Winter is a fabulous time to switch up your usual fragrance. Thanks to cooler temperatures and drier air, you can get away with scents that might seem cloying at other times of year. Consider this list of top winter perfumes my holiday gift to you.
Psst, have you heard? This perfume evokes visions of sipping mulled wine before a crackling fire. A blend of familiar spices, such as cinnamon and clove, are layered over a woody base of amber. Warm and crisp, it's a great pick for daytime or evening wear.
Wicked and fresh, just like the power-couple who created it, this is a great addition to any woman's winter fragrance wardrobe. Romantic floral notes combine with spicy orange, cinnamon and myrrh over a vanilla and amber base, for a warm and beckoning appeal. As the name implies, it's a great choice when you want to get close to that special someone.
Delight your senses with this tasty-smelling scent. An unusual blend of pear, lime and almond, over a vanilla and mahogany base, this fragrance will help you to stand out from the crowd. Wear it while holiday shopping, or on any of your daytime jaunts this winter.
This flirty perfume is a continual best-seller, but its powerful scent can be headache-inducing in the summer. Save it for wintertime, when its yummy aromas of chocolate, vanilla and caramel are welcome mood-lifters. Honey and juicy fruits round out this popular fragrance, lending it a deeply sexy appeal.
Wear this scrumptious perfume when you want to smell like dessert. Fresh pink grapefruit, raspberry and black current mingle with jasmine and magnolia, over a delectable base of cream, sugar, vanilla and chocolate. Spritz some on your neck, or wherever you want to be nibbled. A modern winter classic, and a great value for the price.
Sugarplum Fairy meets femme fatale in this voluptuous fragrance. Spicy nutmeg and exotic plum combine with orchid, tuberose, jasmine and cashmere, with vanilla and burnt amber bottom notes. The resulting concoction is complex and boozy, and unmistakably seductive. Ideal for a hot and heavy New Year's date.
We've come to count on Gwen Stefani for her kooky fashion style. Love perfume is Gwen's playful take on floral, combining peony, rose and jasmine with fresh Oriental peach and bamboo. Woody and musky notes round out the scent, which develops from girly to something more grown-up after a few hours on the skin. Great for outdoor games and après-ski canoodling.