Having tasted the last of summer’s heat, it’s time to retire our lighter fragrances in favor of the richer notes of fall and winter. As much as we love the light lingering smells of minty citrus—spicy woods and deep patchoulis offer a more seasonal fragrance. We still adore our Marc Jacobs Honey and Anna Sui La Vie de Boheme, but with darker weather, heavy layers and the oncoming cold, nothing says winter like the perfect scent. We have a few favorites that compliment both the feel and spirit of the holidays and these are sure to make you feel feminine and beautiful in the months ahead.
Acqua Di Parma-Profumo
While we love perfume for ourselves, there’s no denying this fragrance comes perfectly gift-ready. Delicately tucked inside its own display box and etched into a timeless piece of art, the Profumo packaging is almost more beautiful than the fragrance itself. With notes of damask rose, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood and musk the fragrance is a heavier scent and lasts for hours. It’s lingering essence is dignified, but not overly mature and can be worn by women of all ages. Acqua Di Parma's Profumo is available at Bergdorf Goodman and priced at $355
Lolita Lempicka-Elle L'Aime Eau de Parfum
If you’re having a harder time adjusting to the early evenings, cold weather and heavy layers then you could definitely ease into the season with Elle L’Aime the newest fragrance from Lolita Lempicka. Neiman Marcus offers an exclusive set that comes with a (supercute) bracelet, and the fragrance itself teeters on the brink of summer and winter. While its top notes consist of white flower, coconut flower and lime and base consists of ylang-ylang, myrrh and sandalwood, making it a perfect combination for those who want to hold onto the light balm of summer, but transition smoothly into winter. Lolita Lempicka's Elle L'Aime Eau de Parfum is available exclusively at Neiman Marcus and is priced at $100.
Tom Ford-Neroli Portfino
Made for both men and women the fragrance is a strong, crisp scent with a variety of undertones that can be worn all year round. While there are citrus notes they’re a spicier version of their summery counterparts and leave a distinct fragrance that’s perfect for the colder seasons. With woody and amber undertones this fragrance will leave a lasting impression on those around you without leaving a cloud of perfume in your wake. Tom Ford's Neroli Portfino is available at Sephora and priced at $290.
L'artisan Parfumeur-Explosions D'Emotions Skin On Skin
While the bottle is absolutely something you want sitting on your vanity next to your wedding photos and grandmothers broach, it’s the scent that makes it such a boudoir fantasy. The fragrance has top notes of iris, suede, velvet and leather then follows with base notes of saffron, whiskey, lavender and rose. Despite the name the fragrance isn’t as heady and lustful as it sounds, but it will leave you with a sensual fragrance that’s your significant other will love. L'artisan Parfumeur's Explosions D'Emotions Skin On Skin is available at Barney's and priced at $280.
Seth Kornegay- Trés Belle Femme
One of our favorite new fragrances may not look like much from the outside. A simple bottle and label may leave you wanting etched glass and vintage pumps, but what the façade lacks in decoration it makes up for in intensely beautiful bouquet. A rich ultra-feminine scent that’s perfect for those that want the punch of a winter fragrance without the heaviness of more masculine undertones. Basil, lavender and coriander sit atop ylang, ylang, jasmine and sandalwood creating one of the most memorable signature scents. Seth Kornegay's Trés Belle Femme is available exclusively at Seth Kornegay and is priced at $345.
House of Sillage- Holiday Limited Edition
With each fragrance coming in two bottles, one of which is a limited collector’s edition, it’s hard not to want every single one. This holiday fragrance is only available in the Swarovski studded limited edition snow globe bottle, which just makes it that much more covetable. While notes of peach, mandarin, and blood orange are heavy in this fragrance, its more floral scents help to balance out the fragrance for the colder seasons. House of Sillage's Holiday Limited Edition is available online at Parfumerie Nasreen and is priced at $1,200.