There’s no denying that as the days get shorter and the temperature drops to an all-time low, that the colder months are well and truly here.
But that also means that it’s time to source a new signature scent.
As effervescent as one’s lineup of summer fragrances may be—from the citrus notes to the light floral aromas—there’s something not quite right with spritzing a sweet and fresh scent prior to turning on the fireplace.
When it comes to marking the arrival of a new season, starting with your perfume may not be mandatory but it certainly brightens the dreary winter chill. For those who find themselves sick of their scents, it also helps break up the year with a new perfume pick so you can enjoy a fresh collection every few months.
As for what types of scents one should be smelling come winter, think woody, warm, spicy and smokey. If earthy scents aren’t your cup of tea, then opting for any fragrance that emulates a feeling of internal warmth is an ideal choice to keep you warm while curled up on the couch.
The Best Winter Perfumes To Shop In Australia
So, if you’re looking for a new scent or two to keep you warm this winter, keep scrolling to see our top picks for the best perfumes out right now.
Filled with notes of fig, coriander, pepper, blackcurrant, coconut, cedar and benzoin, Philosykos immediately evokes the Greek Islands, thanks to its alluring properties of the fig tree in all its glory. Its crisp leaves, ripe fruit, milky sap and a hint of white cedar gives the scent its alluring depth.
Straight back to the streets of Old Havana, this scent is vibrant, gender-neutral and rich in sublime spices and sweet tobacco. Intoxicating and sophisticated, Cuban Tobacco expertly balances smokiness with sweetness, with a clean herbal note throughout. The scent opens with cardamom and clove notes, accompanied by a fresh burst of tangerine, rounded out by a clean florals and base notes of earthy patchouli and intense musk to create depth and warmth, making this scent perfect for day or night.
This Maison Margiela frgrance inspires nights of sitting by a flickering fireplace, with the warm and comforting scent combining notes of spicy pepper, clove oil with sweet chestnut, vanilla and smokey gaïac wood oil. Spritz yourself with this unisex scent, and smell the aroma of pink pepper, orange flower petals, cade oil, Peru balsam and cashmeran.
Inspired by bush walks through the forests of the Central Highlands in Victoria, this fragrance is a revitalising woody fragrance filled with slightly sweet and mystical spice notes. Thanks to its mandarin, bergamot and cardamom top notes, the scent gradually gives way to a gentle collection of warm wood notes.
Intoxicating and fragrant, cult favourite perfume Santal 33 by Le Labo blends wood, spices and leather seamlessly. Warm, musky and addictive, this fragrance encapsulates a rugged fantasy, thanks to its use of Australian sandalwood, cedarwood, leather, cardamon, iris, and musk.