The 8 Best New Scents for Winter

We don't mean cloves or cinnamon.

Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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1 Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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2 Charlotte Tillbury Scent of a Dream
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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3 COACH Eau de Parfum
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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4 Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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5 Gucci Guilty Platinum
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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6 Christian Louboutin Tournade Blonde
Design by Betsy Farrell

Characterized as the scent of love and desire, this is your scent for a wild winter romp. Check out the new Bikini Questa Sera and Trouble in Heaven scents in the trio, if you're not one to commit.

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.

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7 Alexander McQueen Parfum
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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8 Prada 'La Femme Prada' Eau de Parfum
Design by Betsy Farrell

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.

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