If you’re into perfumes, you may already be used to switching up your signature scent with each new season. Although it’s great to have that one perfume you keep coming back to, some fragrance notes are better suited to particular times of the year and offer the opportunity to experiment with new scents.
Now that we’re reaching the winter months, it’s out with fruity summer florals and citrus perfumes and in with darker, more sensual fragrances that warm up the senses. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are eight must-try winter fragrances for her, from timeless classics to more playful niche offerings.
1. Jimmy Choo Fever Eau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes: black plum, lychee, grapefruit, sandalwood, vanilla
Why You Should Try It: This dark, floral fragrance is sure to lift your spirits on even the coldest of winter evenings. It’s a fun scent with a blend of sweet notes but has a bold, addictive undertone that makes it perfect for the new season.
2. ByredoSellier Extrait de Parfum
Fragrance Notes: black tea, leather accord, tobacco leaves, birch, oakmoss.
Why You Should Try It: This unisex perfume is a rich, luxurious scent with a sophisticated feel. Cool, sexy and exhilarating, this super-concentrated fragrance is the ideal evening scent and would be perfect for a winter date night.
3. Yves Saint Laurent Black OpiumEau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes: mandarin, white musk, black coffee, vanilla, cedarwood.
Why You Should Try It: This captivating ladies’ perfume is a timeless classic — a floral gourmand scent with a twist of black coffee for an enlivening shot of adrenaline. This bewitching fragrance is sweet yet seductive, combining energy and sensuality, and is sure to wake you up on dull winter mornings.
4. Jo Malone Pomegranate NoirEau de Cologne
Fragrance Notes: pomegranate, red fruits, lily, pink pepper, amber, musk, woody notes.
Why You Should Try It: Nothing says winter more than Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir cologne. This all-time classic fragrance is deep and mysterious, with a blend of exotic pomegranate and pink pepper on a sensual, smoky guaiac wood and frankincense base. This perfume is sure to draw compliments from friends, family and colleagues whenever you wear it.
5. Yves Saint Laurent LibreEau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes: orange blossom, lavender, jasmine, blackcurrant, cedarwood, vanilla.
Why You Should Try It: If you’re looking for a versatile fragrance for everyday wear, Libre is an excellent choice. This floral perfume is well balanced, with its sweeter notes toned down by hints of fruit and musk. The result is a sensual and simply divine winter-worthy scent.
6. Maison FrancisKurkdjian Aqua Vita Forte Eau De Parfum
Fragrance Notes: mandarin, white sandalwood, ylang ylang, guaiac wood, cinnamon, cardamom, orange blossom.
Why You Should Try It: Aqua Vita Forte is an incredible perfume from luxury fragrance house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. It offers a warm, spicy and citrus scent with a long-lasting aroma. This spicy floral fragrance blends fresh bergamot and lemon with a trio of spices and a base of heady woody notes for a warm, sensual finish.
7. Versace Crystal NoirEau de Toilette
Fragrance Notes: amber, pepper, gardenia, musk, orange blossom, peony, sandalwood.
Why You Should Try It: This sensual perfume for women is a must for your evening fragrance wardrobe. Feminine and sophisticated, Crystal Noir features an intoxicating blend of floral and spicy notes to create a warm and inviting aroma.
8. Viktor & Rolf Bonbon CoutureEau de Parfum
Fragrance Notes: mandarin, peach, neroli, orange blossom, jasmine, vanilla, caramel.
Why You Should Try It: Viktor & Rolf Bonbon has been a firm favourite amongst fans since its launch in 2014, especially in the winter months. The Couture edition of the fragrance is more robust and more luxurious, with more prominent heart notes of caramel. This fruity-floral gourmand perfume blends sweet, fruity and woody aromas to create a potent and seductive scent.