The best perfume notes for colder weather
Cold weather calls for extra layers. You wear thicker coats, snuggle under extra blankets and add warmer perfume notes to your fragrances.
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The best perfume notes for cold weather are generally all on the same half of the fragrance wheel – the woody and oriental side.
The woody fragrance families include woods, woody orientals, mossy woods and dry woods. The perfume notes within these families are made up of more traditional and potent base notes. So the more of these perfume notes, the merrier (and warmer) you’ll be in winter.
The oriental fragrance families include orientals, soft orientals and floral orientals. These families are spicy, sensual and feature a range of warm and indulgent notes.
But what if you’re obsessed with more fresh and floral perfumes? Not a problem! You can still go for one of those scents, you just have to make sure it’s deepened by some of the perfume notes listed below.
We've rounded up the best perfume notes to build your cold weather fragrance collection around – and we feel cosier already!
If you like something spicy…
Love a perfume with a kick? Spicy perfume notes are perfect for you. They’re also an easy way to turn your favourite floral fragrances into a warmer, winter-appropriate floral oriental.
Notes to try: cinnamon, ginger, pepper and cardamom
If you like something sweet…
Sweet perfume notes can be warm, too. They're creamy, cosy, indulgent and exactly what you need in winter!
Notes to try: tonka bean, amber, vanilla & musk
If you like something intense…
Cold weather is your chance to have a crack at that devilishly deep fragrance you’ve been wondering if you can actually pull off. It’s that sexy one you could only ever wear at night in the middle of winter – perfect for leaving a lasting impression.
Notes to try: patchouli, tobacco, vetiver, leather & oud
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite perfumes featuring these wintery perfume notes. Check them out here…
Yves Saint Laurent Jazz EDT Spray
The Body Shop Red Musk EDP
Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger Cologne
L'OCCITANE Eau des Baux Eau de Toilette
Mary Kay Live Fearlessly Eau de Parfum
So…? Vanilla Milkshake Body Mist
Kiehl's Musk EDT Spray
Michael Kors Wonderlust Sensual Essence
Juicy Couture I LOVE JUICY COUTURE
Aramis Gentleman Eau de Toilette Natural Spray
Ermenegildo Zegna Essenze Collection - Indonesian Oud Eau de Toilette
Lush The President's Hat
Molton Brown Russian Leather Eau de Toilette
Jo Malone Black Cedarwood & Juniper Cologne
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