12 Winter Perfumes To Keep Fragrance Fanatics Feeling *And* Smelling Cosy Come The Cool Season

Elevate your chilly season scents

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.

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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.
Diptyque Philosykos

Philosykos by diptyque

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. 

Philosykos by diptyque, $202 at MECCA.


Cuban Tobacco by Lumira Parfum

Cuban Tobacco by Lumira Parfum, $135 at Adore Beauty.

By The Fireplace

By The Fireplace EDT by Maison Margiela

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.

By The Fireplace EDT by Maison Margiela, $185 at MECCA.

Goldfield & Banks Desert Rosewood

Desert Rosewood by Goldfield & Banks

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.

Desert Rosewood by Goldfield & Banks, $229 at Adore Beauty.

Santal 33 Le Labo

Santal 33 by Le Labo

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.

Santal 33 by Le Labo, $426 at MECCA.

Amouage Gold

Gold Woman by Amouage

Gold Woman is the perfect scent for women who know that glamour can be achieved outside of sporting a fancy dress. A rich and decadent scent, its top notes of rose, Lily of the Valley and silver frankincense emulate the elegance of the finest jewels, while its remaining notes of myrrh, orris, jasmine, ambergris, civet, musk, sandalwood and cedarwood.

Gold Woman by Amouage, $479 at Adore Beauty.

Baccorat Rouge

Baccorat Rouge 540 EDP by Maison Francis Kurkdijan

Created to celebrate French crystal house Baccarat’s 250th anniversary, Maison Francis Kurkdijan’s fragrance is inspired by the brand’s signature ruby crystal used throughout their iconic chandeliers. Perfect for romance lovers, this fragrance opens with top notes of jasmine and saffron, followed by a woodier blend of amber accord and cedar. 

Baccorat Rouge 540 EDP by Maison Francis Kurkdijan, $351 at MECCA.

Juliette Has A Gun

Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has A Gun

Imagine a trail of red roses with thorns hiding below the petals. Lady Vengeance is a sweet yet sharp, fragrance that’s the perfect blend of innocence and deceit. Filled with accords of rose, musk and patchouli, this rich and feminine scent opens with bergamot and lavender with heart notes of Bulgarian and Moroccan rose. Patchouli and Geranium round out the heart notes, adding a thorny contrast.

Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has A Gun, $159 at Adore Beauty.

Mojave Ghost

Mojave Ghost by Byredo

Inspired by the rare Mojave Ghost flower from the arid Mojave Desert, this scent is exotic and delicate, just like the flower itself. It combines woody and floral tones to create a light and graceful yet warm scent that lingers on the skin. Much like a warm floral bouquet, this spiced twist makes for a distinctive signature scent, thanks to its ambrette, magnolia, sandalwood and cedarwood notes.

Mojave Ghost by Byredo, $337 at MECCA.


Mémoire D’Une Odeur by Gucci

This Gucci fragrance is perfect for those looking for floral notes, without the crispness of a summer scent. Airy, musky, transparent and authentic, Gucci’s Memoire d’une Odeur is defined by a note of Roman chamomile, Indian Coral Jasmine petals, precious musks, and noble woods including warm, luminous sandalwood and airy, subtle cedarwood, a powerful tree with deep roots and an irresistible vanilla note.

Mémoire D’Une Odeur by Gucci, $185 at Sephora.

Ombre Leather Tom Ford

Ombre Leather by Tom Ford

Inspired by the desert, Tom Ford’s textural, addictive scent is designed to capture the beauty of the harsh but captivating landscape. It features notes of patchouli, cardamom, jasmine sambac, black leather and amber collide to make Ombré Leather a powerful fragrance.

Ombre Leather by Tom Ford, $190 at MECCA.

Maison Margiela Jazz Clu

Jazz Club EDT by Maison Margiela

Immortalising the masculine ambience of a Brooklyn jazz club, this Maison Margiela fragrance emulates leather armchairs, heady cocktails and cigars. The intoxicating woody yet sweet scent includes pink pepper, rum absolute, tobacco leaf absolute and vanilla bean for a captivating scent journey.

Jazz Club EDT by Maison Margiela, $185 at MECCA.

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