What is winter if not switching over to seasonal warm beverages, snuggly cashmere and scarves, and a new fragrance that has so many layers of its own? Your summertime scent (usually a lightweight confection of citrus and florals) could always use a vacation until next year. Here, we rounded up the most coveted perfumes of the season, from Prada's new frangipani-laced La Femme Prada to Coach's New York City-inspired scent.
They had us at "coffee," but this is maybe best described as the ideal millennial's scent: it's energizing, youthful, and quite powerful (so not for the faint of heart).
Key Notes: Coffee accord, orange blossom, cedarwood essence, patchouli essence
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, $90; sephora.com.
It was only a matter of time before this beauty guru finally launched her first fragrance, and this "Scent of a Dream" fragrance will easily become a signature scent for sexy, confident woman of leisure (Kate Moss is the campaign star, FWIW).
Key Notes: Lemon, peach, black pepper, saffron, mandarin, bergamot
Charlotte Tillbury Scent of a Dream Fragrance, $100; charlottetillbury.com.
The bustling New York City played muse to COACH for this fruity, musky scent that encompasses both hard work *and* play.
Key Notes: Sparkling raspberry, Turkish roses, suede musk
COACH Eau de Parfum, $75; ulta.com.
A unique scent that evokes cozy fireside nights and smoky vanilla, it's just seasonal enough without smelling like a Yankee Candle Company sampler.
Key Notes: Vanilla bourbon, oakwood, tuberose
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon, $85; sephora.com.
It's inspired by the fabulous world of creative director Alessandro Michele, so knowing his M.O. think opposites attract: "old meets new," masculine and feminine, and musky and sweet.
Key Notes: Geranium, pink pepper, lilac, peach, amber, patchouli
Gucci Guilty Platinum, $95; gucci.com.
Key Notes: Rhubarb, violet leaves, ambrette signature, cassis, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, orange flower petals, gardenia from Brazil, ambergris, cedarwood, Australian sandalwood, patchouli
Christian Louboutin Tournade Blonde, $275; sephora.com.
A fresh, earthy scent created from three night-blooming flowers, it's a natural choice to spritz before any after-hours events (think: holiday parties) this season.
Key Notes: Sambac jasmine, tuberose, ylang ylang
Alexander McQueen Parfum, $395; saksfifthavenue.com.
A sensual mixture of spicy and floral notes, this feminine scent goes hand-in-hand with the "L'Homme Prada" fragrance, so it's a great his-and-hers gift to mix and swap (the duo is all about gender fluidity!).
Key Notes: Frangipani, ylang ylang, beeswax, vanilla, tuberose, vetiver
Prada 'La Femme Prada' Eau de Parfum, $95; nordstrom.com.