May 26, 2017 Fragrance

These Winter Perfumes are Cosier Than Cashmere

by Lisa Patulny
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Anna Hecek for Byrdie Australia

As much as I enjoy the fresh, zesty scents synonymous with summer, when it comes to perfume, I'm a winter baby through and through. Given the choice, I'll always opt for a darker, spicier blend over something light and fruity. This makes the chilly season my time to shine in the fragrance department—many of the juices launched this time of year are cosier than a cashmere jumper. The snuggliest highlight notes like tonka bean and coffee, mellowed out with sandalwood and musk. (If that sounds good to you, we're probably kindred scent spirits.) Whether you're on the hunt for a new signature scent, or a seasonal fling, you're in the right place. Ahead you'll find the best cool weather fragrances on counter—respect if you can stop at just one.

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Bvlgari Splendida Jasmin Noir ($150)

A toasty blend of musky cashmeran and spicy tonka bean, it's sexier than Ryan Gosling shirtless.

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc All Over Body Spray ($110)

A controversial inclusion (it's inspired by sun not rain), tropical coconut and cardamom come off warm and cosy.

Annick Goutal Tenue De Soiree ($242)

Perfect for an evening date—sultry patchouli and creamy iris make it practically irresistible.

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Floral Shock ($165)

Sweetly seductive, it'll remind you of hot coffee, honeyed pear tart and citrus-spiked cream.

Robert Piguet L'Insomnuit ($299)

Narcotic, with lots of depth, it's a unisex cocktail of heady iris, tonka bean and woods.

Jo Malone Midnight Black Tea Cologne ($320)

Better than a pot of the real thing, it's an explosion of rock rose petals with a hint of palo santo.

Mugler Angel Eau Sucree ($99)

Wish you could smell like meringue and caramel? Wish. Granted.