The Best Winter Perfumes & Scents

A winter perfume is so much more than a holiday or party fragrance. The palette of perfumes opens up to welcome warm scents and striking notes that complement the season.

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The best winter fragrances base notes include rich and resinous ambers, suede and leather accords, sweet spices, intoxicating vanilla and earthy moss and woods. All of these winter scents contain deeper ingredients that will last longer on your skin than the short winter daytime, comforting and cocooning you throughout the day. At this time of year, it is easier to wear a more decadent and heavy perfume, so reach for unique fragrances with a bold approach.

Types of Winter Perfumes


The best winter perfumes are made from complex concentrations of ingredients where there is harmony in a diverse palette to create different accords and notes. A complex perfume with more than 100 ingredients will give your scent more depth throughout a long winter day.


The natural fibres in cashmere, wool and warm winter clothing naturally holds scent for a longer time than our own skin, so be aware that anything you are wearing may soak up your new winter perfume. An excellent opportunity to allow yourself to completely immerse yourself in your perfume, especially if you opt for a high concentration of perfume such as those created by Clive Christian.


Amongst these warm scents and rich ingredients, we still have bright notes from bergamot and mandarin, fresh florals and energetic top notes to remind us that even winter has blue skies and sunny days. These lighter notes don’t need to be locked up until spring and instead they can complement the crisp clearness of winter sun; especially when used in more complex perfume concoctions where the warmer winter perfume notes and longer lasting base ingredients emerge and develop on the skin to anchor the scent.


Winter Perfume Selection

All of these deeper long-lasting ingredients will last longer on your skin.


Clive Christian Winter Perfumes


The wintertime is when Oriental style perfumes very much come into their own. Rooted in perfumes history as one of the oldest families combining musks, resins and diverse spices in a typical blend. These perfumes are often much more voluptuous with a higher quantity of base notes making them last longer. The Private Collection and Addictive Arts perfumes form Clive Christian offer ample opportunity to try a diverse styles of oriental perfumes from heady floral lilts to powdery amber orientals or smokey leathery nuances to channel the feeling of a roaring fire.


Another classic winter perfume note is gourmand with its sweet palatable warmth. Noble VII Cosmos Flower has a unique chocolate note created to mimic the delicate scent of this summer flower found in ornamental gardens from the Queen Anne period and still popular today.Combining this ingredient with juicy berries and fruits creates a potent and perfectly formed modern gourmand style perfume. For a more classic style scent from this category E Gourmande Oriental has notes like burnt caramel mixed with resinous woods for a true take on this perfect winter scents category.