12 Cosy & Warm Winter Perfumes Perfect For Men & Women
Think of winter and it immediately triggers a feeling of snuggling into warmth, comfort, and coziness. Sipping on a hot chocolate while wrapped in a warm blanket and binge watching all your favourite shows is a common factor on almost everyone’s end of year agenda. To sum it up, it’s a season that is warm and homely. Keeping that in mind, when it comes to fragrances people tend to gravitate towards scents that go hand-in-hand with the vibe. There’s a festive element through vanilla and cinnamon notes, a darker and deeper touch through notes of cedarwood and leather, or even a fruity spin through citrus favourites like bergamot or lemon. Winter fragrances tend to be more intense and gravitate towards the more gourmand, woody, or, oriental fragrance families but that doesn’t mean lighter notes such as white florals or fresh greens are completely side-lined. Scroll down to see our mix of the best winter perfumes on Parcos.com, that will immediately ignite that warm and cosy feeling perfect for the festivities.
Top Men’s Winter Perfumes
An intense and unpredictable fragrance that is meant for the man who never likes to play by the rules, Azzaro’s The Most Wanted EDP’s warmth is what makes it a winter favourite. The fragrance opens up to top notes of cardamom and mandarin giving it a refreshing start. Heart notes of melting caramel accord and lavender add a contrasting accord of sweetness and smokiness, while the base notes of amber wood and vetiver intensify the scent and bring that warmth and richness to the fragrance.
An oriental scent, Dolce & Gabbana The One For Men is the classic winter choice for many. The timelessness of the fragrance comes through its woody, spicy, and oriental notes that is an amalgamation of opposites. The scent opens up to its top notes of neroli essence, cypress essence, and cardamom essence, all of which bring a refreshing and light start to the fragrance. On the other end of the spectrum, at the heart of the fragrance lies its middle notes of benzoin, sage light essence, and cashmeran—these bring intensity and depth, striking a balance with the lightness that it started off with. Eventually, its base notes of leather, patchouli, and cistus labdanum essence adds a sweet spiciness and refines the fusion of contrasting scents to create a sillage that lasts for hours.
A hot fragrance for the cold season, Versace’s Eros Flame is a fougere perfume meant for the passionate, strong, and self-confident man. A play on opposites and how they attract, the scent opens up to its notes of mandarin, black pepper, and chinotto, lemon, and rosemary, bringing a spicy and refreshing embrace to the senses. At the heart of the fragrance lies pepper, geranium, and rose, giving it a floral accord. The fragrance eventually takes a deep dive into more warm and intense notes with vanilla, tonka bean, texas cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and oakmoss. The fragrance is a true representation of the eternal flame and passion between two people.
A woody fragrance that opens up to warm, spicy notes, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male EDP is an elegant scent perfect for winter. Sensual from the first spritz, the perfume hosts top notes of cardamom, giving it that spicy start. At the heart of the fragrance lies the floral and aromatic intensity of lavender and iris, both of which bring a sophisticated floral element to the spiciness. Finally, you’ll notice its base notes of vanilla bring a sense of warmth and sweetness to the scent—an accord that makes it winter worthy in all its facets. It’s one of the fragrances that instantly draws attention when you walk into a room.
A contrasting blend of fresh and sensual notes, Born In Roma Uoma Intense is truly hypnotic to say the least. This contemporary aromatic fragrance opens up to top notes of vanilla bourbon, giving the scent a heady and warm start. Intensifying the sensuality factor, lies its middle notes of lavender that blend beautifully with the vanilla bourbon to give you that stylish touch. The fragrance settles into its base notes of vetiver, which bring a earthy and raw accord to the overall essence of the perfume. Perfect for occasions and evening wear, Valentino Born In Roma Uoma Intense is that party season favourite you can gravitate towards during the colder months for sure.
Top Women’s Winter Perfumes
Gucci Guilty is a beautiful amalgamation of different notes that come together to create the perfect winter fragrance. Opening up to top notes of red fruits, and pink pepper, the fragrance has a very fruity start that comes in strong with a hint of spiciness. At the heart, lies floral violet notes. Finally, base notes of patchouli and amber add a sensual and warm touch, making it a great winter choice.
Coming in strong with a luxurious and warm embrace, Yves Saint Laurent’s Libre Eau De Parfum Intense is a sensual take on its original predecessor. The interesting blend of notes like lavender, orange blossom, and bergamot, along with jasmine sambac bring a rather inviting start to the fragrance. At the base of the fragrance lies the iconic vanilla extract from Madagascar, vetiver essence, ambergris, and tonka absolute. The contrasting blend between the notes comes together harmoniously to create this warm winter fragrance that can be worn for any morning or evening occasion.
A fruity choice for a cold winter’s day, Coach Love is a sweet fragrance that slowly and steadily heads down a woody and warm path. Opening up to its fruity wild strawberry notes, the fragrance takes a floral turn when heart notes of red velvet rose brighten up and embrace your senses. At the base of the scent lies cedarwood, the note that lends a cosy and dark balance to a vibrant perfume. It’s a nice way of incorporating a different fragrance during the season, while keeping that winter-esque essence in mind.
A signature winter scent that will immediately ignite the child within you, Mugler’s Angel is the fragrance you need, if you’re looking to recreate those sweet Christmas day mornings. The perfume opens up to its top notes of bergamot, strawberry, dewberry, helonial, honey, jasmine, orchid, and rose—the blend of fruity with floral, brings a refreshing start to the fragrance. At the heart of this fragrance lies the reason why it’s so perfect for the season. The sweet notes of caramel, coumarin, and chocolate, bring a whole lot of warmth and delectable-sweetness to its fresh start. Finally the base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, and musk, create depth and dimension, adding a dark touch to the fragrance—one that balances out the sweetness and creates a sensual sillage.
If you love gourmand fragrances then Elie Saab’s Girl Of Now will be the perfect winter choice for you. From the first whiff you’ll be embraced by notes that whisper winter coziness. Top notes of roasted pistachio with juicy pear, bring that nuttiness with a burst of sweetness. At the heart of the fragrance lies bitter almond and orange blossom, two notes that immediately intensify the accord that its top notes present. Eventually the fragrance ends with its base notes of tonka bean and patchouli, bringing a sensual touch to the scent. Think of it as the perfect winter desert, but in the form of a fragrance.
Nothing screams winter more than musk, and what better way to incorporate this fragrance favourite than the iconic Narciso Rodriguez? A beautiful blend of florals and musk that bring a sense of warmth and depth, Musc Noir Rose is a great choice for the cold season. Opening up to top notes of pink pepper, the fragrance has a beautiful spicy start. At the heart of the fragrance lies the signature heart of musc, that blends beautifully with the white floral tuberose. The scent eventually settles into its base notes of patchouli, leather, and vanilla, all of which intensify the fragrance and give it a heady end.
For many, floral fragrances may be a more ideal choice for spring or summer, however that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with them in winter too. Prada Paradoxe brings you floral with a wintery spin. This refreshing fragrance comes packed with notes that’ll catch you by surprise, making it a little different from your usual floral choice. Feminine and timeless, the fragrance opens up to its top notes of neroli button which starts the perfume off on a fresh and sparkling note. The middle notes of amber bring that warmth and heaviness to the fragrance, while its base notes of musk intensify the scent even further, giving the floral accord a winter-esque touch.