Welcome winter with these 10 fragrances from Tom Ford, Byredo, YSL and more

Channel walking in a winter wonderland with these 10 fragrances.
Channel walking in a winter wonderland with these 10 fragrances.

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Truth be told, winter is a double-edged sword. The days are either marked by skin-scratching winds (that is, if you live in a cold climate) or postcard-perfect views of snow glistening underneath the sun. One way to add a festive flair to the season à la your beauty routine is with a winter fragrance.

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Unlike the conditions outdoors, wearing one of these season-themed scents won't send a chill down your spine, but instead evoke the little things that the season brings—piping hot cups of coffee and days of downhill skiing, anyone? Ahead, you can find 10 popular winter fragrances that deserve a place on your bedroom shelf.

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1. This Kayali scent that smells like a vanilla dessert

Pay homage to the winter season with a spritz of the vanilla-scented Kayali Vanilla 28 Eau de Parfum.
Pay homage to the winter season with a spritz of the vanilla-scented Kayali Vanilla 28 Eau de Parfum.

Cookies, cake and hot chocolate abound during the winter months due to all the holidays that primarily fill the December calendar. To channel the alluring scents of the sugar-satiated season, look to Kayali Vanilla 28, a self-proclaimed "warm and spicy" fragrance that gets its zest from hints of vanilla orchids, tonka absolute and amber woods. The scent is available in a 0.34-ounce travel spray, 1.7-ounce bottle and a 3.4-ounce bottle.

"This is a decadent spiced vanilla dessert in a bottle," a Sephora customer says. "It's perfect for winter wear when you're craving something cozy, like being wrapped up in a warm, vanilla scented blanket while eating crème brûlée."

Starting at $23 at Sephora

2. This warm and spicy Maison Margiela perfume

Smell like chestnuts roasting on an open fire with By the Fireplace by Maison Margiela.
Smell like chestnuts roasting on an open fire with By the Fireplace by Maison Margiela.

The smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire is apparently only a few spritzes away with the Maison Margiela By the Fireplace Eau De Toilette Spray. Per the brand, the fragrance is meant to encapsulate "the signature warmth and coziness of a crackling fire." It achieves its self-described "warm and spicy" scent with notes of clove oil, chestnut accord and vanilla accord. You can get the winter-themed aroma in a 0.34-ounce travel spray, 1-ounce bottle and a 3.4-ounce bottle.

"When they say this smells like memories, they're not kidding," one Sephora reviewer writes. "This is a save for special occasions fragrance. It is fantastic. It smells like sitting by a fireplace but not just of smoke. When it settles, it's closer to a musky vanilla. Amazing!"

Starting at $32 at Sephora

3. This Boy Smells fragrance that's supposed to smell like a forest

Call to mind visions of a beautiful forest with a whiff of Hinoki Fantôme by Boy Smells.
Call to mind visions of a beautiful forest with a whiff of Hinoki Fantôme by Boy Smells.

Winter is the season of winding down and taking it easy, and the Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Eau de Parfum purports to help you decompress by inviting you into a pine tree-filled forest fantasy that "that celebrates the savage and the soft." Its aroma is attributed to notes of cypress, hinoki and oakmoss. It comes in both a 0.34-ounce travel spray and a 2.2-ounce bottle.

"I've been in search of a true pine fragrance for quite a while, and this is definitely still not it, but I came across this scent on that quest," a Sephora reviewer says. "[...] But I'm going to repurchase Hinoki Fantôme and do recommend it as its pleasurable and interesting."

Starting at $30 at Sephora

4. This Aerin scent that evokes the feeling of curling up in a blanket

Enhance your winter wardrobe with a hint of Amber Musk by Aerin.
Enhance your winter wardrobe with a hint of Amber Musk by Aerin.

Cold winter days call for bringing out your coziest blankets. According to Aerin Lauder, the founder and creative director of eponymous lifestyle brand Aerin, the Amber Musk aroma is supposed to smell like "a warm, inviting scent you want to wrap yourself in—like a soft cozy blanket on a cold snowy night." The fuzzy fragrance features notes of coconut water, musk, benzoin, ambrox and rose centifoila. It's available in a 0.27-ounce travel spray, 1.7-ounce bottle and a 3.4-ounce bottle.

"Perfect warm scent for cold weather," a Sephora customer says. "I love wearing it every night. Makes wintertime so cozy. Not too strong."

Starting at $35 at Sephora

5. This warm floral fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent

Add a warm, floral scent to your winter wardrobe with the Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense Eau de Parfum.
Add a warm, floral scent to your winter wardrobe with the Yves Saint Laurent Libre Intense Eau de Parfum.

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't bring a bit of warmth to your routine. A few sprays of the Libre Eau de Parfum Intense by Yves Saint Laurent  allows you to introduce some tender fuzziness to your winter wardrobe thanks to its self-classified "warm floral" scent. Its floral smell is derived from notes of lavender essence, orange blossom and orchid accord. You can get this scent in both a 1-ounce and 3-ounce bottle.

