The Best Winter Fragrances for 2023/24

The Best Winter Fragrances for 2023/24

From the crisp cold air and the crackling of a warming wood fire, the winter season offers a variety of nostalgic scents that evoke feelings of joy and tranquillity. To curate a fragrance collection that embodies these winter smells, there are some key scent notes to look for when choosing a suitable perfume. For example, woody and spicy accords often include ingredients associated with the season, such as sandalwood, amber, cinnamon, and nutmeg, making them a fantastic option for a winter perfume.

It’s important to get these notes just right, after all, a fragrance can be just as effective as any accessory to elevate an outfit. To help you choose the right one, keep reading to find out more about our recommendations as we’ve selected some of the best winter fragrances for both men and women.

Best winter fragrances for men

Typically during the winter, men’s fragrances lean towards either musky or woody to recreate the relaxed and calm feel that a winter walk or cosy evening by the fire offers. However, spicier and more punchy scents are also an excellent choice for the season, providing a masculine and enticing fragrance. Whether you prefer the heady scent of natural musk or the galvanising smell of exotic spices, we’ve compiled some worthy recommendations below.

Hugo Boss The Scent 50ml £36.99

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The Scent by Hugo Boss packs a punch with its leathery base and ginger top notes. This fragrance is ideal for everyday wear, providing a bold masculine scent that is woody and aromatic. The alluring charm of this eau de toilette is long-lasting, slowly developing throughout the day to release enticing wintery notes.

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Intense 75ml £32.99

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This versatile and mysterious woody fragrance provides a fresh take on the classic winter scents. Whilst the top notes of yuzu and bergamot offer a zingy appeal, the middle notes of spicy cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg bring a magnetic wintery feeling. Additionally, the woody base notes of sandalwood and black incense work to enhance the seasonal scent whilst offering an intense masculine accord.

Antonio Banderas The Icon 100ml £17.99

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The Icon is a dry woody composition with notes of fresh oakmoss, cedar, and sandalwood. Perfectly complemented by middle notes of fiery black pepper and earthy sage, this men’s fragrance is energetic and fresh, ideal for everyday winter occasions.

Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper 50ml EDT £46.99

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Piquant and spirited, the Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper scent perfectly blends the earthy and aromatic notes of winter. Boasting base notes of ambergris and oakmoss which are complemented by top notes of black pepper and ginger, this intriguing scent exudes warming nostalgia. Ideal for day or night use, this is a unique winter fragrance that has a charming, charismatic allure.

Best winter perfumes for women

 Shifting from the sweet and chypre tones of autumn, the best winter perfumes mirror a similar scent accord to the male colognes, encapsulating a rich and warm composition through the use of spicy and woody notes. However, the feminine scents also seek to incorporate more sweet tones that are associated with the season, such as vanilla and patchouli. Below you’ll find a selection of our recommendations to inspire your winter fragrance collection.

Biotherm Eau Relax 100ml £27.99

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Eau Relax is ideal for those who like a citrusy scent, and are looking for something fresh and zingy that can also be worn in the winter. With top notes of orange, tea, and bergamot and base notes of tonka bean, vanilla, white musk and patchouli, this cosy warm perfume makes for an enticing and homely winter scent.

Givenchy Irresistible 50ml £69.99

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Irresistible by Givenchy is the perfect choice for those who long for warmer weather, playing with the stark contrast between the two opposites of wintery cedar and musk, and the sun-kissed scent of rose and pear. The tactile use of delicate iris makes this an idyllic transitional fragrance that can see you through the winter and into the spring.

Michael Kors Sexy Amber 100ml £37.99

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A tantalising and resplendent fragrance, Sexy Amber exudes an alluring charm through the use of zesty orange and mandarin which is enveloped in a sandalwood and musk composition. Daintily blended with the sweet floral scent of white florals, this perfume is a winter wonder. Bottled in a sleek and refined vessel which is reflective of its accord, this scent can be worn day and night through the season.

Escada Celebrate N.O.W 30ml £20.99

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Lively and feminine, the Escada Celebrate N.O.W builds upon a base of warming vanilla, cinnamon and tonka bean which induces a nostalgic feeling. The top notes of spicy ginger only add to this upbeat and refined accord, bringing forth further memories of crisp and cosy winters. Overall sporting a warm and spicy yet comforting scent, this perfume is the perfect encapsulation of your favourite winter scents.

Find more warming winter perfumes at Hogies

Having a collection of seasonal scents is essential to creating a personalised and powerful wardrobe that is tailored to you. Finding a signature scent isn’t always easy and we understand that taste preferences can be varied, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of men’s, women’s, and unisex fragrances. With our collection, you’ll be able to find your ideal fragrance type at unmissable prices, from woody and floral to fresh and citrusy. 

Alternatively, if you’d like to try out a variety of scents to figure out which suits you best, check out our clearance fragrances for further discounts or learn more about the different types with our ‘What are the different types of perfume scents?’ blog.