11 spicy fragrances perfect for winter
These new launches will get you spritzing
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / June 17 2016
This winter, try something different and set your sights on a fragrance that’ll warm up your senses and keep you feeling toasty from the cool, crisp weather outside. Here are the best oriental, woody and spicy new launches to try…
If you like… borrowing from the boys
Try: Chanel Boy
Soothing lemongrass is offset by musk accords, making it a truly androgynous fragrance (and one that your other half might pinch as well).
If you like… the smell of a new leather jacket
Try: Valentino Valentina Myrrh Assoluto EDP
The latest iteration of the best-selling Valentina fragrance features an intoxicating blend of myrrh, leather and vanilla that not only looks super luxe, but smells premium, too.
If you like… the smell of freshly chopped wood
Those addicted to woody scents must add this to their wishlist - it’s a sensual blend of raspberry, oud and musk that’ll warm the senses immediately.
If you like… a rich cuppa earl grey tea
This intoxicating scent consists of bergamot and fig and then settles into cedarwood, musk and black tea leaves as the hours pass.
If you like… contrasting perfume notes
It’s just like his original blockbuster Neroli Portofino, but with a lot more oomph. This exhilarating scent boasts equal amounts of citrus, leather and woody notes that are sure to give you a boost of confidence.
If you like… to smell like you, but better (and sexier)
Try: Narciso Poudree EDP
The juice inside is as minimalist as the bottle itself: you’ll find a velvety melange of white jasmine and Bulgarian rose, as well as a heavy hand of vetiver and cedar for a woody touch.
If you like… to mix and match
Try this medley of cumin, chilli leaves, cedarwood and moss for a subtle take of the woody trend, or layer it under a sweeter scent for added complexity.
If you like… something a bit softer
Try: Gucci Bamboo EDT
This soon-to-be-classic shows off a gentle blend of bergamot, mandarin, ylang ylang and a touch of sandalwood, making it a top choice to wear during the day.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.