"Great for autumn and winter," one Sephora reviewer writes. "[It] smells elegant and sophisticated. I feel luxurious when I wear it, [and it] is long lasting."

Starting at $85 at Sephora

6. This earthy and woody-smelling eau de parfum from Tom Ford

Enhance your winter look with the earthy-scented Ébène Fumé Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford.
Enhance your winter look with the earthy-scented Ébène Fumé Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford.

Not everyone is lucky enough to live within walking distance of an enchanting forest and take in its refreshing scent, but you can bring the smoky, refreshing smell of the woods to your wardrobe with the Ébène Fume Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford. Designed to evoke "the mystical essence of Palo Santo smoke," the self-proclaimed "earthy and woody" fragrance comes laced with traces of palo santo wood accord, ebony wood accord and rose. It's available in four sizes: a 0.33-ounce travel-size spray, a 1-ounce bottle, a 1.7-ounce bottle and a 3.4-ounce bottle.

"Beautiful scent," says one Sephora reviewer. "Woodsy with a hint of rose. Wears well almost all day. Layers well with a vanilla scent. Luxe packaging, as expected for Tom Ford."

Starting at $75 at Sephora

7. This Byredo eau de parfum that has a woody and fresh scent

Wrap your body in a woody fragrance with the Byredo Super Cedar Eau De Parfum.
Wrap your body in a woody fragrance with the Byredo Super Cedar Eau De Parfum.

Channel the smell of a winter wilderness—the scent of cedarwood, to be exact—with the Byredo Super Cedar Eau de Parfum. The woody fragrance credits its smell to rose petals, virgin cedarwood, silk musk and Haitian vetiver.  You can get this perfume in a 1.7-ounce and 3.4-ounce bottle.

"A light sassafras-toned red cedar freshly cut wood like you might find in a cedar lined closet," one reviewer says of the perfume's woody scent. "For a person who does not like florals, this is a great scent."

Starting at $200 at Nordstrom

8. This eau de parfum by Ellis Brooklyn that smells like sitting around a campfire

Mimic the spirit of sitting around a warm winter bonfire with Vanilla Milk by Ellis Brooklyn.
Mimic the spirit of sitting around a warm winter bonfire with Vanilla Milk by Ellis Brooklyn.

Those that count gathering around a bonfire as one of their favorite winter activities can transport themselves to the outdoors with the Ellis Brooklyn Vanilla Milk Eau de Parfum. It claims "to evoke vanilla's delectable yet comforting qualities" as it adjusts to your body's temperature and chemistry. It contains notes of bourbon vanilla bean extract, upcycled cocoa shell and frangipani. The scent is available in a 0.33-ounce travel-size spray and a 1.7-ounce bottle.

"Love it," one Sephora customer writes. "Smells warm and creamy on my skin, with a very light smoke touch that I personally love, as it reminds me of autumn nights and campfires. [...] Will definitely purchase the full-size bottle, as I adore this scent for fall and winter."

Starting at $32 at Sephora

9. This perfume from By Rosie Jane that smells like a vanilla coffee

Top off your winter beauty regimen with a hint of Dulce from By Rosie Jane.
Top off your winter beauty regimen with a hint of Dulce from By Rosie Jane.

Besides outdoor-centric activities like ice skating, sledding and skiing, winter is all about curling up with a sweet-tasting beverage. By Rosie Jane's Dulce Eau De Parfum claims to specifically capture the smell of a shot of whisky alongside a riveting whiff of candy, thanks to notes of vanilla, chocolate and Hinoki wood. A Sephora customer even says that it smells just like a cup of vanilla coffee. It's available in a 1.7-ounce bottle.

"This is my new favorite vanilla," declares one Sephora customer.  "For me, on the dry down, it smells like a Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Latte."

$70 at Sephora

10. This eau de parfum from Lake & Skye that smells like dancing under a dark sky

Expand your winter fragrance palette with the fruity-smelling Midnight 07 by Lake & Skye.
Expand your winter fragrance palette with the fruity-smelling Midnight 07 by Lake & Skye.

Winter doesn't mean setting aside all fruity fragrances. The Lake & Skye Midnight 07 eau de parfum manages to blend fruitiness with smoky depth, thanks to notes of yuzu, fig, rose, vetiver, vanilla, amber and patchouli. The "mysterious, fruity fragrance" that's "inspired by the memories made after dark" is available in a 1.7-ounce bottle.

"This is a long lasting warm, sweet and sexy scent!" gushes one Ulta reviewer. "Exactly what I was hoping for, I could smell it on me after my shift at work was over. I get a cozy, ambery, sweet from the fig but like fig jam not fresh green figs."

$98 at Ulta

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