Chestnuts roasting by the fire is the vibe this winter, as we look to a series of scents oozing with seductive warmth. With notes like rum, vanilla and cinnamon, it’s impossible not to cozy up to these fragrances.
1. Yves Saint Laurent Y Live Eau de Toilette Intense
For a fresh winter sparkle, this bold new offering from Yves Saint Laurent has a moss accord twisted alongside essence of lavender and geranium and intense inflections of vanilla and cocoa.
From $95, at yslbeauty.ca
2. Prada Luna Rossa Black
On the outside, this bottle is as black as a cold winter night. On the inside, this warm and spicy take on Prada’s sporty Luna Rossa fizzes with dynamic notes of bergamot.
$120, at prada.com
3. Maison Christian Dior Spice Blend
A heady mix of Madagascan black pepper, Chinese cinnamon and Indonesian nutmeg, Spice Blend is spiked with rum for an element of intoxication that evokes dreams of Havana nights.
From $285, at dior.com
4. Givenchy Gentleman
An air of mystery is part of being a gentleman. For Givenchy’s offbeat eau de toilette, black vanilla brings a dark twist that’s warmed up with notes of cardamom and spiced lavender.
$125, at givenchybeauty.com
5. Hugo Boss Boss the Scent Private Accord
This ginger-and-mocha-laced take on a Boss legend rests on a base of cocao absolute, a natural choice to wear by the fire.
From $85, at hugoboss.com
6. Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum
This parfum is an instant cure for the winter blues. At once fresh and warm, it’s rounded out with cedar and sandalwood.
$165, at chanel.com
7. Hermès Terre d’Hermès
Get grounded with this Hermès parfum, a warm, woody and mineral scent that sparkles with notes of the shiso plant.
From $144, at hermes.com
8. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
The resplendent warmth of a posh gentlemen’s club in London inspired this Tom Ford scent, a smoky mix that’s fired up by Tonka bean and cocoa.
$290, at tomford.com
9. Serge Lutens Five O’Clock Au Gingembre Eau De Parfum
The ritual of candied ginger served at tea is the inspiration for this olfactory experience, a warm and spicy dish best served on warm.