6 comforting winter scents to warm the senses
Fragrances that feel hot, even when you’re not
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / May 18 2022
The biting chill of winter has a way of penetrating every last vestige of our being once the cooler months roll in.
The frigid temperatures alter our wardrobes, skin care routines and eating habits.
But despite all this, we refuse to let the worst season of the year (sorry, but it’s true) break us.
We’re keeping our spirits up and invigorating the senses with this medley of warming fragrances…
BYREDO Night Veils Vanille Antique EDP
As far as warm and comforting scent is concerned, there are very few fragrance notes that can rival vanilla. Smoky, earthy and dark, this evening perfume is an exaltation of the night, and features pure Madagascar vanilla beans alongside warming elements of cashmere wood, amber and musk.
$429 at MECCA
A.N. OTHER WF/2020 Parfum
Floral, woody and ancient in olfactory nature, this fragrance is an ode to perfumes of the past. The heady patchouli heart is cocooned in notes of suede, musk, saffron and bergamot that add a decidedly contemporary air to the blend.
$127 at MECCA
Vyrao Magnetic 70 Eau De Parfum
Able to unexpectedly impart the same smoky, woody aroma typically synonymous with burning incense, this scent evokes feelings of sensuality, grounding, positivity, illumination and protection. A single Herkimer crystal lies in each flacon of the frankincense, cedarwood, and angelica seed-infused fragrance, and seeks to clear, amplify and raise the energy of the ingredients within.
$277 at MECCA
AYU Rumi Scented Perfume Oil
Notes of jasmine, orange blossom and tonka bean play in this perfume oil atop a nourishing base of jojoba oil. Ingredients typically utilised in ayurvedic practices such as wheatgerm oil, ashwagandha, and amla have also been included in the formulation to encourage a balancing of one’s energy.
$90 at Sephora
Narciso Rodriguez for her Musc Noir Rose EDP
A glaring tribute to the deep sensuality of winter nights, this sweet scent holds notes of plum, bergamot, tuberose, musk and rose in a bed of vanilla.
$153 at Sephora
Obvious Un Musc
A fragrance palette cleanser if you will, this white musk offering refreshes the senses with notes of citrus, ginger, vetiver and galbanum. A bold restoration of individualism in scent.
$199 at David Jones
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Girlfriend and beautyheaven.