Switching up your perfumes every season is always a good idea. With the festive period upon us, it’s time to update your fragrance collection with products that ignite a wonderful, warm Christmas feeling. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or gifting someone else, there are plenty of seasonal options on the market to fall in love with.
What to look for in a festive scent
When choosing the right winter scent, it’s all about a combination of sweet fruity notes and rich, spicy extracts. While fruity tones give your fragrance a fresh flavour, wintertime calls for a mixture of heavier woody blends. If you love citrusy perfumes, you’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of summer-to-winter scents that are wearable throughout the holiday season. You can find these in our fresh fragrances range.
Read on to discover our top five festive scents for a Christmas feeling.
Kicking off our festive perfume picks is Si Passione by Giorgio Armani. Along with your favourite Christmas jumper, this gorgeous, floral perfume will keep you wrapped up warm throughout December. A unique reinvention of the iconic Si perfume, this woody alternative is inspired by passion, strength and femininity.
Coming out on top are fresh notes of spicy pink pepper and radiant pear to draw in the wearer with a fusion of scent. Cedar, white musk and vanilla at the base are what give this perfume its subtle festive feel. With a nod to the warming scents of Christmas, the sweet smell of vanilla creates images of cosy nights by the fire.
Inspired by the modern woman, this perfume by Jimmy Choo is perfect for those who want to keep fruity tones flowing throughout the festive period. This much-loved classic is glamorous and intelligent, and features a lovely combination of fruity, floral notes and calming, wintry woody depths. Even under layers of thick knitwear, this perfume is bound to shine through.
Perfect for all your festive plans, a quick spritz of this and you’re good to go. This super sweet fragrance is enough to see you through the cold winter months and beyond. You can read more about the best Jimmy Choo scents here.
The delicious top notes of spicy ginger give this cologne a distinct wintry feel. Mixed into these are fresh notes of pear which trickle down into a floral heart of orchid. The scent is complemented by base notes of cedar and oakmoss to give it depth.
The ultimate finishing touch to all your festive winter outfits, Loverdose by Diesel contains a floral-spicy composition – perfect for summer weather and winter days alike! It’s an intense, longwearing perfume that reflects a spellbinding feel. A real winner if you naturally gravitate towards floral perfumes but want something with a bit more depth for Christmas.
With top notes of star anise and mandarin, this scent opens up to the refreshing tones of licorice, gardenia and jasmine sambac for a sensational blend of flavour. It then ends with an oriental base of vanilla, amber and woodier notes, giving it a crisp edge.
The Christmas period is all about wrapping up nice and warm, and musky perfumes can help channel this feeling. Designed to engulf the wearer in a blanket of fragrance, musky perfumes are a strong choice throughout the holiday season.
Angel by Thierry Mugler boasts a perfect balance of musk combined with light, fruity tones. It’s an ever-popular scent where citrus notes give way to scrumptious subtle undertones of sweet chocolate and caramel.
With top notes of mandarin orange and pineapple, Angel introduces itself as a citrusy explosion of goodness. Essences of plum, jasmine and honey make up the middles notes for a sweet experience. Meanwhile, subtle bottom notes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, amber and musk make it the perfect contender for a go-to festive fragrance.
This lovely perfume by Yves Saint Laurent combines Moroccan orange blossom with a touch of musk for the ultimate winter feel – perfect for getting you into the Christmas spirit. It’s a warming fragrance with a distinct fruity feel, featuring a sparkling scent that is spicy and sharp. You can discover more about the best spicy perfumes for autumn and winter here.
Beneath sweet top notes comes a base of vanilla, cedar and musk. Together, these tones create a luxurious scent, perfect for chilly winter days. Love these perfumes? You can read up on more aromatic floral fragrances here. Or discover the top 10 perfumes for women to find your new-favourite this year.
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