Top Winter Perfumes for Women

By Hannah Liddle and Carly Cochrane -
best 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 fall 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…

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum Spray

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.

Marc Jacobs Decadence Divine Decadence Eau De Parfum

Marc Jacobs Decadence Divine Decadence Eau De Parfum


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.

Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Eau De Parfum

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.

Mugler Alien Fusion Eau De Parfum Spray

If Mugler is a name missing from your fragrance collection, now is the time to invest. Alien Fusion by Mugler is the perfect winter warmer. Blending cinnamon with ginger and neroli, it soaks senses with an intoxicating and spicy aroma.

Kayali Vanilla | 28

Kayali Vanilla | 28


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.

Gucci Guilty Intense Eau De Parfum

If you’ve never had the pleasure of wearing Gucci then now is your chance. The House of Gucci supplies a warm oriental floral fragrance for the woman that dares to embrace power. Pink pepper is accompanied with lilac, patchouli and amber to create a timeless classic that's incredibly sensuous and compelling.

Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau De Parfum Spray

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.

Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Cologne

It can’t get any more wintry than Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir fragrance. An all-time classic, this scent combines notes of pomegranate with the juices of red fruits, utilizes the spice of Casablanca lily and evokes the smoky aroma of guaic wood.

Yves Saint Laurent Libre Eau De Parfum

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.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Eau De Parfum Spray

Carolina Herrera is here to give you the VIP treatment. This perfume simply cannot go unmissed, just look at the prestigious gold bottle. Smelling just as good as it looks, this fragrance combines a heart of gardenia with passionfruit. That all-important winter aroma that you're looking for comes through thanks to a vanilla, rum, musk and tonka bean blend.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vita Forte Eau De Parfum

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). Aqua Vita Forte has a warm, spicy and citrus take on the most sought-after oud fragrance.

DIOR Poison Hypnotic Poison Eau De Toilette Spray

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 favorite amongst the Cosmetify beauty team!

Versace Crystal Noir Eau De Toilette Spray

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.

Lancôme La Nuit Tresor A La Folie Eau De Parfum

If autumn-winter had fragrance notes it would consist of rose essence, vanilla and patchouli. And it’s those that make up Lancôme La Nuit Tresor A La Folie. This divine scen envelops your body in a rich, passionate and exquisite aroma.

DIOR JOY By Dior Eau De Parfum Spray

Flowers and citrus fruits are fused with wood and musk notes in order to create JOY - the ultimate warm scent. Layer your favorite winter knits and puffer jackets with the rich and creamy fragrance in order to leave behind an irresistible aroma.

VIKTOR&ROLF Bonbon Eau De Parfum

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-favorite. It serves up a caramel heart that's wrapped in fruity and woody aromas, making it a must-have for your winter wardrobe.

Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudree Eau De Parfum

Don't let the sleek nude bottle and sweet, floral fragrance fool you; this perfume is a stellar choice for the winter months. Expertly crafted with notes of Bulgarian rose, vetiver, musk, orange blossom and black and white cedar, it laces senses with a warm and powdery aroma that's light enough to carry you through to the spring season.

If these six perfumes don't transform your autumn/winter 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.

Hannah Liddle

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.

Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

As the Senior Content Editor for Cosmetify, Carly is the go-to for all the latest (and greatest) beauty tips, tricks and trends. With over six years of experience in the industry, she knows all the ins-and-outs when it comes to health, beauty and wellbeing. 

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