The 8 Best New Scents for Winter

We don't mean cloves or cinnamon.

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

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.

2 Charlotte Tillbury Scent of a Dream

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

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.

4 Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon

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

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.

6 Christian Louboutin Tournade Blonde

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

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.

8 Prada 'La Femme Prada' Eau de Parfum

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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