huda Kattan, has teamed up with her sister Mona to bring you this ultimate fragrance. Bursting with notes of tonka bean, Madagascan vanilla, jasmine, musk and amber, it’s the dreamy, velvety-smooth scent that is perfect for the winter season.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of wearing Chanel then now is your chance. Since its launch in 1921, it has been synonymous with elegance and femininity. Boasting a floral bouquet accompanied with mandarin and vanilla, this timeless classic is incredibly sensuous and compelling.
A fragrance roundup wouldn't be complete without a shoutout to Lady Million. This all-time classic is a must-have no matter the season. A combination of orange blossom, patchouli honey, neroli and juicy raspberry creates the warm and luxurious aroma that we all know and love too well.
Whilst this floral scent is quite new to the scene, it wasn't long before it claimed the top spot. With global superstar Dua Lipa as the face of this fragrance, there’s no doubt that it’s a good’un. Bold notes of orange blossom and lavender intertwine with jasmine, cedarwood and vanilla to create a divine winter-worthy aroma.
Nuit et Confidences is a full-bodied, feminine fragrance that has been designed for the classy woman who is aroused by art and intelligence. The perfume takes its character from notes of heady bergamot and pepper while tonka bean and frankincense bring harmony and balance. Embrace its sensual, floriental notes with every spritz.
Carolina Herrera has combined perfume with shoes – could it get any better? This perfume simply cannot go unmissed, just look at that epic high heel bottle. This fragrance smells just as good as it looks though, as it combines notes of bergamot, lemon and almond with iris, jasmine and tuberose. That all-important winter aroma that you're looking for comes through thanks to a vanilla, sandalwood, coffee and tonka bean blend.
If you're looking to splash the cash on a fragrance that will last you many winters to come, allow us to introduce you to Maison Francis Kurkdjian. As well as serving up unique and intoxicating scents, MFK are loved for their potent, long-lasting aromas (seriously, one spritz and you're good to go). Oud Satin Mood is the warm, elegant and sophisticated take on the most sought-after oud fragrance.
This is one for the ladies that love a sweet and sumptuous scent. DIOR Hypnotic Poison is a fragrance that is rich, sensual and deeply aromatic, thanks to its cocktail of jasmine, orange blossom, tonka and vanilla bean. With every spritz, your skin is laced with a strong and irresistible feminine fragrance. It’s a favourite amongst the Cosmetify beauty team!
Ultra-feminine and delightfully oriental, the Versace Crystal Noir eau de toilette combines orange flower and amber with pepper, ginger and musk to create a warm and riveting aroma. It’s the perfect fragrance if you’re looking for a signature scent that goes hand in hand with the mood of the season.
If autumn-winter had fragrance notes it would consist of wild blackberry, vanilla and patchouli. And it’s those that make up Lancôme La Nuit Tresor. This divine scent fuses warm citrus with white florals to create an aroma that envelops your body in a rich, passionate and exquisite aroma.
Viktor & Rolf knew exactly what they were doing when they created Bonbon. Since launching in 2014, the fruity floral gourmand fragrance has been a firm fan-favourite. It serves up a caramel heart that's wrapped in fruity and woody aromas, making it a must-have for your winter wardrobe.
Don't let the sleek peach bottle and sweet, floral fragrance fool you; this perfume is a stellar choice for the winter months. Expertly crafted with notes of frangipani, ylang ylang, musk, amber, vanilla and cedarwood, it laces senses with a creamy, mouth-watering aroma that's light enough to carry you through to the spring season.
If these six perfumes don't transform your AW20 style then we're not sure what will. They're warm, sensual and charismatic – everything you want from this new season. But if you are still stuck trying to find your next fragrance, then why not read our article on picking the right scent for you? It'll give you a complete run-down on fragrance jargon so that when it comes to picking your next spritz, you know exactly what to look for.
Written by Hannah Liddle
Hannah has worked as a writer for over four years and knows beauty, skincare and makeup like the back of her hand.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.