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The Best Winter Fragrances: 10 Perfumes We're Smitten With

Lareese Craig Published by Lareese Craig
Published on 19 October 2016

Fresh summer scents are great and everything, but nothing compares to a long-lasting, autumnal fragrance to warm the cockles of your heart. As the seasons change all around us, we're preparing to switch up our perfume game too. Here's our top pick of the best wintry scents. If you need us, we'll be under the blanket with a packet of marshmallows.

We put our makeup bags through the winter transition, so it's only right that our summer scents get a seasonal revamp for the cooler months too. Here's a look at our pick of the top notes to work this winter.

1. Penhaligon's Luna

RRP: £128 for 100ml
Available from: Penhaligons

Just because it's winter doesn't necessarily mean your perfume can't be soft and feminine. Penhaligon's newest edition Luna, is the perfect balance of delicate fresh florals blended with a sensual woody base. Hypnotic, illuminating and intoxicating - you'll be howling at the moon over this one.

2. Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede

RRP: £86 100ml
Available from: Jo Malone

If anyone can take the charm of peonies, bottle it and sell it, it's Jo Malone. This luxurious scent is a firm favourite among perfume addicts across the globe and with good reason. It combines the opulence of rose and gillyflower with the sensuality of soft suede to create the most wearable wintry scent. Finally! A winter fragrance that doesn't dominate the olfactory nerve.

3. Charlotte Tilbury Scent Of A Dream

RRP: £68 for 50ml
Available from: Charlotte Tilbury

This is what elfin dreams are made of. With alluring base notes of Precious Woods, Fire Tree and Patchouli blended with intoxicating Jasmine, Frankincense and Violet, Queen Tilbury has proved she's more than just a makeup maestro with this killer scent. PS we know it's not all about looks but can we just take a second to appreciate that rose gold detail.

4. Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker

RRP: £60 for 100ml
Available from: SJP

Dubbed 'a rule breaker' and 'unapologetically sexy' (we are all about that life btw), SJP's latest drop is one of our favourite launches to come out of this year. With hearty notes of Cedarwood Atlas, Patchouli, Ginger Lily and Pistachio, this time round Mrs Parker's gone all bold and defiant - the polar opposite of the delicate florals in her signature 'Lovely' scent. We reckon this smells A LOT like Tom Ford's Black Orchid... Snap. It. Up. Fast!

5. Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit

RRP: £50 for 30ml
Available from: The Perfume Shop

This is bound to be a perfume for every palette. A more mysterious take on the Estee Lauder Modern Muse, Nuit combines hypnotic florals with addictive woods for a beautifully rounded scent. And just get a load of that bottle! Your Instagram will be looking all wonderful and wintry in no time.

6. Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold

RRP: £59 for 50ml
Available from: The Perfume Shop

What do ya know, musk is finally fashionable again! Thank you Mr Kors, we didn't see it coming. This floral corker is just what winter ordered. Hypnotic, enticing and with the softest hint of spice, we'll never associate rose with old ladies again.

7. Tom Ford Orchid Soleil

RRP: £54 for 30ml
Available from: John Lewis

Does Tom Ford ever get it wrong? No, no he doesn't. And he's got it very, very right with his latest drop Orchid Soleil. Perfect for brides-to-be and all sophisticated scent lovers for that matter, it's a creamy floral fragrance with a sophisticated spicy twist. You're bound to fall in love from the very first sniff.

8. Dolce & Gabbana The One

RRP: £65 for 50ml
Available from: The Perfume Shop

Vanilla lovers listen up. Olfactory experts D&G know their stuff when it comes to creating a sparkling fragrance with all the right sweetness, and they've come up with an absolute corker with The One. Feeling a bit meh? This winter pick me up will leave you feelin' just peachy.

​9. Thierry Mugler Alien

RRP: £50 for 30ml
Available from: The Perfume Shop

This cult fave packs a serious punch! Turning heads since its launch in 2005, Alien is like no other perfume you've ever smelt. Distinctive, irresistible and alluring - of all the evening scents I've flirted with in the past, I always come back to this one. It must be true love.

10. Dior Miss Dior

RRP: £70 for 50ml
Available from: The Perfume Shop

Every now and again, you'll come across one of those truly timeless fragrances that make you question how you ever got through life without it, and Miss Dior is exactly that. This citrusy floral scent may sound like it belongs in the summer scent family, but don't be deceived. It's elegant and bold enough to have you sashaying into the winter chicer than you've ever been. Want a perfume that's easy to love? Miss Dior's your gal.

What's your favourite winter perfume? Let us know! @sofeminineUK

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