Six Winter Fragrance Essentials

Go bold in the cold with these alluring scents.

By Terry Christodoulou 21/07/2020

With winter well and truly settled in, expand your fragrance field to something deeper, smokier and more suited to the colder climate.

Here, six of our favourites.


Tom Ford – Tuscan Leather Intense

The winter weather allows you to be bolder in your choice of scent. Push the limits with the favoured Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford. Here davana combines with rich notes of leather at the top of the fragrance alongside saffron, thyme and jasmine blends before cedarwood and papyrus take over for a complex and clean finish.



Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

Winter fragrance doesn’t have to be about deep, powerful spice bombs or leave you smelling like an animal hide. Take the elegant, tempered, maturity of Frederic Malle’s Musc Ravageur. Opening on the nose with bright notes of bergamot and tangerine, a hint of cinnamon creeps into the fragrance. Here it turns with the sensuous additions of vanilla, musk and amber at the core.


By Kilian – Intoxicated

Gourmand fragrances are essential for winter and Kilian’s Intoxicated is one of the best. Warm and spicy, the fragrance uses a rich coffee note with cardamom up front followed by cinnamon and nutmeg in the dry down before settling into a creamy vanilla that finishes the scent leaving a pleasant sweetness akin to caramelised sugar. Who else is hungry?



Armani Prive – Rose d’Arabie

Florals are not to be overlooked; you can still wear your favourite flowers proudly with the right balance. Take Armani Prive’s Rose d’Arabie – its use of Damascus rose is met with patchouli, vanilla and alongside a spicier note of saffron before settling into its oud and amber heart.



Prada – Marienbad

Part of Prada’s premiere fragrance line ‘Prada Olfactories’ – where fragrances are intended to “provoke the cinematic experience of a partially remembered dream” – Marienbad opens with a top note of vanilla before settling into a heart incense and styrax.  The leathery, oriental smells ultimately give way to a lingering cloud of musky amber.



Mizensir – Perfect Oud


No modern winter fragrance list is complete with an oud heavy scent. Mizensir’s Perfect Oud’s label says it all, balancing the smoky, woody aromas of oud (burning oud specifically) with the rarely used Alaskan cedar, bergamot, coriander and Bulgarian rose for a completely wearable, lingering winter scent.



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