Our Favorite Fragrances for Winter Brides
Whether you're getting married in the winter or just looking for a new, seasonal fragrance for your engagement party or bridal shower, now is the time to start testing warm, cozy scents. If you love light, floral fragrances, choosing a winter-appropriate fragrance doesn't mean you have to veer far from the type of perfume you usually wear. Say you typically opt for a jasmine scent in the summer, now would be the time to give a heavier flower, like rose, a try—you'll still feel comforted by a classic floral note, but the overall scent is more appropriate for the winter months. If you gravitate towards gourmand scents, choose something that's mixed with spice or a little musk. And, if you love musk and woody scents to begin with, then you probably already know that winter is your season when it comes to fragrance.
No matter what you generally love the wear, there's a winter-appropriate scent that you'll enjoy just as much as your warm-weather go-to. Even better, we found incredible perfumes available at a variety of different price points, starting as low as $28. So, whether you're looking to try out wintry scents for the first time or feel ready to splurge on something exciting, you'll find just what you're looking for. Here, 12 of our favorite winter fragrances—both new and old—that you'll love to wear.
Not only is the bottle super chic—clear, graphic, with a pale peach liquid—but it has a woody, sensual smell that's not overbearing. It starts out heavier with a touch of spice, but gets lighter as the day goes on, and lingers forever.
Tom Ford Santal Blush, $230, sephora.com
If you don't love strong, musky fragrances, try Glossier's new fragrance: It melds with everyone's skin, giving each wearer a unique vibe. It contains notes like pink pepper, iris root, and ambrette, but you can't completely pick out each specific note—it all blends together so nicely to create a warm, gentle fragrance.
Glossier You, $60, glossier.com
Rich, decadent scents are perfect for winter, which is why you should give KAYALI's Vanilla eau de parfum this season. The notes of jasmine, vanilla, and tonka are perfectly balanced with musk, amber, and brown sugar to create a slightly woody scent.
KAYALI Vanilla, $118, kayalifragrance.com
This cult classic fragrance reminds us of something our grandmother would wear, but in a slightly modern, updated way. It's warm, enveloping, powdery, and perfect for those having a classic winter wedding.
Hermés Eau des Merveilles, $146, sephora.com
Here's an easy way to update your favorite floral fragrance: Go for Chloé's new, richer version of their classic eau de parfum, which now pairs patchouli and vanilla with two different types of rose. The gold metallic ribbon on the bottle is just an added plus.
Chloé Absolu de Parfum, $145, macys.com
Both musky and fresh at the same time, those who love clean scents in the summer will love this deeper version for the winter, which mixes florals with vetiver.
Diptyque Vetyverio Eau de Parfum, $90, diptyqueparis.com
Elizabeth and James
Rose is one flower that works so well in the winter—especially when layered with seductive notes. Elizabeth and James' fragrance starts out smelling like rose, then shifts throughout the day into a muskier scent.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose, $110, macys.com
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum
With notes of black coffee, white blooms, and vanilla, there's nothing more comforting for the winter than this addictive scent.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum Spray, $118, yslbeautyus.com
If you love to wear men's cologne, then this unisex option is the one for you. It's woody, it's musky, but the redcurrent gives it an unexpected hint of sweetness, which makes it even more interesting.
Jo Malone English Oak & Redcurrent, $135, sephora.com
Juliette Has A Gun
Like the name implies, this one is for everyone who does not like perfume, but wants to smell fresh and clean. It has one warm note—cetalox, usually used as a base note—that's hypoallergenic, too, so you won't get red, itchy eyes from wearing it.
Juliette Has A Gun Not a Perfume, starting at $28, sephora.com
D.S. & Durga
With sandalwood, musk, cream, peach, and cedar, this is a fragrance that would be warm and cozy to wear in the winter and sexy and sultry to wear in the summer heat. Plus, it's actually one that your groom might want to steal from you—we have inside intel that it's popular among the guys, too.
D.S. & Durga Radio Bombay, $175, net-a-porter.com
Aerin Tuberose Le Soir
This fragrance was inspired by the tuberose flower, as it changes scent and becomes richer in the evening than in the morning. (They also have the lighter scent, Tuberose Le Jour, for daytime.) But we love Le Soir for winter—day and night—thanks to it's warm, enveloping scent of tuberose with mandarin orange, bergamot, ylang-ylang, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber.
Aerin Tuberose Le Soir, $215, www.nordstrom.com